Food

Are you eating bread that is healthy for you?

Are you eating bread that is healthy for you?

Bread has been the subject of many health discussions and concerns. It contains gluten and  has created health issues for many. “The resulting high-gluten, refined grain diet most of us have eaten since infancy has created health problems in the gut, the bloodstream, the brain, and sometimes also the joints, […]

by March 26, 2014
Sprouts: The live food nutritional powerhouse

Sprouts: The live food nutritional powerhouse

Sprouts are an incredibly nutritious food. They are seeds that are grown in water until they sprout and then eaten. They make a convenient addition to salads and can pack a healthy punch. Vitamin content of some seeds can increase by up to 20 times their original value within a […]

by March 19, 2014
Fish with low mercury

Fish with low mercury

Fish and shellfish are a very important part of our diets, because of their high protein content and healthy fats including omega-3 fatty acids, which have antioxidant effects.  A balanced diet should contain fish as they contribute to heart health. Women and young children in particular should include fish or […]

by March 18, 2014
Health benefits of spirulina

Health benefits of spirulina

Spirulina is often mistaken as an herb because of its nutritional benefits, but it is actually a cyanobacteria, which is a blue-green algae found in freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers. Let’s look at the many health benefits of spirulina. Anti-inflammatory: Spirulina is an excellent source of Gamma-linolenic acid, which according […]

by March 15, 2014
Health benefits of kombucha

Health benefits of kombucha

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Chinese discovered kombucha, which they named “immortal health elixir” for its many health benefits. Kombucha is a mix of bacteria and yeast. To this day, the health benefits of Kombucha have been regarded as potent and almost miraculous. “Kombucha, which is also known as […]

by March 14, 2014
Health benefits of muscadines

Health benefits of muscadines

Muscadine grapes are a species native to the southern part of America, and have been grown since the 16th century. They are very commonly used in fine wines and have shown health benefits. Let’s look at the health benefits of muscadine grapes. Anti-inflammatory properties: The antioxidants in grapes work as […]

by March 10, 2014
Health benefits of lemon grass

Health benefits of lemon grass

Lemon grass, or scientifically known as Cymbopogon citratus, grows in tropical areas and is known for its medicinal benefits in Asian and Latin American cultures. Lemon grass is often used as a tea because of its pleasant aroma and potent health benefits. Let’s look at the health benefits of lemon […]

by March 1, 2014
Health benefits of leeks

Health benefits of leeks

Leeks are part of the Allium family of vegetables, which is the same family as garlic and onions. Since they are closely related to garlic and onions, they provide similar health benefits. Let’s look at the health benefits of leeks. Anti-inflammatory properties: The kaempferol and polyphenols in leeks have potent […]

by February 28, 2014