Eat more watercress! It tops the list of healthiest vegetables and fruits in a recent study. Did your favorites make the list of powerhouse produce?
Food waste stats are staggering, and our refusal to buy misshapen, ugly produce is a big part of the problem. But people are starting to flip the script.
As we head into the holidays, many of us will be cooking large meals and using fresh fruits and vegetables. I figure now is a good time for a quick refresher on the “Dirty Dozen” – those fruits and vegetables in the U.S. food supply that show the most pesticide residues.
Tired of actually eating your vegetables to get your five a day? Jelly Belly has you covered.
I imagine you’ve heard by now that Congress has taken time out of its busy schedule to classify pizza as a vegetable. But did you know that there are 7 more new fruits and vegetables that are also a little surprising? I’ll run down the list here.
I love pineapples. They are one of my favorite foods. We happened to buy one this week, and it was so good I thought I’d finally write a piece about the yellow jewel.
While I normally write about my favorites recipes when I write about a specific food, I really love pineapples in one way much more than any other — plain and simple. So, I don’t have any recipes to share that compare (in my opinion) to a freshly cut pineapple.
BUT, I think it’s always useful to write about the wonderful health benefits of a fruit or vegetable. So, here are some of the health benefits of pineapples for you:
A new study shows that high-fiber foods help people lose weight. Read a bit more about the study and learn some tricks on how to painlessly increase fiber in your diet.
Becky covered the USDA’s new system for conveying its updated dietary guidelines to the public nearly two weeks ago. The USDA has move from a food pyramid to a food plate.
The food plate clearly shows that we should be eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, and not too much meat and dairy.
However, as at least one insightful climate action and healthy living advocate has recognized, the USDA doesn’t follow its own advice.
Here’s a list of fruits and vegetables that store well over the winter. Be sure to stock up at your final local farmers market!
As the growing season draws to a close, it’s time to talk about this year’s garden success and failures. Which unusual or exotic seeds will you be reordering this winter, and which ones will be forever banned from your garden?
POM Wonderful has been called out by the Federal Trade Commission to stop claiming that pomegranate products can cure, prevent or treat any disease until approved by the FDA.
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