Fennel has a licorice taste to it so I believed it was offered as a breath freshener. But there is more. Fennel seeds contain estragole, and anethole. These substances have antioxidant, digestive and anti-flatulent properties. A great way to end a meal.
The standard food recommendations to preventing traveler’s diarrhea are to drink bottled water, don’t use ice and eat only cooked vegetables and fruits that can be peeled. And wash hands and eating surfaces.
Forty years ago, with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and few job opportunities, I realized it was time to reevaluate where my professional passion was and whether could I make a living following the dream. As a child I spent weekends working in my father’s deli, making thick roast beef sandwiches and trying my best to slice a thin sliver of lox. I also saw my father suffer most of his life with ulcers, ultimately getting half his stomach removed. It seemed the study of nutrition would combine my love of food with the tools to help people with digestive disorders.
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people who changed their diet and added healthier foods — more fruits and vegetables, fatty fish and fiber-rich beans — were more likely to live longer.
A trip to Cuba revealed how fresh and nutritious was the food being served in paladares, or family-owned restaurants, on the island. Mangoes, papayas, fresh fish, rice and beans and lots of seasonings to offset the shortage of oil made for delicious, healthy meals.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says that more than 40 percent of our daily sodium intake comes from only 10 types of food. By cutting back on your salt, you lower your risk for high blood pressure.