Health Benefits of Chlorella and Spirulina - Astounding!

GET YOUR GREEN ON! Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner; if you are like me, I do not like eating heavy foods during the summer; it’s just too hot and I feel miserable! Okay, what can you consume and still get the overall health benefits? Chlorella and spirulina! In fact, both chlorella and spirulina have been described as "the perfect and complete food." Chlorella and spirulina are two different types of super foods that come from algae and have many of the same nutrients. Spirulina has a lot of protein in it, plus a number of essential fatty acids, potassium, zinc, iron, and calcium. It also includes many B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, and B12), vitamin C, vitamin D,

Color Me Raw! Oh How Sweet It Is!

Antioxidants in food As a child and even now, I always enjoyed cooking. Wow, I have so many fond memories of family gatherings during the holidays or just because. During the holidays I found myself in the kitchen helping my momma, Aunt Betty and my grandmother’s prepare the food. I looked forward to yams (will discuss in a few), sweet potato soufflé and sweet potato pies because I wanted to lick the bowl. Back then (the 70s), the sweet potatoes were deep orange and so sweet, you can eat them raw; sometimes I still do. However, they still are deep orange and very sweet if you purchase the organic ones. Did you know there is an historical difference between yams and sweet potatoes? They are n

Color Me Raw! Getting Back to Organic Food

Color Me Raw! Getting Back to Organic Food Growing up in Florida (Riviera Beach), my grandmother had an organic vegetable garden in her back yard. She also had a variety of fruit trees; mango, orange, grapefruit, fig, lime and avocado. I always looked forward to going over grandma and grandpa’s house to get vegetables and fruit from their back yard and to see them of course. I remember during the fall, we had fresh squeezed orange and grapefruit juice. If my grandmother and grandfather wanted sugar cane or corn (organic), they would drive about 80 miles to Belle Glade to pick or purchase it; and I looked forward to the ride. I must tell you, the soil in Belle Glade was black (literally) and

Kale Wrap!  NOW THAT’S A WRAP!

Kale Wrap! NOW THAT’S A WRAP! Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around! Whenever I mention kale, the majority of people look at me with raised eyebrows and ask "What's that?" That’s when I let them know the health benefits of kale are endless. It is an incredibly healthy vegetable! Kale is rich and abundant in calcium, lutein, iron, Vitamins A, C, and K. Kale has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli, ten times more lutein; and the all important antioxidant Vitamin E. Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming it. Kale is unusually high in fiber. This helps create the bulk you need to fill you up and to keep you full for a

Whatta Melon! Where Did The Watermelon Originate?

Can you guess where the watermelon originated? Watermelon originated in the Kalahari Desert in Africa. The first watermelon was in Egypt 5,000 years ago. The harvests are depicted in hieroglyphics on ancient Egyptian walls. Watermelon seeds were recovered from the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen. The watermelon spread along the Mediterranean basin countries by way of merchant trading ships. Watermelon is also mentioned in the bible as a food eaten by the ancient Israelites while they were in bondage in Egypt. Food historian, John Egerton states in his book, “Southern Food” that he believes African slaves brought the watermelon seed to America. The United States is the world’s fourth producer of

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