Archive for: March, 2013

Health-Boosting Beverages

Here’s delicious news that will make your heart rejoice: the raw form of chocolate (cacao) has a host of health benefits, including reducing risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). What’s more, it contains more disease-fighting antioxidants than do such “superfruits” as blueberries, cranberries, and acai, according to a study published in Chemistry Central Journal. One of the most ancient medicinal foods, raw cacao (spelled cocoa in the US) come from cacao … Continue reading “Raw Cacoa: The Food of the Gods”

Fiber Power: The Secret of Long Life

How would you like to lose up to 12 pounds in two weeks, slash your risk for chronic disease—and rev up your energy level? In my upcoming book, The Omni Diet: The Revolutionary 70% Plant + 30% Percent Protein to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, Fight Inflammation, and Change Your Life Forever, I reveal how to achieve all of these goals and more, simply by eating tasty, wholesome foods that help … Continue reading “Eat the Rainbow”

Buffalo (Bison): The Healthy Red Meat

As I report in my food blog, an intriguing new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers has pinpointed specific nutrients that are key to optimal sleep. One surprising finding was that people with the healthiest sleep pattern (averaging 7 to 8 hours per night) consumed more vitamin C than those who got the least sleep (less than 5 hours). Pomegranate seeds and juice rank as one of my favorite sources … Continue reading “Pomegranate: A Surprising Superfood For Sleep”

The Scary New Milk Ingredient—Artificial Sweeteners