Category Archives: HEALTHY EATING

Which is Healthier: Haas Avocados or Florida Avocados?

Some people call avocado the perfect food, but how do the two most common varieties of avocado compare, nutritionally? Let's look at Haas avocados vs. Florida avocados, side by side.

Some people call avocado the perfect food, but how do the two most common varieties of avocado compare, nutritionally? Let’s look at Haas avocados vs. Florida avocados, side by side.

I tend to gravitate toward Haas avocados, since they seem … read more

20 Foods That Are High in Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an essential role in maintaining vision, body growth, immune function and reproductive health.

Getting adequate amounts of vitamin A from your diet should prevent the symptoms of deficiency, which include hair loss, … read more

12 Clever Swaps to Eliminate Refined Carbs from Your Diet

Make no mistake: Carbohydrates are essential—they’re the body’s main energy source. But the more refined a carb is, the worse it is for you: “Refined carbs have had much of the fiber and good-for-you compounds … read more

Fennel Demystified: How to Benefit From This Powerful Plant

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Fennel is a hardy flowering plant in the carrot family. It’s often classified as both an herb and a vegetable, and it can be used in a variety of ways both in and outside the kitchen. Highly aromatic, fennel has … read more

When to Avoid Rice + 8 Alternatives to Try Instead

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Rice has its place in a healthy eating plan, but because it often contains arsenic, we should enjoy rice in moderation. Next time you’re making a soup, stir fry or other dish calling for rice, try these alternatives to rice!… read more

Broccoli vs. Kale: Which is Healthier?

Cabbage gets a lot of attention as a superfood, but good old broccoli is nothing to sneeze at.  Which of these vegetables is more useful?  Let's look at broccoli sprouts against, to find out!

Cabbage gets a lot of attention as a superfood, but good old broccoli is nothing to sneeze at. Which of these vegetables is more useful? Let’s look at broccoli sprouts against, to find out!

As with my previous comparison of … read more