Why Magnesium is the Vital Nutrient That Most of Us Are Short On (+ 11 Things You Can Do About It)

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Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in your body, including: (1) Protein synthesis Nerve function DNA synthesis Glucose regulation Blood pressure regulation Bone formation Energy production and more Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in adults, with roughly 80 percent of the population not getting enough. How can so many be deficient in such an important mineral? The Read more

Wang Galbi (Traditionally-cut Korean Short Ribs)

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Back in 2012, I posted this recipe for traditionally-cut Korean Short Ribs (Galbi, Kalbi, 갈비). It’s one of the defining moments of this blog, when I started to dive head-first into the heritage, history, and language of food, and it remains one of my favorite recipes. In fact, we still cook this dish about once a month; after recently relocating to Virginia, I grilled up some Galbi for friends, and knew that it was time to share an Read more

Mangú (Dominican Mashed Plantains)

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Mangú is a staple food of the Dominican Republic, and often served with breakfast. It is a signature element of los tres golpes (“the three hits”), served alongside fried eggs, fried cheese (specifically, a firm, salty cheese called queso para freir), and salami or longaniza (a dry-cured sausage not unlike chorizo). There are two ideas as to the origin of Mangú. The first, and likely more accurate, story is that the dish and name Read more

Marshmallows, Pizza, Chocolate, and Eggnog?

Hey folks! I’ve been sharing several videos over on Instagram these past couple of weeks. I’ll aim to do a weekly recap here on the blog, but to get in on the discussion as these roll out be sure to follow me on Instagram at @dasrobbwolf. Marshmallows! As important as the #7daycarbtest is this is a technique that is used AFTER making a decision about what to eat. How and why we choose certain things to eat is remarkably important and simple Read more

8 Reasons Why Soy Isn’t A Health Food

Soy products are popular in many different diets, but Paleo excludes it entirely. Why is soy considered healthy from numerous viewpoints but not Paleo? What Is Soy, Exactly? Soy is a bean that belongs to the leguminous family of plants that produce one or several edible seeds in a pod. In addition to soybeans, other popular legumes include common beans, peanuts, peas, and lentils. So, soy is a legume. Legumes are not Paleo. Why? Because they Read more

Homemade Mayonnaise

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I’m probably not in the majority of Americans by saying this, but mayonnaise is my favorite dipping condiment. Yep, I would prefer to dip french fries in mayo over ketchup, barbecue sauce, or any of the various mustards available (although ketchup and mayo mixed together is pretty fantastic). True, if we’re looking at condiments wholesale, I probably use hot sauce the most often, but nothing really beats the texture and richness of Read more

Vital Proteins Discount plus Why We Love Collagen and How We Use It!

We know so many of you have been waiting for the Vital Proteins discount – and we’re happy to tell you that we’ve put together an INCREDIBLE resource for you regarding ALL THINGS COLLAGEN & GELATIN, plus how to get your Vital Proteins fix for a discount again! And we’re introducing you to our brand new curated collagen collections! Yes, we have  curated collagen collections… and it feels oh-so-right! Vital Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Detoxing

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Detoxing is a concept that seems to hold permanent space in the wellness and nutrition worlds. What is often misconstrued, however, is the fact that many different things are meant by this one word, “detox.” So what is detox really? Where should it fit into your healthy lifestyle? And how do you do it the right way? Your Body Is Always Detoxing Detoxing is something that is always happening, whether you’re aware of it or not. The body contains Read more

Celebrate Spring Produce – 75+ Paleo Spring Recipes!

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Summer and winter produce seems to get most of the hype every year, but I think spring fruits and veggies deserve some love. I’ve gathered together some of my favorite paleo recipes that feature produce at its peak in spring: artichokes, asparagus, mangoes, pineapples, rhubarb and strawberries. Now’s the time to head out to your […] The post Celebrate Spring Produce – 75+ Paleo Spring Recipes! appeared first on Rubies Read more

Lamb Meatballs with Mint Gremolata – Keto

Flavorful and tender, these lamb meatballs with mint gremolata are a great way to lighten up your low carb meals in celebration of Spring!  These awesome meatballs are not only low carb and keto, they are also dairy free, Paleo and even Whole 30 compliant!     I don’t always eat lamb.  But when I do it’s... Read More » The post Lamb Meatballs with Mint Gremolata – Keto appeared first on I Breathe I'm Hungry. SOURCE: I Read more

