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Benefits of Raw Foods

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

It's summertime. It's hot. You have NO desire to cook. OK, maybe that's me right now? While I love cooking, sometimes you just want something super easy and light to eat. You don't have to eat only salad-I promise!  Eating raw foods aren't only easy to prepare (some can be complex but they don't have to be), they also help you to retain much of the nutrient levels found in the plants.  Many enzymes and phytonutrients in plants get destroyed or diminished by the cooking process. When you consume plants in their raw form, you can more easily absorb these nutrients....

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Sprouting 101

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

Sprouts-in stores they cost a pretty penny and they never seem to last that long before going slimy. I love the freshness of sprouts, and was always willing to pay for them. That is, until the day I tried sprouting. Once I learned how ridiculously easy and inexpensive it was to sprout seeds, I was hooked! Pictured below are my lentil sprouts. . Growing your own sprouts allows you to control the amount, the type, and timing of what you want to eat. It's also a way to garden indoors year round. So even when the cold winds blow, you...

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