Pineapple is a favorite fruit of many people because it’s tangy, sweet and oh so delicious. But did you know that pineapple is an exceptional healthy food with a number of good health benefits? Many healthy food options, including fruits and vegetables, are functional foods and pineapple is not an exception. Functional foods are consumed as part of a normal diet and are known to have physiological benefits and/or they reduce the risk of chronic disease. Functional foods contain bioactive …Read more
Alas, July is finally here. The long, hot, sunny days of July tend to have an uplifting effect on most of us–the sun provides us with ample vitamin D, and the weather yields fresh, local fruits, which not only taste delicious, but also deliver an abundance of nutrients. It is currently strawberry season in many parts of North America, including Ontario and Northern New York, and residence should take full advantage and snatch up as much of this healthy food…Read more
If you’re looking to achieve good health, adding prunes into your diet may provide good health benefits. Prunes are an incredibly healthy food providing multiple good health benefits. People have consumed this healthy food for years as a remedy for constipation; however prunes have many additional good health benefits that you may not know of. This healthy food has been found to have antioxidant, anticancer, anxiolytic, mild laxative and anti-hyperlipidemic properties.
What are Functional Foods?
Functional foods are foods …Read more
A great way to achieve and maintain as state of good health is to consume a diet chocked full of functional foods. Functional foods are foods that contain bioactive compounds which have been proven to reduce the risk of chronic disease and/or provide a beneficial physiological effect when they are consumed. Most fruits and vegetables fall into the functional foods category, so too do foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids (such as coldwater fish, walnuts and flaxseeds), and foods that …Read more