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Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits; Cardamom

The pod spice, cardamom, is nicknamed “Queen of Spices.” It is in the ginger family and native to Southeast Asia and thus, traditionally used in Indian cuisine, such as well-known curry dishes. It offers both sweet & savory flavors and has many medicinal qualities, especially with alleviating gastrointestinal challenges. Here are some of the many…

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Healthy Habits; Pomelo This is a fruit, in the grapefruit family, that I didn’t even know existed until recently. Pomelo is the largest citrus fruit, and is native to Southeast Asia. It is delicious, and I recommend that you try it yourself. If you have trouble finding it, ask the produce manager at your favorite…

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  Healthy Habits: Chlorophyll Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color, but it does so much more than that! Chlorophyll actually resembles our red blood cells (hemoglobin), the pigment that gives our blood its color, and it cleanses the blood and helps us detox from all of the heavy metals and other toxins in…

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Black Seed Oil

Healthy Habits; Black Seed Oil This oil is made from cold-pressed black cumin seeds and has many healing and nourishing benefits when taken internally as well as when applied topically. Essential fatty acids (Omega-3-6-9), B vitamins, iron, manganese, magnesium, calcium and fiber can all be found in its nutrition profile and over 600 peer-reviewed studies…

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Healthy Habits; Macadamia Nuts

There are 10 species of macadamia trees. Only 2 produce nuts, and it takes 7 years before they begin to grow. This slow harvesting process is the main reason they are so expensive. These flowering trees originated in North East Australia and were called “kindal kindal” by the Aborigines. British colonists renamed them after Dr.…

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