Real Nutrition

What is a Plantain?

Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are starchy, lower in sugar and must be cooked before serving as they are unsuitable raw. Plantains are used in many savory dishes somewhat like a potato would be used and are usually fried or baked.

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The Difference between Cocoa and Cacao

When I first started learning about cacao I thought that someone was just getting fancy with the vowels to make cocoa sound more exotic. Actually it is just a way to differentiate the processing of the cacao bean.

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The Magic Benefits of Mushrooms

Food has been used as medicine for millennia, but only recently is scientific research actually backing up the ancient claims about the healing properties of food. Finally, those who needed scientific proof that real food is good for you, can join those of us who trusted nature all along.

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An Apple A Day

It turns out that the old adage is true! “An apple a day, really does keep the doctor away.”

But why an apple? Why not an orange, some carrots, or even a handful of spinach? Apples are just special

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Should We Be Eating Peanut Butter?

Personally I love peanut butter, it is just so delicious! But, as I continue my journey of learning about the benefits of food I have learned that my beloved peanut butter may not love me back in the same way.

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