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Boost Your Metabolism with This Tart Cherry Boost Drink!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
February 20, 2018
File under: Beverages, Detoxification, Drinks, Recipes, Superfoods, Vegan, Weight Control

Year after year, the number one New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Many of us renew lapsed gym memberships and pledge to eat more fruits and vegetables. This year, the trend is less about fad diets and more about dietary strategies that improve overall health and wellness and may also help you lose weight.

Metabolism is a complex biochemical process that combines calories in food and beverages with oxygen to release energy.  It is the process that converts what you consume into the energy your body needs to function.

Metabolism refers to metabolic rate and boosting metabolism is desirable when wanting to lose weight. Simply put, the higher the metabolic rate, the more calories you burn. …read more of Boost Your Metabolism with This Tart Cherry Boost Drink! here

 
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Crockpot Cookery ~ Vegan Basque Stew

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
January 27, 2018
File under: Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Vegan Basque Stew

Coming home to a fully cooked one-dish supper was once only possible if someone else cooked the meal for you. Having a slow cooker means that with a minimum of time and preparation you can have a delicious meal waiting at the end of the day.

Meals made in a crockpot are easy to assemble and especially useful for dishes that improve with long simmering.  Stews are an obvious choice, as flavors deepen and sauces thicken during slow cooking. You need only to adjust the seasonings before serving. …read more of Crockpot Cookery ~ Vegan Basque Stew here

 
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VegTV’s ‘Best of Show’ Plant Based Products for the New Year!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
December 29, 2017
File under: Natural Products, Raw Foods, Shopping, Snacks, Superfoods, Supplements, Vegan

VegTV On the Road at Expo East in Baltimore, MD

Natural Products Expos provide a marketplace for manufacturers, distributors and retail buyers of natural, organic and healthy products. Exhibitors from across America and around the world display all manner of food, beverage, supplement, beauty, household and pet products.

The sheer number of booths can often test the capacity of even the largest convention centers in the country, demonstrating the amazing growth of the global natural products industry.  …read more of VegTV’s ‘Best of Show’ Plant Based Products for the New Year! here

 
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Cauliflower Ranks Among CDC’s Top Powerhouse Vegetables

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
December 23, 2017
File under: Healthy Eating, Recipes, Superfoods, Vegan

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, highly nutritious vegetables that include broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussel sprouts, arugula, boc choi and collard greens among others.

Cruciferous vegetables are an excellent source of beneficial biological compounds. These delicious superfoods are rich in antioxidants, contain high levels of phytochemicals, essential vitamins, minerals and healthy fiber. Cruciferous vegetables are also the best source of phenolic compounds, which confer strong antiseptic and antibacterial benefits. …read more of Cauliflower Ranks Among CDC’s Top Powerhouse Vegetables here

 
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Five Tips for a Green Hanukkah – Recipe, Vegan Potato Latkes

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
December 11, 2017
File under: Dairy Free, Environment, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Perfect Potato Latkes

Hanukkah, the winter festival of lights is celebrated by Jews around the world and begins this year when the first candle is lit at sunset on Tuesday, December twelfth this year.

An eight-day festival marked by the lighting of brightly colored candles commemorates the rededication of the Temple in ancient Jerusalem. The menorah is a candelabrum with nine branches in which a different candle is lit to mark each consecutive night, the primary ritual on Hanukkah.  …read more of Five Tips for a Green Hanukkah – Recipe, Vegan Potato Latkes here

 
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