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Superfoods Save Your Healthy Day


The July/August 2009 issue of Health magazine features a list of nine superfoods for women that provide alternatives to common nutrient-rich foods like blueberries and broccoli. Check out these options:
1. Kiwifruit: Instead of oranges, try these fruits also packed with vitamin C.
2. Mushrooms: If your attitude toward broccoli is similar to the first President Bush’s, […]

Are You Eating Enough Vegetables?


When it comes to covering all the recommended daily food groups and intake amounts, it can honestly be a challenge.  The US Department of Agriculture suggests nine 1/2-cup servings of fruit and vegetable servings a day.  That can be tough, but help is on the way.  The folks at FruitandVeggieGuru.com have put together a list […]

Yoplait: Yogurt That Eats Like Cake


Even though it seemed like an eternity to get to me, the three flavors arrived on my doorstep via a very curious delivery person.  Needless to say, I told her is was just yogurt and the James Bond like look quickly faded from her eyes.
I opened the package and put them in cold storage until […]

A is for Asparagus


How fabulous is spring? The warm weather, budding trees and longer days all make me happy, but I think that of all the great things about spring, asparagus is my absolute favorite.After months of gooey winter squash and carb-loaded dishes, I love the fresh crunch of lightly sauteed asparagus. It’s a tasty way to ease […]

Plain Old Fruit Never Tasted So Good


To be honest, I had quite the pessimistic attitude when I first came upon these little pouches of fruit by Peeled Snacks. Packaged dried fruit, so what is new? It is just dried fruit, so simple, no wow factor … but to my complete surprise so [counter] revolutionary.
I used to be an avid dried […]

Vegetarian Diet Linked To Higher IQ


Experts say that a vegetarian diet is healthier than an omnivorous one because of the excess of meat eaten by meat eaters. But now it appears that vegetarians may very well be smarter too. A study published by a Southampton University team appears to establish a link between higher than average childhood IQ and […]

A Berry Good Recommendation from Dr. Perricone


Sitting right up in the number one spot of Dr. Perricone’s top 10 superfoods is a relative newcomer to the U.S. market, the açaí berry. Harvested in Brazil, açaí pulp is rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), antioxidants, and fiber … and (I quote) “studies have shown that this little berry is one of the […]

Cancer Fighting Foods


Eating fruits and vegetables on a regular basis is certainly a terrific foundation to any diet, but it gets bumped up a notch when you’re consciously choosing foods that may decrease your risk of developing ovarian cancer, which happens to be the fifth-leading cancer killer among women.
Amping up your intake of low-fat, high-fiber foods, like […]

Snackable Superfood: Goji Berries


Some time ago I had my first sampling of goji berries from The Raw Bakery. Otherwise known as wolfberries, those little gems had a slight licorice bite combined with a nice dried raspberry-like backdrop. They weren’t overpowering by any means, but the flavor was intriguing. Though I definitely enjoyed this dried fruit variation, the price […]

Kumquats: Little Fruits with Big Flavor


I’m sure you remember your first date, your first concert, and if you’ve had one, your first kumquat. That’s because kumquats, like the popular kids’ candy, Pop Rocks, explode with tart flavor in your mouth. (But they’re much healthier than candy, or I wouldn’t be writing about them here.)
Kumquats are native to China, and their […]