6 Reasons to Not Eat the Rainbow: These White Foods Are Super-Healthy Too!

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
6 Reasons to Not Eat the Rainbow: These White Foods Are Super-Healthy Too! Blog Post

Don't judge a vegetable by its color alone. Vibrant fruits and vegetables have standout appeal, but recommendations to "eat the rainbow" can exclude one underappreciated category: white fruits and vegetables. These boast a variety of flavors and noteworthy nutrition accolades, according to research published in Advances in Nutrition. The researchers pointed out that many nutrients—including several that Americans don't get enough of—and good-for-you phytochemicals that give fruits and veggies their health benefits are not always colorful.

6 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
6 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast Blog Post

Nutritional yeast has long been used by vegans as a naturally dairy-free cheese substitute because of its nutty, earthy, umami qualities. But this mustard-yellow powder is now attracting even more fans because of its stellar nutrition profile.

Nicknamed nooch, yeshi and hippie dust, nutritional yeast is not the same as yeast used to make bread—it’s heated and dried so it doesn’t rise.

Two tablespoons of the flakes provides about 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Plus, it’s a good source of minerals and B vitamins.