Health Benefits of Foods

Health benefits of winter squash

Health benefits of winter squash

There’s something unique about winter squash that just feels like a comfort yet healthy food. Although it is used as a vegetable in cooking, it is technically considered a fruit. It is often used during the holidays in many dishes for its rich flavor. Let’s look at the health benefits […]

by November 30, 2013
Health benefits of sweet potatoes

Health benefits of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are in season from autumn to winter, which makes them perfect foods for the holidays. They can also be enjoyed year around. Let’s look at their health benefits. Antioxidant rich: Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, which gives them their orange hue, and […]

by November 16, 2013
Health benefits of prunes

Health benefits of prunes

Dried plum fruits are called dried plums or prunes. It is any of various plum cultivars, mostly Prunus domestica or European Plum. Prunes are highly nutritious fruits that are sold fresh and dried. They are sweet with a complex flavor, and have a sticky texture. The dried fruit is available year […]

by November 12, 2013
Health benefits of pine nuts

Health benefits of pine nuts

Pine nuts are not actually nuts, but the seeds of the pinecone. These savory seeds have been used for years for their flavor and health benefits. They make a great healthy snack. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of pine nuts. Anti-aging: Because pine nuts are so rich […]

by November 8, 2013
Health benefits of persimmons

Health benefits of persimmons

Persimmons are a sweet autumn to winter fruit. Their colors can go from light yellow-orange to dark red-orange. This cold season fruit is packed with health benefits. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of persimmons. Cancer prevention: Persimmons are loaded with antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, and […]

by November 7, 2013
Health benefits of pecans

Health benefits of pecans

Pecans are one the most versatile nuts in flavor and in health benefits. The USDA recommends 4 to 5 servings of nuts per week, including pecans. They make a great convenient snack because there is no preparation involved. Just grab them and go! Let’s take a look at the health […]

by November 6, 2013
Health benefits of pumpkin seeds

Health benefits of pumpkin seeds

When you start seeing pumpkins, you know that fall is here. It is time to start carving pumpkins, find Halloween costumes for the kids, and start looking forward to the holidays. Did you know that pumpkin seeds are filled with nutrition and health benefits? Let’s take a look at the […]

by October 17, 2013
Health benefits of figs

Health benefits of figs

There is nothing like a fresh, juicy fig to delight your taste buds. Because the fig season is so short, fresh figs are hard to find. Fortunately, they are often sold dried and are available throughout the year. Let’s take a look at the benefits of figs. Blood pressure: Many […]

by October 16, 2013