This year on October 27, firecrackers will sound throughout the streets of India, as well as many other countries around the world, in celebration of Diwali—the festival of lights. But as modern lifestyles have picked up pace, the quality of the traditional festival foods has begun to change as well. One of the principle Hindu…
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Here are some pros and cons of eating local and tips on how to include more local foods in season in your diet. Most supermarket shoppers find themselves chained to the same short list of produce all year. We have mistakenly come to believe that having the same standardized foods delivered to us year around…
A closer look at what’s in the jar The Alternative Health Journal studied over 100 baby foods and found that many contain ingredients that are not necessary to a baby’s diet, let alone health. Results concluded that many commercial baby foods contain high quantities of sugar. Even organic brands are not exempt from this, as…
Getting more nutritious dark leafy greens in your diet doesn’t just mean extra helpings of cooked spinach. Here are some ways to not just eat more leafy greens, but to enjoy them. You can eat most dark, leafy greens by just sauteing them with good olive oil, some fresh garlic slivers and a pinch of sea salt. But the trick to incorporating more of these super nutritious vegetables into your diet is to expand your repertoire of leafy greens and how you cook them.
Sprouting at home is an economical and convenient way to boost your nutrition and avoid the pitfalls of antinutrients in grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. Sprouts are an excellent source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, minerals and protein.
Known as “honey laundering,” one of the most pervasive international food scandals of our time is centered on illegal honey trading. Chinese honey tainted with heavy metals or banned antibiotics is flooding the global markets. Find out how to avoid buying fake or tainted bootleg honey.
In the face of higher feed prices caused by worldwide droughts, some livestock farmers have resorted to less than savory alternatives to keep their cattle alive and fat.
It’s high summer in the northern hemisphere, and that means your local farmers market is in full swing, offering a cornucopia of ripe, fresh local food. While most people associate dairy with food high in calcium, there are whole, fresh vegetables and nuts that provide this crucial mineral.
Pet food has become a convenient market for waste from meat and grain producers which are deemed inedible to humans. But what are these ingredients?