Foods

Beets

[caption id="attachment_1611" align="alignleft" width="300"] Round textured slices of beetroot[/caption] Beets may not be high on the list of favorite foods for many people, however they are remarkable in their benefits. As a root vegetable both the body and the greens can be used as food. In Chinese Medicine beets are used to nourish blood which can mean helping to alleviate dryness; this can be for skin, constipation, and certain types of menstrual irregularities. Nutrition Facts (Raw Beets) Serving Size 1 beet (approx. 2”in diameter) Nutrient Value Water 71.82 g Calories 35 Protein 1.32 g Fat .14 g Carbohydrate 7.84 g... Read More »

Lettuce

Because there are so many different varieties of lettuce the nutrition facts of each one differs, widely at times. Just as their flavors, colors, and texture vary you cannot judge them all the same way. Some of the benefits of all lettuce are high fiber and low calorie/high water volume. Which means they are filling and actually provide a source of hydration. You might be surprised to find that the most nutritionally dense of the lettuces is Romaine. It hosts a fair amount of vitamin A and K as well as many phytonutrients and smaller amounts of an assortment of vitamins. Other... Read More »

Squash

Squash is of the same family as pumpkins and gourds and will mature and be harvested in the fall months.  They are easy to store for long periods of time and provide you with wonderful health benefits, tasty and versatile meals, as well as support your local community.  You may have heard the benefits of eating seasonally and before we get into the health benefits let's talk about the environmental and economic benefits of squash. Eating Seasonally It supports local farms (usually organic) that desire to protect our world and promote sustainable farming practices (usually void of toxic chemicals). When... Read More »