Many cultures use a variety of herbs and spices in their traditional foods; America is no different. Herbs and spices from plants—in addition to offering flavor and even food preservation power—amplify the health potential of every meal. You want healthy dinner ideas? The phytonutrients in spices and herbs have antioxidant,
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Herbs and spices have long been used for culinary purposes as well as medicinal reasons. But one herb in particular ranks high above the rest when it comes to lowering cholesterol naturally: oregano.
Oregano was first used by the ancient Greek physicians who prescribed it for a variety of ailments. In
Q. Can you advise me about a diet for the management of chronic kidney disease?
A. Jeanne P. Goldberg, PhD, Friedman School professor and director of the Nutrition Communication Program, responds: “A useful answer to your question would require considerably more information about your specific condition and that goes beyond the
The folklore. The sunny burst of ubiquitous yellow crookneck squash in gardens and farmers markets is a welcome sign of summer. Named for its curved neck, the yellow crookneck squash, which originated in Mexico, has been pleasing palates for over 10,000 years. It is a staple food for Native American
Beverages are often overlooked when discussing dietary patterns, but, just like food, they can have a significant impact on your health. A growing body of research reveals that beverage choice is far more important than we once thought. When you drink a beverage—even if it is rich in calories, sugar,
The foods you consume can make a significant impact on your health, and so can the beverages you drink. A growing body of research reveals that beverage choice is far more important than once thought. When you drink a beverage—even if it is rich in calories, sugar, fat, and/or fiber—your
Q. Does peeling fruits and vegetables result in significant nutrient loss? I’m wondering how much nutrition I might be losing if I peel foods like apples and potatoes.
A. The skins of fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients. However, peeling off the skin does not necessarily mean you are missing
Despite its vast history, the use of flax today remains a highly controversial issue. Some physicians have questioned if flax may actually be harmful… so harmful that it promotes the growth of certain cancers! So, is flax good for you or not?