When planning a Thanksgiving dinner, many cooks focus on the turkey and stuffing, perhaps the vegetable and potatoes. But when it comes to the cranberry sauce they default to the simplicity of opening a can. What the cook may not realize is that preparing a unique and delicious cranberry relish can make the cook the talk of the dinner table. Continue reading “Food For Thought: A Thanksgiving Dish You Will Relish” »
At Thanksgiving, many will serve up a dish of sweet potatoes for their dinner. And I encourage you all to shop your farmer’s market for the freshest sweet potatoes out there. They are in peak season and taste their best!
This vegetable is an excellent source of beta-carotene, and a very good source of vitamin C, both these nutrients have anti-inflammatory properties and can be helpful in reducing symptoms associated with arthritis. Continue reading “Food For Thought: ‘Tis the Season for Sweet Potatoes” »
Papayas are rich in beta carotene that’s what gives it its rich orange color. Beta carotene is converted into Vitamin A and provides anti-oxidant protection. They are an excellent source of natural vitamin C and Vitamin E and all these nutrients are good at reducing inflammation in the body such as you find in arthritis or asthma. Continue reading “Food For Thought: Papayas Can Help You Breath Easier” »
Many people skip breakfast either because they are in a rush or they simply don’t like to eat in the morning. But skipping this important meal can throw off your blood sugar levels for the rest of the day, causing mood swings. Eating breakfast can improve mood, memory and energy throughout the day. Eating breakfast means “breaking” the fast. Eating after a good night’s sleep normalizes glucose levels and enhances metabolism that helps to regulate appetite for the day. Missing this meal increases the temptation to binge on junk food the rest of the day. Continue reading “Food for Thought: Start Your Day Right with an Egg Muffin” »
We are on the verge of winning the fight to eradicate GMOs (Genetic Modified Organisms) from the U.S. food supply. A California ballot initiative has been launched that requests a mandatory GMO labeling requirement in place. This, one would hope, would result in nearly all U.S. food producers discontinuing the use of GMOs to avoid the embarrassment (and cost) of having to print GMOs on their labels. This would be amazing! Continue reading “FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Help Stop GMOs” »
Can we eat to starve cancer? Eating certain foods for halting the growth of cancer-feeding blood vessels could be key to treating tumors, according to Dr. William Li, head of the Angiogenesis Foundation. Blood vessels, literally the lifelines in our bodies, deliver the nutrients our organs need to survive. But they also feed cancerous growths. Cancers don’t start out with a blood supply. Instead, they begin as tiny nests of cells that if given a blood supply will grow into cancer. Continue reading “Food For Thought: Bok Choy Shows Promise in Fighting Cancer” »
Are you one of the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches? Headaches are one of the leading causes of missed work or school. Maybe you’ve tried every over the counter remedy and even stronger prescriptions, but you still suffer. It may be connected to a hormone imbalance. Continue reading “FOOD for THOUGHT: Hormones and Headaches” »
Happy Valentine’s Day! This day means many things to different people but for most of us, I bet it is the one day we can indulge in chocolate and not feel guilty. Continue reading “Food For Thought: Eating for the Love of Chocolate” »
Enter in my new favorite snack. Beanitos Bean Chips. These chips are corn free so they are low glycemic. And honestly Americans could cut back on all the corn products they eat. Most are empty calories like corn chips, crackers made with corn ingredients, and corn syrup in many bottled beverages. Beanitos are gluten free, soy free (no GMOs – yeah!) trans fat free, and cholesterol free. Continue reading “Chips You Can Dip Into Without the Guilt” »
Eggs have had a bad wrap and many of you avoid them because you believe eggs will raise your cholesterol. When in fact studies have shown that it’s an intake of saturated fat, not cholesterol in foods that raise cholesterol.
With that said, there is a small percentage of the population that is effected by dietary intake of cholesterol. For those people you should know that there is no cholesterol in the egg whites. And eggs are one of the highest quality sources of protein containing all the essential amino acids in the egg white. Continue reading “Food For Thought: Eggs Pack Powerful Nutrition Into Each Bite” »