If you’re concerned about your protein intake, and you want a tasty alternative to your stock carbohydrates like pasta and rice, it’s about time you added quinoa (pronounced keen-wa, from the Quechua language) to your protein nutrition. This pseudo-cereal is related to the beet and the tumbleweed, and packs a powerful nutritional punch in one small package.
If you’re all about the green movement, you may already know about the wonders of hemp. This Eco-friendly crop, which has a variety of uses, has actually been around for decades, but cannot be legally grown in the United States due to its association with marijuana.
Nuts and seeds play a major role in a vegetarian diet. They naturally contain enzyme inhibitors that prevent proper digestion. This means that snacking on raw organic nuts may not be as healthy as you think. However, soaking nuts and seeds in clean water before eating helps awaken those enzymes.
Who knew that splurging on nuts could render so many health benefits? Well, apparently The Body Ecology Diet staff has an idea or two about how powerful these crunchy snacks can be when eaten correctly. “Their mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber will help you feel full and suppress your appetite,” says Judy Caplan, MS, RD, the media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.