The many uses of cacao powder

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Cacao powder is derived from the cacao pod found in cacao fruit trees. Cacao is full of antioxidants and the flavanols found in cacao have many health benefits. Have you ever heard that dark chocolate can reduce the risk of cancer, heart attack, stroke and improve overall cholesterol and blood pressure levels? Cacao contains more… Read more »

Are nuts a good protein source?

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Before I can accurately answer that question I need to explain the nutritional values and amino acid profiles for nuts. Just for this example I will use almonds as they seem to be very popular, especially in the raw food and vegan community, for adding extra protein to your diet. Nutritional Values for Almonds One… Read more »

What is raw food?

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RAW foods are living foods that are unprocessed and in their natural state. Examples are fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds (including sprouted whole grains).   Raw foods may be dehydrated at temperatures below 115 degrees in order to keep the nutritional value and enzymes in the food. Some raw foodism may also include raw fish (sashimi),… Read more »