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5 Health Benefits of Okra

Posted 04 June 2014 | By | Categories: health, health food, healthy foods, top 10 list | 3 Comments

When it comes to okra, many people are unaware that this often-fried southern vegetable contains a hefty amount of nutrition. Cultures in Africa have employed okra for a number of maladies, including diabetes and liver disease. Research has shown that many okra health benefits are attributed to the veggie’s polysaccharide and lecithin content, and its […]

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Good and Bad Foods

Posted 10 January 2013 | By | Categories: health, healthy dessert, healthy foods, healthy weight, how to eat healthy | 2 Comments

I wanted to clear the air about one topic here on The Healthy Advocate, and that topic surrounds the idea of good and bad foods. It concerns labels that we put on foods, which limit us to what we can experience or choose to experience. It’s our self-righteousness that we sometimes take, as health-foodies, to […]

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Winter Chili

Posted 04 December 2012 | By | Categories: health food, healthy foods | 2 Comments

This post is part of Intoxicated on Life’s Wellness Wednesday Well, it isn’t winter yet, and heck, it doesn’t even feel like winter in my part of the country. Yesterday it got to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, in the beginning of December! Craziness. But despite that (and in my rebellious spirit), I’ve wanted to share with […]

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GMO Foods List: The Top Genetically Modified Foods You Should Avoid

Posted 09 November 2012 | By | Categories: healthy foods | No Comments

If you have been following Proposition 37 recently, you already know that there is quite a bit of concern over GMO foods. With 50 or so countries requiring labeling or restrictions on genetically modified foods, isn’t it curious as to why we don’t label our own? How come Russia, China, New Zealand, Taiwan, Chile, South Africa, […]

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Jicama Fries

Posted 30 August 2012 | By | Categories: health food, healthy foods | 12 Comments

I’ve found a new french fry recipe that I love. I don’t usually go for fries from white potatoes, due to their high glycemic index (and also the fact that they are often fried in genetically modified soy and/or canola oils). These jicama fries, however, provide a side dish satisfaction that is slightly similar to […]

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Spicy “Noodle” Bowl

Posted 09 June 2012 | By | Categories: gluten free, grain free, health food, healthy foods, nutrition | 3 Comments

Here’s a spicy, simply “noodle” bowl I put together for lunch today. In my previous post, I mentioned the top 7 health benefits of cayenne pepper. In this recipe, I use jalape├▒o pepper, which has many of the same health benefits, including raising the body’s metabolic rate and increasing cardiovascular health. Have you ever made […]

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Strawberry Muffins

Posted 05 March 2012 | By | Categories: coconut flour, cookbook, gluten free, grain free, health food, healthy dessert, healthy foods | 1 Comment

This post is a part of Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays over at Simply Sugar and Gluten-free These strawberry muffins are actually from my newest online cookbook, The Unconventional Gluten-free Cookbook. In it, I give more in depth analysis of the nutrition information of my recipes (which include chocolate cake, Paleo meatloaf, new green smoothies and more), […]

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Paula Deen May Have Diabetes, But Don’t Blame the Butter!

Posted 14 January 2012 | By | Categories: health, health food, healthy body, healthy foods, healthy weight, nutrition, nutrition myths | 3 Comments

Paula Deen It is expected, but not yet confirmed, that Paula Deen, the popular down home country cooking girl has type II diabetes. Critics report that her high calorie, refined carbohydrate recipes promote unhealthy lifestyles in America. Although it is true that her fried and sugary foods do play a large role in the development […]

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Baked Donut Holes

Posted 05 January 2012 | By | Categories: coconut flour, gluten free, health food, healthy foods, healthy indulgence | 5 Comments

Gluten-free baked donuts made with coconut flour This recipe is a part of The┬áNourishing Gourmet’s Pennywise Platter Thursday! These baked donut holes (and paleo friendly) are gluten-free and grain-free, made from coconut flour. They are a take-off from my Christmas cookies I posted a year ago, and are quite good for an every-now-and-then breakfast, or […]

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Tips For a Healthy Thanksgiving

Posted 23 November 2011 | By | Categories: glycemic index, health benefits of meditation, health food, healthy dessert, healthy digestion, healthy foods, healthy weight | No Comments

Thanksgiving is a time for being grateful for the things we have. Above all things, I have to say that I’m incredibly grateful for my family – not just my relatives, but also true friends who treat me as if I were their own. The other thing that I am very grateful for is my […]

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