Tips for buying Summer Squash

When buying summer Squashes be sire to find small firm squashes.  You want to look for zucchinni or summer squashes that are under six inches.  Squash is freshest when its is bright with a glossy skin. Avoid the nicks and bruised squash as it is likely to begin decaying. Storing Summer Squash: The best way…

Purple Power Foods – Are you getting enough of these?

Purple foods are very important as they are packed with higher levels of antioxidant anthocyanins which help you bolster the immunity and help prevent sickness and disease.  Purple foods are  power packed with nutrients and essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you haven’t been getting enough purple foods in your diet try your best…

Root Vegetable – Red Crimson Beets – Power Vegetable

Beets are incredible root vegetable most commonly seen in the purple color.  Beets have been found to have incredibly high cancer-fighting potential. The betacyanin in beets which gives them their beautiful crimson purple color, have been proven to be a wonderful cancer fighting agent, especially when it comes to cancer of the colon.  Diets rich…

Artichokes

Artichokes are hearty vegetable that have a thorny exterior with spiky outer leaves that protect the tender inner heart. The nutritional and antioxidant properties they have are great natural aids in preventing heart disease, cancer and birth defects. Artichoke hearts have some of the highest level of antioxidants amongst all vegetables. The antioxidant level of…

Asparagus

Asparagus is a wonderful source of folate and potassium and happens to be very low in calories.  The stalks are rich in antioxidants providing many essential nutrients.  Foods rich in folate have been linked to reduce the risk of heart and cardiovascular disease.  Most recent research shows folate to be key in protecting against neural…

Exploring the nutritious sea vegetable Arame

Arame is a specie of seaweed most commonly seen in Japan and Japanese cuisine. Arame is super high in Calcium, Iodine and Potassium, but also has vitamin A.  Arame is also a great source of minerals. Typically seen in the states in a dried state, Arame quickly rehydrates in about 5 minutes or less when…

Raw Organic Kale

KALE: Dark Leafy Winter Greens…a great source of Nutrition Dark Leafy winter greens are highly nutritious and a great sources of antioxidants to get in this year.  Kale goes well in salads and in soups all year long.  My favorite variety is the Organic Italian Lacinato, aka Organic Lacinato Kale .  With many types of…