Most athletes and health-conscious people follow a nutritious, whole foods diet, which is one of several steps essential to ridding the body of metabolic build-up — that is, the by-products the body accumulates during times of high stress, especially physical stress. Add to this, all the toxins that get into the body through soil and […]
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Are you one of the many people who say organic food costs too much and that’s why you don’t buy it? Consider this: the way food is grown, processed, and distributed affects both variety and quality (color, taste, nutrient density). In turn, the quality of the food affects our health. Conventional farms use antibiotics, subsidized […]
Canning is a fun way of providing your family with nutritious food from your garden all year round. The key to optimal flavor and safety of your canned/preserved foods is attention to your processing and storage methods. There are many approaches to canning and preserving food based on the type of food (root vegetable, leafy […]
With this tasty pizza recipe you have a variety of options for dough and toppings. Caramelized onions and basil are essential for this recipe’s flavor profile. Mushrooms and spinach are nutritious to include, while artichoke, sliced tomato, and bell peppers offer unique flavor and color. For dough, make your own (our favorite option), or purchase […]
This is a simple, delicious twist on a crispy granola recipe. While we love the pistachio-date combination, you can shake up this recipe with your favorite nuts and seeds and dried fruit (such as Goji or Acai Berry). Also, if you prefer, you can use maple syrup instead of honey. Serves: 12 (2/3 cup) Prep […]
Magnesium is well-known for the role it plays in the structure and function of nerves and muscle tissue. And it’s absolutely essential for nearly every chemical reaction that takes place in the body. Additionally, when you put your body through the demands of a rigorous workout or a physically demanding job (such as construction crews […]
Most of us are familiar with macronutrients – protein, carbs and fat – the building blocks of a nutritious diet. But do you know that phytonutrients (chemical substances that give plants their vibrant colors) play an important role in your diet because of the ways they support good health and help prevent illness? Plants produce […]
Maca root (Lepidium meyenii Walp) is a cruciferous root vegetable prized by the indegenous Andean people as a remedy for stress, improving energy, and enhancing libido in men and women. Popularly known as “Peruvian Ginseng,” Maca is in a class of herbs known as adaptogens, which help the body adapt to physical and mental demands. […]
Bilberry and Blueberry: They’re both blue. They’re both tasty. And they’re both good for you. But compared to the blueberry, wild-grown European bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) are more intensely sweet and have much more delicate, deep indigo-colored skins. Bilberry fruit contains potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Particular attention is on the fruit’s anthocyanoside (aka anthocyanidins). These […]
Here’s an interesting fact: one medium sweet potato provides 100% of your daily needs for Vitamin A, as well as a healthy dose of vitamin C, several of the B vitamins, plus the minerals potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc. That’s one powerful potato! But that’s not all… Sweet potato is also abundant in antioxidants, […]
The evidence is compelling: Exercise is the prescription for a healthy life – it aids in the prevention of chronic disease, enhances brain and nervous system function, and helps us manage stress at every age. Exercise is so potent for our well-being that many medical organizations are educating physicians about the proper type and frequency […]
Part of a family of substances called retinols, Vitamin A is important to our overall health and, specifically, our skin, immune system, and eyes. When hearing about Vitamin A, most people think of carrots. It’s important to know that Vitamin A can be acquired from both plant and animal sources of food, and the source […]