Melons

Melons

Melons are a fruit that comes from plants that belong to the Cucurbitacae family. The fruit is quite fleshy and juicy and is edible. Melons are a very nutritious food, and they have been enjoyed for centuries around the world. There is more than one kind of melon, and...
Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a form of winter squash that is also known by the name “butternut pumpkin” in Australia and New Zealand. This squash has a sweet and nutty taste that is similar to that of standard pumpkins. It has a yellow skin (that turns deep orange...
Pineapples

Pineapples

Pineapples are tropical plants that produce edible fruit. The large and prickly fruits that we think of when we hear the term pineapple are actually coalesced berries. In the western world we simply eat the fruit (or drink the juice), but in the Philippines the entire...
Juicing and the Paleo Diet

Juicing and the Paleo Diet

In the context of diet, juicing refers to the practice of making fruit or vegetable juices by squeezing or blending fresh fruits and vegetables, and perhaps adding oats or yogurt to them to make smoothies. The idea behind juicing is that it serves as a part of a detox...
The Health Benefits of Oranges

The Health Benefits of Oranges

Oranges are a form of citrus fruit from the Rutaceae family. The most popular form of orange consumed today is a hybrid fruit that is thought to come from the pomelo and mandarin. Oranges have been cultivated for thousands of years. There are references to oranges...
Can Juicing Be a Part of the Paleo Diet?

Can Juicing Be a Part of the Paleo Diet?

Juicing is a popular part of many modern diet plans. It is often used as a “detox” system, or as a way to take in large amounts of fruits and vegetables that are labelled as super-foods because they are so nutrient-dense. For someone who is follows a...