Whetting Your Appetite for Watercress

Watercress was enjoyed by the ancient Persians, Greeks, and Romans. When Hippocrates founded the first hospital on the Island of Kos around 400 BC, he grew wild watercress in the natural springs and used it to treat blood disorders. Nicholas Messier first grew watercress in Erfurt, Germany, in the middle of the 16th century. The herbalist John Gerard […]

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Calculating Your Intake of Calcium

Calcium is a very important mineral that makes up about 1-2% of an adult human’s body weight. Calcium provides bone support, helps maintain the pH balance of your blood, and supports muscle and nerve health. Calcium also helps protect colon cells from cancer-causing chemicals, prevents bone loss that can occur as a result of menopause or […]

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Turning Your Health Around With Turnip Greens

Turnip greens are the leaves of the turnip plant, which may be better known for its root. Turnips belong to the species Brassica rapa, along with bok choy, rapini, and napa cabbage. They belong to the Brassicaceae family, along with mustard, kale, collards, watercress, Brussels sprouts, arugula, radishes, cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli, horseradish, cauliflower, daikon, land cress, rutabaga, and shepherd’s purse. Turnip leaves are smaller and more tender than collards, and they have a slightly […]