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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. provides condition-specific nutrition guides as well as general healthy eating tips to help you make that switch.

HEALTH FOOD of the week

Bean sprouts are the most commonly available edible sprouts, but they are not the most nutrient-dense sprouts. If you want to give your body a real health kick, give radish sprouts a try! These peppery sprouts provide exceptionally high levels of cancer-fighting isothiocyanates, plus they are packed with nutrients like folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. To get the skinny on these super healthy sprouts, see Health Benefits of Radish Sprouts.

SMOOTHIE of the week

Fruity Banana Smoothie Featuring Baobab and Flaxseed

This week's smoothie combines the classic flavors of apple juice, orange and banana with the more exotic taste of baobab fruit powder. The ground flaxseed add heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids to the mix. 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 GADGET of the week

Automatic Bread Makers with Gluten- Free Programs

Gluten-free diets have taken the western world by storm, and businesses have been quick to respond to the increasing demand for gluten and wheat free products. Today, you can find everything from gluten-free bread, cakes and beer to – lo and behold – gluten-free bread machines! That's right, folks, automatic bread machines with gluten-free programs, such as Cuisinart CBK-100 pictured here, have hit the shelves! To learn more, check out this week's in-depth article:

BOOK of the week

Substituting Ingredients: The A to Z Kitchen Reference

How many times have you started a recipe only to find that you're missing an ingredient? With Becky Sue Epstein's Substituting Ingredients: The A to Z Kitchen Reference on your bookshelf, you can reduce those mid-recipe trips to the grocery store and still get amazing results. This ingenious cooking companion provides more than 1,000 substitutions for difficult-to-find items, common ingredients you may not have on hand, and expensive ingredients you might want to replace with cheaper substitutes. You'll also find simple recipes for condiments, marinades sauces and spice mixtures, as well as tips on how to remedy too much of too little of an ingredient. A must-have for all busy home cooks, this culinary reference book is available through, and through Amazon's regional sites and