Nutrition

Red Maca – The Best of the Best, Plus A Red Maca Smoothie Recipe

Red Maca - The Best of the Best, Plus A Red Maca Smoothie Recipe

The word superfoods gets used quite liberally these days. There seems to be a literally unending new supply of them. But what is a superfood, really?

Well there’s a couple nutritional indexes out there that measure the value of foods. One is the ANDI, or Aggregate Nutrient Density Index. Another, the ORAC, or Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity.…

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The Superfood Power of Maca – Guest Post by Mark Ament

The Superfood Power of Maca - Guest Post by Mark Ament

Written by Mark Ament, Former Owner and Founder of Raw Food Bali

What is Maca?

Maca is a root vegetable that grows in the Andes at elevations near and above 14,000 feet (4200 m). It’s an extremely hardy plant that thrives in high wind, intense sunlight and freezing temperature and is in fact the world’s highest grown agricultural crop.…

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7 Natural Ways to Kick the Common Cold’s Butt

7 Natural Ways to Kick the Common Cold's Butt

I was never one to get sick very often, but when I did I sometimes used healing methods that were…lets say…less than effective. I’ve now come to understand that food and drugs are the last things my body wants when it is plagued with an illness. So here are 7 ways to Kick the Common Cold’s Butt without hitting the medicine cabinet or the delivery food menu.…

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The Protein Quandary

The Protein Quandary

Of all the nutrients the human body requires to function, protein seems to get the most press. Importance is heaped upon it in colossal doses similar to the U.S. Presidential Election. I’m not going to go into whether or not that attention might be misplaced in this post (and probably ever because I’d rather discuss just about every other topic on the planet before politics), but I will talk about why the emphasis we place on protein’s importance in our diet is vastly overstated.…

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