How to Have a Healthier Holiday
Ahhhh, the holidays. The season is upon us, with all the good things it entails. The sights, the smells, the warm wishes, the time spent with family and friends. And of course, the food. No other season is as potentially detrimental to our health than the final months of the year. It starts with a giant feast at Thanksgiving. (Wait, I think that now it technically starts at Halloween, a holiday centered on a candy grab.) And the season of excess continues non-stop right into
The Amazing Avocado: it's more than just Guacamole...
Whether it’s the color associated with tacky 1970’s kitchen decor or the rumor that avocados will make you fat, avocado’s appeal is often overshadowed by its bad reputation. When I was a kid, the bright green color and slimy texture made me turn up my nose. But as an adult, the allure of guacamole with chips proved too hard to resist. And once I fully understood the power punch of nutrients packaged into this amazing fruit (Yes, it’s a fruit -- not a vegetable, despite its lo