Recipes / Research / July 7, 2015

AlgaeCal’s COO, Vivian, had been to every doctor under the sun to figure out why her stomach was upset every evening without fail.  It didn’t matter what she ate or if she ate at all, around 7 pm the burps would start and sometimes continue all night affecting her sleep and every other aspect of her health.   Ultimately a super smart naturopath traced it to a thyroid problem, but the only remedy that brought instant, visible relief was turmeric. When she took turmeric powder the symptoms subsided and when she forgot, they came right back.    Today after a whole series of healthy life changes she is much healthier, but turmeric can be credited at least for symptom relief – and probably it played a role in healing too. Turmeric has been used for centuries mostly in Asia and…

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Nutrition / Recipes / August 29, 2014

This no-crust spinach pie is a healthy and simple recipe to put in your lunch or dinner rotation! Spinach provides a fully loaded, nutrient rich package in a small amount of calories. Dark leafy greens such as spinach are important for skin, hair and bone health and also provide iron and vitamins and minerals. If you are worried about spinach being high in oxalates, don’t be. While there have been studies indicating that oxalate foods such as spinach inhibit calcium absorption, the reduction is quite small and should not prevent you from eating spinach. The many valuable nutrients it contains far outweighs this concern. If you would like an alternative though, you can use kale instead, which also is a nutrient dense vegetable boasting high amounts of calcium and vitamin K. Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time:…

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Recipes / Research / August 22, 2014

This recipe boasts 463 mg of calcium and 108 mg of magnesium all in this tasty dish! Wild shrimp contains a significant amount of selenium (102% of your daily value) in just 4 ounces! Selenium is an important trace mineral in your body and is needed in small amounts for various functions. It has also been shown that selenium has a positive impact on bone and joint health. Another health benefit of wild shrimp is that it has astaxanthin, which is a carotenoid that is receiving notable attention from health research for both its anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. [1] In addition to wild shrimp, this recipe adds plum tomatoes, crushed garlic and fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley – all these ingredients added together make a dish that is packed with vitamins and minerals in each bite! Yield: 4 servings…

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Nutrition / Recipes / August 18, 2014

Sweet potatoes are a storehouse of vitamins A and C and also boast a significant helping of manganese! The amount of Vitamin A that sweet potatoes have in just 200 grams adds up to 213% of your daily value! Several recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise your blood levels of vitamin A. And now that we know how much vitamin A is in each serving, we understand how it can have such an impact on your blood levels. Not only does this dish have many vitamins and minerals that you need, it also has black beans, which provides 15 grams of protein and 15 grams of fibre in a one cup serving! No other food group has a more health supportive mix of proteins plus fibre than legumes. They not only give this dish…

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Nutrition / Recipes / August 8, 2014

One of the best things about a cabbage salad is that it gets better with time! Napa cabbage, red cabbage, carrots and snow peas hold up well even after being tossed with dressing. Most salads will become soggy and wilt, but not this one! That’s why this salad is great to make at the beginning of the week to put in lunches or take with you on trips or picnics. Not only is that salad easy to make and simple to preserve, it is also packed with nutrition. This Chinese cabbage belongs to a large class of leafy/flower head vegetables which includes kale, broccoli and brussels sprouts. For one, napa cabbage is low in calories but high in vitamin K, vitamin C and folates. In fact, in a 100g serving, napa has 38% of your RDI levels of vitamin K,…

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Nutrition / Recipes / August 1, 2014

Paella is a Valencian rice dish that originated on the east coast of Spain. This recipe is a mixed paella that includes seafood and chicken. For all types of paellas olive oil is the basic cooking ingredient. According to the Olive Oil Times, olive oil helps calcium absorption and plays an important role in aiding sufferers and in preventing the onset of Osteoporosis. Saffron is also a traditional ingredient to this dish. Saffron is one of the most highly prized spices in the world. The active components in saffron have many therapeutic uses and boasts digestive properties and anti-oxidants. This spice is a good source of minerals such as calcium, potassium, manganese, iron and magnesium. If you’ve tried saffron before, then you know of its lovely distinct flavor! [1] Yield: 4 – 6 servings Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time:…

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Nutrition / Recipes / July 25, 2014

This hearty soup combines navy beans, (which boasts magnesium, iron and calcium) tomatoes and artichoke hearts to make a perfect main or side dish. This dish uses tortellini, but you can use any pasta you like and it would go well. Artichokes are one of the top vegetable sources of vitamin K, which plays a role in promoting bone health. They are also rich in antioxidants, calcium, potassium, manganese and phosphorous. Yield: 6 servings Cook Time: 15 mins Total Cook Time: 30 mins Ingredients 1 tsp. cold-press extra virgin olive oil 2 cups organic white onions, diced 1 organic red bell pepper, chopped 3 cloves organic garlic, minced 1 tsp Italian seasoning 2/3 cup water 2 cups raw organic spinach, chopped 1 cup organic navy beans, drained 1 can low-sodium organic chicken broth 1 cup whole organic tomatoes 1 cup…

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Nutrition / Recipes / July 18, 2014

Halibut is a lean fish known for its mild flavor profile. With that in mind, this recipe pairs it with tomatoes and capers, which are more powerful in taste, to create a complimentary dish. Capers are a storehouse of vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin K, niacin and riboflavin. The mighty tomato boasts antioxidant properties such as folic acid, beta-carotene and lutein. This dish is packed full of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants for your overall health and bone health. Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Cook: 30 mins Ingredients 1 tbsp. cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil 1 organic yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves organic garlic, minced 2 cups diced organic tomatoes 1 tbsp. capers 4 oceanwise halibut fillets Salt and pepper to taste Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F Heat the olive oil in a large skillet…

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