Maple and Bourbon Glazed Pork Loin

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We’re just coming out of the stretch of what I like to call “roasting weather”, wherein I adore the comforting smells and radiating warmth of cranking on the oven. This week’s recipe capitalizes on those aromatic smells I like so much, what with its flavors of sauteed onion, roasted apple, and a sweet and tangy maple glaze. The pork isn’t bad, either! This roast is an excellent opportunity to showcase the types of Read more

Why Millennials Should All Have To Powerlift

Written by: Kevin Cann This article is not going to be one that beats up on the millenials. In fact, according to Wikipedia the millenials start with people born in 1981 and I was born in 1983. This makes me a millennial. I do feel there are some major differences between those of us born in the early 80s and those of us that were born in the early 2000s. When we were growing up, we were the first generation to experience certain jumps in Read more

Center-Cut Pork Rib Roast

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As I mentioned in last week’s recipe for Skillet-Roasted Winter Vegetables, I recently had quite an adventure photographing a couple dishes in the middle of a Florida storm. This week’s recipe for Center-Cut Pork Rib Roast is the last dish I photographed during that session, and I was lucky enough to get a pretty good shot of the meal. In hindsight, a tripod would have helped stabilize the photo above, but I’m so used to Read more

Osteoporosis and the Paleo Diet

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Osteoporosis is a progressive skeletal disease characterized by demineralized porous bones full of holes and a weakened support matrix prone to fracturing. In America, one in two women and one in four men will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Worldwide, the disease results in 9 million fractures a year; a figure that is expected to increase exponentially by 2050 alongside an aging global population. (1,2) Bone matrix is composed of cross-linked Read more

A Biomechanical Analysis of the Deadlift: Conventional vs Sumo

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Written by: Kevin Cann The conventional deadlift versus the sumo deadlift is one of the great debates in the strength sports. Many will argue that the sumo deadlift is “cheating” because it has a shorter range of motion (ROM). People will also argue that the sumo deadlift is easier because it allows your hips to stay closer to the bar. However, is this really the case? Is the sumo deadlift an easier version of the deadlift? Research has Read more

Whole30 Soups!

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Feeling a little stir-crazy because you’re trapped indoors due to the winter apocalypse? Or are you frustrated that you can’t find nourishing Whole30 eats when you’re dining out? Before you fall face-first into a pizza, simmer a big pot of soup! Soup is the ultimate one-bowl meal, and my Instagram followers can attest to the fact that it’s one of my go-to weeknight family meals—regardless of the season. Unless I’m following a particular Read more

Ready For The January Whole30?

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Happy New Year! Are you committing to a January Whole30 but not sure where to start? Don’t worry—I’ve got you covered, my loyal Nomster! After a month of eating not-so-healthy holiday treats, many of us are looking to hit the dietary reset button to start the New Year off with a bang. January’s the perfect time to remind ourselves of how nourishing food can positively affect our health and wellness, so let’s get started TODAY.Longtime readers Read more

Tortilla Española (Spanish Tortilla)

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Tortilla Española, sometimes called Tortilla de Patatas, is a Spanish omelette unrelated to the corn and wheat tortillas found in Mexico and neighboring countries (in Spanish, the word tortilla means “small torte/cake”). It is often served cold as a tapa, or warm as part of a meal. References to the Spanish tortilla didn’t surface until the early 19th century, as a quick meal (for soldiers, as legend has it) using Read more

Grain-Free (Paleo) Gingerbread

Wherever I go, there’s always that one person who will say “well, so-and-so said that XYZ is not Paleo.” And then I punch them in the face and run away. (And by “run” I mean “hobble rapidly” as I am still dealing with plantar issues so bad I could cry.) Part of the reason I […] SOURCE: Life As A Plate - Read entire story here. Read more

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole

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Let me start out by saying this recipe is long and it takes some time to make. BUT, it is so so worth it. It’s more worth it than anything I’ve made all year. Do yourself a favor and block off a few hours on a weekend to make this Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole from Cassy […] The post Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole appeared first on Rubies & Radishes. SOURCE: Rubies & Radishes - Read entire story here. Read more