Radishes

Rooting for Your Health

While leafy greens are the superstars of nutrition, they are followed closely by vegetables that come from other parts of a plant, most notably the roots. Botanically, some of these foods are technically tubers, rhizomes, corms, bulbs, or underground stems, but from a culinary standpoint, they’re all known as “root vegetables.” The underground parts of some plants act […]

Seeking Health Through Sea Vegetables

Humans have consumed sea vegetables throughout history and throughout the world. Japanese people have been using sea vegetables for more than 10,000 years. In ancient China, sea vegetables were a delicacy used to honor guests and royalty. Sea vegetables were widely used in Korea, Vietnam, and Malaysia, among other Asian regions. In fact, in most […]

Greens

Turning Over a New Leaf

Leafy green vegetables, also called greens, vegetable greens, leafy greens, or salad greens, are plant leaves eaten by humans. Leafy greens the healthiest food you can eat. Anyone who might think that leafy greens are boring should know that there are leaves from nearly 1,000 species of plants that humans eat. Leafy greens are low in calories and fat, high in protein, fiber, iron, and calcium, and […]

kale

Eating for Health

A high-nutrient, low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. The key to a healthy diet is eating foods that have a high nutrient density, as Dr. Joel Fuhrman expressed in his simple formula, Health = Nutrients/Calories. The more nutrient-dense food you eat, the more satisfied you will be with fewer calories, and the less room […]

Welcome to Humane Living!

For all of you who are looking to live a healthier, more compassionate life, welcome. You probably know that fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and nuts are good for you. But you may also think that eating nothing but vegetarian food would be difficult or boring. If so, you’re in for a great surprise. Eating healthy […]