Love and Chocolate

Love and Chocolate

Love and Chocolate February is considered the month of love around the United States, so thoughts can naturally go to chocolate. It’s typical for the average person to give a small gift, perhaps chocolate, to their partner. Theobroma cacao, also known as cocoa...
Essential Manganese

Essential Manganese

Essential Manganese Manganese is an essential mineral, meaning has to be consumed in your diet. This trace element is a cofactor for many enzymes involved in blood sugar and cholesterol management, energy production, antioxidant pathways, bone and connective tissue...
Cooking Oils – Which Are Best for You?

Cooking Oils – Which Are Best for You?

Cooking Oils: Which Are Best for You? There’s a ton of information out there on cooking oils regarding what is healthy and what isn’t for a variety of reasons. Arguments on both sides of this long-standing debate have valid points to be considered as you choose which...
Thyme for Health!

Thyme for Health!

Thyme for Health! A common kitchen herb, thyme (Thymus vulgaris) has been used for centuries for culinary and medicinal reasons. Nowadays, it is also used in the commercial industry for perfumes, food flavorings, mouthwashes, pharmaceutical products, etc. A perennial,...
Chickpea – The Powerhouse Legume

Chickpea – The Powerhouse Legume

Chickpea – The Powerhouse Legume Cicer arietinum, more commonly known as chickpea or garbanzo bean, is an important component to vegetarian and vegan-based diets. Now, an important distinction to be aware of is the difference between pulses and legumes. Pulses...

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