Forget the Bologna, Eat More Plants!

Bologna, like most processed foods, tends to do more harm than good. . . . → Read More: Forget the Bologna, Eat More Plants!

Watermelon and its Rind, Both Beneficial

Watermelon is a summer picnic/get together staple but did you know that it has amazing health benefits in both its delicious flesh as well as in the rind? Watermelon and its rind are excellent sources of vitamins A and C and are high in lycopene, a powerful anti oxidant and citrulline, an amino acid that is converted by the body into another amino acid called arginine. . . . → Read More: Watermelon and its Rind, Both Beneficial

“Y” is for Yellow Vegetables and Fruits

… if you drink an excessive amount of carrot juice, your skin may develop an orange color. . . . → Read More: “Y” is for Yellow Vegetables and Fruits

“S”trawberries

One cup of strawberries contains over 13% of the RDA of dietary fiber, yet only 43 calories. The dietary fiber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating. . . . → Read More: “S”trawberries

The Power of the Elderberry

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It is flu and cold season again and before you grab the nearest pharmaceutical, look to nature first. The Elder tree berries are truly one of nature’s wonder cures.

While the leaves, bark, roots and branches are toxic to humans (2), the berries provide essential “organic pigments, tannin, amino acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, sugar, rutin, viburnic . . . → Read More: The Power of the Elderberry

Orange Peels (Zest)

Orange peels are very beneficial to us, yet we usually just discard them in our trash bins or better yet, into our compost bins. But, our bodies can use them and benefit from them. . . . → Read More: Orange Peels (Zest)

Amazing Hot Chili Pepper

The Chili Pepper is a surprising food. It can help fight a cold, reduce bad cholesterol and prevent ulcers and even cancer. Chili Peppers contain a chemical called Capsaicin, which gives the peppers their heat. It also helps rid you of a stuffy nose when fighting a cold. Eating the peppers can help prevent high . . . → Read More: Amazing Hot Chili Pepper

Apples and Quercetin

The saying  ”An apple a day keeps the doctor away” maybe truer than we realize.  I have rediscovered a book that I bought several years ago.  The author and the her colleagues at Prevention created this book, The Doctors Book of Food Remedies.  The book was published in 1998, so there have been some new . . . → Read More: Apples and Quercetin

Superfood Pomegranates

Pomegranates are an interesting fruit with mythical ties. It has many health benefits that we know of and may contain more with further research. The juice itself contains a large amount of polyphenols and antioxidants, higher than other fruit juices, red wine and green tea. Research has shown that drinking Pomegranate juice can lower the . . . → Read More: Superfood Pomegranates

Superfood Plums

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Plums are one of my favorite summer fruits.  I usually forget about plums being prunes which are available when plums are not.  But we should not forget to eat this fruit all year round.  The plum is in the family Prunus domestica and related to peaches, nectarines and almonds.  Plums and prunes have a high . . . → Read More: Superfood Plums