Recently, a 39-year-old pastor in Mozambique named Francisco Barajah died after going without food or water for 25 days! Pastor Barajah was attempting to complete the 40 day fast Jesus was said to have done, according to the Bible. Reportedly, Barajah’s digestive organs failed by the time he received medical aid. He also had acute anemia. They tried to rehydrate him, but it was just too late. He lost so much weight that he couldn’t even stand.
People really need to know what they are eating when they consume fast food. To give you some perspective: A Quarter Pounder with Cheese is 510 calories, 26 grams of fat and a whopping 1190 mg of sodium. An order of large fries is 500 calories, 25 grams of fat and 350 mg of sodium. A large Coke is 310 calories and 86 grams of sugar
During a recent vacation to Jamaica, I was served cassava dumplings with my entree one night at dinner. I then located an article about cassava flour and became very intrigued, because I never thought that cassava, a root vegetable, would transform into a flour.
Knowing how to eat is just as (if not more) important as knowing what to eat. I think it’s pretty much common knowledge that whole, unprocessed foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are far more healthier than nutrient-void, processed foods. I do, however, believe that many are unaware of how important it is to also know how to properly portion certain plant-based foods.
Believe it or not, persimmons are actually berries despite being around the same size and color as a tangerine. The options for how to eat and incorporate persimmons into your holiday celebrations are practically endless.
I try my best to provide healthy, plant-forward dinners for my husband and 15-month-old son as much as possible. It’s not always easy, and I know many people can relate to this whether they are cooking just for themselves or their families. My biggest struggle is falling into a rut (really, broccoli again?!) or not knowing what to cook for dinner (enter feeling defeated and succumbing to take-out).
‘TikTok made me do it,’ is a popular phrase these days whether it’s an excuse for buying too many clothes on Amazon or trying out the latest gadget that went viral on this highly influential social media platform. It’s no surprise that people are turning to TikTok for Thanksgiving recipe ideas this year. I came across a recent article called ‘25 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes That TikTok Users Are Freaking Out Over.’
Recently, consumers speculated that the popular $1.50 hot dog and soda combo would increase in price due to inflation. It makes sense considering that a few months ago the price of Costco food court’s chicken bake increased from $2.99 to $3.99 “and its 20-ounce soda rose by 10 cents to 69 cents,” according to an CNBC report from July. Shoppers, however, can “rest assured” that the hot dog and soda combo will not go up a single penny.
Phosphorus is not really talked about much compared to other minerals such as potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium. Nevertheless, phosphorus is still a mineral we all need. Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in the body (calcium is the first) and is mostly found in bones and teeth.
A 54-year-old neurologist by the name of Valter Longo said that he plans to live to 120 by following what he calls the longevity diet. Normally, I would gloss over such claims, however, check out this man’s accolades! Dr. Vongo is also author of the The Longevity Diet (a book published in 2016).
On a recent trip to my local farmers market, I came across an interesting looking piece of produce. It was a vibrant purple color, about the size of an orange and had lush leaves sprouting from the top. If a beet had a baby with a cabbage, to me this is what this plant would have been.
Fall is the perfect time to eat root vegetables such as carrots, beets and potatoes. They are earthy, hearty and great for making soups. Another root veggie I plan on adding into the rotation is the parsnip.
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