Beets are one of those vegetables that really divides people – you’ve got the sincere beet lovers, and the extreme beet haters. I think it has to do with whether or not you grew up eating these bright, sweet, robust-tasting, crimson colored roots. If you love them, then you are lucky! Beets are one of the most uniquely nutritious vegetables. If you don’t love them, read on for some other vegetables to choose from to get similar health benefits…Read More Beets are “Funky and Strong”
Colorful foods like rainbow carrots are packed with carotenes — nutrients that protect our bodies from cancer, cataracts and cardiovascular disease. But this is only the tip of the iceberg for the benefits of dietary carotenes…New research also finds that carotenes can even enhance our physical attractiveness!!Read More Color Me Healthy
Are baby carrots just as healthy as regular carrots?
This is a pretty common question that comes up when you teach nutrition classes in the grocery store, and here is a short version, and a long, detailed version of the answer…Read More Baby Carrots vs. Adult Carrots
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about a glass of apple juice?Read More Is Juice Healthy?
It’s time to celebrate, and you need a bold, beautiful dessert to symbolize your excitement for the day….whether it’s a holiday like the 4th of July, or a Summer birthday, or a get-together with your favorite potluck friends. But wait – you want to keep it healthy….You need the Healthiest Cake in the Universe!!!Read More The Healthiest Cake in the Universe!!
One of the rituals of summertime is to clean out the grill and get it ready for the season. Grilling food outdoors is a great way to bring family and friends together around food, and potentially can offer a number of unique health benefits.Read More Exploring the many health benefits of Grilling & Chilling
June is Men’s Health Month, the peak of grilling season, and the month we celebrate Father’s Day. Seems like a perfect time to explore some tasty, manly foods to help support the health of the special dudes in your life!Read More Foods for Dudes (part 2)
Here are some specific foods that will help Dudes Abide to healthier lifestyle choices…Read More Foods for Dudes
May is Mediterranean Diet month (a fact I recently learned from Oldways), and so I am focusing a lot of my education and outreach this month on drawing attention to this high-fat, plant-based diet. I will be talking (and tasting) olive oil a lot this month, and even leading olive oil tasting sessions to help […]Read More Mediterranean-ish Diet Month!
I am teaching a class on Cancer Prevention this month, and in preparation for that class, I have been reviewing the Dietary Recommendations of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the Angiogenesis Foundation’s Eat to Beat Cancer webpage, and I took a continuing education class on Nutrition and Cancer through the Arizona Center for […]Read More Foods for the “Big C”