Food, Nutrition & Health

Posts in this category focus on the interplay between food, nutrition and health - including how dietary changes can positively impact medical conditions. As always, the information provided here is for educational purposes and not a replacement for consulting your own physician prior to making any changes.

What are Goji Berries?

Goji berries, also called wolf berries, come from Northern Asia, mainly grown in Tibet. Don’t let their tough exterior fool you, these little wrinkled berries are seriously beauty food!

What is Organic? Why is it Good for You?

Foods that are raised or grown organically must follow certain guidelines. They are raised in an environmentally-friendly way, without pesticides or radiation, and restricted amounts of hormones and antibiotics. But why is organic more expensive?

Is Chocolate the Secret to Living Longer?

So what’s all the current health buzz about cocoa I keep hearing on the news?

20 Ways To Spin A Salad

Salad is one of those things that you can get tired of pretty quickly. Have you ever heard someone announce in a restaurant that they are just dying for a salad? So here are some easy ways to put a gourmet spin on your bed of greens to make a drool-worthy meal…

Summer Fun: The Edible Garden

Want to the freshest fare this summer or maybe find out how to grow Martha Stewart’s culinary herb garden? The New York Botanical Garden will present ‘The Edible Garden’, a summer-long celebration of growing great food. Visit June 27 & 28 for a special local food festival!

5 Foods To Summer-Proof Your Skin

With summer in full swing, help your skin successfully weather the season with these two essential steps: exfoliation and moisturization. So here are 5 easy ways your kitchen can serve as your very own spa…

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is best known for its role in bone health. It facilitates calcium absorption from the digestive system, normal calcium and phosphate in blood, and bone mineralization. Vitamin D is also involved with cell differentiation and immune function.

Cherries May Help you Lose Weight

Ice cream aside, eating a small bowl of fresh cherries can help you lose weight instead of reaching for that bowl of ice cream. Why? I’ll tell you in a minute, plus give you great ideas for new recipes with a twist…