Food for thought

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Two might even be better.

February is American Heart Month and I wanted to share these few nutrition facts about apples and heart disease.  And given my family history, I take this information to heart. My father suffered a heart attack 2 years ago and all 6 of his brothers battle heart disease, as did my grandfather before…

Potassium!

Not to sound like a cheesy pharmaceutical commercial, but did you know over 98% of Americans do not get anywhere close to the recommended daily intake of potassium? (That almost certainly means you, too.) This is one of the reasons that the FDA will be putting out guidelines for new nutritional…

Food Hangovers

Have you ever experienced a food hangover?  Admit it!  We all have. I had the worst food hangover after a recent weekend trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.  In fact, my fingers turned into little chubby sausages and I had to stow my wedding ring! It turns out, one of the disadvantages of…

Locavore

Infographic credit: www.katiepdesign.com Last week, Ned from Green Tractor Farms uttered the words “no more cucumbers, the frost got them.”  My heart sank a little, knowing that the amazing seasonal bounty of New Mexico was slowly coming to an end. It got me thinking about local, and what is truly…