Tag: natural foods

A New Take on Yogurt

Yogurt has gone from a natural foods niche to a staple in the refrigerators of most Americans. A few years ago we were introduced to Greek yogurt, in which the watery whey is removed by straining, leaving a creamier, thicker yogurt with higher protein and lower sugar content. After that,

5. Maximum Nutrition, Minimal Fuss

Who’s Cooking?
Hands down, when it comes to getting the many different nutrients needed to support physical activity and good health, eating whole foods in forms close to nature trumps eating foods processed in a factory. Unfortunately, as a nation people are cooking less and relying more on packaged convenience foods,

Q&A: Blueberries; Additives; Beet Greens; Calcium

Q. It’s not always convenient to eat fresh blueberries. How do frozen and dried blueberries compare in nutrition and brain benefits?
A. Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD, of Tufts’ HNRCA Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory, has researched the brain benefits of blueberries and their anthocyanin compounds. She says, “Frozen berries do not lose their

2. Eating To Beat Disease

When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting

High-Energy Diet: 5 Ways to Fuel Your Body

High-Energy Diet: 5 Ways to Fuel Your Body

Our bodies, as many say, are like cars; they need the right kind of fuel to run well. That means an energy diet that provides the proper vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to keep your strength steady throughout the day.
You may already adhere to a high-energy diet. But if you find

A Lot of Bang in Buckwheat

The folklore. The name buckwheat may not sound very exotic, yet it’s the primary ingredient of many traditional dishes around the world—Russian blinis, French crepes (galettes), and Japanese soba noodles, to name a few. Americans adore their buckwheat pancakes too. This fruit seed has been feeding the world for 8,000

Ethical Eating

You’ve likely seen fair trade seals on foods, such as bananas, chocolate, and coffee, and wondered what they mean. These labels can help you make purchases that protect the wellbeing of the planet and those who produce its food. Additionally, use of these labels typically forbids the use of genetically

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