All Posts By Dana Angelo White

Top 5 Foods for Runners

by , August 26th, 2013

oatmeal with banana
Calling all runners! Want to choose the best fuel for your performance? Here’s a top five hit list.

The fiber in oatmeal helps prevent spikes in blood sugar, giving you energy evenly and consistently–a must for longer distance r...

Read more

Make Your Own Energy Drink!

by , August 19th, 2013

homemade energy drink
Most bottles and cans of energy drinks are nothing but sugar water plus lots of supplemental vitamins and minerals. The beverages are also loaded with herbal stimulants and caffeine. The safety of many of the herbal ingredients is questionable, an...

Read more

Herb of the Month: Lovage

by , August 18th, 2013


Have you even heard of this fresh herb? Here’s why lovage deserves some love.

Lovage Basics
When the plant is young, its bright green stalks and feathery leaves may resemble parsley, but with a lighter color. The beautifully pointy leaves omit...

Read more

5 Ways to Wow with Watermelon

by , August 15th, 2013

watermelon gazpacho
Got an endless supply of this quintessential summer fruit? Here are some refreshing new ways to use it up.

#1: Make Real Sorbet
Most watermelon sorbets have no actual watermelon in sight! The real deal couldn’t be easier to make.

Recipe: Tropical ...

Read more

10 Healthy Peach Recipes (Including Peach Cobblers!)

by , August 8th, 2013

peach cobblers
It’s time for an all-out peach-fest! A medium peach makes a delish low-cal snack, with only 50 to 60 calories. Peaches also contain 2 to 3 grams of fiber per piece, plus lots of cell-protecting antioxidants.

Peachy Ideas

  • Combine with chopped...

Read more

Good News on the Gluten-Free Front

by , August 6th, 2013

gluten-free cookies
Last week, the FDA issued concrete rules on what foods can qualify as officially gluten-free. Learn more about what this means for folks who need to avoid gluten, plus read up on some important tips.

Defining Gluten-Free
More than 3 million American...

Read more

Nutrient to Know: Quercetin

by , August 5th, 2013

This lesser-known nutrient is becoming more mainstream. Find out if quercetin is plentiful in your daily diet.

What is it?
Quercetin is classified as a bioflavinoid, a plant substance with important physiological qualities. It’s plentiful in a...

Read more

7 Surprising Things To Do With Tomatoes

by , August 5th, 2013

tomato and peach salad
Pretty soon, gardens and farmers’ markets will be overflowing with tomatoes. Don’t dare waste them! When they’re piling up and you’re sick of salads and sammies, turn to these fresh ideas.

# 1 Make Jam
This tangy, sweet and savor...

Read more

Market Watch: Heirloom Eggplants

by , August 4th, 2013

heirloom eggplant
Most passersby ooh and ahh over these fantastically gorgeous nightshade veggies and then pass on buying them because they have no idea what to do with them! I’m here to help.

You certainly won’t come across these gorgeous gnarly varieties of egg...

Read more

Protein-Enhanced Foods: The Good, Bad and Ugly

by , July 31st, 2013

whey protein
It seems like everywhere I turn, new and “improved” high protein-versions of seemingly healthy foods are being advertised. How do they boost the protein content? And are they really a good-for-you choice? So I did some digging, and it tu...

Read more