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The World's Healthiest Foods



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Food of the Week: Kale

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:07 +0000

Kale as we know it today was first cultivated in the Mediterranean region over 2,000 years ago. It played an important role in the food supply of Europe through the time of the Roman Empire and during the medieval period in Europe between the 5th ...



Recipe of the Week: 5-Minute "Quick Steamed" Kale

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:07 +0000

To prepare Kale with the best flavor and maximum amount of nutrients, I recommend the "Quick Steaming" method. Be sure to cut it into small pieces after cooking for best results. (Taken from page 331 of the 2nd edition of the World's Healthiest ...



Best sources of Vitamin B6

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:07 +0000

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that is found in a variety of forms in the foods we eat as well as in our bodies. These forms include pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), which appears to be the most active form as a human vitamin. Other forms ...



From the kitchen: Tips for Preparing Kale

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:07 +0000

Rinse kale leaves under cold running water. Chop leaf portion into 1/2" slices and the stems into 1/4" lengths for quick and even cooking.To get the most health benefits from kale, let sit for a minimum of 5 minutes before cooking. Sprinkling with ...



Do research studies show health benefits from anti-inflammatory diets, and do you consider your Healthiest Way of Eating to be anti-inflammatory?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:07 +0000

While highly popular across the Internet and in consumer publications, the concept of an anti-inflammatory diet is actually quite new. In fact, many of the research studies in this area have focused not on specific testing of an "anti-inflammatory ...



Since miso is high in salt does it negatively our cardiovascular system?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:07 +0000

Miso is typically considered to be a high-sodium food, since one teaspoon of miso often contains 200-300 milligrams of sodium. However, recent research has shown that in spite of its high-sodium content, miso does not appear to affect our ...



What if I eat vegetarian most of the time, but enjoy meat and poultry on occasion?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:07 +0000

This question is really two questions combined into one. Let's address the simplest and least important of these two questions first: Would you be classified as a vegetarian in a research study if you enjoyed meat and poultry on occasion? No, you ...



What is nutrient-rich cooking?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:07 +0000

nutrient-rich cookingHow you prepare and cook your food can be as important as the food you select to eat. Even the most nutritious foods will not provide its potential of nourishment if improperly cooked. It has been found that foods cooked the ...



How do you determine whether a yogurt is a good choice for probiotic support?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:07 +0000

"Probiotic" is a term used to describe foods and supplements that contain living micro-organisms. Bacteria are by far the most common type of micro-organism found in probiotics, but there are some probiotic supplements in the marketplace that are ...



How does the mineral phosphorus help maintain pH balance?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:07 +0000

In order for us to stay healthy, different parts of our body need to maintain very specific levels of acidity. In science terms, acidity level is referred to as pH. A conventional pH scale runs from 0 - 14, where "0" is defined as the most acidic ...



How did you determine which foods were a "good," "very good," or "excellent" source of nutrients?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:21:07 +0000

We developed a two-part formula to determine how rich a food was as a source of nutrients. The first (and most important) part of this formula looked at the nutrient density of each food. Nutrient density is a key idea in nutritional science. It ...