Delicious & Nutritious Dates!

Dates are an amazingly nutritious fruit enjoyed all over the world. They are also very healthy loaded with vitamins and minerals, including potassium, and fiber.  In fact one  date fruit has 25% more potassium than a banana.  Dates are also naturally fat free, sodium free, and cholesterol free and make an incredible way to naturally…

Superfoods

Comments: Add | Read Credit: Istockphoto/Health What is a superfood? Though there is no legal or medical definition, superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and prolong life, and people who eat more of them are healthier and thinner…

Buying Healthy Bread

How to Buy Healthy Bread Not all loaves are created equal. Here’s what you need to know BY Rachel Dowd PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mike Lorrig Kate Hahn loves bread so much that on occasion her boyfriend has kept quiet after buying a loaf just to be sure there would be enough for lunch the next day….

Beautiful Blooming Tropical Hibiscus

This morning was a delightful treat.  Our tropical hibiscus that had been filled with green pods has just started blooming. If you are looking for a beautiful shrub to add gorgeous flowers to your yard then you may just want to plant these. They are very easy to care for and seem to do just…

The Whole Truth About Whole Grains

Article Provided by Bob’s Red Mill The whole truth about whole grains It’s amazing to think that something as simple as a whole grain can pack so much energy and vitality. Sure, they may look innocent enough from the outside, but the real magic lies within. Which leads us to one of the most common…

Whole Grains – What are they?

 Whole Grains What Are They? All grains begin as whole grains. Whole grains are the entire seed of a plant. The seed also referred to as a kernel has three key parts.  The bran, the germ, and the endosperm. The Bran The bran is the outer skin of the kernel, this tough protective layer keeps…

Sea Salt

Sea Salt All natural sea salt is made from purified pacific sea water by an all natural evaporation process.  It has a high sodium chloride content and contains all of the minerals that are usually refined out of standard earth salt.  Sea salt is excellent for the table and cooking use. Replace your standard salt…

Eating For Energy

Eating for Energy A balanced diet with carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals and trace elements will combat fatigue providing you with great energy. Coffee, alcohol, and nicotine rob the body of nutrients and hinder the ability of the body to absorb necessary substances naturally making you more tired.  Be sure to pick your foods intelligently to…

Eating for Energy

Eating for Energy A balanced diet with carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and trace elements naturally combat chronic fatigue.  Keep in mind the importance to healthy choices and good eating habits. Avoiding coffee, alcohol and nicotine will help you have more energy as they rob the body of important nutrients needed to produce energy.  These substances…

Healing properties of Cider Vinegar

Healing Properties of Cider Vinegar Cider vinegar contains many key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes, as well as valuable fruit acids.  Its unique properties make cider vinegar superior to other kinds of vinegar.  In fact, anyone suffering from excess stomach acid and heartburn should avoid wine vinegar and use cider vinegar to season food. …

Flax Seed

Flax seed is amazingly nutritious especially for being such a tiny seed.  Fiber, Lignans & Omega 3‘s are what make these seeds so special.  Flax are filled with vitamins and minerals while also providing antioxidants. Flax seed is very low in carbohydrates, which makes it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and…