Heavy metals can disrupt numerous bodily functions and systems, even at very low exposures. Amazingly, heavy metals were found in many commonly eaten baby foods, sometimes at levels called “troublesome” according to a new report published by Consumer Reports. Find out which ones and what you can do to avoid them. (more…)
With their distinct fresh green flavor and creamy texture, avocados play well with lots of the other foods on your plate. What’s truly remarkable though is that the research indicates that avocados can help with the absorption of carotinoids, the compounds found in orange and red fruits and veggies that can help protect against cancer. So while they may seem a bit indulgent, avocados could turn out to be lifesavers.
The Environmental Working Group came out with an updated Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 last month. Here’s an overview and a link to the new lists. (more…)
Is eating healthy an affordability issue for you? Are you having qualms about justifying the cost of organics? Here are some tips on how to kick the processed foods and starting eating more whole foods… without blowing your savings. (more…)
Is it World War III if you put something green on your kid’s plate? Afraid your child is throwing away the carrot and celery sticks you packed in his school lunch? Skip the fight and grab your blender. (more…)
It can be hard to use up the entire bunch of fresh herbs you bought for one recipe. And maybe you feel bad about wasting a can of tomato paste when all you need is one tablespoon. Here are some ideas for using up those leftover ingredients.