Here’s some news that won’t make you feel blue: July is National Blueberry Month! And that’s berry good news for those of us seeking reasons to share the health benefits of blueberries. An entire cup of blueberries has just 85 calories, and that cupful is overflowing with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.
Gummy, sweet and fun to eat, fruit snacks are an all-time kids’ favorite that parents feel good about doling out at snack time or tucking into lunchboxes. Because, after all, they’re good for you—right? Not so fast. Packaged varieties, molded into clever cartoon character shapes in a rainbow of vibrant colors, may contain “real fruit” as the box boasts, but take a closer look at the ingredients list.
Busy schedules often top the list of excuses for not preparing and eating nutritious, health-supporting meals. Fortunately, many people take multi-vitamins to fill in gaps when it’s impossible to eat right. But did you know that, in addition to providing a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, many multi-vitamin supplements contain “extras” that might be missing from your diet?
Fresh figs are one of the world’s oldest known fruits, yet they’re often overlooked in today’s daily diets. This recipe offers an easy way to enjoy them—and the fiber, calcium and antioxidants they offer—as an unexpected breakfast treat or elegant party appetizer. Simply slice open, stuff with creamy bleu cheese, then top with a drizzle of agave and some pine nuts.
I’m all for eating healthy. But did you know that a vegan muffin at a bakery or grocery store can set you back as much as $3.75!? That’s for one muffin, people. The thought of my husband spending upwards of $15 a week on muffins makes me, well, sad. Read more →
Q: I’ve seen “fruit enzymes” and “alpha hydroxy acids” on the ingredient lists of some skincare products. Can you tell me what these are?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
Everyone knows eating fruit is good for you—but what can it do for your skin? Fruit contains natural enzymes and compounds known as alpha hydroxy acids that are commonly used in skincare products.
Fruit salad may seem like a no-brainer, but coating sweet cherry chunks, crisp apple cubes and thinly sliced bananas with a light vanilla-agave glaze cleverly transforms a simple breakfast into a dessert-worthy indulgence. Spoon a scoop onto a gluten-free brown rice cake for a heartier way to start your day.
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