While fennel is technically a herb, the bulb of the plant is often used as a highly flavourful and aromatic vegetable tasting similarly to black licorice. While the seed can be used ground or whole as a spice, the feathery leaves of the upper part of the plant are similar in appearance to dill and have a wide variety of culinary uses.
There are more benefits to spending time outside than just the necessary absorption of vitamin D. The best thing a child can do to build their immune system is to dig their hands into the earth and get dirty. While children do tend to spend time doing this, as adults we don’t as much.
You know that saying “You are what you eat”? The reality of it is that you are only what you digest. Plenty of people struggle with proper digestion and many don’t even know it. So if most of us aren’t digesting the food that is fuelling our bodies through life properly, what can be done to improve it?
‘Baby Boomers’ are considered to be those who were born anywhere within the twenty years after the WWII ended: 1944 through 1964. The well documented increase in population of this generation has led to strain on the system the whole way through their lives.
The body naturally cleanses itself every spring just as much as we have a tendency to cleanse our homes. Perhaps you’ve noticed as the weather warms up, we gravitate towards purging ourselves of that which does not serve us.
While Parsley is actually an herb rather than a vegetable and often thought of as a garnish rather than an ingredient, incorporating it into your diet has many health benefits. Parsley is a great source of vitamin A & C (which are both antioxidants!) as well as folic acid (vitamin B9) and vitamin K.
It’s gotten to be that time of year when my own mother stocks up- filling the freezer with those solid chocolate bunnies that are invading our grocery stores. She buys at least a dozen so that there’s one per month until next Easter.
Though banned in the 1950’s, the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is still affecting our health today. DDT was used not only on crops, but on dairies & cattle farms, in homes and even in the wallpaper in children’s rooms to fend of pests such as ants & flies.
While avocados are available to us in the grocery store year-round as a result of mexico’s ideal growing climate, the cold weather that has hit the US and south of their border this year is suggesting a 10% increase in avocado prices.
Juggling either a completely gluten free lifestyle or one of constant monitoring of blood sugar and carbohydrate intake is challenging. Both? Extra difficult. The rate of diagnosed Celiac disease today is about 1 out of every 100 people. Ten percent of those have type 1 diabetes.