Browsing the "phytonutrients" Tag

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Top Ten Pea Shoot Recipes (in season now!)

Like most green leafy vegetables, pea shoots – the young tendrils and leaves of the garden pea plant – are incredibly nutrient-dense. You can start looking for them at farmers markets or Asian markets in the spring and early summer. Two cups of raw pea shoots have 10 calories, zero fat, 35.5% of your recommended […]

May 17th

Tips for Eating to Reduce Inflammation

Studies have shown that many illnesses (including several types of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease) are largely influenced by chronic inflammation in the body. Prolonged inflammation causes the immune system to become off balance, and can result in damage to healthy tissue. Poor diet is a main contributor to chronic inflammation, but several lifestyle […]

April 1st

Superfood Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Scones

When researchers at Tufts University analyzed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capacity, blueberries came out on top. This wonderful little superfood is not only delicious, but also packed with phytonutrients that help neutralize free radical damage in the body. Here is a simple and delicious recipe to help include more blueberries in your […]

February 15th

Superfood Recipe: Kale Chips

This superfood can be found in most grocery stores all year round, but is truly in season from the middle of winter to the first part of spring.   During this time it tastes its best, and is most widely available. Kale, (along with its relatives such as Brussels sprouts, collard greens, and cabbage) is full […]

February 5th

10 Superfoods for Health and Beauty

Take your health and beauty to the next level with superfoods! [social_buttons]From dietitians to raw food gurus, superfoods have been promoted as the fountain of health and youth. While I can’t vouch for the fountain of health and youth claim, I have experienced the extra vitality that comes from eating these nutrient-dense foods. There is […]

November 9th