Read my post on what constitutes a healthy diet on my official blog here.
On my official blog I've described my morning yoga routine including how to do the poses and the benefits of each. Happy ready! Click for the post here.
Today I show you how to do my bright purple eye make-up. Click for tutorial. This look is so bright and cheerful! I've posted the tutorial on my other blog here. Don't forget to follow my blog here on wordpress, the original at http://www.nourishmylifeblog.com or on my facebook page!
This is my first beauty-related post and sure won't be my last! Make-up is something I enjoy using and it's a form of self-care and fun for me. Check out the tutorial for this look on my blog here.
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Quinoa has become a staple at cafes and restaurants serving healthy meals, and many of us have incorporated this powerful legume into our every day diets.
Here’s a reminder of the benefits of eating quinoa and some suggestions for using it in all types of meals and snacks!
Recently, the superfood quinoa has received a lot of attention, so I decided to look into the benefits of quinoa and try it myself.
What is quinoa?
Quinoa, though popularly thought of as a grain or legume, is actually a seed. There are two varieties – red and white, which I will compare later. Quinoa comes from the goosefoot plant, which is native to South America where it has been used by the Incas in the Andes for centuries. To the Incas, quinoa is known as the “mother grain” and is treated as sacred.
http://www.vegparadise.com/highestperch36.html has a very extensive description of the history of quinoa.
What are the benefits of eating quinoa?
High in protein
Quinoa is 12-18% protein – much higher than other grains such as wheat and barley and up to three times as much as brown rice!
It can safely be consumed by people with a…
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