Category: Food Focus

It’s September, and that means pear season. Here’s your intro on pears including how to choose and store them as well as the nutrient picture.   Nutrient Makeup The skin of pears is particularly high in phytonutrients (phyto- means plant based). These plant chemicals include antioxidants and anti-inflammatory flavonoids. Some of the phytonutrients, like cinnamic […]

Sea plants are edible “leafy greens” that grow in water. These plants are typically full of minerals including iodine. Incorporating sea plants into your diet can be great for your health but it may seem difficult at first. Many people ask, “How do eat them?” or “How can I tone down the sea flavor?” If […]

Ideally we all would love our veggies and wouldn’t have to sneak them in but we aren’t all there. Until we are, smoothies might be one of the easier ways to sneak them in. The powerful flavor of the fruit and booster foods overpower the veggies to the point that you can’t even taste them. For […]

When done right, smoothies can be very nutritious and so easy to make! And adding healthy fats supports this. Fats will slow down the movement of your food allowing your body time to thoroughly digest the food and absorb the food more slowly which will prevent an excessive blood sugar spike from all the fruit. Ultimately, […]