Healthy Foods: Love those cloves

It would appear as though pumpkin season is upon us once again. And I don’t know about you, but when I think pumpkin, I think warm fall spices. What would a pumpkin pie be without a hint of cloves? Ground cloves don’t just grow in those little tins, you know! This spice actually comes from […]

Healthy Foods: Wanna smooch a Kombucha!

two large jars of kombucha topped with cheese cloth on a white surface

A diet rich in fermented foods is key to good health. That’s because fermented foods help to keep a good healthy balance of bacteria in the gut—a requirement for optimal digestion. You should try to incorporate fermented foods into each of your daily meals, be it a glass of kefir with breakfast, a side of […]

Healthy Foods: One of the good grains: Amaranth

If you’re pursuing a gluten-free lifestyle, you’ve probably come across amaranth on your travels. Amaranth is a teeny tiny seed that was eaten by the ancients. Today, we’re learning that this gluten-free grain is extremely nutritious, and this wee seed is making a long overdue comeback here in the western world. Amaranth contains a lot […]

Healthy Foods: Nothing fishy about the benefits of fish oil

Fish oil comes from the tissues of oily fish (imagine that!). This oil contains omega-3 fatty acids including DHA and EPA, which have both enjoyed lots of attention from the health world over the past few years. Fish oil has a ton of important health benefits, and we all should be getting in at least […]

Healthy Foods: If your mood’s out of whacka, try some maca

Maca is a root that belongs to the radish family. It hails from Peru, where it has long been valued for its health benefits. Nowadays, the rest of the world is catching on to the wonder of maca. Used for everything from boosting libido to relieving symptoms of menopause, maca is quite the item to […]

Healthy Foods: Big health bang delivered by liver

Few things can raise as many “I’m not eating that” and “eew! Disgusting!” reactions from the dinner table as liver, but that’s too bad because the nutrition found in organ meats is unbelievable! The liver is a storage organ for vitamins A, B12, D, E, and K, as well as copper, iron, and other essential […]

Healthy Foods: Get set for good health with gelatin

You know those jellied salads your mother and grandmothers used to put on the potluck table? As it turns out, the gelatin that makes those molded salads stand up like they do is extremely healthy for us. Well, without all the sugar that Great Aunt Martha used to add in there of course! Gelatin is […]

Healthy Foods: I heart hemp hearts!

Even though they come from the cannabis sativa plant, hemp hearts or hemp seeds can’t be smoked and they won’t give you the munchies if you know what I’m saying! Not only are hemp seeds not going to give you any psychotropic effects, but they will deliver some powerful nutrition when you pop them in […]

Healthy Foods: Buckets of nutrition in buckwheat

With all of the bad press wheat’s getting these days, you might be surprised to see buckwheat as the topic of this week’s health food post. But what you might not know is that buckwheat is actually not wheat. It’s not actually a grain at all and it is completely gluten-free. Buckwheat is an herb. […]