By now you know the importance of getting at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day (if not, click here). Perhaps you are still not convinced? Use the excuse-buster list below when you find yourself reasoning your way out of reaching for the... Read more
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
When you're living with chronic heartburn (GERD) cooking and enjoying a meal can be a challenging and often anxiety-filled experience. However, just as there are many foods and cooking techniques that can set off heartburn, there are also plenty... Read more
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin... Read more
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So, I'm in the process of putting in my summer veggie garden. I admit that, while I do eat my fair share of veggies, I don't eat a lot of "greens" and it's my understanding that they are good for you and that most people should eat more of them. So... Read more
I like green bananas, but they don't stay pre-ripe long enough for me to eat more than 1 or 2, so I was always throwing away banana bunches. One day I decided to refrigerate the green bananas to see what happened. Well after a day the skins got all... Read more
It is well understood that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides many health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and reducing risks of heart disease, cancer, and digestive problems. Not only do they provide many necessary vitamins and mi... Read more
Looking for some new smoothie recipes to help keep you cool during the summer? We've rounded up a variety of healthy and refreshing smoothie recipes for you to try.
Collard Green Pineapple Smoothie
Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie
Peanut Butter Cho... Read more
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This weekend I bought green bananas. They were so green they haven't ripened a bit. This morning I thought I would try one on my cereal and I had to actually peel it with a knife, like a potato.... Read more
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