That’s One Powerful (Sweet) Potato!

Here's an interesting fact: one medium sweet potato provides 100% of your daily needs for Vitamin A, as well as a healthy dose of vitamin C, several of the B vitamins, plus the minerals potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc. That's one powerful potato! But that's not all… Sweet potato is also abundant in antioxidants, [...]

By |2019-05-07T12:00:58-07:00May 7th, 2019|Foods|Comments Off on That’s One Powerful (Sweet) Potato!

Fermented Foods

You can support your gut health with fermented, nutrient-potent foods. Ranging from tangy to bitterly-sweet in flavor, these foods originated decades ago in the cultures of Japan, China, India, and Germany. Fermenting imbues foods with the health-enhancing properties of live bacteria, providing an ample source of probiotics, which are essential to a strong digestive tract. [...]

By |2019-04-11T15:03:18-07:00April 11th, 2019|Foods|Comments Off on Fermented Foods

Oh, Pineapple!

Sweet and tangy pineapple - who can resist its juicy, vibrant flavor? Not too many of us: pineapple often ranks as one of America's most in-demand tropical fruits. Pineapple (Ananas comosus) contains two important enzymes, pancreatin and bromelain, that help break up protein molecules for easier digestion and absorption. Besides being anti-inflammatory, these enzymes help [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:35:44-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Foods|Comments Off on Oh, Pineapple!

Broth: Health Benefits Approved by Mom

From Mom's best health advice - to holistic doctors everywhere - soup broth tops the list of healing foods to eat when you're feeling sick or simply need a soothing, light and nutritious meal. Varieties of soup broth include vegetable, fish, chicken, beef and bone without meat. Make your broth by simmering the ingredients, straining [...]

By |2019-02-15T10:49:33-07:00February 13th, 2019|Foods|Comments Off on Broth: Health Benefits Approved by Mom

Awesome Arugula

With a nutrient profile similar to kale, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli, arugula is an excellent alternative to these other cruciferous vegetables. Its distinctive, almost peppery flavor, makes arugula easy to enjoy and you'll easily boost the flavor and health power of a meal when you add in this Mediterranean leafy green. Arugula is high in [...]

By |2019-01-14T13:30:41-07:00January 14th, 2019|Foods|Comments Off on Awesome Arugula

Holiday Digestive Support: Ginger

Around the holidays, or anytime you've over-indulged, consider sweet and zesty ginger for nourishing the digestive organs. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a knobby, horn-shaped rhizome with a long history of supporting metabolism, aiding digestion and reducing inflammation. It helps heal upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, motion sickness, and morning sickness. Current research indicates that ginger stimulates [...]

By |2018-12-04T11:01:56-07:00December 4th, 2018|Foods|Comments Off on Holiday Digestive Support: Ginger

Apple Cider Vinegar: A News-Worthy Remedy

Over the years, the media has paid lots of attention to apple cider vinegar (ACV) and for good reason. An ancient health remedy, it's known as a panacea for what ails us, aiding in weight loss, managing blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, lowering cancer risk, supporting digestion, and facilitating natural detoxification. It was used by Hippocrates [...]

By |2018-11-12T09:49:33-07:00November 12th, 2018|Foods|Comments Off on Apple Cider Vinegar: A News-Worthy Remedy

Turnip Greens: A Powerhouse for Good Health

Like their leafy green cousins, turnip greens contain an abundance of nutrients important to good health. Scientifically known as Brassica rapa, turnip greens are a cruciferous plant in the same family as other nutrient-dense vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage. Cruciferous plant consumption is associated with lower risk of chronic illness such as heart [...]

By |2018-10-04T10:46:40-07:00October 4th, 2018|Foods|Comments Off on Turnip Greens: A Powerhouse for Good Health

Surprise Your Taste Buds with Sunchokes

On your next foray down the produce aisle, don't overlook the wonderful sunchoke, aka Jerusalem Artichoke. These tubers look nothing like an artichoke and are easily mistaken for a strange potato! A native North American plant, sunchokes are a member of the sunflower family. Low in calories and nutrient dense, sunchokes provide iron, potassium, thiamin [...]

By |2018-09-11T11:12:27-07:00September 11th, 2018|Foods|Comments Off on Surprise Your Taste Buds with Sunchokes

Cherries on Top for Fighting Inflammation

Succulent cherries, both sweet and tart, provide wonderful health benefits. They contain the antioxidant vitamin C along with substances called anthocyanins, both of which help scavenge those pesky free radicals that cause damage to cells (known as oxidative stress). Anthocyanins, which give cherries their deep crimson color, also play a role in reducing cancer risk. [...]

By |2018-08-21T15:43:24-07:00August 21st, 2018|Foods|Comments Off on Cherries on Top for Fighting Inflammation