Farmers markets have recently grown in popularity. But with so many options for fresh fruits and vegetables, it can be overwhelming when it comes to choosing produce. Knowing what's in season is a useful tool for deciding what will taste great.
As winter gives way to spring, leaves of all sorts begin to turn green. Most notably, leafy green vegetables are ready for picking. Lettuce, spinach, chard and other... Read More
Many parents think that because their children are picky eaters, they need to supply them with a multivitamin. The jury is still out on whether or not it is important to give children multivitamin supplements. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages and decide for yourself whether it is necessary in your child's diet.
A growing child needs a variety of nutrients and minerals so that their body can continue to... Read More
Green vegetables are the food most missing in modern diets. Nutritionally, greens are very high in calcium (120 -190 mg per cup!) They're also high in magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and they are a power house for Vitamin A, C, E and K. Believe it or not, they are also crammed high with fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micro-nutrients and phytochemicals - you just can't get any better than this. Take a look at... Read More
Most people confuse an avocado as a vegetable when it's actually a fruit. Whether used in a salad or prepared as guacamole, avocado isn't just delicious -- it packs a mean nutritional punch. Avocados, which are low in calories, are rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin C, thiamine and riboflavin. Each of these health-enhancing properties provide a different benefit -- from converting carbs to glucose to fuel the brain and nervous system to enabling... Read More
Choices are the best tool for preventing and stopping power struggles and rebellion. There are a few ways that parents can run into problems, however, so here are a few guidelines for using choices effectively.
- Don't give a choice if there is no choice. "Do you want to take your medicine?" sounds like the child has a choice. Instead, say "You need to take this medicine" Do you want chewable or liquid?" Or "Do you want to take it before or... Read More
by Hector Milla
In today's difficult times, getting sick is probably the last thing that any person wants. There are food supplements, vitamins, and other things that could help us to stay physically fit; people are more aware of the benefits that these things offer the body.
Acidophilus is a... Read More
By Jaci Rae
"Tis the season to be jolly" or is it? The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year, filled with hope for the future and optimism for humanity. With movies like "Miracle on 34th St," "White Christmas," and "A Christmas Story" beaming holiday cheer into our houses and memories of childhood dreams... Read More
by: Alex Syrov
One of the problems that women face is a blood sugar. There are a number of factors that can cause high blood sugar levels. Pregnancy and menopause change estrogen levels which affect metabolism and how body processes fat. In turn, that affects blood sugar levels. Menstruation also affects blood sugar, at least indirectly.... Read More
It sounds like a dieter's delight - a big bowl of healthy salad. However, if you don't know how to dress your green and leafy favorites, you could be in trouble. A salad can make the transformation from healthy to unhealthy quicker than you can say crouton. The foundation of the salad isn't at issue. Leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, onions and other popular produce are loaded with vitamins and nutrients. When it comes to... Read More
With all of the information out there about the dangers of cow milk (growth hormones, antibiotics) what should you use instead? Nowadays, there is a plethora of other choices out there if you don't want to consume dairy.
People prefer to use non-dairy milks because:
Lactose intolerance or milk allergy;
There is no casein in them; and
They have less saturated fat in them than dairy milk. ... Read More