Cereal Fiber Beats Back Diabetes Risk

Cereal Fiber Beats Back Diabetes Risk

If you need yet another reason to get your fiber on – a new study shows cereal fiber can help keep diabetes at bay. A study published in the journal Diabetologia showed that not only does dietary fiber help fight type 2 diabetes risk, but it also helps lower Body Mass Index (BMI) and keeps … Read more

Sneaky Healthy Thanks giving Desserts

A thanks giving pumpkin pie

A common dilemma during the holidays is that there is just so much food delicious around that we can’t help but to overindulge. Do you know that the typical Thanksgiving dinner contains around 3,000 calories? And skipping the dessert on holiday isn’t right. Try out these healthier alternatives to your calorie- and sugar-loaded desserts: Paleo … Read more

Fun Facts about Figs

Fun Facts about Figs

Figs are known as “fruit of the gods.” They are the sweetest of all fruits, having a natural sugar content of 55%. In America, California produces about 98% figs. However, most figs are produced in Turkey. This article includes many interesting and fun facts that you need to know about figs. A Brief Introduction of … Read more

Dandelion Green Fettucini

Dandelion Green Fettucini

When Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food…” he may well have been talking about dandelion. Dandelion has been used in many traditional medicine systems as a remedy for liver, kidney, and spleen diseases. Today, dandelion gets a nod in its role as a diuretic or treatment for minor digestive … Read more

Peanuts: A Food to Take to Heart

roasted peanuts

A Harvard study found that people who ate a handful of nuts every day lived longer, healthier lives than those who did not eat nuts. Most people think that peanuts belong to the nut family, but in actual it belongs to the legume family. Since peanuts are grown underground, they are considered as ground-nuts. Across the globe, … Read more

A Squash for All Seasons

A Squash for All Seasons

During the summers, when the sun is blazing and the temperature becomes unbearably hot, there is one excellent way to make it through, and that is by making yourself a refreshing glass of squash. Not many people are aware that there is a huge variety of squash that could be made, including pumpkin and zucchini, … Read more

National Oatmeal Day – Different Ways to Prepare It

oats in a clear glass pitcher

Oatmeal is one of America’s favorite breakfast foods, and National Oatmeal Day is celebrated on October 29, each year. It is a themed celebration and, to a moderate extent, under the radar. Oats are fiber-rich whole grains and an excellent source of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Oatmeal is made of ground oats. Oats are … Read more

Make Your Own Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

Make Your Own Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

Craving for the crunch of sweet potato chips but prefer them with no oil? Try making your own microwave sweet potato chips! It’s simple to make, yet deliciously impressive. Your family and friends won’t believe that you made it at home. It’s also a healthier alternative to those greasy potato chips you buy in the … Read more

Rock the Boat: Bring Kale Salad

Rock the Boat: Bring Kale Salad

Hot on the heels of Taco Bell pulling their ad chastising veggie-toting football-watching fans comes the Wall Street Journal’s 22 Super Bowl Party Rules. Rule 7. A good Super Bowl prank is to show up with big bowl of kale salad and yell, ‘WHO’S READY FOR SOME KALE SALAAAADDD!!!” Now, what’s ironic about Rule 7, … Read more

International Year of Quinoa

International Year of Quinoa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa. Heralded for its unique nutritional properties and environmental adaptability, the UN is positioning this cereal-like grain as a key player in the global fight against hunger and food insecurity. With its tag line, “Quinoa, a future sewn … Read more