Non-dairy beverages can easily be part of a healthy diet and can substitute for cow or goat’s milk in many ways. If getting enough protein is a concern, be sure to use 100% organic, non-GMO soy beverage, which has a protein content similar to dairy milk.
Kombucha tea is a fermented beverage made from tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast. Some refer to the beverage as ‘kombucha mushroom tea’ because of the film that grows on top of the beverage, which has the shape and color of a flat mushroom. However, the film is not a mushroom at all: it’s a colony of bacteria and yeast, referred to as a ‘SCOBY’ or ‘symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast’.
Pulses are great tasting, inexpensive, easy to include and deliver a lot of nutritional bang for their buck. They are rich in good quality carbohydrate, protein, rich in nutrients like B vitamins, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, iron and magnesium. Naturally low in gluten, the can be enjoyed by everyone; pick some up today and start to include these nutritional powerhouses at your next meal!
One of the most nutritious foods are so-called everyday herbs and spices – unassuming ingredients used in recipes to add flavor, but which offer so much more than that. Fresh and dried herbs and spices offer a plethora of healthful compounds called phytonutrients, which go far beyond just improving the taste of your food.