Posts Tagged garlic

Healthy You

Nov 4th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »

If you want a healthier you change your diet first

A plant based diet filled with whole foods such as fruits and vegetables is an excellent way to make a change especially as the winter months approach and you may want to eat lighter.

A beautiful soup!

A beautiful soup!

 

 

 

 

Vegetable soup will warm you up on a cold day, and eating some raw fresh fruit or vegetables for you snacks will keep the hunger away.

Pumpkins and squash; healthy freshness

Pumpkins and squash; healthy freshness

Steamed Mustard Greens

Jul 6th, 2013 Posted in Healthy Recipes | no comment »

 

Some fresh veggies from the Farmer's Market in Hamburg, NY

Some fresh veggies from the Farmer’s Market in Hamburg, NY

 

I love the farmer’s market. I go every Saturday during the spring, summer and fall months. I believe it is healthier to eat from the locals. They don’t use as much pesticides and you are supporting people who work hard at their craft! I believe that farming is an art. It is full of wonderful colors!

Today I bought some Mustard Greens. These greens are very nutritious, full of vitamins and minerals. They have a bit of a bitter taste. Try a piece of stem raw, and it almost feels like it is spicy!

Why you should use Garlic

Mar 5th, 2013 Posted in Healthy Foods, Herbs and Health | no comment »
In the winter  we have time to experiment with some spices. I enjoy both garlic and ginger together in many of my meals. Try adding some fresh garlic to your dishes.

In the winter we have time to experiment with some spices. I enjoy both garlic and ginger together in many of my meals. Try adding some fresh garlic to your dishes.

GARLIC

A phytonutrient and a star spice.

Garlic can improve cardiovascular health, lower the risk of cancer, help fight infection.

Summer is Coming

A Lesson on Phytonutrients

Feb 23rd, 2013 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »
Begin to  eat healthier foods. Apples are the perfect food. Food is medicine.

Begin to eat healthier foods. Apples are the perfect food. Food is medicine.

 

 

 

 

Everyone seems to  know about  the importance of vitamins and minerals, but do you  know what phytonutrients are?

Phyto- means plant.

Phytonutrients are not vitamins or minerals, they are organic compounds that are found in plants that can provide 3 important helpful regulations in our bodies:

 

PHYTONUTRIENTS

1. They act as antioxidants, preventing development of free radicals or even destroying them- as in cancer cells.

2. They can regulate hormone levels