I am never without spinach in my refrigerator or freezer. Luckily for my parents, I’ve always loved spinach. They did a great job weaving it into our dinners. Lucky for me, spinach is great for our overall health. Dark leafy greens in general are a great source of antioxidants and other heart and cardiovascular health.
Peas have developed a bad reputation. Most kids detest peas, but I don’t understand why: they’re sweet, their small, and they fit wonderfully in your spoon if you want to shoot it at your older brother (though, I don’t suggest the last usage, unless you want to be grounded or miss out on dessert). Are you a fan of peas?
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.
Cutting the amount of carbs that you eat each day can be a bummer, but there are some great work-arounds that will allow you to eat your favorite foods—albeit, a healthier, modified version of your favorite foods. Believe it or not, cauliflower can help you with that and a lot more!
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is the commonplace name for Chenopodium quinoa, which is a plant in the amaranth family. It has been the subject of attention for much of the health-conscious community for quite some time… and for good reason.
I love coconuts and coconut water because there are so many benefits from integrating these wondrous gifts from Mother Nature into your diet. They range from aiding in the prevention of heart disease to helping diabetics with their blood sugar levels.
What are the specific benefits?
Do you ever walk into a kitchen and smell something delicious that makes your mouth water? Maybe it is homemade sauce or a fresh salad that’s got something extra yummy in it. Odds are that you can blame it on fresh green herbs…
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:
You might have seen it in the stores. You might have had some with sushi. You might even see your friends snacking on the dried versions. Seaweed. Last year, everyone was gaga over kale; this year it is all about seaweed. The name doesn’t sound very appealing, does it? Well, let’s learn a little more about it to help ease your worries, anxieties, and inhibitions.
Beets belong to the same family as chard and spinach. Beet leaves have a bitter taste like chard, but are rich in chlorophyll. Although bitter, the greens have a higher nutritional value than its roots. They are also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron.