Nutrition

Great Health Benefits from Berries and Pomegranates

Berries and cherries

Excerpted from End of Dieting: How to Live for Life* by Joel Fuhrman, MD. © 2014 HarperOne, reprinted by permission. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are vibrantly colored with antioxidant phytochemicals, and they are some of the highest antioxidant foods in existence. The deep red, blue, and purple pigments of berries are produced by anthocyanins, which are concentrated in the skins of the fruits. more→

image_pdfimage_print

Every Woman’s Favorite Weight-Loss, Cancer-Prevention Diet

Green Vegetables and leafy greens

Contributed by Racheal L. Whitaker, M.D, excerpted from Rethink Food: 100+ Doctors Can’t Be Wrong.* My gastric reflux was so bad it would wake me at night. I had been having episodes of reflux off and on for years, and accepted it as par for the course. As a doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, I knew the rules—typical foods to avoid (coffee, citrus foods, alcohol) as well as the medications to take. However, despite following these guidelines my discomfort and symptoms only worsened.  more→

image_pdfimage_print

Animal Protein vs. Plant-Based Protein

Beans, lentils, and nuts in bowls

Excerpted from Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free* by Joel Fuhrman, @2011 HarperOne, reprinted by permission.The nutrition-related educational materials used in most schools have been provided “gratis” by the meat, dairy, and egg industries for over seventy years. Those industries have successfully lobbied and influenced the government, resulting in favorable laws and subsidies—and resulting in advertising propaganda being fed to every child. They have been selling the mistaken idea that we need meat, dairy, and eggs in order to be properly nourished. We have thus been programmed with incorrect and dangerous information. more→

image_pdfimage_print

Maca – Ancient Peruvian Superfood

Maca powder and root

By Paul E. Maca is a herb native of the high Andes of Bolivia and Peru for thousands of years. Maca is a member of the cruciferous family of plants. The plant is considered a member of the species Lepidium meyenii; it is a distant relative of the tuberous root vegetable radish. The Maca plant produces leaves that grow close to the ground and the plant produces a small, off-white flower. more→

image_pdfimage_print

Vegan Running: What to Eat and How to Do It

marathon runners

Running—whether for a purpose or for sport—can be intense on the body, and such intensity comes the demand for fuel; in other words, nutrition. Whether you’re running track in high school, or competing in a major San Diego Marathon such as the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, the task of proper fueling can be quite daunting. This is especially true for those in the vegan community who do not rely on traditional dietary staples such as lean meats and fish. more→

image_pdfimage_print

Top Health Benefits of Quinoa

This article is courtesy of The Whole Grains Council and Oldways.

Quinoa Offers Antioxidants for Gluten-Free Diets
Researchers suggest that adding quinoa or buckwheat to gluten-free products significantly increases their polyphenol content, as compared to typical gluten-free products made with rice, corn, and potato flour. Products made with quinoa or buckwheat contained more antioxidants compared with both wheat products and the control gluten-free products. Also of note: antioxidant activity increased with sprouting, and decreased with breadmaking. (Food Chemistry, March 2010; 119 (2): 770-778.)

more→

image_pdfimage_print

7 Great Uses for Lemons, In and Out of the Kitchen

Fresh lemons on table

Article contributed by BeWellBuzz. Fruity lemons from the earth also offer a sweet cacophony of healing benefits. From its essence to the rind to the juice the entire fruit can be a treasure for your wellness if you know what’s inside. Play with these remedies, and let us know of your favorites.

more→

image_pdfimage_print

Turmeric’s Amazing Health Benefits

Fresh and ground Turmeric

This article was contributed by BeWellBuzz. Recent research has led to the knowledge that Turmeric is one of nature’s wonders when it comes to health benefits. Known best as spice and coloring agent in Indian curry powder, the qualities of turmeric has not enjoyed much attention until a few years ago when researchers noted that certain diseases prevalent in the Western world were rarely diagnosed in India where it had been used for thousands of years.  more→

image_pdfimage_print