- June 4th, 2013
Anyone who has grown up with the cartoon Popeye has an image seared into their brain of Popeye defending Olive Oyl’s honor, his superhuman strength fueled by a can of spinach. While the cartoon’s nutritional depiction is, well, cartoonish, spinach is still a food your body desperately needs.
I yam what I yam …Popeye’s secret weapon, working for your bodyBy Amy Vergin
- May 1st, 2013
The sweet tropical fruit papaya—known as pawpaw in other cultures— is one of the healthiest fruits and a wonderful superfood. With its sweet and aromatic undertones and soft, butter-like consistency, there’s no question as to why Christopher Columbus dubbed it the “fruit of the angels.”
A plant of odd proportionsDiscover the key to overall health
- April 1st, 2013
The human race will die within four years if the bee population dies—fact or fiction? Considering bees are responsible for pollinating 80 percent of growing things, this statement seems to lean toward fact. And since bee pollen is this month’s superfood, we’d better be sure bees stick around!
Origin of bee pollenWhy bee pollen has earned its superfood rankBy Amy Vergin
- March 1st, 2013
To say that kale is one of the healthiest foods on the planet may be an understatement. Why else would it be dubbed “the new beef,” “queen of the greens,” or a “nutritional powerhouse”?Why kale is the best thing you’ll eat all yearBy Amy Vergin
- March 1st, 2013
Nutrition Business Journal has recognized Aker BioMarine for its role in building the sustainable krill fishery infrastructure with it’s NBJ’s 2012 award for “Investing in the Future.”
- February 1st, 2013
OK, so this one’s a little outside the box as far as superfoods go. Krill are toothpick-sized, shrimplike crustaceans found in all the world’s oceans: and they are plentiful. One species (Antarctic krill) in just the Southern Ocean has a biomass of over 500 million tons, or about twice that of humans the world over.Exploring nature’s perfect proteinBy Adam Swenson
- January 1st, 2013
Amidst the highways, road signs, gardens, and orchards lies a plant that seems to thrive no matter the condition. Most would mistake it as a weed that never seems to give up, but the trained eye can see this little plant for what it really is: a superfood.
Wonder WeedThe Omega-3 Wonder: What this “weed” can do for youBy Amy Vergin
- July 1st, 2012
Nobody’s perfect. We miss workouts, cave into cravings, and sometimes with our busy schedules, it’s practically impossible to stay on track with our weight-loss goals. Many of you are looking for the “magic bullet” to jumpstart your weight-loss efforts.Five Foods That Will Lower Your WeightBy Lindsey Duncan, CN, ND
- July 1st, 2012
There’s good reason to clean your bowl of guacamole at your next fiesta—the California Avocado Commission touts avocado as a fruit that provides a host of health benefits including lower blood-cholesterol levels and decreased risk for heart disease.
- April 1st, 2012
Sea buckthorn is a plant with many legends attached to it and although it seems like a mystical berry, its healing properties are grounded in the scientific world. Sea Buckthorn’s genus name, Hippophae, means “shining horse,” adding credit to some far-fetched fables that accompany the plant’s history.Ancient medicine for your current ailments.By Cara Lucas