The Midnight Diet

Going Bananas

Why You Should Eat Like an Italian

Inside the World of Chocolate

Zero Hunger Challenge

By Judith Redmond, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

Our refrigerator offers leftovers, several days after our Thanksgiving feast. We’re still enjoying roasted vegetables, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. But this isn’t altogether unfamiliar – our Thanksgiving feast is only different in terms of scale – the farm always provides such abundant quantities of food that it’s hard to imagine going hungry for very long.

Lunch is the Gateway

9 Lunch Ideas to Improve your Diet By Rebecca Taggart

Breakfast is touted as being the most important meal of the day, but lunch—be it a homemade sandwich or a restaurant meal—gives us the energy for the afternoon’s work as well as an often-needed break from the computer, sales floor, or meetings. Lunch is also a great opportunity to improve your diet, increase nutrition, and maintain a healthy weight.

Orange you Healthy?

The orange of autumn is not only on trees: November is the peak season for winter squash.   Although remarkably varied in appearance, winter squashes share an orange-colored flesh rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. They are outstanding sources of vitamin A, plus provide plenty of dietary fiber, potassium, copper, and many B vitamins.

Eat Less and Eat Better

New Federal Dietary Guidelines Released

Every five years the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture update their guidelines for healthy eating. The 2010 dietary guidelines, released at the end of January 2011, offer more of the same advice as past ones: drink water instead of soda, cut back on salt, and eat more fruits and veggies.

Oh, and exercise a lot more. Enjoy your food, but eat less.

World Champion Spinach!

It’s a popcorn match. The fans are boo-ing. SpongeBob is no match for Popeye the Sailor. It’s going to be a slam-dunk preceded by humiliatin’ flips and flops on the mat for the yellow guy. The Sponge has been to the sugar shack, sucking up bubbles and junk food, whereas the vanquisher, Popeye, has been gulping down spinach. And we all know spinach makes you super-duper-strong and your arm mus-kles go “Boing!”

Mother Knows Best 2010

apple_pickerMy mother-in-law, in her infinite wisdom, always makes sure to let her grandchildren know that peeling fruit is not a good idea. “Don’t be Mr. Peeler the vitamin stealer,” she tells them. I’ve always liked this sage advice, and now I can give her (and Mother Nature) credit for being well in front of the scientific community on this fact. Turns out that apple peels fight cancer!