The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that cohabitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and supplemen... Read more
Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin... Read more
I love peanuts and eat them daily but find I probably eat more of them than I should for the amount of calories/fat in them. Its kind of my after dinner fix, but not worth it. Any substitute ideas for this food?... Read more
I am trying to find something for Thanksgiving dinner that can stand in for apple pie for the 3 of us who are on healthy eating plans. I found a pumpkin custard recipe that I'm thinking will work for a pumpkin pie substitute (no crust makes it a ton... Read more
I just took the sugar craving and it tells me I am out of control...lol...no news to me..i have an extra 50lbs of weight I am carrying around to prove that fact. I have decided to loss that weight and substitute any suggestions?... Read more
My MIL recently gave me a really delicious recipe for zucchini bread. First time I baked it, it was delicious and everyone loved it. But I wanted to make it healthier.
3 eggs, beaten
1c. vegetable oil
3 tsp v... Read more
Looking for some new squash recipes this fall? We've rounded up some healthy and delicious squash recipes that are perfect for the fall season.
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Butternut Squash Casserole
Maple Apple Acorn Squash Bake
Broc... Read more
Celery is often wrongly touted as an example of a negative calorie food. People like to believe low calorie foods like celery take more calories to digest them than they contain so they have no influence on weight. Unfortunately, there is no such thi... Read more
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