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Chia Seeds

Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in southern Mexico.  In pre-Columbian times, they were a main component of the Aztec and Mayan diets and were the basic survival ration of Aztec warriors.  Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids,… Continue reading Chia Seeds

Food · Nutrition

Magnesium & Vitamin B6 – Power Couple

Vitamin B6 (abundent in pistachios, tuna, turkey, chickpeas, and avocado) is known to help cells absorb magnesium ( a nutrient found in kale and other dark leafy greens, pumpkin seed, salmon, and soybeans). Multiple studies conducted on children with autism and ADHD showed that when children took magnesium and Vitamin B6 supplements together, they displayed… Continue reading Magnesium & Vitamin B6 – Power Couple

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Probiotics & Prebiotics – Power Couple

Prebiotics are naturally found in many foods, such as beans and lentils, flaxseed, whole grains, and bananas,  or they can be isolated from the plants and added to foods or supplements. Prebiotics stimulate the growth and activity of beneficial intestinal bacteria, known as probiotics, that are associated with health and well-being.  Some probiotic-containing foods are… Continue reading Probiotics & Prebiotics – Power Couple

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Organic meat and milk clearly more nutritious

A comprehensive new study found substantial nutritional differences between organic and conventional milk and meat.  In particular, the researchers said that a switch to these organic foods would increase our intake of essential fatty acids. The key findings included: Organic milk and meat contain about 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids than conventional products Organic… Continue reading Organic meat and milk clearly more nutritious

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Organic Foods May Offer ADHD Relief

Adhering to a diet primarily of organic fruit and vegetables can be an important component in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Pesticides used in conventional food production have been found to increase children’s risk of developing ADHD.  By choosing organic foods, you’ll also be avoiding artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, as well… Continue reading Organic Foods May Offer ADHD Relief