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.
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...
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
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...
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!
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.,...
Grapefruit is back in style these days after falling out of favor during the Grapefruit Diet debacle. Even during the cold winter months, consumers don’t have to go without sunshine, because grapefruits are readily available almost everywhere. The fact that they are packed with healthy nutrients and plenty of fiber is a sweet bonus. Even so, there may be reasons for moderation or even abstentio...
Low-carbohydrate diets continue to be quite popular, especially among clients trying to lose weight by exercising. But can these diets actually backfire by causing frustration and earlyfatigue during an exercise session?Researchers reporting in the October 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association set out to determine whether low-carb diets might resul...
When faces become blurry, road signs get fuzzy and the fine print on a food label appears illegible, your eyes are telling you something: a visit to an eye care professional is in order. From birth, our eyes are constantly filtering light—from harsh sunlight to the more damaging blue light—and over time the effects can be damaging. Just like the skin, our eyes need sunscreen. The good news is y...