Produce Prep: Raw or Cooked?

Here's how to cook and eat your vegetables to get the most nutrients out of them.

Produce Prep: Raw or Cooked?

Adding plenty of fresh produce to your daily diet is just one part of living healthy. You also have to know how to prepare them to preserve their nutritional value. Supercharge your vegetables by learning how to get the most out of them.


Garlic: Raw!

Garlic contains chemicals that relax your blood vessels, helping to protect them from heart disease. Cooking garlic reduces the amount of these vital chemicals, so it’s better to enjoy garlic raw. Try crushing a clove in salad dressing, adding it at the very end of cooking tomato sauce, or spreading it on some toast with olive oil.

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.