Why You Should Eat These Foods

About 8 years ago my cousin sent me a paper about healthy foods we have and ways to use them to stay healthy. Because I am passionate about promoting good health, I More »

Chinese Food, American Style

It is often a standing joke that what Americans consider to be Chinese food is totally of our own making, and cooks and diners in China would find them completely foreign (like More »

Food and Food Health

We all have passed through a phase, or are still in one where the mind still walks the streets of dilemma as to whether the salad in the afternoon can make up More »

Summer Fruits and Their Benefits

Summer has arrived. It is the season of shorts, sunscreen, hit the beach, filling the coolers and many other things. But summer also brings with itself excessive heat and chances of dehydration. More »

Nutty for Peanuts

Whether you are a chunky or creamy fan, peanut butter and its many forms comprise one of America’s favorite foods. Are you a brand loyalist, be it Skippy, Jif, Peter Pan, Smucker’s, More »

10 Amazing Facts About Avocados

Avocado is an interesting food item. There is a big confusion that revolves around avocado; is it a fruit or a vegetable? This green colored, pear-shaped, little food item is actually classified as a fruit. It is indeed delicious and is loaded with n number of health benefits. This article is purely dedicated to this fruit. Here, we present you 10 amazing facts about Avocado. Keep reading.

1. Avocado is more than ten thousand years old.
Avocado has been on the eating list of people for more than 10,000 years. It is a native of America but was first spotted in Puebla in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The gardens of America and Mexico always have avocado trees. One interesting fact about avocado is that it holds a spiritual significance for Aztec and Mayan societies. They believe that avocado gives them strength.

2. Avocados are very rich in fiber
Avocado is fiber rich. A medium- sized avocado has about 10 grams of fiber. It is loaded with soluble as well as insoluble fiber. Of total fiber, about 75%

The Hidden Benefits of Tomatoes

Question:
Why do you eat tomatoes?

Answer:
Because it makes my soup look mild and taste great.

That is the reply most women we ask the above question gave until we let them see more valid reasons why they should eat tomatoes. They have been eating tomatoes simply because they were brought up to do so.

Are you among them?
If you answer either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ continue reading and you will see valid reasons why we should eat tomatoes.

Here are 7 good reasons that make tomatoes worth eating

1. Tomatoes help prevent cancer
Although not all types of cancer but cancer such as breast, colorectal, prostate and stomach cancer. This is because of lutein, zeaxanthin and the high level of lycopene which is a natural antioxidant that have the ability to fight cancer causing cells.

2. Tomatoes are good for your heart
Tomatoes lowers blood pressure and also reduces cholesterol level because of its Vitamin B and potassium. It also prevent life threatening heart problems such as high blood pressure, heart attack

Why You Should Eat These Foods

About 8 years ago my cousin sent me a paper about healthy foods we have and ways to use them to stay healthy. Because I am passionate about promoting good health, I collect ideas about healthy living whenever I find them. There is a lot of good information everywhere and people are so willing to share what they know.

We are here on this beautiful earth with abundance. By study and seeking wisdom we learn to use what we have. Sharing is part of the gifts we enjoy.

In the Bible we read: GOD first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish… all before making a human. HE made and provided what we would need before we were born. These are best, and more powerful when eaten raw. GOD left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

Fight Disease, Eat Healthy Foods

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye… and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of

Chinese Food, American Style

It is often a standing joke that what Americans consider to be Chinese food is totally of our own making, and cooks and diners in China would find them completely foreign (like chop suey–what on earth is that?). But somewhere along the line, Chinese food was adapted from our Asian immigrants, Americanized and became wildly popular, not only as a take-out but served buffet-style and sit-down as well. Many dishes are accompanied by plain white, brown or fried rice. Let’s review our most popular:

Dim Sum: bite-sized dumplings stuffed with veggies or meat,essentially a Cantonese preparation not always offered at many restaurants; can be also presented as small sampling dishes, depending on the menu and the cook’s whim;

Hot and Sour Soup: a delightfully “sour” soup with a spicy broth, it contains red peppers or white pepper and vinegar; another favorite soup is a light broth with won ton (meat-filled dumplings);

Quick Noodles: a staple in every Chinese home and found on most Chinese restaurant menus, it comes in several versions, often called lo mein and may be plain or have veggies;

Szechwan Chilli Chicken: a fiery Sichuan delight loaded with pungent spices like ginger, green

Food and Food Health

We all have passed through a phase, or are still in one where the mind still walks the streets of dilemma as to whether the salad in the afternoon can make up for the double cheese hamburger of last night. Whether the calories gained through the chocolate pudding can be balanced through the oatmeal in breakfast.

A few years back, there was a stigma about having the perfect thin or muscular (as one prefers), flat-stomached body. There was this misconception that slim and trim is the way to look beautiful. But fortunately, this stigma and misapprehension is slowly and somehow being eliminated from the society. Today, every type of body is beautiful, whether it is a flat-stomach or a fat belly. But that does not give any of us the right to overlook the fact about eating healthy.

