Summer is here, and with it the most delicious of all fruit: fresh berries. Be they strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries, berries evolved to be literally irresistible in order to spread their seeds. Taste alone is reason to indulge, but with berries you get to have your cake and eat it too—berries are packed with nutrients, and few foods can compare to their benefits to human health.
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) needs a good PR agency. For years parsley sadly clung to the edge of entree platters and was stuffed into deli display cases to make the other food look "fresh." Yet parsley not only tastes good, but is loaded with vitamins as well.
We usually talk about fruit here but we wanted to talk about something that is pervasive in workplaces and generally considered a dessert: chocolate. Many recent studies - and chocolate marketing campaigns - have pointed to the potential health benefits of chocolate consumption. But as October’s Berkeley Wellness Letter reports, if you’re eating milk or white chocolate, the benefits are just wishful thinking.