Sweeteners 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

The food market is home to a number of different sweetener options, each with different properties, strengths, and weaknesses. Check out this article to make informed decisions on which sweetener is best for your overall health and baking purposes.

Chocolate 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

Chocolate intake is associated with decreased risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in addition to a variety of other health benefits. Learn how chocolate can benefit your health, and not just your sweet tooth! Plus, get recipes for charred cauliflower and peppers with picada sauce and double chocolate avocado cookies.

Yogurt 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

Yogurt consumption is linked to healthy dietary patterns, lifestyles, and reduced risk of cardio-metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Learn how else you may benefit from adding yogurt to your diet. Plus, try recipes for greek yogurt curry chicken salad and greek yogurt creamed spinach.

Soy 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

Organic soybeans are an excellent source of cheap protein and come packed with health benefits! Research has shown that soy may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such a coronary heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer and more!

Milk 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

Cow’s dairy is a food sensitivity for many people. As a result, a considerable number of non-dairy milk alternatives have emerged on the market. People may substitute from a range of plant-based options as well as milk from other animals such as goats. Find out the pros and cons of these alternatives!

Fennel 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

In ancient times fennel was known as “marathon” because it grew in the field where the Battle of Marathon took place. Well known for its role in digestive health, research into the health benefits of fennel have covered an extensive array of symptoms and conditions. Read more about what fennel is good for and get recipes for fennel pesto and fennel slaw with mint vinaigrette.

Chia Seed 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

Don’t be fooled by their tiny size, chia seeds are ounce for ounce among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Chia is the best source of essential omega-3 fats in the plant kingdom and has been shown to have positive impact on heart health and cholesterol levels. Find out what else chia seeds are good for and get recipes for chocolate-coconut chia seed mousse and protein lemon-chia seed pancakes!

Blueberry 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

Blueberries, cranberries and Concord grapes are the only three fruits native to North America. Find out why blueberries are so healthy and get recipes for blueberry-onion jam, blueberry crisp and blueberry-lavendar yogurt pops!

Hawthorn 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

Often called “the heart herb,” hawthorn has long been known for its benefits to the cardiovascular system. Use of hawthorn as a food and medicine dates back to the third century where the berries were eaten and the reddish wood was used to make tools. Find out what else hawthorn is good for and try it out for yourself with recipes for heart healthy hawthorn cookies and tea!

Broccoli 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

While wild foraging may be all the rage for some vegetables like onions, mushrooms and asparagus, you won’t find any wild broccoli because modern broccoli is actually man-made! Find out why it’s worth the effort by reading about its health benefits. Plus try out recipes for steamed broccoli with olive oil, garlic and lemon, and balsamic roasted broccoli.

Milk Thistle 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

You’ve most likely seen milk thistle in the tea section of your grocery store. While the tea is a great way to get the beneficial effects of milk thistle, every part of the plant is edible and can be used in many different ways for culinary and medicinal uses. Find out what you can do with milk thistle! Plus, take a taste for yourself with recipes for a milk thistle tea and smoothie.

Wheatgrass 101: The Naturopathic Kitchen

Wheatgrass has experienced a resurgence in popularity since the start of the organic movement. Its high concentration of chlorophyll provides a deep green color which has earned it the nickname “Green Blood.” With chlorophyll’s structural similarity to hemoglobin, it is aptly named! Find out how wheatgrass benefits your health and get recipes for blueberry banana wheatgrass smoothies and easy wheatgrass shots!