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Crisp, crunchy cucumbers are a classic salad ingredient and are well-known for their ability to soothe and de-puff tired eyes. But while most of us know that cucumbers are nutritious and low in calories, they contain many other health benefits you may not know about. For exa...
/Live-Well/July-2016/IUHG-Key-ingredient-Cucumbers 7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
Sweet potatoes are mighty orange spuds with nutrition and vitamins to spare. They're an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber, potassium, protein and vitamin B-6, which an excellent reason to regularly incorporate sweet potatoes into your everyday diet.  U...
/Live-Well/January-2016/Key-Ingredient-Sweet-potatoes 1/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Fans of Indian food may already be familiar with turmeric, the flavorful spice that gives curry its yellow color. Turmeric, a relative of ginger, has been a popular medicinal herb in countries like India and China for thousands of years. Turmeric root has been used in folk re...
/Live-Well/February-2016/Key-Ingredient-Turmeric 2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM
If you wrinkle your nose at the thought of eating Brussels sprouts, you’re not alone. These little veggies have a bad reputation for what some believe is an unpleasant taste. Don't count Brussels sprouts out, though—they’re a nutritional powerhouse, and with a little informat...
/Live-Well/February-2016/Key-ingredient-Brussels-sprouts 2/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
The old saying goes, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But did you know that one serving of a tomato-based food per day can also have a beneficial impact on your health? The tomato fruit (otherwise known as a vegetable) is a nutrient-dense superfood full of vitamins an...
/Live-Well/July-2016/Key-ingredient-Tomatoes 7/7/2016 12:00:00 AM
There's a reason so many classic recipes contain garlic. This aromatic ingredient is an allium — a category of plant that also includes onions, leeks and chives. Its distinctive scent and flavor make it a favorite seasoning in a wide range of recipes, but garlic's versatility ...
/Live-Well/January-2017/Key-ingredient-Garlic 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Blackberries are a small but mighty food. Their high concentration of antioxidants can positively impact your health, athletic performance and disease risk. Plus, they taste great, especially during the summer when they're in season.  Anthocyanins, or flavonoids, give blackb...
/Live-Well/June-2016/Key-ingredient-Blackberries 6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
The leafy green vegetable kale has become increasingly popular due to its “superfood” status—meaning it’s absolutely packed with healthy nutrients. In fact, kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods out there, so it’s no wonder that the benefits of eating kale regularl...
/Live-Well/September-2015/Key-ingredients-Kale 9/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
Nuts often get a bad rap for their high fat content, but when eaten in the right quantities, most nuts pack some powerful health benefits. Walnuts are no different. Eating a serving of walnuts a day (about 25g) can benefit your health in many ways. Here are a few examples of...
/Live-Well/June-2016/Key-ingredient-Walnuts 6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get a powerful dose of your daily nutrients. Blueberries are a tiny fruit, but they are packed full of undeniable health benefits. Here are some quick facts about the health benefits of blueberries: Improve immunity. Blueberries rank the...
/Live-Well/May-2016/Key-ingredient-Blueberries 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
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