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8 great probiotic food choices

8 great probiotic food choices

Last week, I wrote about apple cider vinegar so I thought an update on probiotic vs fermented foods was in order. Probiotic foods have live microorganisms that successfully colonize the intestines, and contribute to a healthy gut environment. Foods made by fermentation do not necessarily 

Lutein and zeaxanthin for eyes, skin and brain

Lutein and zeaxanthin for eyes, skin and brain

I few months ago I wrote about age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after listening to several friends discussing their various treatments for this eye disease. Last week the topic came up again, and I thought it was time to write about the two unique carotenoids that 

Pass the peas!

Pass the peas!

Peas don’t have the best reputation. There’s the punitive aspect: “Eat your peas!”. There’s the joke aspect: comedy shows and cartoons depicting people trying to eat peas by lining them up on a knife, or spearing them on a fork, with peas rolling off the 

Broccoli 365?

Broccoli 365?

Back in November, broccoli started to make a lot of sense to me. I’d been walking past it all summer but suddenly I was craving it. Broccoli has a winter sort of flavor: robust, slightly bitter, slightly spicy. Added bonus: it’s chewy and filling. After 

January: dry and meatless?

January: dry and meatless?

I’m starting to think January should be renamed Virtuary. Long the month of weight guilt and calorie counting, January is now also about giving up stuff, sort of like Lent for foodies. We have: Dry January. Who knew: this is a trademarked activity, started over 

Too much kale

Too much kale

I wrote about Too Much Cheese a few weeks ago. Now I’ve got too much kale. This time the source is my garden. I planted a lot of kale seeds and they struggled along for months. Something was chewing little holes in the leaves, but