A Surprising Cancer-Fighting Vegetable

On the “veggie tray” at gatherings, it’s the vegetable that’s usually leftover. The one that gets eaten last, if at all, when its more colorful veggie partners are long gone. Yet this humble looking vegetable is a nutrient-packed “cancer-fighting superfood.” What is it? It’s CELERY! Yes, celery is more than a scoop for dip or [...]

Asparagus Nutrition, Health Benefits and Recipes

I didn’t always like asparagus. My childhood exposures to this nutritious green vegetable were of the overgrown and overcooked variety. Mushy or woody and stringy, I didn’t care for it. Later in life I was happily introduced to thin, tender asparagus spears, properly trimmed and barely cooked to crisp-tender perfection.   A new food love was [...]

2010 Fruit & Veggie Report Card – What’s Your Grade?

Recently the National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance (NFVA) released the National Action Plan to Promote Health Through Increased Fruit and Vegetable Consumption 2010 Report Card.  You may recall that way back in 2005 the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans dramatically increased the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables from 5-9 [...]