Tempeh

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What is it? Tempeh is typically a cultured cake of soybeans. It’s been a staple food in Indonesia for centuries. Tempeh is made by cooking soybeans and culturing them overnight. During this time the beans are covered with a thick, white mat of mycelia that binds them together into a solid cake. The next day,…

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Seitan

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What is it? Seitan is a meat substitute. It is made from wheat gluten (the protein portion of wheat) and is therefore high in protein and low in fat. Seitan has been a staple food among vegetarian monks of China, Russian wheat farmers, and the people of Southeast Asia. Gluten can be flavored in a…

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Quorn™

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What is it? Quorn™ foods are made with mycoprotein, from the fungi family, and a relative of mushrooms, truffles, and morel, that offers a strong nutritional profile and an authentic meat-like texture. Quorn™ products may contain egg, wheat, yeast, or milk ingredients. Where will you find it? Quorn™ products are located in the freezer and…

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Teas

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Teas* The tea bush known as Camellia sinensis grows in loose, deep, acid soil, at high altitude, with summer and autumn rain, in a little heat and little wind. In these harsh climatic conditions most plants die but the tea bush flourishes fantastically. The finest tea comes from elevations of 900 to 2100 meters. Tea…

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Coffee Substitutes

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These often are used by individuals who are sensitive to caffeine and other substances in coffee, but still enjoy a warm coffee-like beverage. Substitutes include grain beverages such as Kaffree Roma, Teechino, and Kafix. The ingredients common to all are barley and chicory; some have other flavorings such as mocha, almond and roasted carob.

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Herbal Teas

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Herbs include the leaves, bark, berries, roots, gums, seeds, stems and flowers of various plants. Because of their therapeutic value, herbs have been used for thousands of years to help maintain good health. Herbal teas are made from these herbs and are typically caffeine free. There is no real “tea” in herbal teas. How to…

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All Natural Juices

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Contain no artificial color, no sugar and no preservatives. In addition, look for juices that are organic; their fruits and veggies are grown without using pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Find juices on the grocery shelves and in the refrigerator section.

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Water

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Water makes up 60 percent of our bodies, and yet many do not scrutinize the water they drink as much as they scrutinize foods they eat. Similar to food nutrition, water contains many of the same essential elements to benefit and charge our bodies. As demand for bottled water waxes and wanes, billions of dollars…

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Milk Alternatives

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MILK ALTERNATIVES Soy Milk Soy milk is made using a simple, centuries-old process of grinding soaked and cooked soybeans and pressing the dissolved soy milk out of the beans. With its unique nutty flavor and rich nutrition, Soy milk can be used in a variety of ways. Buying & Storing Soy Milk: It is most…

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Vitamin K

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VITAMIN K * Health Benefits In the 1930s, researchers in Denmark observed that chicks on a fat-free diet experienced bleeding problems. By 1939, they were successful in isolating an alfalfa-based compound that effectively stopped the bleeding. Because of its ability to help blood clot (called coagulation) this substance was named Vitamin K, for Koagulation. Vitamin…

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