Oh honey, how sweet it is!

No one really knows how long the honeybee has been around, but some estimate millions of years. Evidence found in cave paintings and fossils could be an indication that there is probably some truth to that estimation. The honey bees are truly magnificent creatures. Through their seemingly never ending teamwork, they produce one of theContinue reading “Oh honey, how sweet it is!”

Bell Peppers, loaded with goodness.

I’ve been cooking with green bell peppers for many years and I’ve always loved the aroma and flavor that came out of this uniquely shaped little wonder. I never really gave much attention to the other colors and what they had to offer until recently. I also must sadly admit that I didn’t know thatContinue reading “Bell Peppers, loaded with goodness.”

Ginger, one of nature’s best kept secrets in the fight against aging.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used for centuries as a spice to add a healthy and flavorful ’kick’ to any dish. It is also well known throughout the world for it’s powerful medicinal properties. If you Google it, it can be easily found on numerous top 10 lists as one of the healthiest spices onContinue reading “Ginger, one of nature’s best kept secrets in the fight against aging.”

Foods That Fight Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that can cause mild to severe discomfort. It is easily recognized by rough, inflamed, blistered and or scaly skin. When flare ups occur, they can be painful and embarrassing. Although eczema can occur from external or internal triggers, each sufferer may experience vastly differentContinue reading “Foods That Fight Eczema”

10 Fiber Rich Foods That Keep Our Bodies Clean On The Inside

Dietary fiber or roughage is the non-digestible portion of the plant cell wall, which when ingested, helps our food travel easily through the digestive tract. Adequate intake of fiber is associated with easier elimination of waste and a lessened chance of experiencing the woes of constipation. It is important to realize that it is notContinue reading “10 Fiber Rich Foods That Keep Our Bodies Clean On The Inside”

Collagen: Is it really an age defying protein?

According to Merriam-Webster defy means: 1. to challenge to combat 2. to challenge to do something considered impossible 3. to confront with assured power of resistance 4. to resist attempts at. As a synonym, it is further defined as rebel against. We all know that aging is inevitable, nevertheless, I kinda like the idea ofContinue reading “Collagen: Is it really an age defying protein?”

5 Nuts and Seeds that I just love.

When speaking of Superfoods, nuts and seeds definitely shouldn’t be left out of the conversation!  Whichever is your favorite, they’re all very versatile and a good source protein, vitamins and minerals and most importantly, in my opinion, an excellent source of fiber. Fiber acts like a ‘broom’ that sweeps waste through the digestive tract andContinue reading “5 Nuts and Seeds that I just love.”

Phytonutrients literally fight for our lives: The case for Plants.

Typically, as I stroll through the grocery aisles slowly pushing my shopping cart, I begin crossing items off of my list as I place them in the cart. As I continue to stroll along, I check out my list constantly to make sure that I don’t miss anything. As I get closer to the produceContinue reading “Phytonutrients literally fight for our lives: The case for Plants.”

Wow! Lemons can do all of that? 9 Healthy Internal and External Uses

We’ve all heard the old adage, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Now we know that when life gives us lemons, we can make much more than that plus our bodies will thank us for it later! There are so many ways to enjoy the flavor of lemons, from candies and cookies to piesContinue reading “Wow! Lemons can do all of that? 9 Healthy Internal and External Uses”