Cooking

Besides the holiday season, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Fall fruit is arriving by the barrelful, and it’s time to enjoy the bounty. Apples and pears both boast fiber, flavor and phytochemicals in addition to being delicious. A previous study also found that eating an apple...
 
Cooking

There are several beautiful varieties of winter squash, but don’t let the name fool you. “Winter” squash is available year-round and is a seriously versatile vegetable. Squash provides a hefty dose of cancer-fighting beta-carotene as well as potassium, fiber and vitamin C. It’s also low in calories. A 1-cup...
Food and Health, Prevention

At first glance, cacao and cocoa almost seem like the same word, but technically they describe two different products...
Food and Health, Prevention

The 2015-2020 United States Dietary Guidelines for Americans (USDG) recommended limiting consumption of red meat. The USDG suggested that both processed and unprocessed meat be limited to approximately 1 weekly serving (1). However, a recent article in the October 2019 Annals of Internal Medicine evaluated four systematic reviews that...
Cooking, Prevention

Need one more reason to enjoy a cup of joe every day? Sip on this! Researchers from the University of Nottingham have found that “brown fat,” our body’s fat-fighting defense, may be stimulated by drinking a cup of coffee. Brown fat may be key to fighting obesity and diabetes....