heart healthy

Juice Found to Reduce Blood Pressure

A new study finds that dietary nitrate — a compound that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure — may reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart disease. The research team Read More

Recipe

Roasted Balsamic Beets

Beets are typically prepared with sweet and sour flavors. Roasting brings out the sweetness of the beet, and adding the balsamic glaze adds some tang to the recipe. This recipe serves 12 Ingredients: 3 1/2 Read More

superfoods

IN SEASON: Beets

They may not be as refined as radicchio or as elegant as asparagus, but beets have an earthy appeal all their own. Sweet and full in flavor, not to mention easy to add to any Read More

Features

Back to The Root

All spring and summer, while slender stalks of asparagus and tender, young greens make their flashy debut, the humble root vegetables lie calm and still in the warm earth, waiting patiently for autumn. As soon Read More

superfoods

You Can’t Stop the Beet

The beet, part of the Chenopodiaceae family, shows a number of health benefits not available in other food families. Betalains are the phytonutrients that give beets their distinctive red color—they provide beet eaters with antioxidant, Read More

Nutrition

Can’t Beat Beets

Beets were once considered a humble vegetable that families could afford to put on the table. Now they’ve become a table favorite, and not just for their sweet, earthy flavor. Beets offer a myriad of Read More

In Season

Beets

They may not be as refined as radicchio or as elegant as asparagus, but beets have an earthy appeal all their own. Sweet and full in flavor—not to mention easy to add to any meal—this Read More

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