Healthy habits: 6 Reasons to drink more lemon water

Sugary drinks have become a standard part of the diet of many Americans. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 2011 and 2014, six in 10 American youth and five in 10 American adults drank a sugar-sweetened beverage on any given day. Unfortunately, studies have linked the frequent consumption of sweetened beverages to serious conditions like … Continue reading Healthy habits: 6 Reasons to drink more lemon water

Antioxidants and probiotics for better oral health: Natural remedies for gingivitis

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease. It typically occurs due to the buildup of plaque on teeth. Gingivitis can be so mild that it may not cause symptoms. But if left untreated, it may eventually progress into a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. Gingivitis may also lead to tooth … Continue reading Antioxidants and probiotics for better oral health: Natural remedies for gingivitis

EPA approves use of toxic pesticide previously banned for use on citrus

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Jan. 12 that it approved the use of aldicarb, a toxic pesticide it had banned in 2010, and the antibiotic streptomycin on Florida’s citrus plants. The decision allows 100,000 acres of citrus groves to be treated with 2.5 million pounds of aldicarb, which has been banned in over 100 countries. It is also the only … Continue reading EPA approves use of toxic pesticide previously banned for use on citrus

Compounds in celery found to reduce cholesterol and prevent tumor growth in animal study

The Apiaceae (umbellifers) family consists of mostly edible, flowering and aromatic plants, such as carrots, parsley, anise, coriander, Queen Anne’s lace, parsnip and celery. They are some of the most extensively studied edible plants on the planet because of their abundance of medicinal components, which give them various beneficial properties. Celery, for instance, contains apigenin, a compound that can stimulate … Continue reading Compounds in celery found to reduce cholesterol and prevent tumor growth in animal study

Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of cucumber water

Cucumber water is a popular detox drink infused with antioxidants and essential nutrients. Recent studies show that this health drink can confer several health benefits, from glowing skin to weight loss. If incorporated into a balanced diet, cucumber water helps to promote optimal health. It also takes no more than 15 minutes to make a … Continue reading Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of cucumber water

Spice up your dinner routine with this Vegan Beetroot Curry

Vegan beetroot curry is a flavorful, colorful dish that can surely spice up your dinner routine while benefiting your body. It’s perfect for people who are adhering to a plant-based diet but are looking to add flavor and color to their meals. Beetroot curry: Healthful and flavorful Beetroot curry owes its crimson color to beetroot, a … Continue reading Spice up your dinner routine with this Vegan Beetroot Curry

Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood

Source: Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood by Dr. Edward Group Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a beautiful, fruit-bearing plant native to the flooded areas of the Amazon rainforests. This is a superfruit you should know about! The round, plum-sized fruits contain more vitamin C than oranges and lemons, supporting your immune system. Yet it offers … Continue reading Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood

Shake up your indoor gardening by planting these 8 fruits and vegetables in buckets

Gardening is a crucial survival skill, and this activity can be pursued whether you live in a spacious homestead or a cramped apartment. You just need to be creative. This is where bucket gardening comes in, which is a lifesaver for most urban preppers who wish to grow their own food. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) Bucket gardening basics … Continue reading Shake up your indoor gardening by planting these 8 fruits and vegetables in buckets

Healing foods: Top 12 superfruits to eat during and after cancer treatment

Mainstream cancer treatments like chemotherapeutic drugs and radiation therapies can do immense and sometimes irreparable damage to cells, tissues, muscles and the like. But cancer treatments shouldn’t end there. In a recent article published online, registered dietitian Rachael Link emphasized that eating nutritious fruits during and post-treatment can help cancer patients regain their strength and rehabilitate faster in general. … Continue reading Healing foods: Top 12 superfruits to eat during and after cancer treatment

Proper food storage: 6 Ways to preserve food at home

Being self-sufficient means looking for ways to help your family survive without relying on outside sources for food, water and other necessities. If you’re a homesteader, one way to become more self-sufficient before SHTF is to learn how to safely preserve and store food for future use. (h/t to FoodRevolution.org) Storing food properly can help reduce food waste … Continue reading Proper food storage: 6 Ways to preserve food at home