Get ready for springtime! March 21 marks the official beginning of the spring season. This means spring showers, spring flowers, and whole new crop of fresh spring foods. This month, take the opportunity to enjoy a few winter favorites that are still at their peak, and to get a first taste of the spring season's freshest picks.
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:
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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. . . .
Healthy Pasta, Please!
From hot and hearty lasagna to creamy and rich fettuccine Alfredo, many pasta dishes are considered quintessential comfort foods. And the good thing, for people who are watching their waistlines and caloric intake, there are just as many healthy pasta dishes that showcase incredibly fresh ingredients that offer many health benefits.
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Produce that share color often share health benefits. Learn about eating by color!