Food 101

This I Know For SureSome interesting things happened when I became a NutriBullet head: I learned the ins and outs of the fruits and veggies I started collecting. For instance, I had no clue that ginger molds if you leave it in a baggie sitting on the counter top. (Deduct one point from Tish’s score!) I’ve learned that I have to freeze my strawberries and blueberries, otherwise I’ll be throwing away beautiful berries that went bad. It’s not all about [...]

Are you paying to make yourself sick?

Turns out that people buying dietary supplements may actually be paying to make themselves sick. It should come as no surprise that the folates and vitamins found in fruits and veggies are much healthier than those found in concentrated supplement forms. Take a look at what Michael Greger, M.D, of NutritionFacts.org has to say about it. Are you spending money on supplements instead of eating the right foods?

What Does ‘Organic’ Really Mean?

Breaking news of e-Coli contamination, salmonella, pesticide and herbicide warnings, and even “Mad Cow” continue to put fear in our minds. How can we ever feel safe eating again? Food manufacturers stick labels on foods to make us think what we’re about to eat is “safe,” but what do those labels actually mean and should we trust them? Why Choose Organic? Generally, Certified Organic is the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) label verifying food is produced without the use [...]

Adding Herbs, Adding Antioxidants

So many herbs, so little time! Here’s another lovely herb post from Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org with some interesting information on the antioxidant power of some of the most healthy herbs out there. Add a pinch for a ton of antioxidants! And while you’re at it, take a look at our herb infographic to find the best herb for your current state of health.

Eat more spinach, fight off cancer

We all know we should eat more fruits and vegetables, but other than greatly improving our general health and well-being, the benefits of fruits and veggies have been somewhat vague. According to a new finding, we now have a little more to work with – and it involves one of our favorite leafy greens: spinach.  The new finding, reported in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, reveals that consuming spinach can reduce the damage caused by carcinogens found in cooked [...]