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Which is the Best Plant-Based Milk for You?

Which is the Best Plant-Based Milk for You?

When you discover that you (or a family member) have to give up dairy it can be overwhelming. (Take it from me, I know. I was raised on a dairy farm!) There are plenty of other options out there and as long as there are no other allergies (soy or nut), it is simply a matter of taste. Almond Milk Almond milk is made from ground almonds and filtered water. It may also contain starches or thickeners to improve the…

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The Best Gluten-Free Whole Grains

The Best Gluten-Free Whole Grains

Quinoa Quinoa is the seed of the Chenopodium quinoa plant and is pronounced Keen-wah. The United Nations named 2013 as ‘The International Year of Quinoa’ due to its nutritional value and its potential to fight world hunger.   Quinoa was a vital crop for the Inca Empire. In fact, they named it ‘The Mother of all Grains’. Quinoa is actually a pseudo-cereal, which means it is a seed that is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain. Quinoa has anti-inflammatory,…

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