Potatoes are the most consumed vegetable. Yes, they are technically a vegetable but are more nutritionally similar to starches.
Saffron is like the Rolls-Royce of spices. It is one of the most expensive spices in the world by weight. This luxurious spice is derived from the flower Crocus sativus, a beautiful purple flower, more commonly known as the ‘saffron crocus.’ Reportedly, it takes about 1,000 flowers to produce just one ounce of saffron! That’s why it may cost you $10 to $13 dollars per gram.
For as far back as many of us can remember, doctors and health experts have recommended eating white meat, such as chicken, instead of red meat if we wanted to control our cholesterol levels. This advice was reinforced by the poultry industry, well-known and respected nutritionists, research institutions and even the government!
It’s widely known that eating healthily may have a positive impact on mental health. In fact, there is a whole discipline dedicated to the treatment of mental illness through diet. It’s called nutritional psychiatry or nutritional therapy.
Learning what nutrients you need and the amounts can be overwhelming and confusing. To give you some basics, there are six essential nutrients you need to stay healthy. These nutrients are water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. In addition, there are 16 essential minerals and 13 essential vitamins we all need for our bodies to function properly and stay healthy.
We’ve published numerous articles over the past several years about the impact diet and nutrition can have on reducing the risk of developing diseases, including certain cancers. There are links between diet and cancers such as lymphoma, brain, prostate and breast cancer (among other types of cancer). This supports the claim that what you eat has a direct impact on every aspect of your health, including your body’s ability to resist certain cancers.
Horseradish is not exactly what I would call your “everyday condiment.” In fact, most people consume it pretty rarely - perhaps in a Bloody Mary or paired with a reuben sandwich.
We all need the nutrients found in broccoli for proper body functioning and our wellbeing. Broccoli contains nutrients, such as fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A and folate. These nutrients are necessary to help our bodies fight off diseases such as depression, dementia, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
If you are like me, you don’t have alfalfa in the produce drawer of your refrigerator. But that is about to change, because I discovered the potential health benefits of this plant.
Popular sparkling water brand LaCroix recently debuted a new flavor: hibiscus. And according to one report, some people were pretty disappointed and hoping for a flavor more on the lines of watermelon or strawberry lemonade.
Lately, my husband has been bringing home lots of blood oranges. In the past, he would bring home regular oranges such as Valencia or Navel oranges. And when I inquired why the change, his response was simply that blood oranges are good for my health. So I decided to give them a try. And let’s just say, I’m glad I did! Now when I visit my local farmers’ market, I purchase blood oranges.
Stress can be one of the biggest hurdles when it comes to successfully maintaining our health.
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