Why Those Who Eat Slower May Have Better Waistlines

Eating quickly may not only cause an upset stomach. It may also increase your risk for developing some life-threatening diseases.

Have Fun with Fennel: Your Health May Thank You

Fennel is one of those “fancy foods” I was intimidated to cook. I usually limit eating it to when I go out to eat at a nice restaurant. This aromatic herb looks like a ‘tribrid’ between an onion, celery and carrot tops.

Cranberries Trump All the Other Berries in Antioxidants

Cranberries are native to North America. They were reportedly called “crane berries” by pilgrims because of the cranberry flower’s resemblance to the head and bill of a crane. Pilgrims and other early settlers ate cranberries to help fight off scurvy. Native Americans are reported to have used cranberries for a variety of reasons, including for wound medicine and dye.

Cinnamon. No Wonder it Used to Be the Spice of Kings

With the holidays quickly approaching, I can already smell the cinnamon in the air. Many of us have this aromatic spice in our spice cabinet but rarely use it until holiday festivities begin.

Get a Little Nutty with Walnuts

Recently, I decided to make banana bread and the recipe called for walnuts. So I went to my local market to purchase some, and ended up bringing home more than I needed for the recipe. I was always aware of the health benefits of nuts, in general, but never really explored the benefits of walnuts. As a result, I did some research.

Why There is No Such Thing as A Bad Apple

The apple is probably one of the most popular fruits. You can find them in most grocery stores you visit. This delicious, crunchy fruit comes in more than 2,000 varieties: Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp and Granny Smith to name a few.

The Benefits of Black Beans Will Blow You Away

Reportedly, the average American eats around 193 pounds of beef, pork and/or chicken each year. This is the equivalent to nearly four pounds of meat per week.

Make It Spicy! An Unusual Approach to Lowering Your Blood Pressure

It’s very easy to lose track of how much sodium you consume on a daily basis, especially if you eat processed foods. ”More than 75 percent of the sodium we eat comes from processed foods like canned soups, lunch meats and frozen dinners,” according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

Those Food Allergies May Be More Important Than You Think

According to the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), a food allergy is a medical condition where exposure to a food triggers a harmful immune response. The immune response is referred to as an allergic reaction, ”because the immune system attacks proteins in the foods that are normally harmless.”

It’s Time for Thyme!

Cooking healthy meals at home is a great way to be proactive about your overall health. But with time limitations and hectic schedules, you may feel limited in what you cook and feel like you are preparing the ‘same old’ bland food all the time.

Name Your Sweetener. One of Ours is Stevia!

If your doctor has told you to stay away from sugar or maybe you are just trying to watch your calorie intake, you may have looked into alternative ways to sweeten your morning cup of coffee or tea.

The Secret to Raising Healthy Kids Starts in the Kitchen

The incidence of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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