Arugula, that peppery green, has become something of a rock star in the world of salad and like all good rock stars, it has surrounded itself with controversy to create mystique and keep the publicity coming.In 2006, arugula became a symbol for the entire foodie movement with the publication of David Kamp's book, "The United States of Arugula: How we became a gourmet nation." In his book, Kamp explores how we evolved to a society where balsamic vinegar, pasta, free-range chicken, extra virgin olive oil and of course, arugula, have become mainstream terms.However, in 2008, arugula lost some of its luster when it became embroiled in political controversy. Unwittingly, arugula became a symbol of the culture wars in the presidential election and a lightning rod for conservative criticism of liberal elitism. The media latched onto Barack Obama's bewailing the price of arugula, much as it had when George H.W. Bush badmouthed broccoli.Now the sordid details can come out. Arugula leads a … [Read more...] about Arugula is a Nutrition Rock Star
Everyday more and more shoppers are choosing to buy their groceries at organic supermarkets, paying a higher price for the privilege. Others are growing their own or simply spending more time at farmers markets in order to feel secure that their food isn't dripping with carcinogenic pesticides and other nasty chemicals.A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that there is no nutritional benefit to eating food that is organically grown to that with is grown by conventional methods. They reviewed 23 nutrient categories, such as vitamin C, calcium and potassium and found that there was only a difference in levels in 3 of the categories.Many people choose to buy organic because the school of thought has previously been that the process of using pesticides did nutritionally devalue foods.Many healthy eating advocates have responded by claiming that buying organic isn't just about nutrition, its also about avoiding harmful pesticides. The study, which was … [Read more...] about Organic Food May Not Be Good For You
Starting your morning with a healthy breakfast meal is a good way to give your body the energy it needs for the coming day.An alkaline diet breakfast improves the body's pH levels in the morning.Improving your diet might be easier to stick to if you move little by little towards eating more healthy food instead of changing your whole diet suddenly. This is much more likely to result in not continuing on your path to better health. When I began my own alkaline diet I thought that instead of making lots of little changes to different meals throughout the day I would make a larger change one at a time. Then move on to another meal. Beginning with breakfast seemed like a sensible idea.Some simple examples of healthy alkaline breakfasts include grapefruit or freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juice. Fruit and vegetables are the main alkaline foodstuffs. On the internet there are a variety of alkaline food information charts explaining what foods are acidic and which ones are alkaline … [Read more...] about Alkalize Your Breakfast
Rice bran has always been know as a storehouse of health enhancing nutrients and antioxidants. However, until only recently, its nutritional power could not be tapped because it was easily oxidized and this makes it unfit for human consumption or it was treated with high heat or chemicals thus stripping its nutrients away.Now with the patented NutraCea, this proprietary technology is able to stabilize the rice bran without adding chemical or degrading its nutritional values and now we can finally harness the full goodness of rice bran.Stabilized rice bran is the most bio-available super foods on earth today. It is always bursting with natural vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids and phyto nutrients, which includes rare anti-tumour vitamin B15 (Pangamic acid) and the effective tissue healer Gamma Oryzanol.the fact also puts it is the ONLY super food with over 110 lipophilic and hydrophilic antioxidants and antioxidant co factors. Their ORAC values surpasses other antioxidant rich … [Read more...] about How Can Stabilized Rice Bran Help As an Antioxidant?
To get flat abs you need to have an eating routine that promotes health and fat burning. Without a good eating plan, you will never be able to burn off stomach fat, no matter how well or how hard you train. So, what are some of the healthy foods that you should eat to get flat abs?The food that you eat should supply you with all the nutrients your body needs to function properly. You need fat, carbs, protein, vitamins, and minerals to remain healthy and to successfully shed body fat. Here are some great food choices to make:Olive OilThis is one of the best sources of good fats. It is rich in antioxidants and also helps to reduce internal inflammation in your body. It may also help proper circulation and have other health benefits. I love using olive oil as dressing for any salad that I make.SalmonThis fish is not only very tasty but it's also very healthy. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein which body can help you to get flat abs. The protein helps to build muscle tissue … [Read more...] about Healthy Foods For Flat Abs