Category Organic Food & Immunity

Organic Carrots Shown to Increase Immune Response in Mice

Do organic beat conventional vegetables for immune system support? This article was released way back in 2012. In it, the author Stephen Daniels explains that most research on organic food was focused on antioxidant content (that research concluded organic food…

Why Local, Organic Food Is Better For You

In this beautifully simple article from the Rodale Institute website, author Mary Mesenburg states why buying local, organic produce is really much better for your health. First of all, the less produce has to travel, the less carbon is produced,…

Food Profile: Ampalaya

Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd is an annual vine that produces a lumpy fruit that is used as a vegetable. They come in white and red but the green variety is by far the most popular and common. Ampalaya is a…

Food Profile: Banana

Bananas are a popular and common fruit in the tropical regions of the world. The tree, which is actually an annual herb in terms of botanical classification produces one bunch of fruits and an edible flower in it’s life. It…

Food Profile: Monggo

Mung, Moong or Monggo beans are a leguminous food plant that is native to India but adapted and localized around Asia. It is a popular ingredient in soups and stews while it’s fresh sprouts (known to us as toge) are…

Zinc and Immunity

Zinc is a mineral and micronutrient that is needed for cell growth and division, healing and metabolism of carbohydrates. The first quality is what makes it such an essential nutrient for our Innate Immunity. As you may know, our body’s…

Food Profile: Okra

Okra is am African Vegetable that has become beloved throughout the world for it’s unique flavor and texture, as well as the health benefits that it provides. The plant is a hardy annual that grows easily, allowing beginner gardeners to…

Magnesium As Multi-Functional Immune Support

Magnesium is an important micronutrient and mineral that our body needs for many essential functions. It is used in regulation of blood pressure, blood sugar levels, nerve health, production of proteins, bones and DNA. In the immune system, Magnesium also…