Okra

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Okra. I dont think I’ve ever actually tried fresh okra but am excited to soon! We bought okra chips from Trader Joes which were really good so I’m sure I’ll like them! FOLATE – Folate is so important for pregnancy and lactation. It prevents neural tube defects in babies and should be […]

Raspberries!

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Raspberries are one of my fav fruits (well actually all berries are pretty much my fav)! And they have a good amount of nutrition packed in too! ANTIOXIDANTS- Raspberries are FILLED with antioxidants!! They come from their color and other compounds within the berry MACULAR DEGENERATION: Because of their bioactive compounds berries […]

Elderberry

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Elderberries!! These are little berries that are powerful immune boosters!! And Wellness Mama makes it enjoyable to take with her elderberry syrup here! This is how we take it! FLU FIGHTER- Elderberries contain many compounds that help fight bacteria and viruses that attack your immune system. One study showed that elderberry consumption […]

Celery

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Celery! I used to only eat celery with peanut butter on top (and thats still good btw) but I’ve grown to love it just straight up FIBER – In one cup of celery there are 5 grams of fiber and a whole lot of water! LOWER CHOLESTEROL- Celery contains a compound called 3-n-butylphthalide […]

Parsley

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Parsley! Its the best herb ever!! Not just a garnish either. I have been raised on parsley being Lebanese. We use it in tabouli, falafel and more! I love the flavor its one of my favorites!! Try it in our falafel recipe here Vitamin K- Parsley is one of the highest in […]

Avocado!

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Avocado!!! Can you believe I’ve never talked about these? I know me neither! I think a lot of people know avocados are good for them but they might not actually know the reasons. Well here are someđŸ˜‰ FATS- Why are avocados so good for you?? Omega 3 and monounsaturated fats! Which is […]

Swiss Chard

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday SWISS CHARD!! This is such an easy vegetable to throw into soups, use as wraps or chop into a salad! And be sure to get the rainbow kind because its so pretty! Vitamin K – swiss chard is one of the vegetables very high in vitamin K which is something important to […]

CARA CARA

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Cara Cara Oranges. These oranges have a pink flesh and are sweet yet tangy and a little bit tart kinda like a strawberry! They are my favorite oranges but they are only in season for a little while so get some now!!! LYCOPENE- this is a powerful antioxidant that actually gives the […]

Oranges

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday It’s citrus season!! Grapefruit is one of my favs but oranges are pretty close! Lets look at the benefits of eating a daily orange STROKE- Eating citrus can actually help women against having strokes due to a compound found in them COLLAGEN- Vitamin C is a critical component in making collagen. Collagen […]

Pomegranates

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday POMEGRANATES! I love these and I am so sad they are only in season during the winter! I could eat them all year even though they are annoying to peel (I let my dad do thatđŸ˜‰) they are worth it!! Arthritis- Pomegranates contain an antioxidant called flavonols. These compounds have been linking […]