Superfood Flaxseed – A Powerful Antioxidant that Fights Disease

Credit: Getty Images Flaxseed Why it’s super: Not only does flaxseed lower blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack, but it is also a rich source of lignan, a powerful antioxidant that may be a powerful ally against disease and certain cancers, especially breast cancer. Just 2 tablespoons of ground seeds (which are…

Chia Seeds

A great VT article on Chia Seeds: What they do and how to use them to improve your overall health Healing Foods Chia Seeds The word is spreading fast of chia seeds’ rich supply of heart-healthful omega-3s Popular as a novelty product to the tune of Ch-ch-ch-chia!, the seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant are…

Papaya A Healing Food

Papaya A wonderful tropical fruit with amazing health and healing properties.  Enhancing digestion, calming inflammation, and aids in prevention of  heart disease and arthritis. Papaya is the only food source rich in the healing papain enzyme.  Papain is an an anti-inflammatory enzyme that breaks down proteins. Papain is wonderful for aiding digestion, easing burns and…

Extra Virgin Olive Oil For Cooking & Baking

Extra virgin olive oil adds a delicious character and depth of flavor and richness to any meal. If you haven’t been using the heart healthy oil consider using it in your cakes, cookies, and baked goods, as well.  If you are vegan it makes a perfect vegan cooking and baking oil. Olive oil has so many…

Black Currants

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK CURRANTS These amazing little black berries are power packed with high levels of vitamins, essential nutrients, as well as other healthy phytochemicals (polyphenols/anthocyanins).  The high level of phytochemicals have been linked to lowering inflammation, aiding the prevention of heart disease, cancer, microbial infections, as well as neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s…

A Healthy Snack: Exploring Dried Apple Rings

Dried apples are a healthy and nutritious snack.  They are easy to take on the go and provide a good amount of nutrition and fiber.  Be sure if you are buying dried fruits that you are picking up organic un-sulfured type.  There are many additional chemicals and additives that they like to add to dried…