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Are Pickles A Superfood? Discover the 5 Reasons Why

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Are Pickles A Superfood? Discover the 5 Reasons Why
Functional foods are defined as those things we eat that have nutritional and health properties BEYOND their macronutrient qualities...

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Why You Should Eat For Your Microbiome (and How To Do it Easily)

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Why You Should Eat For Your Microbiome (and How To Do it Easily)

To start off this article, we quote Dr. David Perlmutter, a leading medical expert on microbiome health, and the board certified neurologist who authored Brain Maker, The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – For Life: “It’s now undeniable that our intestinal organisms participate in a wide variety of actions, including immune system functioning, detoxification, inflammation, neurotransmitter and vitamin production, nutrient absorption, signaling being hungry or full, and utilizing being carbohydrates and fat. All of these processes factor mightily into whether or not we experience allergies, asthma, ADHD, cancer, diabetes, or dementia. The microbiome affects our...

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Why Did My Pickle Batch Fail? Four Things That Will Make or Break Your Ferment

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    A batch of fermented vegetables relies upon four core variables for success. These fermentation process fundamentals must be in place for your ferment to deliver on flavor, texture, composition, and most important, edibility. The Salt: Quality here is absolutely key. Using a higher-end, fine sea salt to make your pickle brine is optimal because it’s less processed and contains a higher mineral count than table salt. Sea salt is also non-iodized, important because iodized salt will inhibit the growth of good bacteria. We’ve found that fancy salts like pink Himalayan sea salt or black Hawaiian lava salts are...

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