Just biting into a tropical fruit like a papaya or a mango can transport you to a sunny oasis in your mind. Each morsel feels like a vacation from the doldrums of winter. But that’s only part of the picture: tropical fruits are also teeming with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Here’s a look at some of the season’s best bets:
We’ve all heard that kids need to eat
breakfast to sustain their energy over the course of their active days. But a
Taiwanese study published in the November 2007 issue of the Journal of
the American Dietetic Association suggests that a healthy diet can
also improve grades in elementary-school children.
Like the first
flowers appearing out of the snow, the first spring onions are peeking out of
produce bins right about now. Spring onions are basically more developed than
the green onion, but not as mature as a regular onion. These spring shoots tend
to be milder in flavor and more tender than full-grown onions. Here’s how to
pick the best of the bunch.
We are always
hearing that dark-green, leafy vegetables should form a large part of our diet.
These veggies are packed with vitamin K and lutein,
two nutrients that optimize health and body functioning. Studies indicate that
You know it’s
almost spring when bright green bunches of asparagus start popping up like
crocuses in your local market. Considering how delicious these young spears
are, it’s no wonder this veggie was once dubbed a “spring tonic,” good for the
kidneys and bladder.
Asparagus is an excellent source of ...
More and more young athletes are seeking
personal fitness trainers for specialized workouts. As part of their training,
we strive to help these young people become stronger and better able to
withstand the rigors of sports competition. But physical training is only one
part of the equation: young athletes also need to learn why proper nutrition is
vital to optimizin...
As more people approach their 65th birthdays, healthy aging has emerged as a public health priority. Thanks to Baby Boomers and longer lifespans, by 2030 there will be an estimated 71 million older adults in the U.S.,...
There seems to be a new food scare every
day. Headlines blare: Multistate
outbreaks of Salmonella
associated with raw tomatoes! Chili sauce linked to botulism cases! Local
stores recall beef patties in fast-food restaurants!
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise among all Americans, but African American women are at particularly high risk for developing the condition. Scientific research to date has linked part of this increase to poor dietary habits, especially refined-carbohydrate intake. Now a new study suggests that African American women may be able to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by simply inc...