Your Homegrown Tomato is the Best Tomato Ever

Why aren’t you growing the best food ever? Everybody’s doing it. Start a veggie garden to grow your best tomato ever! I don’t need to bore you with the nutrient profile differences between fresh produce picked at the peak of ripeness and eaten within 30 minutes and produce that has been sitting around for a … Continue reading Your Homegrown Tomato is the Best Tomato Ever

Making Sense of Serving Sizes

When it comes to eating sensibly, it’s not always WHAT we eat, but HOW MUCH we eat. Most Americans underestimate their food intake and overestimate physical activity, resulting in a positive energy balance (aka weight gain)! Even the most nutrient-dense foods, when consumed in excess, can contribute to weight gain. How to stay on track … Continue reading Making Sense of Serving Sizes

Ginger: Feel the Heat

Ginger has been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting from multiple causes, including morning sickness, postoperative nausea, chemotherapy treatment, and motion sickness. Gingerol, the main bioactive compound in ginger, is responsible for its distinct aroma and also its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Its phenolic compounds can prevent gastrointestinal irritation, improve appetite, stimulate bile and saliva … Continue reading Ginger: Feel the Heat

Fiber Up For Your Colon!

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and it brings with it a chance to increase disease awareness, education and support for one of the most deadly, yet most preventable, cancers in the U.S. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the US. It affects approximately 150,000 people … Continue reading Fiber Up For Your Colon!