Tagged as Vegetables

Approximately 7.3 million Americans are vegetarians, with an additional 22.8 million identifying as vegetarian-inclined, according to the latest survey provided by - Vegetarian Times. And while being vegetarian poses many health and environmental benefits, it also poses some -risks. Not only do vegetarians have lower body weights and cholesterol levels, but they also have a lower risk of developing...
Cooking for children can be a challenge. A plate of broccoli or asparagus may not get the same praise as chicken nuggets, mac ‘n cheese or ice cream, but it's totally possible to make veggies tolerable for little ones. With a little effort, it may even be possible to turn kids and grandkids into voluntary veggie eaters. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches don't have to be the nightly fare for kids who...
I find that adults and children alike will always appreciate and gravitate toward any nutritious item on a buffet table if it looks inviting and tastes good.  Today, so many people understand that we are what we eat, and that if you want to look good, feel good and maintain excellent health, you must eat healthfully.  We excite all our friends and family when something so healthful, tastes great too....
How many colors do you eat each day? A well-balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables is essential to a long, healthy life. But it's complicated to keep track of how often we eat broccoli. One way to eat better is to try to eat the rainbow every day. (And we don't mean Skittles!) The broader the array of colors we eat, the more varied the nutrients. Need some help adding more color...
Call me crazy, but I’ve never had an issue with eating vegetables. Even at a young age, I was accustomed to eating all kinds of veggies, and they never phased me. In fact, I consider myself extremely open to eating most foods, there’s not much that I don’t like the taste of. Now, after working extensively at a fully organic produce section of a health foods store, I’ve collected quite a bit of knowledge...
You want to stock your pantry with healthy foods, but what you see isn’t always what you get. Some of those “healthy” fruits and vegetables you want in your diet are riddled with dangerous pesticides. Should you go organic? Or should you consider skipping these “dirty dozen” fruits and vegetables? - Each year, a “dirty dozen” list of fruits and vegetables reveals those that test the highest for pesticides....
We know that vegetables are good for us because they are loaded with vitamins, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. We need them for energy and digestion. But did you know that there are two types of vegetables: starchy vegetables and non-starchy vegetables? - Most carb counters are aware of this, but not everyone is, mostly because most of us have been raised with the mantra that vegetables are vegetables...
"Eat your vegetables!" Did your mother ever say this to you when you were a child? As it turns out, she was right. Vegetables are an essential part of a nutritious diet, and if you don't eat them, you could be risking your health. Here's why you should make vegetables a part of your everyday diet. Essential Nutrients Contained in Vegetables - Veggies are nutritional powerhouses, and they can help you...
Malnourishment is depressingly more common than we would think, especially among seniors. One study - found that about 25% of all seniors and 44% of seniors with dementia are malnourished and up to 50% of all older adults are at risk for malnourishment. Changes in the way your brain perceives taste, swallowing difficulties, inadequate time to make healthy food, financial concerns, and myriad other...
Having trouble finding ways to incorporate more green (and red, yellow, orange and purple) into your day? Try eating vegetables for breakfast! A nutrient-dense selection of vegetables can be a great way to kick-start your day. Need some inspiration? My newest publication, -100 Best Foods for Health and Longevity- details the amazing benefits of some of the earth’s most nutritious foods and includes...