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D is for Dates | Decadent Chocolate Truffles with Dates | Simple Plant-Based Recipes with Dates

 

 

This week from the ABC's of Plant-based Nutrition, we are learning about the tiny but mighty Date! 

 

 

Fun challenge for both kids and grown ups:

Who can pronounce this word? - ANTHOCYANIN

Antho-whaaaaaaaaaat???

If you were one of the smartie pants that pronounced it, do you know what it means?

Anthocyanin pretty much means that dates are anti-everything that tries to hurt your insides!  They are awesome little fighters! POW!

 

Fun Facts for Kids!

Do you want to be able to run and play allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll day?  Dates have tons of potassium, 167mg in each date!  This helps you run and play longer without getting all tired!

Have a fever?  Blending dates in your favorite plant based milk and drinking it can soothe your fever.  Plus the sweetness is an added bonus.  Want another bonus?  If your belly hurts or going potty has become difficult, this will help that as well!

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B is for Brown Rice | Brown Rice Plant-Based "Meatballs"

 

I usually write Fun Facts for Kids and Fun Facts for Grown-ups separately, but not this time.  Researching through the facts of all the health benefits of brown rice, I found that they relate to both kids and grown-ups! 

Fun Facts for Kids & Grown-ups:

Type 2 diabetes used to only be a concern for adults but now has unfortunately become an epidemic in children.  Studies have shown that just by switching out white rice with a whole grain option like brown rice daily, can reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes by 60%!  This is because brown rice is a slow releasing sugar which helps stabilize blood sugar levels. 

Did you know that brown rice is in fact white rice??!! Whaaaaaaaat??  White rice is brown rice stripped away from its outer coating and therefor stripped away from almost all nutrients and protein.  This is why you see 'enriched' on the processed white rice labels.  Companies have to add back in synthetic...

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