Winter Prep for a Spring Garden [Infographic]

In the depth of winter, it may seem that there is little to do in your garden. There are few plants and flowers growing, the weather is cold and less daylight prevents you from spending a lot of time outdoors.

However, there are things you can be doing to prepare your garden for spring. From tools and sheds, to digging over soil and making it ready for planting, this infographic shows you some practical ways to get a head start on your spring garden.

By planning ahead, you can ensure a beautiful garden with pretty flowers and tidy borders. You’ll be the envy of the street!

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Seeds you Need and how to Eat them [Infographic]

Seeds aren’t just fun to eat, they’re healthy in a surprising number of ways! Below are the four seeds Laura Jeffers (MEd, RD, LD) recommends to boost your nutrition.

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The ultimate Guide to Nuts [Infographic]

Almonds, and cashews, and hazelnuts, oh my! Almost every type of nut pack a nutritional punch. And here’s a bonus: Eating nuts high in unsaturated fats as part of a healthy diet can be good for your heart, too!

Scroll down to review this useful guide to nuts:

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How Monsanto took control of our Food [Infographic]

How Monsanto took control of our Food [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Originally Published on Top Masters in Healthcare

From its early 20th century origins selling a suspect sweetener, Monsanto has long had its hand in our food supply. And that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Let’s take a look at the company’s history and its current practices.

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A Guide to Chia seeds [Infographic]

A Guide to Chia seeds [Infographic] | ecogreenlovevia northstarnutritionals.com

Chia is packed with the healthy fats doctors and nutritionists recommend for our diets – Omega 3s, Omega 6s and Omega 9s. These are the same fats found in fish and nuts that are heart healthy and good for us. They help keep our bad cholesterol levels low, and our good cholesterol levels high.

And you don’t need huge amounts. A single scoop provides fiber, protein, and calcium. That single scoop even provides 51 mg of magnesium, which is good for muscle health, nerve health, heart health…too many benefits to begin to list! But just in case you’re interested, this article explains the many benefits of chia in great detail.

Is Chia New?

Not at all. It’s believed the Aztecs used chia seeds centuries ago. And modern research into their health properties started over 20 years ago.