Summertime is here! Along with warm weather and long lazy days spent on the patio, you can plan on enjoying plenty of fresh, delicious summer produce. With new varieties of fruits and vegetables coming in and out of season almost every week, be sure you don't miss any of these special summer treats. You won't see them fresh again until next year!
Watery eyes. Itchy, runny or stuffed nose. Sore throat. These are just some symptoms of allergies. When a foreign object gets into the body, such as pollen from flowers, the body may react by producing antibodies to attack, and antibodies create histamines, and histamines cause the inside of your nose to swell, which produces allergy . . .
Homemade Skin Care Recipes Using Food!
There are so many reasons why people spend money on skin care and beauty products: dry skin, dry or oily hair, etc. Skin care and beauty products help keep our bodies healthy, and they are a great way to pamper your body with loving care.
Did you know that you can make your own skin care . . .
Ranging in color from deep red to white, the beet is a root vegetable that contains powerful nutrient compounds that help protect against birth defects, certain cancers and heart disease. Beets contain betalains—the pigments that give beets their colors—and there are two types of betalains: betacyanins and betaxanthins. In the body, betalains neutralize toxins and . . .
Winter Root Vegetables
Sure, spring and summer are the seasonal stars for bushels-full of delicious and nutritious fruits and colorful vegetables, but the fall and winter seasons also offers a wonderful variety of in-season fruits and vegetables that offer incredible taste and wonderful health benefits, including root vegetables. Root vegetables are underground plant parts used as vegetables. Some . . .
Healthier Winter Eating
When the season shifts from summer to fall, and a chill sets in, it’s natural to want to eat comfort foods like savory pot roast, rich and creamy soups, and hearty dishes like chili, lasagna, and meatloaf and mashed potatoes. And while there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be comforted via food, there’s no reason . . .
Sharpen Your Attention with Smart Foods
Whether you’ve been up all night studying for an exam or you’re at a point in life where aging has begun, it’s no fun feeling like you’re not alert enough to get through everyday tasks. Did you know there are certain foods that can help boost your brain? With just a little meal planning, these . . .
Boost Your Immune System to Help Keep Colds and the Flu at Bay
When your immune system is run down it’s easier to catch colds and the flu. And there are so many factors that play into a reduced immune system: Excessive exposure to toxic substances (like cigarette smoke and insecticides in food and water), poor diet, excessive stress, etc. And when the body’s immune system is run . . .
Bell Peppers for Health
Bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers, offer a mild, sweet flavor and crisp, juicy flesh. They’re enjoyed raw in salads, they’re a favorite as a party platter dipper, and they can be cooked several ways: baked, braised, grilled, steamed or sautéed. Nutritionally, the bell pepper is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and . . .
What Are Phytochemicals?
There’s no doubt that fruits and vegetables offer many positive health benefits. There have been plenty of studies to prove this. And today, there are even more studies being conducted that show fruits and vegetables play an even greater role in maintaining better health than ever proved before.
Fruits and vegetables, and additional plant foods like . . .
How to Stock a Refrigerator and Freezer with Healthier Foods
Have you ever opened your refrigerator or freezer only to find jars of salsa and cheese dip, leftover pizza, cans of soda, and TV dinners? It’s not always easy keeping only healthy foods on hand, especially if you’re single and you eat out a lot. But if you do cook at home, there are healthier . . .