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Super food lurking in your pantry

February 7, 2013

I want to share Dr. Ben Kim’s latest blog post.  This is a fantastic reminder that we don’t have to be eating all the exotic-only-grown-in-remote-rain forests super foods to receive tremendous healing and nutrition from certain foods.  Now, I’m not dissing raw cacao or the healing powers of maca, but the little black bean is pretty incredible.

Enjoy!

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Dr. Ben Kim’s Natural Health Newsletter
February 5, 2013

Dear Reader,

I’m all for eating foods that are naturally abundant in health-
enhancing nutrients, but there are times when I feel that the
search for quick remedies to health challenges can make people
vulnerable to the hype that can saturate the natural health universe.

Yes, acai berries are wonderfully rich in antioxidants, but are
they really so much better than blueberries or blackberries
that grow in your area?  Sure, Himalayan pink salt is unique, but
is it worth its per-ounce cost vs. less expensive varieties
of sea salt, particularly if you use condiments sparingly?

Rather than stock the pantry with the top superfoods from around
the globe, I think it makes a lot of sense to make staples of nutrient-
rich foods that are readily available to most of us at a fraction of the
cost of imported “rare” goods.

Black beans, commonly called turtle beans, are a good example
of an inexpensive food that has incredible health-promoting qualities.
Ounce-per-ounce, it’s one of nature’s very best food sources of
quality protein and flavonoid antioxidants.

If you’re open to including black beans in your weekly regimen but
don’t have any ideas on ways to enjoy it, I hope that you’ll have a
look at our most recent recipe pictorial here:

http://drbenkim.com/how-make-korean-black-beans

It’s a simple way to prepare black beans Korean style, the way they’re
often served as a side dish to steaming bowls of rice and soup.

Also included in the post above are the key health-enhancing
properties of black beans for those who lack motivation to enjoy
this widely accessible superfood.

That’s all that I have for today.  If you give this black bean dish a
try and care to share feedback, I’d love to hear from you.

Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy week ahead,

Ben Kim

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Thought Of The Moment:

“If you are comfortable with being vulnerable, you will attract love.”

– Deepak Chopra

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