BROCCOLI – A NUTRIENT-RICH VEGETABLE!

Broccoli is such a nutrient rich vegetable! The health benefits are very extensive. Not only is this vegetable loaded with essential nutrients, it also has therapeutic properties. Because of its different components, broccoli provides a complex of tastes and textures, …

Whole Grains – An Excellent Source of Nutrition & Fiber

Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. If the grain has been processed (e.g., cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked), the food product should deliver approximately the …

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Watermelon

Nothing says summer like a delicious, sweet, & juicy watermelon! Watermelon is full of antioxidants shown to reduce the inflammation that contributes to diabetes, asthma, atherosclerosis, colon cancer, and arthritis. Nutritionists have long appreciated the health benefits watermelon provides. Watermelon …

Follow the Rainbow: A Color Guide To A Healthier You!

A color guide to a healthier you: It is essential that we eat 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables each day as part of a plan for healthier living. It is important that we eat those with the …

Bananas = A High Energy Power Fruit

  Bananas provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to our Food Rating System. Cardiovascular Protection from Potassium and Fiber: Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, …

Almonds…One Healthy NUT!!!

The almond contains about 26 percent carbohydrates, 12 percent of which are dietary fiber.  About 20 percent of a raw almond is made up of high-quality protein, containing essential amino acids. An ounce of almonds, which equates to about 25 …

BLUEBERRIES: A TINY GEM RICH IN FIBER & ANTIOXIDANTS

Blueberries are popular around the world not only for their good tastes but also because they provide numerous health benefits for people. They have repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all …

GREEK YOGURT – A PROTEIN POWER SOURCE!

With the versatility and nutritional benefits of Greek yogurt, it has become a great source of protein and an excellent replacement to regular yogurt. Regular yogurt provides 5 grams of protein per 6-ounce serving, while Greek yogurt provides up to …

Ch-ch-ch-chia…seeds that is!

Who knew the world would transition from laughing at the funny Chia Pets as gag gifts, to now, incorporating the seeds from the same chia plant to enhance our health. Who knew? Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that …

Avocados – Good Fats & Heart Health

Avocados are a tropical fruit that originated in Mexico; today there are more than 30 varieties and hybrids cultivated world-wide. The fruit has a leathery green skin with a pebbly texture that turns black as the fruit ripens. Because of …


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