Apples have a reputation for keeping doctor visits to a minimum, but bananas are also an excellent choice for good health. At around 100 calories per medium banana, the fruit is perfectly portioned for maintaining a healthy weight. They’re also a good choice for anyone who has concerns about pesticides; whether they’re organically or conventionally [...]
The old adage about eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away has merit. Apples are an enzyme-rich energy food that helps the body’s digestive system. Besides that, apples are low in calories and fat. Simply eating an apple a day can improve a person’s health in five key ways.1. Whiter Teeth Apples cannot [...]
Those who wish to improve their health can start by adding blueberries to their diet. Blueberries have more antioxidants than most other types of fruit, which is why they are popular in the United States, Asia and the Mediterranean. These little berries provide a tasty way for people improve their health without consuming a lot [...]
Fruits are one of the most flexible food sources because you don’t have to cook them before eating and they are easy to pack for snacks and meals away from home. From apples and blueberries to pineapple, strawberries and mangoes, you can mix up the flavors and create a variety of delicious combinations. But, can [...]
Why is Fiber Important for Weight Loss? If you’re trying to lose weight, adding more fiber to your diet is an important and effective strategy. One of the most common reasons behind failed diet plans is hunger. Fiber can help you feel full without the side effects of appetite suppressants, and it can keep your digestive [...]
The holidays can be rough. With family and friends gathering near and far, you'll need some good and healthy travel snacks to keep you going while on those planes, trains, and automobiles! Here are a few tasty ideas.  During the holidays, people often find themselves on the road more than they are at home. This busy [...]
Dried Fruit: A Nutritional Powerhouse Most people enjoy dried fruits in foods like granola, trail mix and baked desserts. However, they also make fantastic healthy fruit snacks when you’re on the go. Dried fruit is a high energy food. Drying eliminates the fruit’s water content, concentrating the sugars. It only takes about ¼ cup of dried fruit [...]

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