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Saturday, May 19, 2012

High on Apples, Low on Cholesterol

An apple a day for three weeks could cut your LDL cholesterol by up to 70%., say researchers. One reason: high  pectin intake (the soluble fiber in apples) they report results in  less atherosclerotic plaque in the arteries. The two varieties richest in antioxidants like vitamin C and polyphenols? Red Delicious and Northern Spy. And do eat the peel which delivers 1 gram of fiber and half the apple's vitamin C.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

P is for Yum

A super antioxidant soup and dessert all-in-one. And it's raw, dairy-free and enzyme-rich.
Pop a peeled chopped papaya (seeds and all) into the blender with coconut milk, pineapple juice, vanilla and agave (or honey) to taste and puree. Serve at room temps for soup, chilled for dessert. Top with toasted almond slices or toasted oatmeal. Papayas are rich in the digestive enzyme, papain.