• Broccoli Vinaigrette
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Super Foods, Vegetables

    Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in broccoli do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the […]

  • Great Greens
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Low-Carb Recipes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetables

    While not as well researched as some of its fellow cruciferous vegetables like broccoli or cabbage, kale is a food that you can count on for some unsurpassed health benefits, if for no other reason than its exceptional nutrient richness. Kale’s cancer preventive benefits have been clearly linked to its unusual concentration of two types […]

  • Vegetable Stock
    Posted in: Food Prep 101, Healthy Choices, Low-Carb Recipes, Soups, Vegetables

    Vegetable broth doesn’t contain many calories. A 1-cup serving only provides 12 calories, all of which come from the 3 grams of carbohydrates it contains. Other types of broth have similar calorie counts, with each cup of chicken broth providing 12 calories and each cup of beef broth providing 17 calories. However, these meat-based broths […]

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