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5 Vegetables That Should Be On Your Thanksgiving Table

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

5 Vegetables That Should Be On Your Thanksgiving Table

5 Vegetables That Should Be On Your Thanksgiving Table: There is such beauty and abundance right now in my part of the country.  This is truly the time we celebrate the harvest and the work that has been done in the fields since March! I am thankful for a break from the work I do outside, of now. I know as soon as the snow begins to fly, I will be daydreaming about what I will be planting in the spring. Luckily, we've had a very warm fall and I've been able to continue harvesting greens, herbs, and my cruciferous veggies (yes,...

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Pumpkin Seeds and Their Health Benefits

Posted by Amabel Verde on

It's that time of year, pumpkins, apples, squashes. But before you go carving up those gorgeous gourds, don't throw away a very healthy component, the seeds! Pumpkin seeds are a great source of antioxidants, providing awesome sources of zinc, magnesium, and Vitamin E.  It has been shown that it's best to eat them unhulled (shells in tact). While the shells themselves don't contain much except fiber, it's the endosperm, or the outer coating of the seeds, that has been shown to have the highest amount of zinc in it. This layer is removed in the hulling process, so it's best...

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Turmeric and It's Powerful Benefits

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

Turmeric is a spice that is used in most Indian and Middle Eastern dishes. In addition to its gorgeous yellow color, turmeric has been shown to have amazing properties of fighting inflammation.  It has long been used in Eastern medicine to treat a wide variety of aliments, showing the same if not better response to traditional drugs like motrin (source). It has been shown to prevent and slow the spread of tumor growth, and is especially good to include in your diet if you suffer from inflammatory diseases like rheumatory arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and even cystic fibrosis. The active chemical...

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