It’s spring time, and asparagus is now in season. You are likely most familiar with green asparagus, but this delicious, crunchy veggie also comes in purple and white. And there are up to 300 species of asparagus around the world.
Meat is a major staple in the American diet. But many Americans are eating less meat or following a plant-based diet. Recent data suggests that six percent of Americans now identify as vegan.
We send our kids to school, hoping that they will attain the skills and knowledge they need to become successful, thriving and healthy adults. But our schools historically have not exactly received an A+ rating for providing healthy information and meals. And kids will have difficulty being truly successful as adults if they don’t have the tools and information to stay healthy.
Do you remember when coconut oil became one of the most popular “health foods” on the market? People could not seem to get enough of this supposed miracle oil!
Okra is one of those vegetables that many people may not know about. Many claim it originated in Ethiopia and was introduced to Europeans and Americans during the transatlantic slave trade. Some also say the Egyptians were the first to cultivate okra, in the basin of the Nile.
Who doesn’t like raspberries? They taste great, and they are beautiful in color.
Peas and carrots just go together. You might recall Forrest Gump describe his unbreakable friendship as follows: “Jenny and me was like peas and carrots.”
Recently, a very good friend of mine who is about 60-years-old told me her blood test came back showing excessive vitamin B12.
Every two years, we are graced with the world's best athletes competing and battling it out for athletic supremacy and national pride. The athletes who performed in the Winter Olympics, which ended a few days ago, were no different.
When it comes to the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) in golf, Tiger Woods is reported to have quipped that the only thing he’d expect a tour player to test positive for was a hangover. Unfortunately, while it may be true that golf, in general, has a lower incidence of PED use when compared to other sports, one leading trainer has estimated that up to half of the top 100 golfers have used or use PEDs,
When it comes to losing weight and being satisfied with the way our bodies look, whatever will help us achieve quick results and instant gratification is usually the most appealing. This may be part of the reason why an estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and Americans spend $33 billion each year on weight loss products.
They say you are what you eat. If this is true and you eat a lot of ultra-processed foods, you may be “cancerous.”
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