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Heal Your Body With Food!

Want a healthier and longer life free of common diseases and conditions? Your best line of defence, as well as offence, may line up in the kitchen. Making a switch to the right foods can reward you and your family with great health benefits and turn back the clock on aging. HealWithFood.org provides condition-specific nutrition guides as well as general healthy eating tips to help you make that switch.

HEALTH FOOD of the week

When it comes to vitamin C rich foods, it's hard to beat camu camu. Ounce-for-ounce, this South American superfruit has been shown to provide 40 times as much vitamin C as oranges, and it contains even more vitamin C than acerola! In countries like the US and UK, dried camu camu is available in health food stores in powdered form. To learn more about this nutritional powerhouse, check out the in-depth article Health Benefits of Camu Camu.

SMOOTHIE of the week

Fruity Quinoa Smoothie with Camu Camu Berry Powder

You're just five minutes, a blender, and a few healthy ingredients away from a delicious, nutrient-packed smoothie. This smoothie recipe pairs quinoa with bananas and oranges to create a creamy, filling smoothie that will keep you going for hours! The guava nectar and camu-camu powder are added to the mix for an extra vitamin C kick. Click on the link below to view the complete ingredient list and instructions, as well as the beloved Tweak It! box which allows you to create a new variation of the basic recipe for every day of the week!

KITCHEN TOOL of the week

Bundt Cake Pan Made of Borosilicate Glass

Sure, bundt cake pans with non-stick coatings are easy to use and clean, but many health-conscious baking enthusiasts are growing increasingly leery of the safety of non-stick pans. If you are one of them, you might want to check out Simax' bundt pan which is made of heat-resistant borosilicate glass. With glass bakeware, you won't have to worry about unpronounceable chemicals or unpleasant flavors tainting your cakes! To learn more, check out this week's special feature:

BOOK of the week

Raw Cookies by Dessert Chef and Raw Food Expert Julia Corbett

Who says cookies have to be unhealthy? In Raw Cookies, dessert chef and raw food educator Julia Corbett shares 60 exciting recipes for healthlicious cookies that are devoid of gluten, but not of flavor or nutrients! Julia's easy-to-follow recipes feature health food staples like common nuts and fruits, as well as exotic superfoods like chia seeds, camu camu and lucuma. Complete with beautiful full-color photography, this inspiring recipe book is available from Amazon.com,
Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk.