Health Benefits of Foods

Health benefits of apples

Health benefits of apples

For decades, apples have been the snack of choice for so many people, young and old. It is a sweet, zesty flavor, and is convenient enough to hold in your hand. The apple is always related to a popular belief that eating one a day can prevent visits to the […]

by July 15, 2013
Health benefits of apricots

Health benefits of apricots

When fresh apricots start showing up at the grocery store, we know summer is approaching. Dried apricots and canned apricots are available all year, but fresh apricots come into season around May to October. Apricots are orange colored fruits with skin described as velvety and smooth. Mix a peach and […]

by July 14, 2013
Health benefits of olive oil

Health benefits of olive oil

Olive oil has been recognized for many years as a healthy oil, full of important health benefits, healthy fats, and for good reason. It is often referred as: “Liquid Gold“. It is a favorite among Chefs, nutritionists and  is also a staple in the heart healthy Mediterranean diet. What makes […]

by July 12, 2013
Health benefits of kale

Health benefits of kale

Kale is a member of the cabbage family. It is a leafy green vegetable also known as Borecole.  There are several different varieties of kale: Popular varieties include “Curly”, “Dino” (also known as Lacinato), “Red Russian”, “Premier” to name a few. Kale is gaining a lot of attention these days: […]

by July 11, 2013
Health benefits of arugula

Health benefits of arugula

Arugula is one of the top choices for health. It is an herb with long leaves and packed with flavor. It looks very similar to lettuce and is part of the cruciferous vegetables, which are well known as nature’s potent multi-vitamins. Arugula makes a great choice for salad greens, because […]

by July 10, 2013
Health benefits of swiss chard

Health benefits of swiss chard

Swiss chard, part of the beet family, is very popular in the Mediterranean diet. It is also known as spinach-chard or silverbeet and is one of the most popular green leafy vegetables. Unlike most beets, chard is actually harvested for the leaves rather than the roots. Chard is a very nutritional vegetable […]

by July 9, 2013
Health benefits of avocados

Health benefits of avocados

Avocados are known most commonly as the main ingredient in guacamole. They are classified as a fruit and are rich in monounsaturated fat. They are also very high in potassium and can help balance your vitally-important potassium-to-sodium ratio. Avocados are fast becoming a superfood. Let’s have a look at some of the […]

by July 8, 2013
Health benefits of bananas

Health benefits of bananas

Everybody loves the sweet taste of bananas. They are one of the most portable, convenient, and healthy snacks one can think of.  Bananas are a close relative to the plantain, which is larger and darker. They make great additions to smoothies, yogurt, and are equally delicious frozen or fresh by themselves. Let’s […]

by July 7, 2013