If you’re in good health, there’s nothing wrong with giving in to a craving or treating yourself every now and then. But it’s even better if you can find healthy alternatives to junk foods you could be craving. And if you get really creative and enlist the help of the Internet, you may be surprised at what you find and come up with.
Apparently, drinking fresh celery juice is the hot, new health and weight loss trend of the New Year. And the person responsible for starting this trend is Anthony William, a self-proclaimed “Medical Medium.” At the age of four, Anthony reportedly told his family at the dinner table that his “symptom-free” grandmother had lung cancer. It turns out, he was right.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends consuming no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day. And for many adults, sodium intake should be no more than 1,500 mg.
Not very many of us know a lot about radicchio. It is one of those vegetables that seem to linger on the sidelines. You may have even accidently grabbed a head of it at the grocery store thinking it was red cabbage. But cabbage it is not. Radicchio is actually a type of leaf-chicory, as is Belgian endive.
It is estimated that more than two billion people globally have one or more nutrient deficiencies. A nutrient deficiency occurs when we fail to get adequate amounts of the six basic nutrients we need to remain healthy. And as I always like to reiterate, our bodies need a balanced amount of these nutrients to stay healthy.
Plant-based products are taking over grocery store shelves. From black bean burgers, veggie burgers and mushroom based patties, the variety of plant based ‘meat’ products can be dizzying.
According to a recent survey, many American children go days without eating a single vegetable! And sadly, statistics show that bad eating habits are affecting our children’s health. 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).
Corn is America’s crop, with more than 80 million acres of the gold stuff dotted all over our nation’s landscape. It has become a visual staple of picnic tables, movie night and supper time for decades now. Not to mention, the role corn played in the lives of Native Americans and the survival of settlers.
Many people love savory, salty foods like French fries. But we all know this is not the healthiest way to eat potatoes. One great alternative to standard fries is making oven-baked sweet potato fries at home. But if you want to get more adventurous in the kitchen, perhaps you should consider making jicama fries.
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.
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.
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