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Healthy Gut from Eating Plants Prevents Chronic Diseases

healthy gut from plants

A diet high in fiber from plant-based foods can enhance the activity and composition of the gut microbiota. According to a recent article published in Practical Diabetology, a diet high in whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables can reduce inflammation and prevent obesity and diabetes by enhancing the growth of healthy bacteria. A diet high in fat and animal products…

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Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit Bursts with Juicy Tropical Flavor

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit

Zespri SunGold—a natural cross between gold varieties of kiwifruit—is one of the fastest growing new fruits globally. Sweeter than a green kiwifruit, the SunGold variety tastes like a cross between a mango and a strawberry and has a smooth, hairless skin with a juicy, yellow flesh. SunGold’s appeal is also its nutrition benefits: one serving has three times more vitamin…

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Superfood Recipe: Cherry Chocolate Dairy-Free Soft Serve

Cherry Soft-Serve Vegan Ice Cream

This is a vegan version of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream. It’s a delicious, refreshing, and guilt-free soft-serve dessert. INGREDIENTS: 4 medium-sized bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces and frozen 1 cup frozen cherries 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon to 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, as needed 2 tablespoons mini vegan chocolate chips See full recipe here: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/cherry-soft-serve-ice-cream/…

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Superfood Recipe: Strawberry-Pistachio Salad

Strawberry-Pistachio Salad

We love the flavor, color, and texture that strawberries bring to this salad, while grains and pistachios offer an irresistible blend of chewy and crunchy. Want to eat this for lunch all week? Keep the perishable ingredients (everything listed after the beans) separate, and build a fresh salad each day. Ready In: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS, Makes 2 main courses or…

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