Tropical rainforests evoke images of lush green trees, colorful birds, and a diversity of animal, insect, and plant life. As plants evolved over millions of years, they developed chemicals to protect themselves from threats such as insects, bacteria, and fungi. Then humans discovered that these chemicals could protect them too—as natural medicines.
We’ve all been there, when hunger hits hard and you need a snack now. To prevent reaching for empty convenience foods in that “hangry” moment, be a snack master: plan ahead, make big batches, and become friends with your freezer. Choose snacks that deliver high energy, pack nutrient-dense calories, and are low in added sugar. […]