I’ve already come clean about the fact that I really do not like the taste of broccoli. But I have started to try various ways to make it more tasty due to the myriad of health benefits this veggie may provide. And I recently learned that cruciferous vegetables, ones (including broccoli) that come from the plant family Cruciferae, may help with stroke and heart attack prevention.
In order to shed her baby weight, iconic singer Mariah Carey followed a “Purple Diet.” This diet only includes “lilac produce” such as grapes, certain berries, purple carrots, plums and eggplant.
You may not have ever heard of the ackee fruit, the national fruit of Jamaica. Ackee and saltfish is a traditional Jamaican dish and is actually a staple breakfast meal.
Passion fruit! Just the name of this fruit makes it enticing to eat.
Many people fail to realize that herbs like cilantro are not only great flavoring agents, but they are generally just as nutrient dense as the fruit and vegetables we eat.
Last year, a 67-year-old man poisoned himself by eating apricot kernels (the seeds of this fruit). He was in remission for prostate cancer but otherwise appeared healthy.
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.
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