Cheryl Forberg, R.d.'s Blog
One of the first foods that signals the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Just as spring is a time of new beginnings, asparagus is one of those veggies that I love to experiment with during this time of year.
And not only is asparagus delicious—it's also packed with health benefits:
1. It’s loaded with nutrients: Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the...read full post »
Menopause. That not-so-eagerly anticipated, but inevitable time in a woman’s life when our estrogen and progesterone hormones take a downward dive and those hot flashes sneak up on us. I look forward to entering this phase of my life. My friends and clients have been talking about menopause for years now and they're finding plenty to like about it. What's not to love about not having periods anymore?
Don’t Miss: Can This Chocolate Cake Help With Hot Flashes?
Understanding what's really going on in our bodies can help us find natural solutions to the health challenges this phase of life brings us. Because estrogen levels decrease, our risk for heart disease and...read full post »
Living in California, I always have oranges or tangerines in the house. But I need to make room for grapefruit. Most of us know citrus (in season now) is loaded with immunity-boosting vitamin C. Grapefruit is a good choice, and it’s a winner on the anti-aging front too.
Here are three ways that grapefruit helps fight...read full post »
I love to bake for friends and family, and whipping up recipes that contain cocoa makes it even sweeter.
Recipes to Try: Mini Molten Cakes and More Healthy Chocolate Recipes
Cocoa beans are among the richest sources of antioxidants called flavonoids and polyphenols—similar to those found in wine—which benefit both your physical and mental health. So go ahead and treat your Valentine to chocolate—it’s a gift of health. Chocolate can:
• Protect your heart: Flavonoids can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke by helping to reduce the blood’s ability to clot, among other things.• Quell stress: In a 2009 study...read full post »