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What Happens if You Eat an Apple Seed?

Some seeds can be a delicious addition to your diet, like pomegranate or sunflower seeds. Have you ever wondered about apple seeds? While some seeds are safe to eat, apple seeds can actually be very dangerous. Apple seeds contain amygdalin, a plant compound that can have a toxic effect. Amygdalin is actually harmless when it’s attached to the apple, but if ...

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Can You Freeze Chickpeas?

Dried chickpeas are an excellent plant-based protein for your home-cooked meal. But this ingredient can be an investment to cook. Since chickpeas can take so long to prepare, it’s better to make them in large batches. But what’s the best way to store the leftovers? The next time you cook chickpeas, put the leftovers in the freezer to extend their ...

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What Are Antioxidants and Why Are They Important for Your Health?

We’re constantly told we should be “eating the rainbow,” meaning we should choose a variety of different-colored fruits and vegetables to put on our plates. After all, every color has its own powerful active compound that brings health benefits. But of the colors, blues and purples are some of the most important thanks to their high level of antioxidants—essential aids ...

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Vegan Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas

The vegan meal prep ideas in this post will ensure that you start your day with good nutrition—even when life gets busy! Whether you eat breakfast on-the-go or work from home, you’ll find options that are nutritious, satisfying, and convenient. The Vegan Week Embrace the joy of eating homemade food every day with the hearty and wholesome recipes in The ...

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Vegan BLT Sandwich with Homemade Mayo

Jump to Recipe This vegan BLT has it all: crispy tempeh bacon strips, juicy summer tomatoes, and the best, homemade vegan mayo. It’s a plant based spin on the classic sandwich that you’ll want to make again and again! How to make a vegan BLT The trick to making a vegan BLT is to find tasty, authentic plant-based ingredients that ...

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How to Make Vegan Mayo with Cashews

Jump to Recipe This is a simple approach to making homemade vegan mayo with only five ingredients. Cashews are the main ingredient in the recipe. This vegan mayo is oil free and ready in minutes. Use it on all of your favorite plant-based sandwiches! Health benefits of cashews Nut consumption for heart health As a registered dietitian, I spend a ...

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Do You Have to Thaw Frozen Shrimp Before Airfrying?

We’ve all been told to thaw our meats, seafoods, and other proteins before pan frying them on the stovetop or baking them in the oven, shrimp included. It speeds up the cooking process and ensures that your seasonings stick to your food. Air fryers have become another extremely popular way to cook and prepare food. They’re a great way to ...

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How Much Coffee Can You Drink in a Day?

Some of us love the smell of fresh coffee in the morning. The warm liquid fuels us with caffeine to help us start our day. But how much coffee is too much? 400 milligrams of caffeine is the suggested limit for most healthy adults. This equates to around 4 cups of brewed coffee per day. Caffeine is addictive—it’s easy to develop ...

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Does Blowing on a Hot Drink Actually Do Anything?

We’ve all been told to blow on a hot drink or bowl of soup before sipping from them, in order to help cool it down a bit so we don’t burn our tongues and mouths. Most of us practically do this on instinct, without even thinking about it. While this age-old trick may seem like another old wives’ tale, it ...

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What Is Cream of Tartar and What’s It For?

Whether you were looking for a certain spice in your grandmother’s pantry or walking the spice aisles of the grocery store, you might have run into a powdery white substance called cream of tartar. But what is it? Is it a spice? A seasoning? Well, not exactly. Cream of tartar is actually not an herb or a spice. It’s potassium bitartrate. ...

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