Mushrooms offer a double boost of the nutrients that may slow the aging process, according to researchers from Penn State Univerisity. The antioxidents ergothioneline and glutathione appear to help protect against oxidative stress, which occurs when , the body uses food to produce energy. “What we found is that, without a… Continue reading Mushrooms On The Double
The center of this popular yellow flower provides these favored and tasty snacks. Sunflower seeds are packed with vitamin E, selenium, and magnesium and can be purchased both in and out of their black or grayish-green shells. When removed from the shell, sunflower seeds have a tender-firm texture and mild nutty flavor. Sunflower seeds make… Continue reading Sunflower Seeds
Pumpkin seeds have long been valued my Native American people for their health benefits. Also known as pepitas, pumpkin seeds contain healthy fats as well as protein, fiber, potassium, iron and zinc. And they’ve been studied for prevention and reduction of benign prostatic hyperplasia, the enlargement of the prostate that commonly affects men as they… Continue reading Pumpkin Seed
Derived from the same plant (Cannabis sativa L) that provides marijuana, but the seeds contain only trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component of hemp resin. Food products made from hemp seeds and their oil will not get you high or cause a positive reading on drug tests. Hemp seeds have high levels of… Continue reading Hemp Seeds
Choose lean or low-fat meat and poultry. If higher fat choices are made, such as regular ground beef (75-80% lean) or chicken with skin, the fat counts against your limit for calories from saturated fats. If solid fat is added in cooking, such as frying chicken in shortening or frying eggs in butter or stick… Continue reading Protein – Facts
An Indian spice with healing properties. The primary ingredient Curcumin gives it its yellow color and has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant qualities. Curcumin also protects the liver from toxins.