January 2, 2022

Want to Detox? Try These Top 10 Cleansing Foods!

I love to cook and entertain, especially during the holidays, but this holiday season challenged us all to celebrate differently with Zoom parties, staying at home, and social distancing. For me, baking is a great way to de-stress, and because I believe in indulging friends and family with delicious food, drink and desserts, this year I made my mother’s recipe for fruitcake and my own recipe for biscotti and had them delivered. After a couple of months of holiday meals and baking up a storm, I am ready to start 2022 with a “clean” slate. That calls for some detoxing. […]
May 28, 2019

Leafy Greens Can Help Memory

Losing your memory? Then you may want to make a simple, healthy adjustment to your diet: add more leafy greens. Why? Because a recent study found that eating leafy greens may help to preserve your cognitive abilities into old age. The results were published in the journal FASEB. Eating Leafy Greens Daily Slows Mental Aging By 11 Years In a recent study, participants examined the nutrition intake of 954 older individuals (average age 81) and followed them for an average period of almost five years. Previous research has shown that a plant-based Mediterranean-style diet may help to prevent dementia and […]
February 17, 2016

Leafy Veggies Support Good Bacteria

An article reported on February 15, 2016 in Nature Chemical Biology reveals the discovery of Spencer Williams of the University of Melbourne and colleagues of an enzyme needed by beneficial bacteria in order to feed on a sugar known as sulfoquinovose (SQ), which is abundantly produced by leafy, green vegetables. “We discovered the enzyme YihQ, which is used by bacteria to absorb and metabolize these sulfur-containing sugars as food,” explained Dr Williams. “Sulfur is critical for building proteins, the essential components of all living organisms. Sulfoquinovose is the only sugar molecule which contains sulfur, and ‘digestion’ of the molecule by bacteria […]