This week: Food-related links as well as food for thought. If you’ve got some favorite links to share this week, please add them to our comments below!
It’s packed with antioxidants and is at its peak in fall and early winter; butternut squash should be making an appearance in your grocery store soon. Prepare yourself with 15 recipes from Martha Stewart that go beyond your basic soup.
As if we didn’t know this already, another study made the press this week about the benefits of eating fruits and veggies. But this one has an interesting twist: It specifies that eating more raw fruits and vegetables may alter genetic risk for heart disease.
Friendly flu reminder: If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, take a look at this animated video from Harvard Health about the importance herd immunity. When you get the flu shot, you do your part in protecting your herd!
And finally: In the aftermath of Steve Jobs’ passing, there have been moving tributes that acknowledge his positive influence on our nation’s health. This Health Crunch story focuses on how iPhone and iPad technology have revolutionized the health sector. A moving essay from the Washington Post talks about how the touch screen technology that Apple popularized has unintentionally but undeniably helped people with special needs, including those with autism.