February is Heart Awareness Month

This month is Heart Awareness Month and a great time to talk about keeping your heart healthy through diet and lifestyle.  With Cardiovascular disease, heart disease and stroke being the leading cause of death in the United States according to the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, we want to be sure you know…

Orange Foods For Health

Eating Orange Foods For the Health Benefits Credit: Andrew McCaul Power up with orange Orange and yellow foods like sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, squash, cantaloupe are loaded with healthy carotenoids like beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A that boosts your immune system.

Make Eating Colorful Easy

Eat By Color By Melissa Roberts Health Magazine Colorful Produce For a More Nutritious You Eat bright colored foods If you’re looking for an easy way to optimize your diet, go for color. Fruits and veggies of all shades contain phytonutrients—plant compounds that work together to protect your health. “These phytonutrients include antioxidants like carotenoids…

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…

12 Low Fat Snacks

12 Snacks You Can Eat All Day Kindly shared with us by Brooke Mclay With the Winter Blues quickly turning into Bikini Season Blahs, it’s easy to want to bump up your bodyliciousness. That can be hard to do after an entire season of comfort food eating, snacking whenever you want, and hiding that unwanted…

Saffron

Saffron has been around since the eighth century, and its major exporter is spain.   Saffron is very costly selling for as much as $50 per ounce because it takes 200,000 dried stigmas from over 70,000 flowers to produce just one pound.  A very little bit goes a long way as it is a very potent…

Basil

Basil This herb is a medicinal herb as well as a sweet and pungent culinary seasoning.  Basil is most familiar in its widely used Italian cuisine, most often used in tomato based dishes.  It is very complimentary to many foods including meats, poultry, salads, soups and side dishes.  Basil is great for enhancing the flavor…

Green Tea – Why drink it?

Green tea is a wonderfully uplifting and powerful drink with an array of powerful health benefits.  Green tea can be enjoyed both hot or iced.  Green tea leaves are hand picked and gently steamed to retain their delicate flavor, aroma and color and mostly served by loose tea or by tea bags.  Green tea does…

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…