Produce Pump-Ups

Produce Pump Ups

The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics offers the following ideas to get you packing your plate with nutrient-dense, lower calorie fruit and vegetable options: Begin with Breakfast Wake up to fruit; make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal, yogurt or toaster waffle Mix up a breakfast smoothie … Read more

Hot Hacks to Stay Cool When It’s Burning Outside

A scorching day in the middle of nowhere

Hot seasons are merciless. For some people, it is amongst the most enjoyable seasons while for others it creates havoc. This is also the best time for people to get the killer tan they have been waiting for. However, constant exposure to the sun and that too direct could lead to serious … Read more

My Cruciferous Vegetables to Bear

My Cruciferous Vegetables to Bear

Just in time for Easter comes good news about cruciferous vegetables: women who consumed the most cruciferous vegetables were 62 percent less likely to die from breast cancer and 35 percent less likely to have a reappearance of the disease, when compared to those women who ate the least amount of cruciferous … Read more

Celebrating National Potato Day

Potatoes on the ground

Every August 19, America celebrates National Potato Day. For spud lovers, this is a holiday to commemorate. It’s the perfect date to celebrate and enjoy your most favorite vegetable. Potato is a versatile spud that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. It’s edible in its raw form, but it’s … Read more

Brown Soda Bread on St. Patrick’s Day

Brown Soda Bread on St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Soda Bread is one of the most simple, quick bread recipes you can make. It requires no yeast, takes less than five minutes to prepare and can be easily adapted as a high-fiber recipe. The story goes that St. Patrick was holding a piece of soda bread in his hand as … Read more

Bulking up Thanksgiving Dinner

A Thanks giving dinner table with food and table settings

Fiber is a friend of your gastrointestinal tract. Fiber-rich foods have this scrubbing effect that cleans up your digestive tract and colon, reducing your chance of developing digestive problems. It helps prevent bloating and constipation – something you might have suffered from after consuming a Thanksgiving dinner bonanza. You may not help … Read more