Omega 6 to Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio - Why Is It So Important?

Omega 6 to Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio – Why Is It So Important?

Lately, many people seem to have become aware of the need to consume healthy omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. Nutritionally speaking, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are very important, and it is a complex subject. There is a lot of information on the internet about it – much of it confusing, …read more

Craving Nuts? Almonds Are Amazing!

Craving Nuts? Almonds Are Amazing!

  There are many different nuts and they all make quick, healthy snacks. One particular nut, the almond, seems to be gaining popularity these days. Not only are almonds versatile and delicious, but they have an incredible list of health benefits! So here’s the scoop on almonds… Almonds are considered a nut by almost everyone, …read more

The ORAC Scale - Is it an Accurate Measurement of Antioxidants?

The ORAC Scale – Is it an Accurate Measurement of Antioxidants?

Many people know about the value of antioxidants, and have probably heard the term ‘ORAC scale’ used in conjunction with antioxidants. But what exactly is the ORAC scale? What does the word ORAC actually stand for? Is the ORAC scale an accurate measurement of antioxidants? How many antioxidants does a person need every day to maintain optimal …read more

Food Nutrition Facts Explained!

Food Nutrition Facts Explained!

Interpreting the information in a food product’s Nutrition Facts table is as confusing as walking through a maze! This table has very important information but it can be so hard to decipher! That makes it difficult to determine which foods are healthy and which foods are harmful. What does all the information mean? What should …read more

Cabbage - 5 Reasons to Add It to Your Dietary Lifestyle!

Cabbage – 5 Reasons to Add It to Your Dietary Lifestyle!

Cabbage is part of the robust cruciferous family of vegetables. These vegetables are known to be particularly helpful in supporting the body against inflammation, and in neutralizing free radicals that can damage cells. Cabbage has these same benefits, and more! Here are five reasons to add cabbage to your healthy dietary lifestyle…   Heart health and cholesterol-lowering benefits. Steaming cabbage …read more

Iron Rich Foods, Part 2: Let's Get More Specific...

Iron Rich Foods, Part 2: Let’s Get More Specific…

Let’s get more specific about food sources of iron. Which animal foods are the best sources of iron?  Which plant foods are the best sources of iron?  In my previous blog post ‘Iron Rich Foods – Popeye Was Onto Something!’ I wrote about why we need iron, the two types of iron (heme and non-heme) and a …read more

Brussels Sprouts - 8 Health Benefits You Probably Didn't Know About!

Brussels Sprouts – 8 Health Benefits You Probably Didn’t Know About!

  Brussels sprouts are an amazing little veggie with lots of health benefits that most people are not aware of. They are a fairly common cruciferous vegetable, part of the Brassicaceae (cabbage) family. Cruciferous vegetables are highly nutritious because they generally contain vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), C, E, and K. and many antioxidants. Here are …read more

Gluten vs Gluten-Free: What's The Gluten-Free Diet Craze All About?

Gluten vs Gluten-Free: What’s The Gluten-Free Diet Craze All About?

What is gluten? Why the craze to go gluten free? Is it just marketing, or is there true justification in the claim that gluten-free is ‘healthy’? Is there a difference between ‘gluten-free’ and ‘wheat free’? These are all valid questions that many people are asking. It is a huge topic, with many aspects to it. …read more

Flax Seed - a Health Food Fad or a Powerful Super Food?

Flax Seed – a Health Food Fad or a Powerful Super Food?

Flax seed has been a food source since ancient times, as far back as 3000 BC. During that time it was believed to have powerful nutritional qualities, and modern research is starting to substantiate that old belief. Although research is ongoing, there are indications that consuming flax seed could possibly reduce the risk of lung …read more

Jicama - One of the Best Kept Nutritional Secrets!

Jicama – One of the Best Kept Nutritional Secrets!

Jicama (pronounced hee-kam-ah) is a very plain, unattractive, oval shaped, light brown vegetable that is very often overlooked by produce shoppers. I venture to guess that many people don’t know what it is, or what they could do with it if they purchased it. Although it seems to be gaining more popularity, it is still …read more