When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr... Read more
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
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An outdoor grill lets you cook up a tasty, healthful meal while creating a great atmosphere for chatting with friends and family on a warm summer evening. But after months of grilling out, you may grow tired of the same old chicken breasts and turkey... Read more
All of us are striving to cook in a way that's healthy and simple. Unfortunately, healthy and simple can sometimes add up to bland: A plain piece of broiled fish or baked chicken isn’t particularly exciting, right?
The remedy for the h... Read more
I've been finding it much easier to get my greens by buying those bags of baby greens. My fave is spinach, kale and chard. I use them both "as is" in salad and also cooked in soups and stews etc.
Are these baby greens as nutritious as the matu... Read more
I love raw greens (romaine, iceburg, spinach, red leaf, green leaf, butterleaf, etc) but haven't ventured to raw kale, mustard greens, arugala, watercress, and I'm many others. For green lovers, do you have a current favorite? Have you tried some o... Read more
I've had to throw out several batches of "beans and greens" soup that I didn't get to finish because the greens (spinach, kale, whatever) had gone slimy. I came up with a solution! Put some of the both part of the soup in the microwave and heat until... Read more
Brussels Sprouts anti-diabetes food. Recent research has shown that brussels sprouts are also a potent anti-acid anti-cancer food. Those who eat brussels sprouts stabilize blood sugars, lowering acids and possibly avoid cancer. Broccoli, the sulfur c... Read more
Eating Spinach. Kale, Broccoli Rabe, and Swiss chard as well as collard, mustard, turnip, and beet greens add a low-calorie dose of vitamins, minerals, and fiber to your diet. These greens have potassium which helps regulate blood pressure, and the... Read more
According to the latest USDA nutritional guidelines, dark green vegetables should be a significant component of your vegetable intake. Collard greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens, beet greens, spinach, chard, and kale are just a few of the dark... Read more
Editor's Note: I met Nicki Sizemore while we were working on some new videos for the site earlier this summer. She's a new culinary instructor and food stylist and writer who's also a new mom. Nicki is passionate about healthy living--her... Read more
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