When you’re following a plant-based diet, it’s important to eat various superfoods to prevent nutritional deficiencies. Consuming foods rich in B-vitamins is essential for your overall well-being, especially if you’re always stressed. Continue reading
One of the most strategies for sunburn is applying raw aloe vera gel topically to the burn
Research has shown applying aloe to sunburn offers both and pain-relieving effects, Continue reading
Hard as you try, you may not be able to avoid antibiotics completely. In fact, you’re probably even getting a low dose of antibiotics in your apples and cabbage.
Q: My husband was devastated when his doctor gave him a diagnosis of severe osteoarthritis in both hips. He’s an avid runner, and can’t imagine having to give it up. Is there anything we can do?
Dr. Wright: My first suggestion to all osteoarthritis sufferers is to eliminate nightshade vegetables — such as tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, paprika, and eggplants — from the diet. Continue reading
Few people are familiar with the term nightshades, and many will be surprised to learn that consuming foods from this plant group may be contributing to their pain and inflammation. Nightshades belong to the Solanaceae family which includes over 2,000 species. They also include some of the most popular foods consumed today; Continue reading
Did You Know…
… a “Hot” potato prized in Ancient Peru may be key to curing cancer?
In the 16th century, the Inca people ruled most of South America from their mountain capital in Cusco, Peru. To manage this vast territory, the Incan empire cultivated fighting skills, Continue reading
It’s not just the high fat content that makes potato chips and French fries bad for you; the very process used to cook them produces potent carcinogens inside the potatoes themselves.
Baking, roasting or frying any starchy food at high temperatures causes the sugars found in these foods to combine with an amino acid to produce high levels of a potent carcinogen known as acrylamide. (http://www.naturalnews.com/acrylamides.html) Because all potato chips must be cooked at high heat, and because restaurants tend to cook French fries at high temperatures to bring them to the table more quickly, a healthy diet should contain only minimal quantities of these foods.
For people willing to go to a little extra effort to make French fries at home, there are ways to minimize acrylamide content. Continue reading
“If nightshades can be eaten or used sparingly, arthritis can be slowed in developing.” The Arthritis Nightshades Research Foundation
Summer gardens are bringing forth an abundance of nightshade foods destined for your dinner plate, your fresh tomato salad, or scattered across a slice of hot cheesy pizza with peppers. Nightshades or the Solanaceae family, cover some 2,800 species of plants, herbs, shrubs and trees, but the nightshade foods you most often consume include: Continue reading
Everyone’s favorite starch source has hit the news, and an unusual finding has emerged. An important aspect of nutrition the world over, the stately potato is now believed to have the largest and most affordable source of potassium in the world.
As fruits and vegetables rise in price, news like this is significant. Potassium is a critical electrolyte mineral heavily involved in many bodily processes. At a recent American Dietetic Association expo, researchers explained that potatoes are one of the best nutritional values in the produce department, providing significantly better nutritional value per dollar than most other raw vegetables. They beat out all veggies and fruit for the most inexpensive source of potassium.
The study blended nutrient data from several large national studies, Continue reading
When thinking about diet foods, potatoes don’t often come to mind for most individuals, as they’ve earned a bad reputation as a nutrient-deficient carbohydrate. The problem is, most Americans eat their spuds in the form of French fries, chips and loaded baked potatoes.
Research that was led by scientists at the University of Scranton suggests that eating steamed or microwaved potatoes without added fat can make for a healthy, filling dish for people who are trying to lose weight.
“When prepared without frying and served without butter, margarine or sour cream, one potato has only 110 calories and dozens of healthful phytochemicals and vitamins. We hope our research helps to remake the potato’s popular nutritional image,” said lead researcher Joe Vinson, Ph.D.
In a trial, overweight or obese volunteers ate about 12 to 16 small unpeeled purple potatoes daily for a month. Continue reading
Growing your own organic fruits and vegetables guarantees the freshest, best-tasting nutrient-rich food. Tending your organic garden also offers a very personal and spiritual experience.
One of the best ways to stay healthy year-round is to eat in the season thereof. This simply means that when certain foods are in season, you eat as much of them as you can and preserve the excess by canning, dehydrating and freezing.
Have you ever noticed that you crave seasonal fruits and vegetables? That is because our bodies need the nutrients we get from the different foods that are grown in those seasons.
If you don’t grow a garden, you can shop Continue reading