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The Mediterranean Diet Ranked Best Plant-Based Diet

For the third year in a row, the Mediterranean Diet has been ranked as the gold standard of plant-based diets by US News and World Report's 2020 rankings of best diets. The Mediterranean Diet proved to be the best diet for overall health and management of chronic diseases. This diet emphasizes eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and seafood.

Thyme’s Culinary and Medicinal Uses

Thyme is an herb known for its medicinal, culinary, and ornamental plant uses. It is also a good source of many different vitamins, including vitamins A, K, C, B6, B9, and E. In addition, thyme has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This week's bulletin includes recipe for Creamy Lemon Thyme Chicken.

The Health Benefits of Carrots

Carrots are root vegetables, well-known for helping with eyesight, but don’t underestimate their additional health benefits. The more colorful a fruit or vegetable, the more anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties it has. This bulletin contains a recipe for Red Lentil Carrot Soup.

Chickpeas’ Nutritional Properties and Health Benefits

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have many nutritional properties and health benefits. They are versatile in many cuisines and can be cooked in different ways. This bulletin contains a recipe for making homemade hummus.

Brussels Sprouts: A Colorful and Nutritious Side Dish

Brussels sprouts are a great source of many different vitamins, including Vitamins A, C, K, B6, fiber, and folate. They make for a colorful and nutritious side dish to add to any holiday meal. This bulletin contains a recipe for a Walnut Brussels Sprout salad.