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Anti-nutrients….are you letting them scare you off whole foods? Part 2 of 3

Phytates.  Science actually knows very little about these anti-nutrients that some say rob your body of minerals. Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions teaches how to soak grains to neutralize phytates. (I discuss this issue and, for ease of digestion, teach it as an option in Step 9 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods, too.) However, […]

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take two, on apple seeds

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Don’t apple seeds have cyanide or arsenic in them? (This was in response to yesterday’s post.) Answer: I don’t think Snopes is the final answer on everything, but I like how they research topics. Here they are on apple seeds: http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/apples.asp If this troubles you, by all means take that extra step of […]

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anything to make food prep easier

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I was talking to someone today who said he puts whole, uncored apples in smoothies. Is that okay? Answer: Absolutely. I do it too. However, if your apples are not organic, quickly cut out the divots in the top and bottom of the apple. That’s where the pesticides collect, and it’s hard to […]

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