The Hidden Nutritional Value of Pumpkin

The Hidden Nutritional Value of Pumpkin

Pumpkins are plentiful every autumn, and they are mostly used for pumpkin pie or for carving Jack-o-Lanterns at Halloween. But there is far more to a pumpkin than meets the eye! Pumpkins have amazing nutritional value! Pumpkin is a member of the cucurbitaceae family of vegetables (although some categorize pumpkins as fruit), which grow on …read more

Grapes - What Makes Them So Healthy, Besides the Resveratrol Content?

Grapes – What Makes Them So Healthy, Besides the Resveratrol Content?

Grapes, which are actually considered berries, are an incredibly healthy fruit! Recently there’s been a lot of hubbub about their nutrient content, particularly with regard to a nutrient called resveratrol. But what other nutrients do grapes contain? What are the health benefits of eating grapes? Let’s take a closer look… Nutritional value of grapes I …read more

Inflammation - Heal it with Food!

Inflammation – Heal it with Food!

Did you know that inflammation has been linked to many chronic and dangerous health conditions? This includes Alzheimer’s disease, certain types of cancers, joint problems, and even heart disease. But what exactly is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s response to something harmful or irritating. It is part of the body’s immune response system, the body’s …read more

Avocado: The Allgator Pear

Avocado: The Allgator Pear

Avocados are a wonderfully nutritious fruit (yes – fruit!) that comes from an evergreen tree that can grow up to 65 feet tall.  Because of its shape and the texture of its skin – the avocado is known as ‘The Alligator Pear’. In my research – I found a number of very interesting facts about …read more