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 co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... 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
What can I eat for lunch instead of 2 hard-boiled eggs? I like them, but they get old quick. Idea of what I usually eat: 2 hard-boiled eggs, 3 Wasa bread, 1 oz of sharp cheddar, and 1 apple. I just want another option for the eggs so I can switch it... Read more
I like to make a clear broth using leek tops, the odd bit of celery, and parsley stems, to sip on when it's cold here and I need a little something, but don't want an actual snack.
Does anyone have any idea how many ca... Read more
I have come to the realization that I may be lactose intolerant, only with milk and cream cheese. I have stayed away from these products for a while because of this, but I gave in and had a couple bowls of cereal the past couple days. Of... Read more
Okay I saw this cool gadget on Dr Oz today it showed you how to spiral veggies to make them into pasta not sure where you buy one, anyone ever seen one in the stores? They showed you how it spirals now they left the skin on the zucchini and squash (I... 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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