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Pass the Garlic, Please

If you want to take full advantage of garlic’s medicinal properties, include it in your diet. We’re not sure if garlic can really ward off vampires, but research has proven what our grandmothers and their ancestors have known all along. This pungent herb, called allium sativum, may help fight certain viruses and fungi. It also inhibits the growth of bacteria. Garlic is especially effective in …

Enokidake – Japan delicacy

Enokidake (Flammulina velutipes) is a well-known delicacy in Japan, where it is appreciated for a fine garnish on soups. Also known as Velvet Stem, Golden Mushroom, and Enoki, the Enokidake mushrooms are surprisingly fruity and slightly acidic, rather than the usual earthy flavor for most mushrooms. Cultivation of the Enokidake, which thrives in North America, has been practiced in the Orient for thousands of years …

25 Best foods to fight breast cancer

Every day, it seems that science is discovering foods that may fight breast cancer. Why not add some to your diet today — and start stacking the odds in your favor? One 8-ounce glass of Odwalla Carrot Juice* — pressed carrot juice and nothing else — has 700% of the daily recommendation for beta-carotene (and only 70 calories). Bonus: You won’t believe how good it …

Layered Broccoli Salad

Bring back this favorite recipe that used to be served at many a family picnic and baby shower. Our make-over version saves lots of calories and fat without sacrificing oomph. 6 cups chopped broccoli (cut into 1/2″ bite-size pieces) 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced 2 ounces shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese 2/3 cup seedless raisins 1 1/2 ounce (about 1/3 cup) dry-roasted peanuts* 6 …

Eating low-fat? get in a pickle

Pickled vegetables tend to be very low in fat and calories, but high in taste, so they’re a great addition to a healthful diet. Instead of drowning entrees in high-fat cream sauces, try flavorful pickled vegetable toppings, relishes or salsas instead. Pickling — whether it involves whole cucumbers or finely chopped vegetables — is one of the oldest methods for preserving food. In the days …

Superfood: Red Beets

Red beets — robust, ruddy-red spheres armed with folate, the superstar vitamin essential in preventing neural-tube birth defects and fighting the battle against heart disease. One half cup (cooked fresh and sliced) delivers as much folate (68 micrograms) as 1 whole cup of fresh orange juice and twice the fiber (1.8 grams) of 1 whole cup of raw, shredded cabbage. It also has helpful, healthful …

Mustard in traditional medicine

Since antiquity, the black mustard and white mustard plants are known as being good especially in the Mediterranean part. At first they were using primarily as a vegetable, replacing successfully the spinach. Black mustard has entered among the herbs only for several centuries. It was recognized as an oil plant, from the plants being extracted an oil which is used in food in the preparation …

Jicama – Saa Got, Ahipa and Mexican Yam

Jicama (Pachyrhizua tuberosus) can be seen advertised as Saa Got, Ahipa, and Mexican Yam, and got its start in the world at the head waters of the Amazon in South America. The Spanish conquistadors brought it to the Philippines in the 17the century, where it became a favorite crop of Chinese gardeners who then spread through Asia and the Pacific. Pronounced “Hee-ka-mah,” the Jicama is …

Cardoon – Cynara cardunculus

Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) is a popular edible thistle that resembles the globe artichoke and is also known as Cardoni or Cardi. I first came across this plant, which grow in bunches like celery, on a bio-dynamic farm near the Mexican border. The fleshy, silver-grey stalks have a soft suede feel, with a bittersweet and complex taste that hints at oyster plant, artichoke and celery. This …

Elderberry – red, black or blue variety

Is your Elderberry a red or black or blue variety? The red variety has been reported to be poisonous in some areas. Maybe others can confirm or refute this info. The raw fruit can cause some problem in some people. I have eaten small amounts to raw black elderberries that grow locally with no ill affects. Elderberries (Sambucus spp.) grow wild in moist, mountainous areas …

Garlic-Roasted Salmon That's Easy, Healthy and Delicious

If you’ve been avoiding fish because it seems like a hassle to cook, or because you’re accustomed to the fatty, breaded variety, take salmon to heart. Your heart will thank you for it. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are widely hailed for their potential to lower the risk of heart attack and ease inflammatory problems like arthritis. And best of all, salmon …

Seven Ways to Make Soup Healthier

Give your immune system a power boost with hot and hearty soups. It’s easy to make a meal full of antioxidants, phytonutrients and other immunity boosters — and make it delicious to boot. Try our Roasted Garlic and Vegetable Soup with Pasta, and incorporate our seven healthy tips into each of your soup recipes. 1.Switch from white rice to brown rice to add more vitamin …