Eat Berries Every Day – Here’s Why

Berries are superfoods. The rich and vibrant red and blue colors of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and other berries are due to an abundance of flavonoids with serious health benefits. According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a serving of berries should be eaten every day. It’s the second B in the acronym G-BOMBS of the Nutritarian [...]

Oxalates in Your Diet and Green Juice – Should You Worry?

About 1 in 11 Americans will experience a painful kidney stone. Because spinach, swiss chard, beets and kale have high oxalate content, some people worry that eating or juicing these foods can lead to kidney stone formation. In this article, I’ll share with you what oxalates are and how kidney stones form, as well as [...]

Does Juicing Remove All the Nutrition with the Pulp?

Q: "Is it true that the pulp is where all the important nutrients are, yet juicers only extract the juice?" A: I hear variations of this often, that the pulp that is discarded is where all (or most of) the nutrients are, and that when you juice you are essentially throwing away the most important part [...]

3 Causes of False Hunger Pains That Trick You Into Eating

Your stomach growls and feels empty, so you head for the fridge. But wait - you just ate a couple of hours ago. Are you really hungry, or is there something else causing these “hunger pains?” It’s a good question, because if you respond to false hunger pains (or hunger pangs) you may end up [...]

Plant-Based Diet vs. a Conventional Diabetes Diet for Weight Loss

If you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your physician may recommend that you lose weight and adopt a diabetes diet. You have a choice to make. And the choice you make will greatly impact the amount of weight you will lose and how you will feel while trying to lose the weight. The American [...]

How High Protein Diets Fail

In recent years, high protein diets have become popular for weight loss. News outlets like Women’s Health publish articles with titles like “Protein: Your Secret Weigh-Loss Weapon,” that feature astounding statements, including “The moment it leaves your fork, protein starts winnowing your waistline.” Other popular websites like Eat This, Not That! claim that “protein helps [...]

Budget Friendly Superfoods: Sweet Potatoes

During the land’s wintry deep sleep, when the hardy greens of spring are only garden plans on a page, I turn my culinary and nutritional attention to root vegetables. They’re what’s in season, and I love them all. Roasted carrots, parsnips, beets and sunchokes. Baked and stuffed russet potatoes. Celery root salad. But the sweet [...]