Quinoa is Perfect Grain Substitute

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Whole grains have been praised for their many health benefits, however many people who are gluten intolerant have found their whole grain choices limited. Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is an increasingly popular gluten free grain-like vegetable that offers the same benefits as whole grains and then some. Quinoa is a species of goosefoot…

Nutritional Delights: Mollusks Explained

The Mollusca is the largest marine phylum, featuring about 85,000 species that are alive today (and which the term extant denotes).  Nearly one in four of the known organisms in the ocean are mollusks, and many live in freshwater as well.  This highly diverse phylum is divided into ten categories.  Seven phyla are alive, one…

Health Secrets of Popcorn

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Few foods are more popular than popcorn, but it’s important to know that all popcorn is not created equal. When it’s prepared the right way, popcorn is the most nutritious snack of all according to researchers. When it’s prepared the wrong way, it’s a death-dealing toxin.   The wrong way to eat popcorn is…