Anyone else wonder where the summer went? The melons and peaches are quickly being replaced by apples and pears. Which is cool, ‘cause I love the crunch of fresh apples too. But peaches...oh my, I will miss you.
Nutrition intervention studies have linked good skin health with higher vegetable and fruit intake. Although there are several components in veggies and fruits that could be working together to give your skin a boost (e.g. vitamin C + vitamin E), vitamin C status is closely linked with veggie and fruit intake.
Bottom Line: Eat cherries (and berries). Mostly because they are damn delicious. Oh, and they’re good for your heart.
I’m sure you’ve heard that eating lots of vegetables and fruits is good for your heart. A diet rich in vegetables and fruit is associated with several heart health benefits including reduced blood pressure, lower cholesterol, healthy weight management, and better blood sugar control.
Each veggie or fruit offers it’s own unique little package o...
Cover your ears (or eyes since you are reading?) rhubarb lovers. I’m about to make a confession you won’t like. Here goes…when I moved into our current home, I ripped out a giant patch of rhubarb that was taking over a corner of the yard. I swear that the patch was covering about 10 square feet of prime land.
I actually had to re-rip it out the next year, because that stuff is really hardy and determined. But, it was the rhubarb or the hot tub and, well, th...
For those of you on the 40 years + side...ever notice that articles on “boosting heart health” become a little more interesting as you get closer to (or beyond) fifty?
Two “must do” heart healthy habits featured in the articles are exercise and eating well. When it comes to eating well, one of the best things you can do for your heart is to eat a balanced diet, filled with vegetables and fruit.
For the most part, I’m a fan of eating whole veggies and fruit versus drinking your produce. Whole food is more satiating than the liquid version and you can drink a lot of calories pretty quickly if you go for the biggie-size cup.
Having said that, smoothies can be a fantastic way to jam a whole lot of goodness into one cup!
Take this Blueberry Blast Smoothie for example:
It’s packed with whole foods that provide nutrients that promote immune system healt...
The creamy Greek yogurt, chocolate-y goodness and hint of almond create a super scrumptious flavour combination that will have you wishing that double dipping wasn’t a faux pas. Serve with clementines, apple slices, bananas, strawberries, blackberries, pineapple – whatever fruit you love!