The Magic Spice Effect

Before & After:

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Before & After:

Roasted Cauliflower

Before & After:

Baked Potato Wedges

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Fitness, Mindfulness and Healthy Eating – There’s an App for That

Fitness, Mindfulness and Healthy Eating – There’s an App for That

A curated collection of some of the best free apps for fitness, healthy eating and mindfulness, here to remind us that the smartphone can also be a useful tool to advance wellness.

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Sustainable Summer: Greening your BBQ

Sustainable Summer: Greening your BBQ

By reducing animal protein consumption and switching to plant protein we can not only improve our personal health but also the health of our planet; this small step multiplied by a large population can make a huge difference.

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How to Eat Healthy in College and Avoid Weight Gain on Cafeteria Food

How to Eat Healthy in College and Avoid Weight Gain on Cafeteria Food

The college year is coming to an end and many first-year students will be dismayed to find that their clothes have gotten a bit tight. A new study tests how strategies from behavioral economics could help students make better food choices – without even trying.

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Want Kids to Eat More Veggies? Season Them Up!

Want Kids to Eat More Veggies? Season Them Up!

New studies show that kids prefer vegetables when they're seasoned with herbs and spices. Serving veggies raw and plain can work if they’re at the height of ripeness, freshness and flavor, and if people already love that particular veggie.For other vegetables, especially those with a bit of bitterness, seasoning could make a huge difference, and a little effort and attention could elevate their desirability and consumption.

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Nutritional Yeast and Its Health Benefits

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Nutritional Yeast and Its Health Benefits

Nutritional yeast is finally getting the attention it deserves. Search interest has risen 100 percent in the last year alone, according to Google Trends, perhaps in tow with rising interest in plant-based and vegan food, and Millennials’ and Gen Z’s eagerness for natural, functional ingredients.

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Falling in Love with Kickstarter

Falling in Love with Kickstarter

Whenever I despair of the downsides of our fast-paced, distracted, screen addicted times, I think about the applications that make me optimistic about humankind. Airbnb is one of them. Kickstarter is another.

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Fighting Inflammation with Spices

Fighting Inflammation with Spices

We can affect chronic inflammation not just with powerful drugs but also with our fork! Per weight, spices and herbs top all charts of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.

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3 Things Plant-Based Eaters Should Watch For

3 Things Plant-Based Eaters Should Watch For

Eating less meat and more plants? There’s probably no better one step to take that will benefit your wellbeing as much. A plant-based diet is beneficial to your health, kinder to animals, and good for the environment. But that doesn't mean you can't make mistakes.

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Turmeric Absorption and Tips to Enhance Its Activity

Turmeric Absorption and Tips to Enhance Its Activity

Turmeric shows a lot of potentials and has recently become part of a wellness craze. Its active ingredients have indeed been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. A surprising fact is that turmeric is poorly absorbed when eaten alone. Tips to improve turmeric's absorption.

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BEFORE & AFTER: Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are nutritious and tasty, but let's see what happens when we sprinkle them with some magic Roasted sweet potatoesWITHOUT Ayala's Magic Spice Roasted sweet potatoesWITH Ayala's Magic Spice Sweet Potato Magic For the basic recipe: 5 medium sweet potatoes, washed 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon salt black pepper to taste Now, when we add  Ayala's Magic Spice, we reduce the salt, because it really isn't needed, and simply add a few tablespoons of goodness. Sweet potato with Ayala's Magic Spice: 5 medium sweet potatoes, washed 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt black...

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BEFORE & AFTER: Baked Potato Wedges

Want to make your potato wedges healthier?All you need is some Magic Spice! Potato wedgesWITHOUT Ayala's Magic Spice Potato wedgesWITH Ayala's Magic Spice Potato Magic Potatoes are so comforting! Let's take a recipe that's quite healthy -- of the non-fried denomination. Here's the ingredient list from Ina Garten's recipe. Warm recommendation: Barefoot Contessa's recipes are almost foolproof, and she really has tried them many times before committing them to print.  4 large baking potatoes, unpeeled 4 tablespoons good olive oil 1  1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary...

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BEFORE & AFTER: Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is magically transformed with Ayala's Magic Spice.See the nutrition and flavor effect Cauliflower WITHOUT Ayala's Magic Spice Cauliflower WITH Ayala's Magic Spice Cauliflower Magic Here are the ingredients for an easy, popular 5-star recipe from the Food Network's collection; healthy, no doubt. 1 head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into bite-size florets (about 8 cups) 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons roughly chopped fresh thyme leaves And here's the Ayala's Magic Spice version's ingredient list: 1 head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into bite-size florets (about 8...

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