In this issue
April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Superfoods Boost Health and Energy

By Katrina Bertol | While there's no single food that is perfect, there are many foods that are nutritional powerhouses and will definitely help you feel your best if you include them in your diet.

For a food to be considered a "super food" it must be nutrient dense (low calorie to high nutrient ratio) and packed with vitamins and minerals that will benefit your health and decrease the chance of nutrient deficiency. Super foods provide many nutrients that support each other and prevent the kind of imbalances that often occur when vitamins are taken individually.

Who can benefit from super foods? In theory, if your diet is good, you should need nothing more to supplement your daily fare. However, with the depletion of our soils, the widespread use of additives and the prevalence of sugar, refined carbohydrates and rancid vegetable oils, no one today can say that their diet has been perfect and therefore a daily supply of super foods is essential. Examples include:

Excellent source of monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins and fiber.

One avocado has the same amount of potassium as 3 bananas. A 3.5-ounce or 100-gram serving of avocado (half an avocado) provides 160 calories, 2.0 grams of protein, 14.7 grams of fat, 8.5 grams of carbohydrates and 6.7 grams of fiber.


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The 14.7 grams of fat are comprised of 9.8 grams of monounsaturated fats, 2.8 grams of polyunsaturated fats and only 2.1 grams of saturated fat. The avocado's healthy fat content helps keep the arteries supple and may lower cholesterol levels.

Low in calories and extremely nutrient dense.

Rich in vitamin A, B6, C, K and E, high in protein, great source of phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.

A 3.5-ounce or 100-gram serving of broccoli provides 35 calories, 2.3 grams of protein, 0.4 grams of fat, 7.2 grams of carbohydrates, 3.3 grams of fiber and not an ounce of cholesterol.

Broccoli demonstrates remarkable anti-cancer effects, particularly when concerning breast cancer. Compounds in broccoli known as glucosinolates increase the excretion of the form of estrogen linked to breast cancer.

Indole-3 carbinol is also an important compound found in broccoli known to detoxify the livers toxic compounds, as well as decrease the growth of human papillomavirus (a virus linked to cervical cancer).

Bee pollen is rich in vitamins and contains almost all known minerals, trace elements, enzymes and amino acids. It contains the essence of every plant from which bees collect pollen, in combination with digestive enzymes from the bees.

Bee pollen builds the immune system and provides energy for the entire body. It contains 35 percent protein, 55 percent carbohydrate, 2 percent fatty acids and 3 percent minerals and vitamins. It is high in B-complex and vitamins A, C, D, and E. It also contains lecithin, beta-carotene, selenium.

Bee pollen is rapidly absorbed into the blood stream and stimulates immunological responses. It has proved beneficial for nausea, sleep disorders, and urinary and rectal disorders following radiation treatment.

Athletes often use this supplement to help increase their strength, endurance, energy and speed. Bee pollen aids the body in recovering from exercise, returning breathing and heart rate to normal, and improves endurance for repeat exertion. It provides energy, stamina and strength as well as improving mental and physical reactions.

Many people with allergies have found relief by ingesting bee pollen. It reduces the production of histamine, which can cause allergic responses such as hay fever. It can strengthen the respiratory system and provide protein that can help the body build a natural defense shield against allergic responses.

To use bee pollen, consider sprinkling on cereal or toast. Add to smoothies or take by the tablespoon straight!

Wild Blue-Green Algae is the most nutrient dense food with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and other important natural substances.

Blue-green algae is rich in vitamin B12, which is essential for the production of red blood cells and to make sure that protein, folic acid, iron, and vitamin C can mature properly and thus carry more oxygen to the cells.

The chlorophyll found in algae helps the body to obtain more oxygen, aiding digestion, acting as an anti-inflammatory, healing gum disease, preventing infection, minimizing effects of pollution and accelerating wound healing.

Helps to eliminate sweet craving and eliminate chances of blood sugar irregularities.

May help with treating skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, acne, warts and cold sores.

Due to the high nutritional content and B vitamins, blue-green algae is a good food for mental health.

Spirulina and chlorella are types of green algae. Both can be purchased in capsule and powdered form. As a powder, consider adding to smoothies, juices or water.

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Katrina Bertol is Naturally Savvy's Whole Health Expert. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitione and Certified Personal Trainer.