Archive for the ‘Vegetables’ Category

Romaine Lettuce

Benefits Of Romaine Lettuce

Not all lettuce is created equal, but if you start your meal with a salad made of romaine lettuce you will be sure to add not only a variety of textures and flavors to your meal but an enormous amount of nutritional value. Most of the domestic U.S. harvest of romaine lettuce and other salad […]

Potatoes

The benefits of Potatoes

An Important Message About Potatoes We have placed nightshade vegetables (such as potatoes) on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like potatoes) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Nightshade vegetables can be difficult […]

onions

What’s Beneficial About Onions?

What’s New and Beneficial About   The flavonoids in onion tend to be more concentrated in the outer layers of the flesh. To maximize your health benefits, peel off as little of the fleshy, edible portion as possible when removing the onion’s outermost paper layer. Even a small amount of “overpeeling” can result in unwanted […]

olives

What are the benefits of Olives?

Even though more attention has been sometimes been given to their delicious oil than their whole food delights, olives are one of the world’s most widely enjoyed foods. Technically classified as fruits of the Olea europea tree (an amazing tree that typically lives for hundreds of years) we commonly think about olives not as fruit […]

Mustard Greens

Health and Mustard Greens

What’s New and Beneficial About Mustard Greens   The cholesterol-lowering ability of steamed mustard greens is second only to steamed collard greens and steamed kale in a recent study of cruciferous vegetables and their ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract. When bile acid binding takes place, it is easier for the bile […]

Shiitake Mushrooms

The benefits of Shiitake Mushrooms

Long a symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health-promoting properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years. More recently, their rich, smoky flavor has endeared them to American taste buds. These exotic hearty mushrooms can now be found in supermarket shelves across the U.S. throughout the […]

cremini mushrooms

The benefits of cremini mushrooms

What’s New and Beneficial About Cremini Mushrooms   You can definitely make a difference in the health benefits you get from mushrooms by being extra careful with the temperature at which you store them. A recent study looked at color and texture changes in mushrooms over a 6-8 day period, including color changes that were […]

leeks

What are the benefits of Leeks?

WHFoods Recommendations   With their unique combination of flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, the allium vegetables belong in your diet on a regular basis. There’s research evidence for including at least one serving of an allium vegetable in your meal plan every day. If you’re choosing leeks, make your individual portion 1/2 cup or greater, and […]

Health Benefits Of Kale

Health Benefits Of Kale

What’s New and Beneficial About Kale   Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in kale do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for […]

Green peas

What are the benefits of Green Peas?

What’s New and Beneficial about Green Peas   We don’t usually think about green peas as an exotic food in terms of nutrient composition—but we should. Because of their sweet taste and starchy texture, we know that green peas must contain some sugar and starch (and they do). But they also contain a unique assortment […]