Healthy Food and Cooking Articles

The Dirty Dozen Foods
The Environmental Working Group using data from the USDA and FDA from 2000 to 2009 released their latest list of "dirty" as well as "clean" fruits and vegetables in terms of pesticide residue. I've posted both lists in this blog entry.

Eat a Protein Rich Breakfast to Reduce Hunger All Day
Incorporating a healthy breakfast containing protein-rich foods can be a simple strategy for people to stay satisfied longer, and therefore, be less prone to snacking. Learn the details in this interesting article.

Junk Food Snack Alternatives
In this short but pithy blog post I suggest a way you can become totally aware of how much money you're wasting on junk food snacks every week. Then I provide some useful alternatives to candy bars, soft drinks, and the other crap that costs an arm and a leg and that's terrible for your health.

Try a Blended Salad If You Hate Salads!
If you're missing out on all the vital minerals and vitamins and other goodies found in a big bowl of salad because you hate eating green things, then you MUST try my tasty and superbly healthy recipe for a blended salad. It may look yucky, but this blended salad tastes better than any salad you ever tried to choke down.

In Praise of the Lowly Sunflower Seed
Hey, when's the last time you chomped your molars down on some healthy sunflower seeds? And I don't mean those nasty things bought at Seven-Eleven in the little cellophane bags, either. Well, if you need some motivation to eat some real sunflower seeds, you'll want to read my blog entry on the topic.

Healthy Granola Cookies
If you like granola as much as I like granola, you need to zip over to my blog and print out a copy of this easy-to-make recipe that's going to save you a lot of money when compared to buying store granola, which is probably stale and full of nasty additives, not to mention that each package may contain 1/4 of a mouse dropping, which is allowed by law according to some sources familiar with processed foods.

A Healthy Nutty Milk Shake
You'll never want to visit Dairy Queen again once you've tried the recipe for this fabulous shake that I just blogged about. Hey, even on a chilly day, this baby is downright delicious. Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson were reported seen sharing one of these shakes with two straws at Reese Witherspoon's wedding, though I've not been able to confirm the rumor!

Cashew Honey Snack
If you're like me, you're always interested in healthy snacking. Well, in this blog entry I share a little snack concoction I came up with that's darn right wonderful, if I do say so myself.

Food Storage Tips
This is a fun-to-read blog post that contains several food storage tips as well as some fun food tips. Nothing too serious here, though the tips are useful for those who don't live on fast food.

Salads without Lettuce
Raw vegetable salads. They're not the most fun thing to make, especially when you've been cooking for an hour or more and have prepared a main course and several sides. Fortunately, Josh Day discovered a trick to escape the doldrums of salad making and he shards all the details in this interesting and fun-to-read article.

What Kinds of Sushi to Avoid
If you're a fan of sushi, it's worth noting that some types of fish tend to contain more mercury than others; by choosing wisely, you can minimize your risk of experiencing mercury toxicity.

Why I Say NO to Pure Carrot Juice
Chet Day channels Nancy Reagan and just says "NO" to pure, uncut carrot juice because it is way too high in sugar content and a terrible choice for diabetics as well as anyone with candida or yeast issues.

Carrot Juice and Orange Skin
Yikes, did you know if you drink too much carrot juice, especially straight carrot juice, your skin will turn orange? Here's why that happens and why you'll probably want to cut back on pure carrot juice.

How to Make Mexican Restaurant Recipes
Josh Day shares his love of Mexican food and details how you can make restaurant quality, authentic Mexican food in your own home.

The Healing Properties of Homemade Broths, Stocks, and Soups
Soup is not complicated. The most basic form of broth requires only two things: water and something that goes in the water (onion, bouquet of herbs, piece of meat, even a bone). Nutrients and flavors are leached from the object being boiled, transmuting the water into broth, or stock.

High Fructose Corn Syrup Propaganda
This press release is brought to you by the same "corn growing" folks who have started airing those wonderful TV ads about high fructose corn syrup. They've even bought some scientists and they want to show us some studies!

Delicious Recipes for the Paleo Diet
No salt, check. No dairy, check. No grains, check. But here's the kicker: unlike raw vegan extremist diets, the Paleo diet allows you to prepare flavor-packed gourmet food.

Vinegar as a Fat Fighter
Vinegar enjoys an ancient reputation as a healthful food, and new research suggests that pickled foods and vinegary dressings may help fight abdominal bulge.

Creamy Tomato Soup, Made Healthy
A delicious recipe for cream of tomato soup, made with goat milk, fresh basil and fresh mint, and a dash of apple cider vinegar.

Dairy, Is It a Healthy Choice?
Got milk? For most of us this is a familiar slogan. But does milk really do a body good? Is it as healthy as it is presented in television commercials and magazine ads?

Link between Type 1 Diabetes and Cow Milk
Though there are likely several potential contributing causes of diabetes type 1, it's hard to ignore the strong connection between cow's milk consumption and risk of insulin-dependent diabetes in children.

