Browsing Category: Nutrition

Holiday Spotlight: Pumpkin

Every year, as the seasons change, the temperature drops and the rain clouds swell, we’re inclined to decorate our homes with all the orange we can find. The fall welcoming committee is in full effect. One of these decorations packs a nutritional punch, and can easily be incorporated into sweet and savory meals. Let’s learn […]

The Key Benefits of Juicing

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 […]

Should You Take Supplements?

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 […]

Veggie Anatomy 101: Carrots

Have trouble seeing in dim lighting? Suffering from swings in blood sugar? Can’t seem to kick the chronic cold? One solution to these issues is commonly seen in the local supermarket, yet constantly overlooked by many of us. Carrots—these strange, colorful roots are nutritional powerhouses, providing 113% of our daily value of vitamin A, 20% […]

Are Plant Milks Good For You?

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 […]