Winter Squash is a highly nutritious and alkaline food which rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. Varieties of Winter Squash include Butternut, Acorn, Delicata, Kabocha, Kuri, Buttercup, Spaghetti, Hubbard, Golden Nugget, and Sweet Dumpling. Each one is unique. Have some fun trying the different varieties and finding the ones that you love most.
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Schizandra is a medicinal berry that has been used for thousands of years for its exceptional health promoting benefits. Schizandra berries contain special adaptogenic properties which means they help balance the body’s stress hormones and normalize organ function during times of mental, emotional, physical, or environmental stress. This unique ability protects the body from intense stress damage and helps to provide a more resilient endocrine, immune, and central nervous system.
Green peas are one of the most nutritious of the leguminous vegetables and are rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, C, K, and B-complex and minerals such as zinc, iron, calcium, and manganese. They are a great source of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fats in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). These essential fatty acids makes green peas an ideal food for brain and cardiovascular health and their phytosterols are vital for helping to lower cholesterol levels in the body.
Bananas are among the most popular fruits in the world. They are best known for their high potassium content, which can lower blood pressure and is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. But you may not have heard that bananas are also very high in magnesium. One large banana contains 37 mg, or 9% of the RDI.