Blog Monthly Archives: February 2016

When vitamin D was first discovered, scientists didn’t quite know how special it was. But more modern research has significantly changed our understanding of the “D.” Since the early 1900s, it has been known that vitamin D protects against the development of soft brittle bones—a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults—by promoting the absorption of calcium. For similar reasons, vitamin D is also recommended as a safeguard against osteoporosis—particularly women—later in life. Research over the past … Read More

Black Bean Brownies

These delicious, gluten-free brownies are every bit as good as the real thing. I challenge the pickiest of eaters to tell the difference. Plus they provide all the health benefits of beans! I recommend using organic black beans because they will contain substantially less sodium that could alter the taste. Keywords: Molybdenum, folate, fiber, copper, manganese, vitamin B1, magnesium, protein, iron, gluten-free Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Yield: 16 servings   Ingredients 1 (15oz) can organic black beans, rinsed and drained … Read More