Going bananas over losing weight? Why not try eating more bananas

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the world. They are rich in vitamins and fiber that are good for health. It is commonly known as the “happy fruit” not only for its curvy shape but because it increases levels of the “feel-good” hormone dopamine. Among its many benefits, bananas are said to be … Continue reading Going bananas over losing weight? Why not try eating more bananas

Food supply 101: Top 12 cheapest foods to stockpile

An emergency stockpile can greatly increase your chance of survival if SHTF. But creating a stockpile can easily drain your grocery budget if you’re not careful. Luckily, some of the best foods for stockpiling are extremely cheap, so you can buy them in quantities enough to last you several months. Here are some examples of cheap … Continue reading Food supply 101: Top 12 cheapest foods to stockpile

12 Homemade pest control ideas for your kitchen and home garden

Keeping pests out of your kitchen ensures that your food supplies last a long time. Meanwhile, keeping pests away from your crops helps them grow healthy and strong. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Below are 12 non-toxic ingredients that you can use to make natural pest control remedies for your homestead. Keep your kitchen pest-free Using pantry staples doesn’t just … Continue reading 12 Homemade pest control ideas for your kitchen and home garden

Food supply 101: How to make healthy dried banana chips

Banana chips are a sweet and tasty snack, but store-bought variants may contain too much sugar or other ingredients and harmful preservatives. To ensure that your banana chips are tasty and good for you, try making dried banana chips at home using the simple recipe detailed below. You can also try making savory or spicy banana chips … Continue reading Food supply 101: How to make healthy dried banana chips

Vitamin B6 found to reduce the severity of COVID-19

A recent review published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition suggests that taking vitamin B6 may reduce the severity of COVID-19. According to Asian researchers, vitamin B6 can reduce cardiovascular disease complications, diabetes complications, cytokine storms and blood clots, all of which are linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes. Reducing disease severity with vitamin B6 Most studies so far focused on … Continue reading Vitamin B6 found to reduce the severity of COVID-19

Food storage tips: How to make DIY dehydrated meals

Dehydration is one of the easiest and least expensive methods of food preservation. For one, it is a great option for storing extra produce after an abundant harvest. Dried, nutrient-dense foods are also an indispensable part of any prepper’s stockpile. Benefits of food dehydration Dehydrating food is as simple as it sounds. In ancient times, … Continue reading Food storage tips: How to make DIY dehydrated meals

Lowering homocysteine levels can decrease risk of heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s

Homocysteine is an amino acid produced when proteins are broken down. High homocysteine levels, called hyperhomocysteinemia, are known to increase disease risk. As a case in point, the condition is linked to heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. High homocysteine levels and cardiovascular disease Previous research has found that homocysteine can damage the endothelium, the tissue lining the blood vessels throughout … Continue reading Lowering homocysteine levels can decrease risk of heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s

Researchers eye N-acetylcysteine as a potential natural treatment for psychiatric conditions like depression and schizophrenia

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a supplement form of the amino acid cysteine. It plays an important role in your body’s detoxification process and helps mitigate the side effects of drugs and environmental toxins. In fact, it is commonly used to treat people who overdose on acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause acute liver toxicity when taken in large doses. … Continue reading Researchers eye N-acetylcysteine as a potential natural treatment for psychiatric conditions like depression and schizophrenia

3 Morning smoothies that can give you a healthy energy boost to start the day

Fruits and vegetables are essential to a balanced diet. Even if you’re always in a hurry to beat the rush hour in the morning, you can still start your day with an energy-boosting breakfast that contains a variety of superfoods. All you need to do is whip up a simple yet tasty smoothie using nutritious ingredients like kale, blueberries, … Continue reading 3 Morning smoothies that can give you a healthy energy boost to start the day

Herbal remedies and soothing teas: Effective natural cures for the common cold

The common cold is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Although usually harmless, it can cause discomfort in the form of a runny nose, sore throat, congestion, fever, headaches and body aches. Most people recover fully from the common cold after seven to 10 days. But taking natural remedies may help reduce the duration and severity … Continue reading Herbal remedies and soothing teas: Effective natural cures for the common cold