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Preserve Nutrients in the Kitchen

Make the most of your superfoods by choosing preparation and storage methods that preserve their powerful vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.

Fresh is best, frozen is next. Fresh, ripe produce in season will usually be highest in nutrients—but you need to eat fruits and vegetables year-round, even in the middle of winter. Information … Read More

Are Chia Seeds Healthy?

Chia seeds are heating up on the "superfood" front due to their impressive nutrition profile. The seed known as the quirky sprout of Chia Pet fame has officially made a comeback, showing up in everything from beverages and snack foods to desserts and nutrition bars. Are chia … Read More

Allicin: Garlic’s Secret Weapon

If garlic isn’t a staple in your kitchen, you might consider making it one: Scientists are uncovering more layers of fascinating medicinal benefits related to this potent member of the onion (Alliaceae) family. With biblical references and a history that dates back to Ancient Egypt and the infamous Greek physician … Read More

5 Fascinating Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been highly prized since ancient times. You can find references to it in the Bible and on Egyptian papyri. And, at one time in ancient Rome, cinnamon was considered more precious than gold. In fact, this little spice was so treasured that wars were fought over it. Today, … Read More

Healthy Eating Plan: How to Get Back on Track

To gain the most health rewards from your diet, prepare the bulk of your foods yourself. By doing your own cooking and putting some thought into a healthy eating plan, you can control what goes into your food and what doesn't.
Fast-food establishments and even upscale restaurants typically … Read More

Cauliflower Nutrition 101

For the common vegetable cauliflower nutrition and health benefits are sadly under-recognized and underappreciated. While its nutritional reputation may pale in comparison to that of broccoli and its other cruciferous cousins, cauliflower is actually a nutritional powerhouse. This low-calorie, low-carb, high-fiber food, much like the other cruciferous … Read More

Non-Toxic Acne Care

Acne vulgaris is characterized by skin lesions on the face, upper chest, and/or back involving blockage and/or inflammation of hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous glands. Acne has typically been regarded as a teenage condition, but it is now occurring in younger children and is becoming more prevalent in adults, … Read More

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy?

In my opinion, a salad is not complete without nuts or seeds sprinkled on top. I love to keep a bag of sunflower seeds in the pantry to for this very purpose; my nightly salads are infinitely more delicious with sunflower seeds, which add a rich flavor and a nice … Read More

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