Dr. Linda Kennedy MS SLP ND

Top 10 Health Benefits of Brown Rice

White and brown rice

Brown rice is better for you than white — the evidence is compelling when you look at the top 10 health benefits of it that follow. The majority of consumers typically choose white rice over brown because of the difference in appearance.

While it’s true white rice might look more appealing to some than its brown relative, it doesn’t mean it’s the healthier alternative. According to a study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, brown rice is the top choice in terms of both nutritional and other inherent healthy benefits. Let’s compare: brown vs white rice. more→

Aloe In The Kitchen

Fresh Aloe Vera leaves

Do you keep an aloe plant in your kitchen? Aloe is an incredible plant with a wide range of benefits — most people know the aloe plant simply as something that’s used to treat sunburn. However, Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years to remediate a plethora of issues. more→

Vegan Parents and Kids

Many vegan families struggle with explaining to their children why they are vegan. When children inevitably begin to ask questions about their diet, the harder question to answer is “Why are we different”? more→

Transitioning to Vegan: Tips for Healthy Eating

Quinoa burger with sautéed potatoes

You’ve decided to go vegan — now what? Like millions of others, you’ve taken a huge step in an effort to improve your health, minimize animal cruelty, minimizing environmental damage, curbing greenhouse gases — and possibly all of the above. Transitioning to vegan and maintaining a healthy diet can be a challenge. But if you’re determined to live without animal products, it can be done, and you’ll find some useful tips below.  more→

How To Get Enough Iron In a Vegan Diet

Mediterranean Spinach with Pine nuts and raisins

Getting enough iron in a vegan diet — AKA plant-based — shouldn’t be difficult if you know what foods are rich in this essential nutrient. A vegan diet relies mainly on the consumption of breads, cereals, grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds to obtain adequate nutrition — including iron.

Iron is an essential mineral and is a component of hemoglobin, the pigment in blood that carries oxygen throughout the body. The recommended daily intake of iron varies by age and gender, 18 mg in women 19-50 years, 8 mg in men 19-50 years, and 8 mg in all adults over 50 years. more→

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