Pumpkin…The Why?!

Pumpkin is not only a highly low-calorie, nutrient-dense food that is rich in vitamins and minerals, but also help you have a healthier complexion, healthier hair, and more energy. So let’s take a look at the specific nutritional level of pumpkin and how eating more pumpkin could be beneficial for diabetics… First, a few nutritional facts…Continue reading “Pumpkin…The Why?!”

Gotta Get a Lotta Watermelon

      Watermelons…those melons with a mid- to dark green rind that is usually mottled or striped…sweet, juicy flesh that is usually deep red to pink…and many black seed…(unless you’re smart enough to be one of the 85% of us who bypass the seeds altogether by buying seedless watermelons)…have been the delight of manyContinue reading “Gotta Get a Lotta Watermelon”

Honey Boo-Boo Should Have Eaten Honeydew

Intro We all know what a honeydew is…that green thing over by the cantaloupe…but do you know what nutritional benefits it offers and what health benefits arrive from eating it? Let’s take a look… ***************** Nutritional Value Even though a honeydew is 90% water, the melon still packs a great punch… Calories…64 calories per cupContinue reading “Honey Boo-Boo Should Have Eaten Honeydew”

Let’s Take a Peep at Pepos

The fourth category of fruit, the pepo category, consists of those fruits have multiple seeds throughout the flesh or grouped together in the center….mostly melons. So I thought that this would be a good time to talk about the menagerie of  melons that you might see as you are hitting the fruit aisle with greatContinue reading “Let’s Take a Peep at Pepos”

A Poem About Pomes

This is a poem…a poem about pomes…another type of fruit…that I can’t wait to bring home… Sorry, the words “poem” and “pome” are too similar that I couldn’t resist. But what are pomes? Pomes are those fruits that have a relatively hard flesh surrounding a central core of seeds, fruits such as apples and pears.Continue reading “A Poem About Pomes”

The Great Pumpkin…and What’s So Great About It?

So are pumpkins merely for setting by your door every Halloween…and perhaps using a can of pumpkin to make pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving? Actually no…they have far too much nutritional value to keep on the back burner…or out of your oven… Pumpkins are actually packed with vitamins and minerals such as…       1.Antioxidants.…Pumpkins containContinue reading “The Great Pumpkin…and What’s So Great About It?”

Don’t Berry Your Head in the Sand About Berries

My goal in this series of posts is to break the Raw Foods Master Grocery List into as many specific subgroups as possible…So let’s take a look at several different kinds of berries that may be available in your local produce aisle or farmer’s market so that we will be able to make smarter choicesContinue reading “Don’t Berry Your Head in the Sand About Berries”

Have a Berry, Berry Christmas and a Happy New You

We all know what berries are…those small, soft, round, brightly colored fruits that make the produce section actually seem more inviting…juicy The varied taste, colors, and textures of berries makes themĀ one of the most popular fruits. The gamut runs fromĀ black currants to grapes…blueberries to gooseberries…cranberries to gooseberries…grapes to goji berries…and so on and so forth.Continue reading “Have a Berry, Berry Christmas and a Happy New You”

The Scoop on Drupes

I debated whether or not to jump to another category or talk about the different types of fruit in this post, but I think that breaking the fruit category into smaller categories will help you as you plan your grocery list and hit the store. So let’s begin by talking about the scoop on drupes…Continue reading “The Scoop on Drupes”

Let’s Start By Hitting the Fruit Aisle with Great Style

Obvioiusly fruits are an important part of a healthy diet, but how many of us stumble into the fruit aisle only to look at the pretty colors and then walk away because it would be so much easier simply to grab yet another granola bar out of a box and call it a day.  Continue reading “Let’s Start By Hitting the Fruit Aisle with Great Style”