Category: Nutrition

quinoa dish

Health A-Z: Q is for Quinoa

For the last ten years or so, quinoa has been in the health trends. Often referred to as a superfood because it is rich in fiber, carbs and proteins, and it contains copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and calcium…sounds good…but there are cons to the superfood…as always…
Red Chili Pepper

Health from A-Z: P is for Peppers

Peppers are a basic household condiment like salt but have a huge benefit to our bodies. As you know, there are different types of peppers, from the sweet bell peppers and the hot peppers and everything in between.

Gardening from A-Z: Oranges

Oranges used to be considered a great source of Vit C, but for years now, the soils have been deficient in magnesium which oranges need to make Vit C – so they don’t. But there is more to oranges than Vitamin C. They are rich in fiber!!
variety of nuts

Gardening A-Z: Nuts

Nuts are very nutritious, and all nuts contain fiber, fats, minerals, and protein, although in hugely different amounts. They have various minerals and vitamins in them. Thus, for a variety of reasons they are very medicinal.

Mangoes for your health?

Mango typically grows in more tropical areas – I have one phenomenally huge mango tree in my back courtyard…awesome…but are they good for your health?
Lettuce in a bowl

What is Iceberg lettuce, really?

Don’t know about your area, but in grocery stores in Canada, Iceberg lettuce is the most commonly purchased. Yet there are a huge variety of lettuces and with differing nutrient profiles.

Garlic: My favorite herb

Actually, I have two favorite herbs – garlic from the west and turmeric from the east. Why? Because they are both so important to so many systems in the body.