HEMP SEED – An amazing healing food with Anti-Inflammatory Omegas.

Hemp Seed Healing abilities of Hemp seed: This incredible Cannabis sativa plant is filled with a wealth of healthy nutrients.  While you won’t get any type of high from this plant it is power packed with nutrition.  Hemp seeds have a perfect omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio, which is ideal for anti-inflammatory properties.  These…

Superfoods Beets – Super Healthy Antioxidant Rich Food

Credit: Getty Images Beets Why they’re super: Beets are loaded with antioxidants and have been found to protect against cancer, heart disease, and inflammation. Naturally sweet and full of fiber and vitamin C, beets make a delicious and nutrient-packed addition to any meal. How to enjoy them: Try finely grated raw beets in your salads…

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…

Healing Properties of Aloe

Healing Foods Aloe The beneficial properties of this medicinal plant go more than skin deep If you’ve ever squeezed the gel from an aloe vera leaf onto a burn, you’ve experienced the topical benefits of this common plant. Aloe’s healing properties extend to internal ailments as well. Aloe juice, derived from the fleshy pulp inside…

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….

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…

Healing with Turmeric

Healing Foods Turmeric This beautiful gold hued earthy spice aids in digestive health while delivering strong anti-inflammatory health benefits. Turmeric is a common spice used and seen most frequently in indian dishes. Turmeric goes way back and has been used in many ancient Ayurvedic treatments for all types of arthritis, and digestive issues. The healing…

Improving School Lunches & What You Can Do To Make A Difference

5 Ways Parents Can Improve School Lunch Practical advice from Mrs. Q By Sarah Wu Three years of working for Chicago public schools wasn’t enough for me to notice what was happening in the cafeteria; I actually had to eat the food to realize the enormity of the problem. So as “Mrs. Q,” I ate…