What Is A Flexitarian?

Every so often when I am doing research for an article I come across a word or term that I’m not familiar with. So when I saw the word Flexitarian I had to find out more about it. It turns out that a Flexitarian is an offshoot of vegetarianism. A Flexitarian has adopted a semi-vegetarian diet where … Continue reading What Is A Flexitarian?

15 Iron-Rich Foods for Healthy Energy Levels

Biologically speaking, iron is a trace mineral and an essential nutrient that your body requires to function properly. It helps with immune function, detoxification, and the creation of several proteins and enzymes. One of these proteins is hemoglobin, a complex protein used by red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. Iron deficiency anemia is a condition … Continue reading 15 Iron-Rich Foods for Healthy Energy Levels

Food as Medicine: Spinach (Spinacia oleracea, Chenopodiaceae)

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea, Chenopodiaceae) is an annual plant that grows up to 23 inches tall (60 cm). Spinach plants produce an edible rosette and toothed fleshy leaves. There are two main types of spinach: crinkled savory leaf spinach and smooth or flat-leaf spinach. Spinach leaves are fleshy, deep green, and rich in essential nutrients and phytochemicals. … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Spinach (Spinacia oleracea, Chenopodiaceae)

Nine Diabetes Superfoods and How to Prepare Them

Diabetes is a disease that causes elevated blood sugar levels due to a lack of insulin, the body's inability to use insulin, or both. Poorly managed diabetes can cause damage to blood vessels and nerve cells, which may lead to foot problems and a condition called neuropathy. High blood sugar levels can also cause damage … Continue reading Nine Diabetes Superfoods and How to Prepare Them

Benefits of Leafy Greens

We all know the benefits of eating our vegetables. They are full of nutrients that can help protect us from a disease. They are also high in fiber, which fills us up in a healthy, low-calorie sort of way. And if you enjoy eating leafy green vegetables, there may be another important advantage in your … Continue reading Benefits of Leafy Greens