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…

Low-Calorie Antioxidant Kale

Kale is an amazing food and nutritionally it has a lot to offer.  You can eat a large bowl of kale as 1 packed cup is only 34 calories. Kale has a natural taste and is great in salads, soups, stews and more. Kale grows in its peak season from mid-winter through first weeks of…

Non Fat Creamy Goodness

Simple Healthy Snacks without a fuss. Take a container of Non Fat Greek Yogurt.  I like FAGE brand, your favorite will work perfectly.  Then top with delicious pomegranate gems separated from their husk.  Makes a non-fat delicious snack that is both sweet, tart and creamy good. Ingredients: 1 Container 32 oz+ Non Fat Greek Yogurt…

Healing Properties of ALOE

Aloe is known for its topical healing abilities, however, it does much more then treat skin topically.  Most people have used fresh aloe gel on a burn and experienced great relief. Aloe is a common plant that not only has healing abilities topically but also has an amazing ability to heal internally as well.  Aloe…

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…

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…

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…

Amazing Health Properties of Zucchini

Health Benefits of Zucchini There are many health benefits that zucchini and its summer squash family bring.  Zucchini has a delicious rich taste with a crisp texture.  Zucchini is a wonderful veggie that can easily compliment an array of culinary dishes. With the abundant health properties zucchini brings we should all try to bring it…

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…

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…