Categories :: Pantry Staples

  • Mar
    23

    Fruit

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    Banana: Bananas pack a nutritional punch as they are rich in potassium. Potassium is an essential mineral in maintaining normal blood pressure and an important component in cardiovascular health. They have a unique mix of vitamins and minerals and provide low glycemic carbohydrates making them …

  • Mar
    22

    Pantry: Baking Needs

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    Coconut Flour: I use coconut flour because it is gluten and wheat free. It is also rich in dietary fiber, derived from coconuts that are rich in MCFAs, safe for diabetics, and rich in protein. There are 5 grams of fiber per tablespoon, and most of it is insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber adds bul…

  • Mar
    20

    Healthy Fat

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    Coconut Oil: This is an incredible source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA’s). Most of the fats we consume are long chain fatty acids that need to be broken down first before they are absorbed. MCFA’s are easily digested because we do not need to break them down. Instead they are sent dire…

  • Mar
    20

    Pantry: Veggies

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    Spinach: Remember Popeye? Studies show that consumption of spinach can be helpful in reducing the risk of prostate cancer. It is rich in health promoting phytonutrients that provide antioxidant benefits. Spinach is also high in oxalic acid, so it can be helpful to boil it for a minute to reduc…