Seeing red is a good thing, if the red is on your plate. Research has found that the biological compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their color also provide various health benefits. For example, the red of tomatoes and beets comes from specific phytochemicals—lycopene in tomatoes and anthocyanins in beets—that can help maintain heart […]
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Little known fact: Watermelon is indigenous to the Kalahari Desert area of Africa. For something that seems to be mostly water, this refreshing fruit packs a surprisingly powerful nutritional punch. A great source of the antioxidant molecule glutathione, which can dramatically aid the liver’s efforts to detoxify our blood, watermelon is also a good source […]
The lazy days of summer are here! This week, our Kripalu Recipe is one of our favorite summer dishes—a huge salad that highlights seasonal, fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. Make sure the mango is really ripe so the dressing is sweet and smooth. Alternatively, add slices of mango to the salad and, instead of dressing, drizzle […]
This week’s Kripalu Recipe is a yummy frittata that’s satisfying for any meal of the day. It’s also a great one to make ahead of time—it can be refrigerated and then warmed, or eaten cold with a salad. Makes one 8-inch square pan. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium […]
A fresh, delicious summertime salad with a tangy, creamy dressing! Try soy, coconut milk, or almond milk yogurt for a vegan alternative. Serves four to six. 2 to 3 large ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges, or 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 English cucumber, large diced 2 cups sliced romaine lettuce […]