Facts on Nettle

There are about 500 – 800 species of nettle in the world (it all depends who’s counting), most of which occur naturally in tropical regions. They are mostly herbaceous plants but there are a few small shrubs and trees. Male and female flowers are usually on separate plants. Nettles belong to the family: Urticaceae and… Read more: Facts on Nettle

Foods Typically only Eaten in the Caribbean

Caribbean food is highly diverse in nature, incorporating the cuisine elements of different civilizations and cultures. Caribbean cuisine is mainly spicy, something that appropriately reflects this very colorful part of the world. Caribbean Food: A Brief History Taino Indians, the first Caribbean settlers preferred vegetables, fruit and meat and fish cooked in earthenware. The Arawaks… Read more: Foods Typically only Eaten in the Caribbean

How many fruits and vegetables do you eat a day?

I have ridiculously pale skin and also, bruise like a peach. In fact, whenever I get home from a trip, I look like I’ve been through a minor car accident from the bruises caused by sitting on airplane seatbelts, knocking my shins against heavy luggage, or whacking my legs against furniture when navigating my way… Read more: How many fruits and vegetables do you eat a day?

It’s all a Matter of Taste, and a Touch of Common Sense

In the 17 July 2008 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine there is an article which adds one more nail in the coffin of the hypothesis that only a low-fat diet is effective for weight loss. Data from the Dietary Intervention Randomized Controlled Trial (DIRECT) Group indicates that a Mediterranean diet and a… Read more: It’s all a Matter of Taste, and a Touch of Common Sense