Powerhouse Foods are fruits and vegetables that pack a nutritional punch so intense that they can help to protect and augment good health. In fact, some foods are so nutritionally dense, they can help the body to fight chronic illness – even cancer.
So, we know that greens are good for us and why; but what makes the sunny side of the fruit bowl so nutritious?
Sunny and Scrumptious!
So much of our favorite fresh, delicious produce comes in the glorious colors of the sunrise and sunset. From the cheery, zingy looks of citrus and the warm hue of mango and peaches, to the rich autumnal glow of squash and bright buttery corn — it all looks and tastes great!
What’s in Them?
So what exactly is packed into these brilliantly-colored foods that makes them so good for us?
We all know that we need to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy. Although most types of frozen, canned and dried produce count towards your daily total, nothing beats the taste of fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies.
What’s On Our Veggies?
But have you wondered about how those lovely tomatoes, salad leaves and bell peppers are produced? If you buy organic or grow your own, then you can skip this. However, if – like so many of us – you tend to grab what’s on offer or looks great in the store display or farmer’s market, then read on.
Did you know that much of the deliciously tempting produce on offer is …
What are Super Foods and What is so Super about Them?
We hear so much these days about the so-called super foods, but I wanted to know what criteria are used to determine whether a food qualifies as super.
Here is what I learned. As with most topics of discussion, there are many variables. The first one being subjectivity. Being subjective usually translates to “in my opinion.” While many experts agree which foods qualify as super foods, many do not. It is subjective. There used to be about five to ten foods on the super list, but in my research, I have discovered lists of ten, twenty, and even as many as a hundred foods …