Food or medicine?

Only a small percentage of Americans (any groupings by age, sex or skin color) actually consume the recommended minimum of five daily servings of fruit and vegetables to maintain health. The National Cancer Institute now suggests nine servings of fresh plant foods per day to reduce health risks, a goal which is not likely to [...]

FOODS AND WHAT THEY DO FOR YOUR BODY

Do you know the benefits of the foods you eat? FOODBENEFITSApplesprotect your heart, prevent constipation, block diarrhea, and improve lung capacity, cushion jointsApricotscombat cancer, control blood pressure, save your eyesight, shield against Alzheimer’s, slow aging processArtichokeshelp aid digestion, lower cholesterol, protect your heart, stabilize blood sugar, guard against liver diseaseAvocadobattles diabetes, lowers cholesterol, helps stop strokes, control blood pressure, smooths skinBananasprotect your heart, quiet a cough, strengthen [...]

STOCKING UP ON HEALTHY FOODS

Kids, especially younger ones, will eat mostly what's available at home. That's why it's important to control the supply lines - the foods that you serve for meals and have on hand for snacks. Follow these basic guidelines: Work fruits and vegetables into the daily routine, aiming for the goal of 5 servings a day. [...]

HEALTHY EATING HABITS

Okay, women, I have to ask, “What are you feeding your families?” You are what you eat!!!!! Do you remember that old saying? Look at the food you are putting into your child’s mouth. French fries and chicken nuggets are saturated in grease. Grease and water do not mix right? Think of your blood like [...]

ORGANIC VS. NON-ORGANIC FOOD

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between organic vs. non-organic foods? Organic foods have no hormones, added antibiotics or synthetic additives. Organic foods typically contain the same amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals as non-organic foods. The foods that are organic contain fewer pesticides, fewer multi-drug resistant bacteria and no genetically modified organisms or foods.  The producer has to have [...]