The tangy, peppery superfood: 7 Reasons to eat more arugula

Arugula is a green leafy vegetable used in salads, pizza and other popular dishes. The bitter vegetable, also known as garden rocket or roquette, is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine and widely used in France and Italy. These days, the plant is also found in dishes in the U.S., where its peppery flavor enhances the taste … Continue reading The tangy, peppery superfood: 7 Reasons to eat more arugula

Arugula is known as an aphrodisiac and as a top anti-cancer food

Arugula originates from the Mediterranean but it has made its way to North American shores in the last few decades. In some parts of the world they call it rocket seed rather than arugula. Most will agree that its slightly bitter and peppery taste is an excellent addition to any healthy dish. Way back in … Continue reading Arugula is known as an aphrodisiac and as a top anti-cancer food

13 Nutritious, energy-boosting superfoods for your survival stockpile

It’s important that your survival stockpile consist of healthy, nutrient-dense foods to tide you over a disaster. Take a look at the following energy-boosting superfoods that can meet your nutrition needs: (h/t to Survivopedia.com) 1. Quinoa Quinoa is a gluten-free superfood rich in fiber, protein and fatty acids. It also contains a healthy dose of magnesium, potassium, iron … Continue reading 13 Nutritious, energy-boosting superfoods for your survival stockpile

9 vegetables that are the easiest to grow in containers

You don’t need to have a backyard to grow your own food. If you’re limited to a cramped balcony, a small patio or even just a sunny windowsill, you can still grow vegetables. The key is to use containers, such as pots, planter boxes and barrels. You can even recycle old baskets and reusable bags … Continue reading 9 vegetables that are the easiest to grow in containers

Study: Inflammation may be linked to “brain fog”

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and the University of Amsterdam have found strong evidence linking inflammation to “brain fog,” a type of cognitive dysfunction commonly described as mental sluggishness. In their study published in the journal Neuroimage, the researchers explained that a cognitive process responsible for alertness is particularly affected shortly after inoculation with a vaccine that causes temporary inflammation. In turn, this effect … Continue reading Study: Inflammation may be linked to “brain fog”

Craving a sweet potato-based dinner? Try these 5 easy and nutritious recipes

Sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) are a tuberous crop that comes in a variety of colors, from purple to red to pale yellow and white. These tubers are a rich source of complex carbohydrates like starch and fiber, and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and magnesium. A single serving of sweet potatoes can also provide more than 400 percent … Continue reading Craving a sweet potato-based dinner? Try these 5 easy and nutritious recipes

The 1,200 calorie diet: How to lose weight the healthy way

One of the better ways to lose weight is through reducing calorie intake. One low-calorie diet, in particular, requires cutting consumption to 1,200 calories. Called the 1,200 calorie diet, this diet option is not like other diet strategies such as the ketogenic diet — it targets no specific food group. Instead, what matters is that you keep within the 1,200 calorie mark. But this … Continue reading The 1,200 calorie diet: How to lose weight the healthy way

Satiate your hunger AND quench your thirst with these 5 refreshing and hydrating foods

It is important to keep yourself hydrated especially during the summer. Dehydration has terrible consequences for the body such as heatstroke and seizures. It is dangerous to younger children and older adults, although those in between the age groups should also be wary of being dehydrated. However, drinking water can be very challenging given that water in itself is … Continue reading Satiate your hunger AND quench your thirst with these 5 refreshing and hydrating foods

Homesteader tips: 5 Ways to extend your gardening season

If you want to grow crops throughout the year – without worrying about the frost killing them, there are numerous ways to broaden your growing season by weeks, months or even indefinitely, regardless of how chilly it gets. (h/t to PreparednessMama.com) 1. Choose the right plants Pick plants that will yield produce in the amount of … Continue reading Homesteader tips: 5 Ways to extend your gardening season

Fast-growing vegetables to plant in your home garden during the coronavirus pandemic

As many homeowners in America are starting to realize, now is a good time to start a home garden since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is starting to disrupt food supply chains throughout the world. To make the most of your home garden, follow the tips below and plant fast-growing vegetables to ensure that you have access to fresh produce even during … Continue reading Fast-growing vegetables to plant in your home garden during the coronavirus pandemic