Camu camu, or Myrciaria dubia, is a fruit tree native to the Amazonian rain forest. It grows as a small shrub alongside the river and produces berries that resemble cherries. Like many other Amazonian fruits, camu camu has earned quite a bit of interest due to its active compounds, phytochemicals, and amino acids. The best offering … Continue reading What Is Camu Camu?
According to the Center for Human Nutrition at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, evidence overwhelmingly supports the health benefits of adding berries to your diet.  Frequently cited as fabulous sources of antioxidants and vitamins, nearly anyone can benefit by including more berries in their diet. Raspberries, strawberries, and mulberries are great, but if you’re looking for … Continue reading Health Benefits of Maqui Berries
It’s dinnertime and you’re hungry. Following your internal cues, you decide to swing by the grocery store on your way home from work. That’s fine; after all, everyone has to eat. Nevertheless, do you really know the truth about that food you’re going to buy? If you take a closer look at the ingredients of … Continue reading 7 Unsettling Facts about Your Food
Turning to juicing when you’re trying to lose weight will help you do more than simply shed pounds and be a nutritious food source that supplies your body with high quality calories to be used for energy. If you had previously consumed a diet with unhealthy food with toxins, an immediate switch to raw, organic, … Continue reading Juicing for Weight Loss
As you’re likely aware, calcium is an absolutely essential mineral that helps support development of healthy teeth, bones, muscles, and much more. Calcium plays an integral role in the secretion of a number of hormones and enzymes that are vital for your body function efficiently. As such, it’s important to get adequate calcium; dietary is … Continue reading 10 Fruits Rich in Calcium
Mulberries are delicious and nutritious, people all over the world enjoy it. Mulberries are a product of the Morus alba tree. Its leaves, which also contain nutrients and are even used as food for silkworms, are thin, glossy and light green; the fruit, like grapes, is red or white and grows in bunches called “drupes.” … Continue reading 6 Health Benefits of Mulberries
Golden berries, also known as Physalis peruviana, is South American fruit that’s highly concentrated with nutrients and bioactive compounds. In Colombia, the delicious golden berry is an important international export and prominent local food.  The plant has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, often against jaundice.  While the evidence for golden berry application for jaundice remains … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Golden Berries
The term “superfood” has been used to describe practically every natural food and health food item under the sun these past few years. With the term’s constant use (and misuse) in advertising, food marketing, and the media, it’s no wonder why there is so much confusion surrounding superfoods. The term isn’t regulated and can be … Continue reading What Is a Superfood?
Health awareness is increasing and so is the demand for healthy and nutritious food choices. Arguably, many prepackaged and processed food options unnecessarily pollute the can-be-simple process of providing our bodies with nutrition. In response, many people look to whole, raw foods that have traditional appreciation. Here are four incredible superfoods that can benefit just … Continue reading 4 Superfoods You Need to Try
There are numerous healthy berries that would be a great addition to your diet. The acai berry is one of the healthiest berries you will ever find. Acai is an indigenous berry commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit. … Continue reading 12 Health Benefits of Acai Berries