Mexican Restaurant Salsa Recipe
Join me as I attempt to crack the secret Mexican restaurant salsa code and perfect the home recipe. The salsa is so good and made so cheaply, why leave the house for what you can make yourself?

Three of the Best Vegetables for Vision Health
Forget carrots for a moment and consider these other three vision-boosting veggies: spinach, kale, and sweet potatoes.

Health Benefits of Tempeh
Tempeh is plant protein, made from cooked soy beans. It can be used in anything from sandwich filler to stir fries. It's also very healthy.

Crockpot Cooking: A Smart Investment for Your Health
Buy a crockpot today and for its minimal cost you'll save a lot in energy use, grocery shopping, and possibly even boost your health.

Ingredient Substitutions
To the rescue: ingredient substitutions! Several Internet discussion groups of dietitians, home economists, chefs and other food professionals were asked their most helpful ingredient substitutions, favorite Internet links and other food substitution resources they find useful. The response was tremendous! Read, enjoy and benefit from their suggestions.

Healthy Camping Foods
Here are some kid friendly foods that don't spoil for camping trips. From fruits to nuts to veggie sticks.

Finally, the Food Chopper I've Been Looking for
I'd been using a lousy food chopper for years. Thankfully, I now have a quality food chopper that makes vegetable prep work actually easier, and it's a breeze to clean up. If you've been trying to include more vegetables in your diet, learn why a food chopper can help you reach your goals.

Interview with Dr. Ben Kim on All Things Rice
In this interview, learn why rice is good for you, how to cook it, and discover a number of different varieties.

Lower Your Blood Pressure with Bananas
That's right, the potassium-rich banana may help lower your blood pressure, according to this new study. Low potassium intake was also found in African Americans, who may be more at risk for blood pressure problems.

Meal Planning: Grocery List and Shopping
Part 2 in our article series. This breaks down the grocery list and gives tips for efficient and budget shopping. Also see a recipe for healthy, semi-vegetarian red beans and rice.

Meal Planning: The Importance of Salads
Eating a large and diverse salad before dinner every night is critical for your long-term health. Check out one of my favorite salad recipes in this article.

Meal Planning: Healthy Snacks and Crockpot Cooking
Having healthy snacks available for you and your family is almost as important as our original. And there's no rule that states healthy snacks have to be disgusting or lack flavor.

Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds
The humble sesame seed provides a variety of health benefits. Check out this article for some delicious recipes.

Protein for Breakfast Allays Appetites All Day
Try adding some protein to your breakfast, like salmon or eggs, and you may experience a diminished appetite for the rest of the day.

Healthy Pasta Made from Zucchini
Here's a delicious recipe for healthy, alternative pasta made without refined grains or load carbs. It's pasta made from zucchini.

Ten of the Top Cancer Fighting Foods
Here's a list of what's believed to be the top ten foods that are ideal for preventing and possibly fighting cancer.

The Importance of Oranges for Your Health
Oranges, from fresh Florida oranges to fresh squeezed orange juice, have long been enjoyed for their delicious flavor as well as their health benefits.

Is a Colorful Diet Right for You?
This article by Mira Dessy highlights the dangers and toxins of artificial food dyes. Also learn how you can dye your own foods with healthy colorings.

Healthy Pecan Pie Recipe
Here's a great, delicious, and healthy recipe for pecan pie.

Red Cabbage and Beets for Health
What's the first thing you think of when you hear "beet?" The color red, right? Well, did you know these red vegetables offer some crazy health benefits?

Benefits of Whole Wheat
Everyone says how much better for you whole wheat breads are. But do you know why?

A Simple Healthy Eating Primer
If you're looking to adopt healthy eating habits but don't know where to start, this little primer will help you begin in the right direction.

Tips for Healthier Eating
Here are a few easy tips for healthier eating. Even eating a little bit healthier can improve your diet and lifestyle.

Pack a Can of Sardines for a Healthy Picnic
Sardines are practically little Supermen when it comes to nutritional value. They contain vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, and Coenzyme Q10, which promotes a strong immune system. Amazingly, sardines contain more calcium than milk or leafy green vegetables.

Reduce Sugar in Your Diet and Lose Weight
Americans consume way too much sugar. And most don't even realize it as sugar is in everything. This article offers a very simple suggestion that's guaranteed to help you drop a few pounds.

Beans Seen to Discourage Weight Gain and Diabetes
As the title suggests, beans should be included in your regular diet for a variety of reasons, not limited to discouraging diabetes and weight loss. Even if you are eating beans regularly, this article is a must read.

True Color? Synthetic Colors in Farmed Salmon
Salmon feed typically contains synthetic colors, added to make farmers' fish pink—a fact known to few consumers until recent national headlines uncovered the practice.

Is Salmon Really Safe?
The "Today Show" aired a host of misinformation concerning the "dangers" of salmon. Check out this article for the real facts the mainstream media doesn't want you to know.

