…that bananas are, technically speaking – an herb?
Did you know…that dried figs are right up there with dates when it comes to amazing? They are a great source for energy, because they are packed with slow-burning and easily digestible sugars – which keeps you going for hours!
…that figs are pretty high in calcium, for a fruit, at least?
Did you know…that in times of famine, some countries have survived off of hemp seed?
…that in China, it is available in movie theaters the same as popcorn is in the U.S.?
Did you know…that walnuts are one of the oldest tree foods known?
…that walnuts have one of the highest concentrations of omega-3s?
Did you know… there are over a thousand different kinds of cheese?
Did you know…that after this feta and mozzarella is all done, I will be making it a point to only purchase locally made cheese? (holla!)
Did you know…there are more than 140 varieties of plums sold in the U.S.?
Did you know…I thought free-radicals and antioxidants were really confusing, until I read this:
Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. When our body cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage. Antioxidants act as “free radical scavengers” and hence prevent and repair damage done by these free radicals. Health problems such as heart disease, macular degeneration, diabetes, cancer,etc are all contributed by oxidative damage. Indeed, a recent study conducted by researchers from London found that 5 servings of fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of stroke by 25 percent. Antioxidants may also enhance immune defense and therefore lower the risk of cancer and infection.
Did you know…that KIND has a lot of really yummy-looking new bars out? Hmm…I’ll have to make some knock-offs! 😛
Did you know…that broccoli bowls have become my automatic go-to dinner when I can’t think of anything else? This bowl featured a lot of roasted broccoli, two scrambled eggs, red pepper, and a tomato with a hummus-nooch sauce. And quinoa bread 😉
Did you know…egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D?
What do you know?!
(p.s. did you know – that voting ends tomorrow? clicky here if ya wanna help a girl out!)