60 Second Peas

60 Second Peas

Did you know that the entire pea plant is edible? Young pea vines are prized in the culinary world for their grassy pea-like flavor. The main phytonutrient in peas is quercetin, a powerful antioxidant. They are also a source of highly digestible protein often found in plant-based protein supplements. Peas contain an amino acid, which

60 Second Cruciferous

60 Second Cruciferous

Cruciferous vegetables are plant foods from the Brassica family. These foods are high in nutritional value and are also high in phytonutrients, substances that are beneficial to health and help prevent disease. Diets rich in cruciferous vegetables are associated with decreased risk for chronic disease. They are high in vitamin C, fiber, B vitamins, potassium,

60 Second Friendly Bacteria

“Not me,” you say – but yes, it’s true – you do have friendly bacteria living in your intestinal tract. These bacteria and yeasts are essential to the proper health of the intestinal tract and your entire body. They produce many chemicals that are essential to the proper working of your brain, hormones, and actually

60 Second Magnesium

Most Americans would greatly benefit from increasing their intake of magnesium. Magnesium is found in foods such as nuts, seeds, leafy greens, peas, beans, and whole grains. Supplementation is also a good way to increase this vital nutrient while not increasing caloric intake. Few people are truly deficient in magnesium, but the U.S. Department of

60 Second Almond

A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. The study was led by Professor Helen Griffiths, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. Researchers tested the