Tag: rhubarb

Rally ‘Round Rhubarb!

The Folklore. Rhubarb pairs so perfectly with strawberries and other sweet fruits in tarts, jams, cobblers, and pies that it’s known as the “pie plant” and is often mistaken as a fruit. However, this ancient vegetable traces back to 2700 BC China, where it was used medicinally as a laxative

4 Rhubarb Health Benefits

4 Rhubarb Health Benefits

Studies show that the numerous rhubarb health benefits include preventing inflammation, helping digestive issues, treating chronic kidney failure, and fighting cancer.

4. Hydration

Why You Need Water
Without water, you can live only a few days. No other nutrient is as essential to the body. Between 45 and 75 percent of a person’s body weight is water. Water plays critical roles in your body, such as transporting nutrients, lubricating joints and body tissues, facilitating

Eat Your Reds (Veggies, That Is!)

Eating greens used to be synonymous with eating more vegetables. Today, eating a rainbow of vegetables is the mantra for healthy eating. Research continues to reveal the unique nutrients found in every color spectrum—green, red, yellow, orange, purple, white—but red vegetables received a nod from the USDA with the addition

Be Aware of Factors That May Affect Your Calcium Level

For healthy bones, it’s essential to get enough calcium from your diet and/or supplements (see Dr. Etingin’s column on page 1 for advice on the best calcium sources). However, it’s also important to consider factors that can inhibit calcium absorption or increase calcium excretion to make sure the calcium you

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

Eating to Protect Your Kidneys

Your kidneys work hard every day to filter out wastes from your bloodstream. Unfortunately, an estimated twenty million Americans have impaired kidney function, and many don’t even know it. Most people won’t progress to complete kidney failure, but kidneys that don’t work well raise the risk of high blood pressure,

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