Eating healthy does not mean gulping down only chunks of vegetables and salads. Eating healthy does not mean being on a “diet”. Eating healthy means providing the body every kind of nutrients to function properly. And it includes the Broccoli Soup one cringes to as well as the delicious classic double crust cheese-filled pepperoni pizza, everyone craves

Summer Fruits and Their Benefits

Summer has arrived. It is the season of shorts, sunscreen, hit the beach, filling the coolers and many other things. But summer also brings with itself excessive heat and chances of dehydration. In this season you need to eat food that helps prevents above mentioned conditions from occurring. Here are a few summer fruits and their benefits.

Watermelon – Ripped only in summer, this big red ball of health is filled with water and taste. The amount of water present in this fruit helps you in being hydrated and keeps your body cool. Watermelon also acts as in defense and protects your skin from sunburn. You won’t get food cravings after its consumption, it keeps your tummy feels filled. It is also good for people with high blood pressure, but in a limit. This one ought to be consumed almost every day in summer.

Oranges – Oranges are sweetest, juiciest summer fruit full of nutrients. Orange is low in calories and keeps your blood pressure in check. Orange is also a source of Vitamin C which is the most required vitamin in your body after an age. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that is also useful

Nutty for Peanuts

Whether you are a chunky or creamy fan, peanut butter and its many forms comprise one of America’s favorite foods. Are you a brand loyalist, be it Skippy, Jif, Peter Pan, Smucker’s, or an organic-only consumer? On average, Americans eat more than six pounds of peanut products each year, worth more than $2 billion at the retail level. Peanut butter accounts for about half of the U.S. edible use of peanuts-accounting for $850 million in retail sales each year.

The peanut plant can be traced back to Peru and Brazil in South America around 3,500 years ago. European explorers first discovered peanuts in Brazil and saw its value, taking them back to their respective countries, where it was a bit slow to catch on but became popular in Western Africa. (And the French just never quite got it.)

History tells us that it wasn’t until the early 1800s that peanuts were grown commercially in the United States, and undoubtedly showed up at the dinner table of foodie president Thomas Jefferson, probably in the form of peanut soup, a delicacy in Southern regions. After all, Jefferson was an enthusiastic gardener who lived in Virginia. Civil War

The Delicious Smoothie

So, what is a smoothie? In Wikipedia: A smoothie (occasionally spelled smoothie or smooth) is a thick, cold beverage made from puree raw fruit (and sometimes vegetable) blended with ice-cream or frozen yogurt along with other ingredients such as water, crushed ice, fruit juice, sweeteners, (e.g. honey, sugar, Styria, syrup) dairy products ( e,g. milk, yogurt or cottage cheese, whey powder) plant milk, nuts, nut butter, seeds, tea, chocolate, herbal supplements or nutritional supplements.

A smoothie containing dairy products is similar to a vegetable milkshake, though the latter typically has less fruit and often has ice-cream or frozen yogurt.

As you can tell by the definition you sure are able to do a lot about the ingredients you choose to put in your smoothie. But not all ingredients blend well together. Acid fruits like grapefruit and other citrus pineapples, pomegranates, sour apples, plums, strawberries, and tomatoes don’t blend well with sweet fruits such as grapes, prunes and dates. Ingredients can very as much as the purpose of the smoothie you’ve chosen to make. For a protein energy boost, weight loss, health, breakfast drink or just refreshment.

Here are some delicious quick and easy recipes

The Whole Truth About Super Foods

The lettuce or the peaches are not the same as before. It is a topic of conversation on many tables and a reality that has driven a new generation of dietetics: that of the so-called super foods.

Given the decrease in the quality of the products we consume today and, sometimes, in the face of an unbalanced diet, the arrival of those new products with extra properties is more than welcome: they are high in antioxidants (such as vitamins A, C and E) ) and phytonutrients (chemical substances present in plants that provide color and flavor, as well as protection against ultraviolet radiation and infections), eliminate toxins, contribute to reduce the risk of heart disease or cancer and combat aging.

It is common to hear about the excellence of traditional products in the Mediterranean diet, such as olive oil.

Myth or Reality

Are we faced with medicines capable of curing and shielding against possible ailments or is this a temporary and baseless tendency, a product of the popular interest of the developed world for diet and health?

A simple search in Google on the term “super food” reveals that every 0.13 seconds

Add Some Lemon Zest To Your Life

The origin of lemons is unknown but it’s pretty much agreed they were first grown in Assam (a region in northeast India), northern Burma or China. Somewhere along the line it became a hybrid between the bitter orange (sour orange) and citron, which is your basic granddaddy of the citrus family, with its thick bumpy rind and bitter taste.

The fruit has come a long way since then, making it one of the world’s favorite citrus. Arab traders brought lemons to the Middle East and Africa sometime later as it made its way to southern Italy around 200 B.C. and was cultivated in Egypt. Citron paved the way for all citrus as it arrived in the Mediterranean around the late first century BC. These days, the citron, which contains very little pulp or juice, is usually candied and baked into fruitcakes.

Slow to catch on, for more than a millennium citron and lemon were the only citrus fruits known in the Mediterranean basin. Lemons, though abundant and commonplace now, were actually rare in ancient Rome, prized by the elite, and represented high social status. (So if someone called you a lemon back then, it was probably