7 ways your garden can save your life

  Gardening is not just for flower lovers, and is moving out of people’s window boxes and into their backyards. In the past few years, food gardening has increasingly become an activity done to facilitate better physical fitness, healthier eating and well-being. And science backs this up. Gardening helps you: To fit exercise into your day Regular [...]

Nickel and dime your way to health: ChooseMyPlate launches new grocery budgeting resource

In an economy which is struggling to balance itself, we all would like to get more bang for our buck - especially when we're at the grocery store. And on the surface, eating and buying healthy can appear much more expensive. Well, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (ChooseMyPlate.gov) this week announced a new tool in its resource [...]

Your plate: Budgeting for cost, or for convenience?

Think it's cheaper to pick up a pre-packaged pizza than browse your supermarket's produce aisle? Recent studies are saying, "Absolutely." According to an article written on Food Navigator-USA by Elaine Watson last week, studies released by searchers in the U.S. and the UK have concluded that more nutrient-dense food (meaning foods better for you with [...]