The wonderful days of autumn are upon us. Leaves changing, hot apple cider…and Halloween. And while this season of goodies and goblins is sure to include a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern or two, before you trash that carved pumpkin on your porch, think again.
Peas (or more specifically pea sprouts) are called “The Perfect Food.” Why? Pea sprouts are a complete protein, serving to build muscle tissue. Pea sprouts are also high in fiber and beta-carotene, which protects vision and creates an antioxidant effect against many forms of cancer.
When we think “fiber,” we normally just associate it with emergency bathroom trips or that silly rhyme about “beans.” What we don’t think about are the health benefits.
The pineapple, as we call it nowadays, is a marvel of a fruit. Even the way it grows is a wonder. As explained by Sheryl Walters of www.NaturalNews.com, “One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual flowerets that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.”
by Sharon Quercioli Leeks are wonderful and delicious vegetables that are related to allium veggies like garlic, scallions and onions. However, they are milder than their cousins and quite a bit larger. Allium veggies are great because they offer a…
Whether you’re invited to a 4th of July party or hosting your own, make this holiday a great excuse showing off your creative skills in the kitchen. Not only are these recipes patriotic, they’re also healthy alternatives to what you may normally see at barbecues and cookouts. This way you can indulge without feeling all the guilt!
Dragon fruit (a.k.a. “pitaya”) is a beautiful fruit grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel. The plant is football-shaped and has a leathery, leafy skin that is deep red or pink in color.
As a part of the summer squash family, zucchini not only offers delightful taste and texture to many dishes, but also features a variety of health beneﬁts. Here are eight reasons why you should include zucchini in your diet:
Probiotics are bacteria that helps keep your GI system on the right track and functioning well. Some research has also concluded that probiotics aid in inflammation reduction. Inflammation can happen to different parts of your body and can even play a factor in illnesses and diseases that can range from colds to heart disease to mental illnesses like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Here are 10 great ways that a cucumber can make your day brighter plus the cucumber acts as an anti-oxidant when taken together with friend and barbequed foods. Here’s a also a list of the health benefits of the cool cucumber.