Category Archives: Focus on Food

Ginger – Packs a Mean Punch…

Ginger – Packs a Mean Punch…

…that is, if you want to get rid of your cold, flu and/or nausea quick! Long-used in Indian and Asian cooking, the medicinal benefits of ginger far outweigh its delightful flavor. The phenolic compounds in ginger are known to help relieve gastrointestinal (GI) irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production, and suppress gastric contractions as food… Continue Reading

Nuts For Ayurveda

Nuts For Ayurveda

If you love nuts and you love Ayurveda like I do, you want to understand the Ayurvedic perspective on nut consumption. So here it is! Nuts are a great source of protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins, particularly for vegetarians. Nuts are mainly unsaturated fats, which are essential to the proper operation of the body’s nervous… Continue Reading

Give Thanks for Cranberries

Give Thanks for Cranberries

And not just on Thanksgiving Day. This low-calorie fruit packs a lot into its little red morsels. Not only are they a good source of vitamins and antioxidants, but the polyphenols and proanthocyanidins (PACs) found in cranberries can be attributed to several important health benefits. According to Medical News Today, “Early settlers from England used them… Continue Reading

Grapes, Natural Pain Fighters

Grapes, Natural Pain Fighters

It’s high time to let go of the “grapes of wrath” notion. Instead of contributing to heated emotions like anger and irritation, red grapes generally help reduce them. How so? Inflammation Combatants Well, red grapes contain resveratrol, an antioxidant present in many plants. Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol called a phytoalexin, a class of… Continue Reading