Healthy Foods

Healthy Foods: Eggs

Every time I’m dining with someone and they order an egg dish and ask that it be made with egg whites, I’m shocked. It’s not going to taste anywhere near as good as it would with the yolk but, most importantly, they are stuck on old information dating back decades to when doctors and scientists didn’t really understand cholesterol. Doctors and scientists assumed that high cholesterol foods were the source of high cholesterol in... Read More ››

Healthy Foods: Ginger

Alright, I have to admit that one of my favorite sodas is Reed’s Ginger Brew. Actually, I prefer the Extra Ginger Brew. So it was great to learn that ginger is an essential ingredient in most every Ayurvedic tincture as it is known to enhance the healing benefits of other herbs. This is not to say that it doesn’t offer enough benefits on its own accord. Ginger contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese,... Read More ››

Healthy Foods: Honey

The ancients called honey “nectar of the gods” and revered it for its natural sweetness and many healing qualities. While honey is mostly composed of carbohydrates and water it also contains vitamins, minerals, beta-Carotene, antioxidants, enzymes and other substances that act as prebiotics and help to keep the bifidobacteria in the GI tract (the good bacteria) flourishing. It’s good for digestive problems such as diarrhea, hyperacidity and stomach ulcers as well as most cold... Read More ››

Healthy Foods: Olive Oil

Though you may like the taste of bread dipped in olive oil, have you ever hesitated because you’ve thought it can’t be good to eat all that oil? If so, hesitate no more, extra virgin olive oil boasts many surprising health benefits and is considered a super food for the heart. Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a high concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids, in particular oleic acid, as well as polyunsaturated and saturated fats.... Read More ››

Healthy Foods: Parsley

Yes, it makes that dish so much more attractive but please don’t discard it! Instead start adding it as one more green in your spring mix salad. Add it to your potato salad, chicken salad and about any dish you want. Oh yes, let me tell you why! Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C (more than in citrus fruits) and vitamin K. It’s got folate (folic acid), beta carotene, vitamin... Read More ››

Healthy Foods: Pineapple

Beyond the typical benefits common to fresh fruits high in antioxidants, pineapple has an additional enzyme, bromelain, that is a natural anti-inflammatory. Bromelain contains a group of protein-digesting enzymes that are excellent for the intestinal tract and aid with digestion. The anti-inflammatory benefits make it highly effective in healing sports-related injuries, sprains and bruises as well as reducing arthritis symptoms and post-operative swelling. Pineapples are excellent sources of Vitamin C and manganese. Vitamin C... Read More ››

Healthy Foods: Quinoa

Grown and cultivated for thousands of years high in the Andes, quinoa is the seed from a plant closely related to spinach and chard. So while technically not a grain, it is often called a supergrain. It was the staple food for Incan warriors. Quinoa is highly nutritious and supplies complex carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, calcium, riboflavin, Vitamin B6, naicin, thiamin, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc and copper. It is also a complete protein as it... Read More ››

Page 2 of 212