Radishes are a form of root vegetable that are widely farmed and eaten across the globe. They have numerous forms and varieties. Radishes have a very distinctive, strong flavor which can be described as peppery and pungent. The strong flavor associated with radishes is due to a chemical which is also found in mustard, horseradish and wasabi, the popular Japanese seasoning paste. Read more
Salmon has graced a lot of menus, whether as smoked with cream cheese on rye, or with wasabi and soy sauce as delectable sashimi. Small wonder that we’ve been consuming salmon for ages: this delicious fish is not just a versatile food, it’s healthy as well! Read more
Lemons have been known to have powerful healing properties. Check out some tips on how to use lemon juice in teas, dressings, tub soaks and more.
Lemons have been used by Ancient Egyptians to protect themselves from toxins. Interestingly, science is providing evidence for this. The power of lemons goes far beyond toxin protection as they actually contain powerful healing components for many maladies. Read more
Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the last few decades. Thanks to a fear of cholesterol, we’ve often been warned not to eat too many eggs, especially quail eggs.
However, more research into cholesterol has shown that not all cholesterol is bad: some cholesterol types can actually help the body and can lead to better health. Read more
Rich in energy, peanuts contain many healthy nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are very important for optimum health.
Whether you spread peanut butter on your morning toast, dip your celery stick in peanut butter, eat a handful of roasted nuts during a baseball game or munch on a cup of peanuts during your lunch break, you are improving your health by incorporating peanuts into your diet. Read more
When it comes to keeping your teeth healthy, you likely know you should limit sugar and brush and floss regularly. However, did you know that some foods can contribute to the health of your teeth and gums? Below is a list of ten foods that keep teeth healthy. Add them to your diet and enjoy in moderation. Read more
It seems like every week there is a new diet supplement or weight loss regimen that is introduced to the market. Inevitably, it is discovered that the pill or diet is fraught with medical red flags, dangerous chemicals or is just plain ineffective. Not so with Acai berry. This small purple berry, which looks not unlike a grape or blueberry, has become a buzzword that has most health enthusiasts scratching their heads, wondering whether or not to buy into the hype. Read more
“Let thy food be thy medicine.” Hippocrates
The pineapple has long been viewed as more than just a sweet, delicious fruit. It is a sign of welcoming in many cultures, especially in the Caribbean, and is used in architectural motifs such as fretwork. Artists carve the distinctive pineapple shape into wood or paint pineapples on canvas for display in public buildings and in homes. Read more
Valley fever is nothing but a fungal disease. It is the common name though, the real medical name for it, is – coccidioidomycosis. The places where this disease is common are Nevada, California, Arizona, Mexico etc. Even though this disease is mostly like flu with perhaps minor symptoms of rashes are seen, sometimes it can get serious. Then the symptoms of fever, pneumonia, coughing etc. can be seen. Read more
Kombucha is a kind of tea that is fermented from yeast and bacteria colonies which results to a product with numerous very useful vitamins and minerals, acetic acid, amino acid and many other mild acids. Kombucha tea is made by mixing symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) to either black or green sweetened tea. It has an amazingly sweet and satisfying taste which is quite similar to a fizzy, carbonated apple cider beverage. Read more