The Folklore. If you don’t know jack—jackfruit, that is, it’s time you did! Jackfruit is the largest tree fruit in the world. A single jackfruit averages 35 inches long, 20 inches in diameter, and can weigh over 100 pounds! This southwest India native is a tropical fruit, cultivated around the
What is a sprouted grain? A sprouted grain has been soaked until it reaches germination, a process which enriches the grain by increasing nutrient levels and may also aid in ease of digestion when it is eaten.
One 34 g slice of Food for Life’s Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain bread
Who doesn’t want to be happy? Being happy and having a sense of well-being are desirable in and of themselves, of course, but the field of positive psychology is showing us that there is more to it than that. The happiest, most positive people also tend to be among the
Switching out some of the all-purpose flour in your bread, cake, cookie, and other recipes with whole-grain flour is a great way to improve your diet and health without having to change the foods you eat. You don’t even have to make the switch all at once. You could start
When it comes to memory problems, we tend to focus on the challenges of recalling information. But in many cases, the issue isn’t an inability to reach back for stored memories. The problem is that the information was never really learned in the first place.
Memory starts with learning, which requires
Where do the healthiest, oldest people in the world live? That’s what Dan Buettner, a National Geographic magazine reporter, wanted to know. About 15 years ago, he scoured demographic research studies and discovered there were five places where people lived exceptionally long and healthy lives. Dubbed as “Blue Zones,” they
In the 1980s and 1990s, Americans were told that eating less fat would reduce risk for cardiovascular disease and obesity. Why didn’t it work? Essentially, reducing total fat led to intake of more refined carbohydrates and less healthy fats, and both of these changes had negative health impacts.
Evolving Guidelines: Dietary
The Folklore. Kale has aged well. In its youth, some 4,000 years ago, kale grew wildly in the Mediterranean region before being cultivated by Greeks, Romans, and Europeans, who brought it to the Americas in the 16th century. It built a reputation as a hardy, easy to grow cold weather
Oatmeal has been a popular choice for a healthy breakfast in America for over 150 years, but our busy schedules these days often prevent us from preparing it in the traditional way. Food manufacturers addressed the issue in the 1960s by introducing instant oatmeal, which cut the cooking time to
Crackers come in a wide variety of flavors, from salty to sweet, to crunchy, nutty, and cheesy; however, just because they are crackers doesn’t mean they are healthy. For the healthiest ingredients, “Look for a cracker that is whole grain, baked, and low-sodium,” says Jenna Rosenfeld, a registered dietitian at