Superfood Avocados – Nutrient-Packed foods for Health

Credit: Getty Images Avocados Why they’re super: Just one half of a medium-size avocado contains more than 4 grams of fiber and 15% of your recommended daily folate intake. Cholesterol-free and rich in monounsaturated fats and potassium, avocados are also a powerhouse for heart health. How to enjoy them: Use avocados as the base for…

Superfood Apples – Foods For Health & Wellness

Credit: Getty Images Apples Why they’re super: Apples are the richest fruit source of pectin, a soluble fiber that has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, decrease the risk of colon and breast cancers, and maybe even lessen the severity of diabetes. How to enjoy them: Try throwing a few slices on your…

Superfood Alfalfa Sprouts – Nutrient-Packed Foods For Wellness

Credit: Getty Images Alfalfa sprouts Why they’re super: One cup of alfalfa sprouts has less than 10 calories, is virtually fat-free, and contains phytochemicals called saponins, which may protect against cancer and help lower cholesterol. How to enjoy them: Enjoy their fresh, earthy crunch in salads or sandwiches, or atop a lean turkey or veggie…

Flaxseeds

Healing Foods Flaxseeds Inside these tiny kernels are big health benefits: digestive comfort, vascular health, maybe even cancer deterrence The seeds of the flax plant are in the research spotlight. Because of their fiber, ground flaxseeds have shown promise as a treatment for constipation and irritable bowel syndrome, lessening symptoms significantly more than psyllium fiber….

Portion Control Plates

Vegetarian Blog | Veg Daily Blog  January’s Find: Pretty Portion Control Plates By Jolia Sidona Allen January 16, 2013 January is prime time for reinventing ourselves. New year, new me: sounds simple, right? This year, I resolved to eat cleaner—and less, exercise more, kick caffeine, read more books (OK, read more e-books), and floss every…

A Healthy New You for 2013! Reach For the STARS!

2013 New Food Resolutions Top nutrition experts offer a healthy resolution a day to keep the doctor (and unwanted pounds) away This new year, how would you like to inspire someone—maybe a friend, a family member, or even a stranger—to eat more healthfully? You have the power to do just that, and it can start…

Brought to us by VT Healing Foods Quinoa Swap this protein-packed grain for others to get a balanced meat-free meal and heart-healthy antioxidants Now recognized as the world’s most nutritious grain, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has been cultivated in the Andes Mountains for more than 5,000 years. As a whole grain, this seed-like South American fruit…

Healing foods – Kale

Brought to us by VT Healing Foods Kale Warding off cancer, vascular disease, and eye disorders, spinach’s curly edged cousin is a low-calorie antioxidant heavyweight Chock-full of essential nutrients, such as calcium, folate, potassium, fiber, iron, and vitamins A (in the form of beta-carotene), C, and K, kale provides more nutritional value from fewer calories…