Bell Peppers…The Why

Before we start talking about which bell peppers to buy, how to store them, and what to do with them when you get them home…let’s learn why we should add them to our diet.       Fresh, raw bell peppers are very good for you. They are made of 94% water. The remainder consistsContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The Why”

Dark Chocolate…The How

Chocolate may seem like one of those things that you should avoid if you absolutely cannot tolerate those dark chocolate bars that contains 70% or more cocoa…or cannot control how much chocolate you eat once you start eating it… But that doesn’t have to be the case… Try a Dark Chocolate Smoothie.   The perfectContinue reading “Dark Chocolate…The How”

Dark Chocolate…The What

In our quest to add more antioxidants to our diet, we havec talked about alfalfa sprouts… blackberries…broccoli…and corn… …all of which may not seem very appoealing… But there is one source of antioxidants that we can probably all warm up to… Chocolate… Specifically dark chocolate… People have been enjoying chocolate for about four thousand years…startingContinue reading “Dark Chocolate…The What”

Making the Perfect Broccoli Smoothie

The perfect broccoli smoothie is not only good for your health, but also is satisfying and deliciousour broccoli to give you the most antioxidant benefits. ********************** INGREDIENTS 1.  Broccoli…obviously in order to make a broccoli smoothie, you will first need some broccoli, but if you are like George Bush and totally despise broccoli, feel freeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Broccoli Smoothie”

Making the Best Smoothies for Antioxidants…Alfalfa Sprout Smoothies

I’m definitely not a doctor…hated science in high school…barely passed physics and chemistry in college…I’m more of a pianist…writer(?!)…creative type…But I have learned that certain foods are good for certain whatever-might-ails-you’s.As far as Antioxidants go, studies have shown that the following foods contain the most antioxidants…and as result possibly better help to defend your cellsContinue reading “Making the Best Smoothies for Antioxidants…Alfalfa Sprout Smoothies”

Acacia Honey—The What?! Why?! Which?! and How?!—July 2018 Honey of the Month

Acacia honey is one of the most popular honey varieties. It is widely considered one of the best kinds of honey in the world, provided it is authentic….and is.highly sought after around the world. Acacia honey is made from the nectar of Robinia pseudoacacia, what we here in America know as the black locust tree, orContinue reading “Acacia Honey—The What?! Why?! Which?! and How?!—July 2018 Honey of the Month”

Avocado—The Why?!

Antioxidant phytochemicals (such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione and lutein) — To help protect against various diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts, it’s a good idea to eat a diet rich in phytochemicals like avocados. Antioxidant phytochemicals prevent oxidative damage (also called free radicals) that have the power to change DNA and result in cell mutations…. FolateContinue reading “Avocado—The Why?!”