Mar 112014
 
March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and when it comes to nutrition–with new research coming in faster than ever–awareness couldn’t be more important. Nutrition information has never been more accessible than right now. With easy access to the Internet and other forms of social media, it only takes seconds to get advice. But not all the […]

Feb 252014
 
Sea Vegetables

These awesome veggies are chockfull of chlorophyll and dietary fiber and they lend a salty flavor to foods, which comes from a balanced combination of sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and many other trace minerals naturally found in the ocean.

Jan 212014
 
Coconut Oil

I have to say that I had a hard time swallowing that Coconut Oil was nutritious and healthy.  When I first started on my nutrition journey, fats–like Coconut Oil and many others–were considered unhealthy, and could contribute to heart disease. We now know that this isn’t true. In fact, Coconut oil is actually a heart-healthy […]

Jan 072014
 
What are Gogi Berries?

Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are nutritionally rich small, red, dried berries–a bit like a gourmet cranberry—and are making the leap from specialty online stores to your supermarket..  What is so nutritious and special about the Gogi berry that celebrities are now singing the praises of them, and calling them “fruit Viagra?”  Read more […]

Dec 172013
 
Ch-ch-ch-Chia

Sorry, I couldn’t help it.  But yes, these nutritious seeds are the very same seed of the infamous chia pets of Christmas’s gone by.  The ones with the green fur, or hair, sold in those charming and collectible clay pots.  Oy. I’m often hesitant about products that have virtual overnight success, but Chia seeds are […]

Dec 032013
 
The Beauty of Brussels Sprouts

As part of the cruciferous family of vegetables Brussels sprouts are packed with nutrition, but if you’re like me you probably remember the tasteless, mushy blobs we were forced to eat as kids.  Turned out one of my cousins was stashing these nutritious gems in a planter! Today you’re more likely to see Brussels sprouts […]

Nov 192013
 
The Best of Barley

Barley is a wonderfully nutritious and versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy texture. Its appearance resembles wheat berries, although it is slightly lighter in color, and is prepared similar to cooking rice. In other words, it’s easy—so there’s no reason why it can’t be a part of a nutritious […]