Fresh Picks Feb. 10, 2014 - Jicama:
The pronunciation of this bulbous root vegetable is “HEE-cah-mah.” It’s similar in texture to the turnip, but tastes a little like an apple. Cooking Light ... Vitamin Cabbage Jan. 13, 2014 - What vegetable could possibly contain more vitamin C than an orange? Would you guess cabbage?
Cabbage, part of the brassica family, also known as cruciferous vegetables, is one of ... Beneficial Brussels Dec. 9, 2013 - If you look at a brussels sprout and think, “Well, that looks like a tiny cabbage”—you’re right! The brussels sprout is in the cabbage family and a cousin o ... Nutrition and more Nov. 15, 2013 - QUESTION: MODERATOR: Good morning, and welcome to today's health chat with Stacey Matavuli, an Indiana University Health Bloomington dietitian. It's always the ... Lower Sodium Recipes Nov. 11, 2013 - IU Health Bloomington Recipe
Ziti with Roasted Vegetables
1-pound eggplant cutlet, cubed
4 ounces red Bermuda onion
8 ounces chopped yellow pepper
1 tablespoons ol ... Walking It Out Nov. 11, 2013 - For those of us who are not runners, but want to be active in our community, a new group has been formed.
Indiana Running Company, IU Health Bloomington, and the city of Bloomingto ... Crowd-pleasing pumpkin Nov. 11, 2013 - Pumpkins are a major fall fruit. The word pumpkin originated from the Greek word “Pepon” meaning large melon.
Pumpkins have many uses. They can be cooked, carved, and ... Powder Power? Nov. 11, 2013 - Athletes have known for years that protein is one of the body’s main building blocks for building and repairing muscle. These days, instead of reaching for a hard-boiled egg ... Buttering Up for Fall Oct. 14, 2013 - Fall favorite butternut squash, part of the gourd family with its hour glass shape, is considered a fruit due to its seeds.
The butternut squash is packed full of health benefits. ... Fitness Fuel Sept. 9, 2013 - Ever thought about starting that next summertime workout or competive race with a Slurpee? Then downing a glass of chocolate milk when it’s over?
It actually makes sense, say ... Tomato Tamato Sept. 9, 2013 - Fruit or vegetable? The tomato of course is a fruit. A fruit with many nutritional values and benefits. Tomatoes are a great source of vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and the mine ... Wonderful Watermelon Aug. 12, 2013 - The website whfoods.org—which stands for World’s Healthiest Foods —claims watermelon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat for a number of reasons.
The fruit ... Salt in the Spotlight Aug. 12, 2013 - The Monroe County Health Department wants to help lower the sodium intake of Monroe County residents, thereby reducing their chances of developing high blood pressure, strokes and ... Recipe: Grilled Peaches July 9, 2013 - Summertime peaches, apricots, nectarines, and figs are delicious grilled. Cut fruit in half and remove any pits, then coat lightly with oil. For a sweet-savory side dish to grilled ... A Peach of a Fruit July 8, 2013 - Picture this image from the website eattheseasons.com.
At its ripest and best the peach is a food that forces you to adopt a special eating position bowing forwards at an angle of ... Sweet Summer Red June 10, 2013 - There’s nothing like saying “hello” to summer by taking a big bite out of that first fresh, juicy, sun-ripened strawberry at the Farmers’ Market.
Strawberr ... No ’gus, no glory May 13, 2013 - Spring is the season for green.
Green vegetables, that is.
A member of the Lily family, the asparagus is one of the most nutritionally balanced vegetables in existence. It is nut ... The Better Butter Apr. 8, 2013 - Christopher Columbus may have brought us lettuce from the East, but produce trucks are bringing us Lactuca Satvia, or “butter lettuce,” from the West. Known for its swe ... The Super Fruit Mar. 11, 2013 - The pomegranate has emerged in recent years as a “super fruit” that promotes health in a number of ways. The rich, red color of its berries makes it striking to look at ... Get Figgy With It Feb. 11, 2013 - Delicious, sweet fig fruit is one of the prime fruits enjoyed since antiquity. The fig is naturally rich in health benefiting phytonutrients, antioxidants and vitamins. Dried figs, ... Super Nut Jan. 14, 2013 - Every list of superfoods includes almonds.
While they are high in fat, it’s the “healthy” fat—not saturated fat. Like olive oil and avacados, almonds are co ... INstride holiday chat Dec. 10, 2012 - MODERATOR: Good morning, and welcome to today's chat with IU Health Bloomington Hospital registered dietitian Stacey Matavuli. Please feel free to ask your nutriti ... Sweet and Simple Dec. 10, 2012 - If you keep the marshmallows and gobs of butter and mounds of sugar off your sweet potatoes, it’s a very healthful food. Baked in its skin, it’s low in sodium, and very ... Make a Date Nov. 27, 2012 - Dates are a sweet alternative that are free of saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and cholesterol. They’re a heart healthy food. But does the high sugar content counteract thei ...