Kale is a very delicious green leafy vegetable. Like collard greens, kale is also a member of the cabbage family. Rich in anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrients in the form of glucosinolates, Kale has great health benefits. It has the ability to lower cholesterol that can provide valuable cardiovascular support to our bodies.
Collard greens are a part of the cabbage family. Cultivated for their long, thick and dark green leaves, collard greens have an abundance of nutritional value. Originally from the Mediterranean region, collards have spread to various corners of the world.
Some foods and herbs command the respect and honor of the title “super” because of their completeness and the amount of nutrition packed into each bite. And, other so-called supers, like milk, yogurt and turkey breast top off my Danger List. Yeah, some of these super foods are not only un-super, but they can potentially harm us.
Allow me to introduce you to Spirulina, most recently deemed the super-est of all super foods. Spirulina, a form of blue-green algae, boasts 10 times more beta carotene than carrots, is about 65% protein and provides us with essential fatty acids, phytonutrients, probiotics, and antioxidants. Consuming spirulina (algae) has been linked to recovery from diseases like Cancer, ADD, and Autism.
If you’re strapped for time and cash (who isn’t these days), but you’d still like to eat organic and support your local farmers, check out farm-share opportunities near you. For decades, farmers have shared their crops and costs with co-op members. Buying direct from the farm cuts the cost of middle men and limits your food’s time from being picked to being enjoyed.
Probiotics… prebiotics… antibiotics… macrobiotics – the media is full of contradicting information on these topics. But, you don’t need to spend the next millennium decoding labels. Here, the ‘biotic’ list is simplified.
Even amidst the hype about links between red meat, cancer and cholesterol, some of us can’t deny those cravings for a good steak. But, we can avoid some of the most harmful side effects of consuming beef, if we’re conscious.
Got stress? If you don’t, you’re either living on an imaginary spa retreat, or you’ve captured life’s biggest secret. But, if you do – you’ll probably want to read on. An alkaline based diet can help balance internal stress, allow your body to easily absorb the nutrients it needs for healing, and give you energy to properly maintain your outer-world stress.