Heal Your Body With Food!

Want a healthier and longer life free of common diseases and conditions? Your best line of defence, as well as offence, may line up in the kitchen. Making a switch to the right foods can reward you and your family with great health benefits and turn back the clock on aging. HealWithFood.org provides condition-specific nutrition guides (see the blue menu on the left) as well as general healthy eating tips to help you make that switch.

SUPERFOOD of the week

Asparagus juice may be all the rage these days, but you sure don't have to send those lovely spears through a juicer to reap the health benefits of this superfood! Whole asparagus spears, whether green or white, are loaded with beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals, including carotenoids, folate, vitamin K, asparagine and glutathione. To learn how these and other nutrients in asparagus can help boost your health, check out the in-depth article Health Benefits of Asparagus.

SMOOTHIE of the week

Banana and Strawberry Smoothie with Acerola Powder

This week's smoothie recipe pairs frozen strawberries with creamy bananas and invigorating cranberry juice to create a delightful concoction that's sure to please. Culinary benefits aside, this smoothie is also good for you! Strawberries and cranberry juice are packed with flavonoids, freeze-dried acerola powder is one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C, and ground flaxseed is one of the best plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Click on the link below to view the complete ingredient list and instructions, as well as the beloved Tweak It! box which allows you to create a new variation of the basic recipe for every day of the week!

KITCHEN GADGET of the week

Hydroponic Cherry Tomato Growing Kit (Ideal for Kitchens and Other Small Places)

Meet AeroGarden EXTRA LED – a compact hydroponic indoor garden that's ideal for growing cherry tomatoes in small spaces, like the kitchen. If you're unfamiliar with the term, hydroponics simply refers to a gardening technique that uses nutrient-rich water, rather than soil, to grow plants. In hydroponic systems, all the nutrients your plants need are readily available in the growing liquid, so the plants don't have to develop extensive root systems. This means you can pack your plants closer together, which in turn can result in great space savings. To learn more about this ingenious gadget, check out this week's special feature:

BOOK of the week

Clean Eats – An Extraordinary Cookbook from Dr. Alejandro Junger

Cardiologist Dr. Alejandro Junger is a leader in the field of integrative medicine, a New York Times bestselling author, and the creator of a fascinating cookbook called Clean Eats. In this much-anticipated cookbook Dr. Junger provides over 200 extra-healthy recipes plus detailed nutritional information, daily meal plans, and tons of practical tips to help your restore your health and shed off extra pounds. Available through
Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk.