All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o... Read more
Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown. This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction between... Read more
Are you sitting down? Here’s some alarming news: Researchers are discovering that functions as basic as eating and breathing produce dangerous substances in our bodies called free radicals. We’ll skip the organic chemistry lesson and simp... Read more
...or mix the fruit, yogurt, peanut butter into a smoothie and thin with the milk of your choice (I love cashew milk for this, regular milk has more protein but if you're having yogurt too, that's got protein, especially Greek yogurt). :-)... Read more
Does anyone else not log any raw fruits and veggies they eat?? In Weight Watchers, a lot of those foods are zero points so I carry that mentality over to here. The only one I log are bananas! Anyone else??... Read more
So on day 3 of low carb, fresh fruits, veggies and lean meats meal change. Previously fast food and restaurant dining. My body feels depleted and my muscles feel fatigued. Drinking water plenty.Multi Vitamin suggestions anyone?... Read more
Went to Walmart got me some salads and fruit to eat for lunch at work, it's hard to find stuff for work because I'm a 3rd shift RA and I don't want anything heavy, so I'm trying different salads, fruit and veggies hope it helps ??... Read more
90% of what I used to eat is now off my menu and no fast foods. I try to eat between 60-80 carbs per day. My deserts are berries, especially blurberries which are high in antioxidants, edy's fruit bars, Chocolate Artic Zero or two peices of over 70... Read more
Skim Milk, unsalted sunflower seeds, beans (black, white, navy, lima, pinto, kidney) are all very rich in magnesium. Bananas & 1 ounce of dark chocolate will do it. You need to strictly avoid foods that are high in cholesterol, fat, and sodium. Lyco... Read more
By now, you've probably heard about antioxidants, the wonder molecules that may help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. In recent years, many exotic, antioxidant-rich foods like goji berries, mangosteen, and acai have cropped up in the me... Read more
We've all seen the ads. Rachael Ray lost weight with açaí berries! Lose 20 pounds in 2 days with açaí! Açaí flush is the secret to weight loss. Is it true? Does açaí, a berry native to Central a... Read more
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