Are you a sweets lover? If so, you can feel good about indulging in cherries to satisfy your sweet tooth... while boosting your health at the same time. Fight Free Radicals and Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Cherries High in antioxidants and unbelievably low on the glycemic index, cherries come in many varieties and range in flavor from sweet to sour. These compact, juicy morsels are packed … [Read more...]

Avocado Oil

Are you using avocado oil in your cooking? If not,you should be! Avocado oil is one of the richest sources of monounsaturated fats known. Monounsaturated fats are best know for their anti-inflammatory action and beneficial effects on the metabolism - where they help to target unsightly and dangerous belly fat. How To Use Avocado Oil This golden-green oil is great for drizzling and salads … [Read more...]


Strawberries are the most popular American berry with over seventy varieties of this nutrient-rich food in existence. The succulent berry you enjoy today is the result of several centuries of crossbreeding of North America's native and a Chilean variety. If you're a strawberry lover, try European Alpine strawberries — the diminutive, potently sweet wild strawberries of France also known as … [Read more...]


Sardines are a group of several types of small oily fish related to herrings, and were named after the island of Sardinia, where they were once found in abundance. Sardines: Tiny Fish with Big Health Benefits A much overlooked superfood, sardines are "packed" with omega-3 fatty acids, are a sustainable catch and are also free from many of the contaminants (like mercury and dioxins) that plague … [Read more...]

Acai, açaí

Have you heard of acai? Pronounced ah-sigh-ee, these clusters of round, dark purple-to-black, berry-shaped fruits are a powerful superfood that are packed with antioxidants and a great addition to your healthy diet. Acai are harvested to make juice, herbal supplements and other products. The inner core of the thin trunk of the açaí tree is well-known as the source of hearts of palm. Açaí is … [Read more...]


Chocolate lovers rejoice! Cocoa has been enjoyed for thousands of years by ancient cultures including the Aztecs and Mayans. And now cocoa has reached superfood status. Packing twelve times the antioxidant capacity of blueberries, natural cocoa is a crave-worthy, age-defying ingredient. Defy Aging with Delicious, Decadent Cocoa But that's not all. Researchers have identified more than 600 … [Read more...]


Once shunned by dietitians and cardiologists for their high cholesterol content, research now shows that the egg has some pretty incredible benefits ranging from boosting weight loss efforts to protecting your vision. In addition to providing an inexpensive source of high-quality protein, eggs are also an excellent source of the antioxidant mineral selenium and the best source of … [Read more...]

Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are a meaty-flavored mushroom that have been long prized by the Chinese for their culinary and medicinal value. Fresh shiitakes are delicious stir-fried, sauteed, or marinated and grilled. Dried shiitakes can be reconstituted by soaking in hot water for about 20 minutes. Shiitake mushrooms contain powerful cancer-fighting phytonutrients including lentinan (a beta-glucan) … [Read more...]

Grass-Fed Beef

Grass-fed beef forage on pasture, their native diet, as opposed to grain, soy and other supplements. For this reason, grass-fed animals are healthier and their meat is  higher in a number of nutrients including conjugated linolenic acid (CLA), omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, and vitamins C and E. ECO-TIP: Choosing to eat meat, eggs, and dairy products from pasture-raised animals is not … [Read more...]


Turmeric is a healing spice if there ever was one! Hailing from the root of Curcuma longa - a leafy plant in the Zingiberaceae, or ginger family - recent research shows this golden-hued spice helps to fight cancer, guard against Alzheimer's, and balance blood sugar. That's because curcumin, the phytonutrient that gives turmeric its color, has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory … [Read more...]

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