Sweet on Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable most known for the Thanksgiving side dish—sweet potatoes! But this terrific tuber offers wonderful health benefits that should be incorporated into the diet year-round. It’s an excellent source of vitamin A, a very good source of manganese and vitamin C, and a good source of copper, fiber, potassium, tryptophan, . . .

Help Fight Allergies with Food

Watery eyes. Itchy, runny or stuffed nose. Sore throat. These are just some symptoms of allergies. When a foreign object gets into the body, such as pollen from flowers, the body may react by producing antibodies to attack, and antibodies create histamines, and histamines cause the inside of your nose to swell, which produces allergy . . .

Homemade Skin Care Recipes Using Food!

There are so many reasons why people spend money on skin care and beauty products: dry skin, dry or oily hair, etc. Skin care and beauty products help keep our bodies healthy, and they are a great way to pamper your body with loving care. Did you know that you can make your own skin care . . .

Beneficial Beets

Ranging in color from deep red to white, the beet is a root vegetable that contains powerful nutrient compounds that help protect against birth defects, certain cancers and heart disease. Beets contain betalains—the pigments that give beets their colors—and there are two types of betalains: betacyanins and betaxanthins. In the body, betalains neutralize toxins and . . .

Winter Root Vegetables

Sure, spring and summer are the seasonal stars for bushels-full of delicious and nutritious fruits and colorful vegetables, but the fall and winter seasons also offers a wonderful variety of in-season fruits and vegetables that offer incredible taste and wonderful health benefits, including root vegetables. Root vegetables are underground plant parts used as vegetables. Some . . .


Produce Color

Produce that share color often share health benefits. Learn about eating by color!

Glossary of Terms

pantothenic acid
phenolic acids
elegiac acid

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