Summer officially extends well into the month of September, however, as soon as September rolls around, we begin the transition from summer to fall. The long, warm evenings spent grilling on the patio are numbered, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy many favorite summer foods - and to look forward to fall favorites as well.
Most of us have heard how some foods are high in antioxidants, like blueberries, cherries and other produce. But do you know the role that antioxidants play in helping to maintain a healthy body?
Our bodies naturally produce some antioxidants, like copper, manganese and zinc. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals—toxic byproducts of natural cell metabolism. Did . . .
Beans, lentils and peas—also known as legumes—offer so many great health benefits, from being high in folate, iron, potassium and magnesium to being low in fat and containing no cholesterol. They’re also a great source of beneficial fats and soluble and insoluble fiber. And, if that’s not enough, they’re also a good source of protein, . . .
Great Grocery List Items for Good Health
Do you think about grocery shopping before you go grocery shopping? If not, and you are watching your weight, you may want to plan out your weekly meals ahead of time and make a grocery list that includes healthy food choices from each food group. You should also take into consideration how much time you’ll . . .
Besides being incredibly delicious, naturally sweet honey offers a variety of health benefits. Since ancient times, honey has been used as a food and as a medicine, and in 2008, speakers at the First International Symposium on Honey and Human Health shared findings on the likely benefits of honey:
Honey has been shown to be a . . .
Health Benefits of Dairy
Dairy does do a body good! Dairy foods are an excellent source of several essential nutrients (including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein and vitamin D) that work together to help protect bones. Just three servings every day of low-fat or fat-free cheese, milk or yogurt can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life. . . .
Produce that share color often share health benefits. Learn about eating by color!