Everywhere you look these days, health experts are touting the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fat that could help lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease, treat depression and boost brain health. The most commonly named sources are oily fish or fish oil supplements. But while fish is the most common dietary source, there are plenty of vegetarian/vegan ways to get your Omega-3′s. Click through for 6 of these sources, including flaxseed oil, chia seeds and purslane. More
Flaxseed—at least for women—is one of those foods you really can’t go wrong with. It’s high in Omega-3 fatty acids, the stuff that’s supposed to help everything from heart problems to ADHD, fiber, and a slew of healthy minerals. Now scientists have found another potential benefit: Flaxseed can protect against the harmful effects of radiation. More
With squash and zucchini still leftover from Saturday’s farmer’s market, plus some pink and red currants that were too bitter to eat on their own, I decided the only thing to do was make muffins. A little wheat flour, flaxseed, buckwheat honey and rice milk (plus a trip to the corner store for baking powder and baking soda) later, I had muffins that are sweet enough to eat for dessert but healthy enough to eat for breakfast. More
Tsunami Escape – Japan’s tsunami and nuclear disaster are depressing, but this story of an 83-year-old woman who escaped the Tsunami on her bike is awe-inspiring. (Vitamin G)
Better Oats™ makes instant oatmeal we like, and we bet Michael Pollan would like it, too.