My mom used to tell me about the thrill of receiving an orange in her Christmas stocking when she was a child. Today it's hard to believe that was the only orange she would taste all year long. The ever-popular oranges and grapefruits are availab... 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
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
My watermelon memories go way back…
Thumping and selecting the perfect melon at the local produce stand, chilling it to perfection, slicing a big wedge and devouring the dark, juicy fruit, and wiping the excess juice from my chin wi... Read more
After reading Tips for a Healthy Weekend, concerning our tendency to consume more on weekends, you’ve been conscious of what you’re eating and drinking.
You’ve done well this Saturday: yogurt, a whole oat bagel with lite... Read more
What are some ways to eat or use grapefruit and oranges other than peeling or cutting them and eating them fresh? I like both but am getting bored and looking for new ideas. Someone once shared a recipe where I think u halve a grapefruit and then bro... Read more
LOL -- I'm just curious. My tongue tingles, from the acid I guess. It's kind of a fun feeling.
Also, does anyone else on the planet actually peel and eat their grapefruits like an orange? My family always did this, and I never realized most peop... Read more
Garbanzo Beans have 6 grams of fiber,and kidney beans have 14 grams and half of the fat. Both are a good source of cholesterol lowering fiber and protein, folate and magnesium. The soluble fiber in kidney beans binds the bile attached with cholestero... Read more
My secret is, to whom ever likes coffee black, and grapefruit with no sugar on it, that if you eat grapefruit in the morning for breakfast, and drink coffee black that the acid in grapefruit when combined with coffee it combusts and burns fat easier.... Read more
February is national grapefruit month--perfect timing since citrus fruit is in season during the cold winter months! Let's celebrate! Have you ever wondered why a grapefruit is called a "grape" fruit? Yes, it's a fruit, b... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
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