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Good Plants

In this article I’d like to take a second to talk about plant-based foods. In particular, I’d like to talk about a specific form of plant-based nutrient that come from plant-base known as “phytonutrients.” As many of my younger patients know, phytonutrient is the name of one of the marvel superheroes from the new Marvel Avengers movie.   Ok, that was a bad joke. Forgive me, I’m tired with a toddler who doesn’t sleep through the night.  Anyways, I’ve referenced phytonutrients plenty before, but I don’t think many people understand what they are.   That’s not really surprising. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything you’re supposed to know about good health. Especially when it comes to healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.  You...

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5 Reasons to Enjoy Spaghetti Squash Today

It’s fall. No, that’s a lie, it’s almost fall. But all the Starbucks are dishing out their PSLs (Pumpkin Spice Lattes for the uninitiated) football’s on TV, and the leaves are beginning to change here and there. With fall comes an abundance of some incredibly tasty and nutritious foods. One of the healthiest is spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash is an incredible fall food. And not just because it’s named after a dependable pasta noodle…(is there such a thing as a dependable noodle)? Spaghetti squash is loaded with nutrients that will help you experience optimal health. Let’s take a look at them shall we? 5 Great Reasons To Love Spaghetti Squash 1. It’s rich in carotenoids: There are over 600 carotenoids...

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