Sun Protection: Keep That Melanin In Check

You’ve seen the hashtags across social media — #Melanin. #MelaninMonday. #UnapologiciallyMelanated. Melanin is the pigment that gives color to the skin, hair and eyes. It’s also an adjective used across social media to invoke a sense of pride among those of African descent and a cause to be celebrated. And it’s a source of sun protection for those with a…

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Why You Should Eat Okra

Slimy! Gross! Yuck, can’t eat it! These are just some of the things I’ve heard over the years when the very name of okra is mentioned. Having parents that grew up in the deep South, I am very accustomed to eating okra and I am here to profess that I LOVE OKRA! My favorite ways to eat it is in…

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The Beauty Benefits Of Peppers

For as long as I can remember, peppers have always been a huge part of my diet. From Mom’s delicious stuffed peppers for dinner. Green peppers finely chopped into my grandmother’s heavenly tuna salad. Cooking up a pepper stir fry with rice or as a pizza topping during my lean college years — peppers, in all of their variety, have…

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Healthy Comfort Food: Healthy Vegan Cream of Celery Soup

I’ve always considered myself a “healthy” eater.  But over the last year and a half, I’ve been questioning the foods that I actually eat. Like, “what the hell am I really putting in my mouth?”  “Is what I’m eating is as healthy as I think it is?” “Are the foods I eat as nutritionally-dense as they need to be?”  Realizing…

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