Do you buy fresh veggies at the farmers market? Harvest them from your own garden? Freeze lots of food in the fridge? Save leftovers from big holiday feasts? Whatever the case, you should know the shelf life and proper storage of fruits and vegetables, to prevent spoilage and waste. Plant-based foods are all about freshness, […]
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“I’ll never do this again!” How many times have you said that after binging over the holidays? You feel heavy, bloated, sluggish. You’ve likely consumed more calories and toxins than normal, and your body is rebelling. Time to purify your blood and organs by removing toxins absorbed from processed foods, GMOs, pesticides, and the environment. […]
The adage “variety is the spice of life” certainly applies to Earth’s plethora of herbs and spices that offer so many wonderful flavors. But did you know herbs and spices are nutrient-dense superfoods with long-term health benefits? Nutritive herbs are rich in vitamins and minerals. Many also provide alkaline minerals that counter the effects of […]
Is anyone really eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables? According to the Dietary Guidelines 2015–2020, adults should eat 3 to 4 servings of vegetables, and 2 to 2.5 servings of fruit a day. The majority are not. Is juicing the answer? Well, the Mayo Clinic says there’s no sound scientific evidence that extracted […]
We all know the modern diet lacks in adequate nutrition, yet even the most health-conscious vegans struggle to avoid the processed foods and empty calories of busy grab-and-go lives. No wonder over half of all Americans take dietary supplements. But are these products really essential for good health? Consider the following myths and facts that […]
With a little planning, plant-based foods provide all the nutrition and energy a child needs to be healthy and happy. Starting early in life gives children an advantage, because the years from birth to adolescence are when they can develop a taste for a variety of plant foods; eating habits are set; the growth rate […]
In cultures around the world, plant milk from nuts, seeds, grains, and beans, have been extracted for their nutritional value in foods and beverages. In medieval times, almond milk became a staple in kitchens because it stored longer than cow’s milk, and Spanish horchata has remained a popular drink for centuries. Today, plant milks provide […]
Viewing carbohydrates as “good vs. bad” or “unhealthy” can confuse consumers, given that carbs are one of the three macronutrients we can’t live without. After all, they’re the body’s primary energy source. The problem is over-consuming carbs that are processed and stripped of their natural fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Pure golden oils extracted from plants capture health and beauty ingredients in a bottle. While they are fats and should be limited,* they are high in unsaturated “good” fatty acids. Rich in vitamins and minerals as well, these oils counterbalance the processed saturated and trans fats, with empty calories, so prevalent in diets today. Plus, many […]
Cherries, peaches, mangoes, lychees, and blackberries all share a common bond: They are nutritious and delicious “stone fruit” (and make perfect pies!). Their seed is sequestered inside a hard stone, or pit, called an endocarp—while the mesocarp is the juicy edible fruit we all love. The multiple “seeds” in blackberries or raspberries are actually their miniature endocarps holding even tinier seeds inside.