Is Agave Nectar Good For You?

necIs agave nectar good for you? With all the research done on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), consumers focused on eating healthier prefer “natural” sweetener options.  Many believe that agave nectar is a healthy choice – and the sales reflect that.

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The Importance of Beta Carotene

First and foremost beta carotenes are one of the many brightly compounds called carotenoids that make foods red, yellow, and orange. Also, those red or orange colored hydrocarbons found in carrots and other vegetables change into vitamin A in the body, which helps regulate the growth of cells and control immune system reactions.

The cells that are affected most by vitamin A live in your digestive tract, Continue reading

This Kind of Potato Could Help with Blood Sugar Control

[singlepic id=271 w=320 h=240 float=left]While sweet potatoes are a delicious alternative to regular potatoes, they also happen to be among the most nutritious healing foods you can eat. Sweet potatoes contain an abundance of bioavailable beta-carotene, which makes them a strong antioxidant source. Sweet potatoes are also good for your digestive tract, since they help to fend off Continue reading

Delicious and Nutritious Snacking Options – Sweet Potato Fries and Kale Chips

kaleSnacking is often associated with unhealthy foods. The easiest foods to snack on are those that come out of a bag or box, and most foods that come prepackaged are heavily processed and full of unhealthy additives.

There are some foods that are easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and have significant nutritional properties. Continue reading

The Little-Known Secrets of Vitamin C

Here I present a multi-part look at one of the most well- known nutrients in the world: vitamin C. But do you know where it came from? Do you know (other than oranges) where to get it in food? Do you know what it does? Read on.

The year was 1753. The doctor was a British naval physician by the name of Lind, who found that there was something in citrus fruits that cured scurvy. Scurvy was a common disease among sailors when they were at sea due to the lack of fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet. Lind recommended that every sailor at sea should receive a daily ration of lime or lemon juice to overcome vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) deficiency. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find that vitamin C is the most popular vitamin supplement in the world. Continue reading