By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers, FreshBaby.com
Asparagus derived its name from the ancient Greeks. But it was the Romans who were hooked on this vegetable. They documented detailed growing instructions, they enjoyed eating it in season, and they were the first to preserve it by freezing. Fast chariots and runners took asparagus from the Tiber River area to the... Read More
"Drink your milk." We all heard that tall order growing up -- and with good reason. Milk does a body good. But these days the bigger question is -- which brand is best?
Cow's milk, goat's milk, soy milk, rice milk, oat milk, and even almond milk are all on grocery store shelves. Which one is best? That depends upon what you need, or expect, from milk.
Cow's milk is the one we all know best. High in calcium, protein, vitamins A... Read More
Obesity in pets is common these days and causes real problems. Pet obesity is due to overfeeding, improper diet or lack of exercise. Obesity in pets is also attributed to the modern lifestyles of people, who leave their pets alone in their house, eating for themselves whatever they want and not providing any exercise. Obesity conditions of pets can lead to health problems -- similar to those in obese people -- high blood pressure, skin problems,... Read More
Vitamins are a great way to make up for what may be missing from our diets. They can also help protect us against some diseases and conditions. If you don't know what to look for in vitamin supplements or what works best for different people, you'll find helpful tips and suggestions below. Just remember; it's important to always check with your physician before starting any vitamin regimen.
Vitamins for Men ... Read More
Do you spend a little more on organic or stick with the regular non-organic fruit? It all depends on the fruits you are buying. Here's a great rule of thumb to remember -- thin skin, go organic and thick skin, it's ok to go non-organic.
Purchase your organic fruits in the produce, canned and frozen food aisles of your local grocery store. Expect to pay a little more for organic. That's because you're consuming the cost of enjoying organic fruits... Read More
by Eva Perry
Did you know that when you are dieting, there are positive and negative effects to your skin? Good nutrition is a key factor in maintaining that healthy glow and elasticity that many people strive to obtain.
Healthier food choices are usually made when dieting. This means adding foods rich in vitamins and minerals that provide your body and skin with the... Read More
No calorie counting, no special foods to buy -- just pop open a can and nutrition goes in and weight comes off. Are meal replacement shakes (MRS) really that simple and effective? And are they healthy? What are the pros and cons of using them? Do people really lose weight, and, if so, do they keep it off? This article will provide some answers to these questions.
Meal replacement shakes are available at grocery, drug and health food... Read More
Honey has been beneficial to man for thousands of years. The Romans, early Greeks and Egyptians all used this marvelous natural product not only as a sweetener, but for many purposes, including antiseptic and offerings to their gods. Here's what you can do with the multitalented honey.
Health Benefits of Honey
Today honey is used in kitchens all over the world, and its health benefits are now becoming more and more apparent. As a sore... Read More
Your mother always said to eat your greens, but in order to get the most health benefits you can, you need to be sure that you identify, purchase and clean the right greens. Knowing which greens to purchase depends on how you feel about foods that are sprayed with fungicides and chemicals, or organic foods that are grown using healthier alternatives.
No matter which way you go, cleaning your greens properly is important. At the... Read More
Is juicing the secret to Jack LaLanne's good health?
The benefits of fruits and vegetables are well documented. The Department of Food Science at Cornell University released a report in December of 2004, citing numerous peer reviewed studies that suggest that increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables can reduce overall risk for all chronic illnesses. Further, the report insists that it is the synergistic effect of... Read More