Kicking Your Health Up a Notch with Tumeric Seasoning
We all know tumeric spice turns food the color of a bright Halloween, but did you know this seasoning is also great for your body?

A Veggie Burger Recipe
Dr. Ben Kim shares an excellent and yummy recipe for veggie burgers.

Cranberries to Benefit Your Health
Cranberries are a great side item for Thanksgiving. But did you know they have antioxidants and offer a number of health benefits?

Health Benefits of the Strawberry
Adding fresh strawberries to your diet, whether they are in salads, smoothies, or on their own, is a great way to get the USDA recommended servings of fruit you need for a well-rounded body and a healthy immune system.

The Amazon Acai Berry
Acai berries contain high concentrations of anthocyanins and large amounts of protein and fiber, as well as healthy omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. Very healthy and exotic.

Is Dairy Good for You?
Before my parents immigrated to Canada more than three decades ago, my mom was convinced that one of the benefits of living in Canada was the amount of cow's milk that was available. Dr. Ben Kim gives you the low-down on dairy.

Can White Rice Be a Healthy Food Choice?
For years, I believed that white rice should be avoided completely. I believed that it had very little nutritional value and that it contributed to constipation. But I have come to realize that white rice does provide useful nutrients.

Choosing Healthy Fish for Nourishment
Clean fish provides healthy protein, essential fatty acids, and an abundance of minerals, particularly iodine and zinc. This article will tell you the healthiest and most nutritious fish.

Say No to Soy Milk and Rice Milk
With greater awareness of the many health problems associated with pasteurized dairy products, many people are turning to vegetarian milk substitutes like soy milk and rice milk. This article reveals that these alternatives may not be good for you either.

Getting to the Root of Eczema
For various reasons, people can develop intolerances to certain foods and substances over time, leading to an allergic reaction in the blood, which in turn causes inflammation and itching in the skin.

Mesquite: Rediscovered
Liz DeCleene discusses how mesquite flour not only stabilizes blood sugar but how it also tastes great with a sweet, slightly nutty flavor with a hint of molasses. Read this article and learn all about this nutritious alternative to wheat.

Alaskan Salmon: Nature's Health Food
If you're not eating fish at least twice a week, you're making a big mistake with your diet. The problem, of course, involves find a source of uncontaminated fish. Well, read this article and learn about one of the few healthy fish choices still left to us.

A Pesto Said to Remove Heavy Metals
Heavy metal poisoning is rampant. It may be a major cause of hormonal imbalances, cancer, thyroid problems, neurological disturbances, learning problems, depression, food allergies, parasites, and more. This is a great recipe that is not only easy to make but also really yummy, and it tells you how to remove heavy metals from the body.

H&B Lemonade Recipes
The latest edition of our popular lemonade recipe collection is now available and includes a recipe so good it helped the woman who sells it earn $8,000 a week from her mobile stand at fairs and flea markets!

Ten Tips for Choosing a Grass Fed Beef Supplier
Dr. Patricia Whisnant shares some important tips regarding what to look for when you're ready to replace supermarket beef with healthy, organic, grass fed beef.

101 Healthy Salad Dressings
Finally, you have a collection of healthy salad dressings that everyone in the family will enjoy. No more of the usual "I hate salad, Mom" stuff because with this collection of delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes, everyone will love the salads you serve. A must have!

Beth's Eat It Raw Healthy Food Preparation Book
Beth Montgomery shares the healthy food recipes she uses during 21-day programs as well as during her regular life. With this collection of goodies, you'll never feel hungry or deprived!

Energy Unlimited with Healthy Food
John H. Tobe took on and poked holes in practically everything that "mass manufacturing" and the "medical establishment" came up with until his death in 1979. He was also one of the few people to visit the Hunza people in the 1950's and wrote about their unexceptional health and their healthy foods. The article you're about to read comes from his book, The Golden Treasury of Natural Health Knowledge, which is full of articles he wrote during his lifetime for his monthly magazine Provoker. Also contains one of the great recipes for muesli, an excellent survival food.

What a Raw Fooder Should Know about Nuts 
Nuts can play an important part in the human diet and provide high quality protein not found in other storable foods. Start to learn about nuts in this article about healthy foods by Thomas Billings.

What to Do with Carrot Pulp 
In this article, you'll find all kinds of great ideas on what you can do with all that carrot pulp that overwhelms your kitchen and compost heap when you're doing a lot of juicing.

Butter is Better
Dr. Stephen Byrnes explains why a good pad of organic butter on your toast or oatmeal is far superior to other choices like margarine or hydrogenated oil concoctions. Butter is a healthy food.

How to Make Yogurt at Home
Save money when you make your own delicious yogurt at home. Complete "how to do it" details in an entertaining and interesting article. Starter culture, temperature, everything you need to know.

Lena's Home Made Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is a tasty and extremely important food that helps the human body build and maintain healthy bowel flora. With this easy-to-make recipe, anyone can now make their own sauerkraut.

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