Do Vegetables Lose Nutritional Value When We Cook Them?
We should eat a variety of raw and cooked vegetables, because some nutrients are lost with heat, whereas others are made more bioavailable.
Whole Grains, Rice and Arsenic
Eat a healthful variety of whole grains, and follow these guidelines to minimize arsenic exposure from whole grain rice.
Soup—A Nutritarian Diet Essential
A cornerstone of the Nutritarian diet, vegetable and bean soups are nutrient-rich, flavorful, and easy to prepare. This gentle cooking technique retains water soluble vitamins and makes some nutrients more absorbable.
Make the Salad the Main Dish—and the Dressing Is Crucial!
Large salads are effective for weight loss and eating them provides powerful health benefits. Top your salads with nut- or seed-based dressings to maximize your nutrient absorption.
Set Your Sights on Carrots—and Greens
The beta-carotene in carrots is an important nutrient for eye health, and there are additional carotenoids found in leafy green vegetables that protect the retina and promote good vision.
The Benefits of Berries, Cherries and Pomegranates
Berries, cherries and pomegranates are powerful, health promoting foods rich in flavonoid antioxidant compounds.
Do Cruciferous Vegetables Harm the Thyroid?
Articles have circulated the internet claiming that eating cruciferous vegetables suppresses thyroid function. Is there any truth to these rumors?
During Cold & Flu Season, Protect Yourself By Eating Right
Those of us who eat healthfully need not worry about the dangers of the flu.
Which is Better for my Health, a Green Juice or a Green Smoothie?
Vegetable juices and green smoothies (also called blended salads) both have a place in the Nutritarian diet. Both are great ways to get more raw leafy greens into your diet, in addition to your usual salads.
Basics of Nutritarian Cooking
Nutritarian cooking can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose. Learn how to master the essential Nutritarian food preparation techniques: soups, salads and smoothies.
Beans: the Ideal Carbohydrate
Beans are the ideal starchy food. They promote weight loss because they are low-glycemic and satiating, and they are also associated with reduced risk of diabetes and colon cancer.
Powerful Disease Protection from Pomegranate
Research suggests that pomegranate’s unique and potent antioxidant capacity provides protection against heart disease, cancer and cognitive impairment.
Artificially-flavored pumpkin foods are all over the place this fall. Pass them by and instead, learn how to enjoy the wonderful flavors and health benefits of real pumpkins.
Tomatoes Protect Against Heart Attack and Stroke
Lycopene is a carotenoid that is known to benefit prostate health. Less known are the protective effects of lycopene-rich tomatoes against heart disease and stroke.
Carotenoids: Antioxidants that Promote Longevity
Carotenoids are yellow, orange, and red pigments present in fruits and vegetables. They give the skin a healthy glow and defend the body's tissues against oxidative damage, helping to prevent chronic diseases and premature aging.
Choosing the Right Cinnamon: A Spice and a Supplement
Coumarin, a naturally occurring toxin in some cinnamon, has the potential to damage the liver in high doses. That is why it is important to know which type of cinnamon is in your foods.
Mediterranean Pine Nuts
They are rich sources of numerous health- promoting minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals.
Nutrient Density - Get the biggest bang for the calorie buck.
Dr. Fuhrman provides a comprehensive breakdown of nutrient density, including a nutrient density food chart.
Cancer Protection - Go Cruciferous!
Do you want to protect yourself? Eat lots of colorful vegetables, specifically including lots of green cruciferous vegetables.