While a lot of us may feel like we have “no sense of time,” science has long decreed the opposite – each of us has an “internal clock,” known as circadian rhythms that regulate a number of bodily functions including the sleep-wake cycle, the temperature of the body, and the release of hormones. Although they are most often associated with animals and humans, fruits and vegetables now seem to also have internal clocks – clocks that dictate the expression of …Read more
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