Micronutrients - Eat the Rainbow: In order for our bodies to function properly, we require certain vitamins and minerals known as micronutrients. The most popular micronutrients you may recognize are Vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, potassium, zinc, and magnesium. While only needed in minor amounts, micronutrients play crucial roles in optimizing our physical and mental performance. Lacking them can lead to inhibited growth and higher risk for diseases. To ensure your body has enough micronutrients, the easiest way is to consume healthy and diversified foods, or “eating the rainbow.” This essentially means that by consuming a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, meeting daily micro nutritional needs is no hassle!
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National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month: This November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, an annual campaign designed to raise awareness about the disease.
What is Lutein?
Lutein is an organic yellow pigment that is exclusively created by plants. It is found in high quantities in green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and yellow carrots. Animals obtain lutein either directly or indirectly from plants. Egg yolks, animal fat, and the macula of the eye all contain the pigment- causing their yellow hue. Animals use it as an antioxidant and light absorber.
Being 'healthy' doesn’t mean you have to exercise at the crack of dawn or have a ‘strictly salad’ diet.
When 2 pm rolls around, you feel like the day is dragging on. Need an afternoon pick me up? Here are some foods that will give you that afternoon energy boost
Fresh fruit and a serving of almonds
15 million people in the United States including 1 in 13 children are affected by food allergies. More than 200,00 emergency room visits are made per year because of food allergy reactions. Food Allergy Awareness Month is to educate others about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition.
What are Food Allergies?
Food allergy is a serious medical condition where the immune system mistakenly targets a harmless food protein, an allergen as a threat and attacks it.
Kale seems to be everywhere nowadays. From kale snacks to juicing, this green leafy vegetable is making its was into every health conscious persons diet. And rightfully so.
Kale or (borecole) has been on dinner plates since Roman times and commonly finds its way onto plates across much of Europe and Africa. Kale hails from the cabbage family, which also includes the trio broccoli, cauliflower, and collards.
Sleep evades me some nights and come morning, there’s an epic battle between me and the alarm clock. Snooze control, is the game.
Luckily for you and I, just as there are foods that get your body ready for action, there are foods that help you sleep better. Picture it: no more nights spent tossing and turning in your sheets during the wee hours of the morning, especially when you have a big day ahead of you.
A Friendly List for a Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner
When you can't have your usual L-Tryptophan overdose, you can rely on delicious vegetable recipes. From cauliflower, to sweet potatoes, to quinoa and a plethora of other vegetable dishes. Here are some great options to enjoy some vegetarian Thanksgiving cuisine with your loved ones!
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dish #1 Dinner Spanakopitas
Try this classic Greek dish that will have you reminiscent of its Indian cousin, the samosa. Stuff the spanakopitas with spinach, feta, and pine nuts for this Fall phyllo dough delicacy!
As a parent, you most likely know what are the best foods to feed your children. Eggs, milk, fruits and vegetables are at the top of that list. Here are some foods you may not have considered that have great benefits for children.
Flaxseed - Flaxseed is full of Omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are needed for brain development. Flaxseed can be purchased in whole and ground seeds but research shows that ground is absorbed into the body better. Add flaxseed to your children's diet by sprinkling it into some of their favorite foods like cereal and pancakes.