September 25, 2022

Anthocyanins For Your Health Video

Anthocyanins are the compounds in fruits and vegetables that turn them blue, purple, and dark red. Anthocyanins contain a host of health benefits. Watch this video and read more about them in this post. We have lots of recipes containing anthocyanins on this website and in our cookbooks such as: Blueberry Upside-Down Cake Almond Blueberry Gelatin Parfaits Prune and Walnut Bars Moringa Vegetable Soup  
May 4, 2022

Mangoes: All Hail the ‘King of Fruits’!

For those of us who grew up in Southeast Asia, mangoes are as common there as apples are here in North America—they are everywhere and in just about everything. My mom encouraged me to eat mangoes every day and I was happy to oblige. They are delicious with a wonderful, tropical scent and a flavor that’s a cross between pineapple and a luscious, ripe peach. The juicy flesh has a smooth, silky texture. Originally cultivated at the foot of the Himalayas 4,000 years ago, mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Right now is the beginning […]
March 29, 2021

Research Proves It – Chocolate Helps Prevent Stroke

Let’s face it.  Many of us love chocolate.  Yet, we may have reserved it as a once in a while treat because it has traditionally fallen into the “bad choice” category of sweets. With the results of recent research coming out of Sweden though, many chocolate lovers are going to be reunited with their former love. In doing so, they’re also going to lower their risk of stroke.  Here’s why. Chocolate:  A Superfood in a Sweet Package   Well, technically, it’s cacao, or cocoa, from which chocolate is made that’s the heart healthy, stroke preventing superfood. The more cocoa that’s in a chocolate […]
December 7, 2015

Pumpkin Seeds Amazing Health Benefits

While most people only think of pumpkins on Thanksgiving or Halloween, the seeds of this fruit offer an impressive cocktail of health enhancing and disease fighting compounds, vitamins, and minerals that can be consumed year-round. In addition, they are packed with tryptophan and essential fatty acids. Emerging evidence indicates that pumpkin seeds represent a potent functional food in the battle against heart disease, osteoporosis, bladder dysfunction, anxiety, and arthritis.   Pumpkin’s History Native to North America, pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo) were first embraced by Native Americans for their multi-purpose properties before the fruit’s seeds were passed along to European explorers and spread throughout Europe. Pumpkins, […]
July 15, 2014

Surprising Benefits Of Aloe Vera

For those won’t haven’t heard of Aloe Vera before, this is one plant that you should definitely take interest in. Recently there has been lots of breaking news on this so-called miracle plant—and for some very good reasons. It’s possible that you’ve seen tubes of its gel at the drugstore, or maybe it’s even growing in your yard. Aloe has been commonly used in the past to soothe sun-burned skin…but did you know that it has many other health benefits? About Aloe Vera The aloe vera plant is a very old species, which probably originated in North Africa. It has been used […]