Arrowroot - 7 Health Benefits You Probably Didn't Know About!

Arrowroot – 7 Health Benefits You Probably Didn’t Know About!

Lately I have been noticing there are some gluten free recipes and a number of food products that contain arrowroot powder or arrowroot flour. This piqued my interest and led me to investigate what arrowroot is all about. Is it healthy and gluten free, or is it an unhealthy ingredient used strictly as a filler? …read more

Matcha Tea - Is It Healthy or Just Another Fad?

Matcha Tea – Is It Healthy or Just Another Fad?

Are you wondering what Matcha Tea is all about? I certainly have been. It is something I have been seeing everywhere and hearing a lot about lately. Is it another health food fad or is there really something great about matcha tea? I decided to do some research and find out. What is matcha tea? …read more

Is Sorghum Healthy and Beneficial For Blood Sugar?

Is Sorghum Healthy and Beneficial For Blood Sugar?

Sorghum is a gluten free grain, but is it low glycemic, healthy and beneficial for blood sugar?  This question came to mind because I have been noticing that many refined food products contain sorghum. So, I decided to do some research and find out what sorghum is all about, and whether it is actually healthy …read more

Chickpeas Have a New Claim to Fame!

Chickpeas Have a New Claim to Fame!

There are many reasons why I like chickpeas (garbanzo beans), and I have just learned that chickpeas have a new claim to fame!  There are loads of benefits for your body when you eat chickpeas.  They are a great vegetarian source of protein, and they contain a hefty amount of fiber.  But there’s far more …read more

Cucumber - Very Cool Nutrition!

Cucumber – Very Cool Nutrition!

I have always liked cucumbers for their interesting flavor and cool, crunchiness. Recently I became curious about how much nutritional benefit we get from cucumbers, and when I did the research – I was really amazed! This is one veggie that you’ll want to add to your shopping list every time! Cucumbers are often taken …read more

12 Great Reasons to Eat Watermelon

12 Great Reasons to Eat Watermelon

Watermelon is well known for being aptly named – indeed it is a cooling and hydrating fruit in the heat of summer! Because it contains up to 92% water, it definitely has more moisture than other members of the same melon family such as squash, pumpkin and cantaloupe. But there has been some debate about …read more

Sweet Potato and Yam - Is There a Difference?

Sweet Potato and Yam – Is There a Difference?

Sweet potatoes and yams are becoming more popular, as evidenced in restaurant fare with the current trend of ‘sweet potato fries’. Most people know that both sweet potatoes and yams are root vegetables that are good for us. We tend to use the two names interchangeably – but are sweet potatoes actually different from yams? If …read more

Sugar - The Sweet Health Hazard!

Sugar – The Sweet Health Hazard!

  A number of years ago fat was considered to be a health hazard – the cause of many chronic health issues. Well, times have changed and research is proving this to be inaccurate. New studies are finding that fat is not so hazardous after all – it is actually sugar that is causing many health issues! So, why …read more

5 Heart Healthy Plant Foods You Might Be Overlooking

5 Heart Healthy Plant Foods You Might Be Overlooking

While February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month, it is always a great idea to consume foods that are heart healthy. There are many widely available foods that benefit the heart and circulatory system, but these five are common foods that you might not have considered. Here’s the lowdown, including the reasons each of them …read more

Golden Berry - Culinary Fad or Super Food?

Golden Berry – Culinary Fad or Super Food?

  The Golden Berry or Inca Berry is a sweet but somewhat tart tasting fruit that is often used as a fresh garnish (complete with fancy paper shell) on a fancy, expensive dessert, or on an elegant plate of fruit. I have also seen these berries sold in a health food store as dried raisin-like …read more