Friday, May 20, 2011

Fun with Veggies

When you start to love vegetables as much as I do, you get excited about things like the first real asparagus of spring, green juices, and when the cafeteria has Brussels sprouts, arugula, or artichokes (both artichokes and arugula today-- hoorah!). And then when you really love vegetables you get excited when people make fun songs about loving vegetables, like this one that my brother shared with me... enjoy!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Allium for Joints

The Allium vegetables are as healthy as they are smelly. The Allium genus of plants include onion, garlic, leeks, shallots, and chives and the smell that they have is because of the presence of an antioxidant that includes sulfur. Their amazing health qualities include helping to prevent against heart disease (garlic in large quantities acts as a blood thinner so has a protective effect similar to taking baby aspirin), and against osteoarthritis. Check out my latest article at to read all about it!