Health Benefits of Maqui Berries

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. [1] Frequently cited as fabulous sources of antioxidants and vitamins, nearly anyone can benefit by including more berries in their diet. [2]Raspberries, strawberries, and mulberries are great, but if you’re looking for … Continue reading Health Benefits of Maqui Berries

What Is Lucuma? – Health Benefits and Uses

Beloved by the Incas, lucuma is a super nutritious Peruvian fruit that contains beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and protein. Its maple-like taste makes it a sweet addition to smoothies, baked goods, and even ice cream. Viewed as a symbol of fertility and creation, lucuma was called the “Gold of the Incas” and was used for … Continue reading What Is Lucuma? – Health Benefits and Uses

5 Surprising Facts About Durian

With its onion-custard flavor and an odor that resembles rotten gym socks, the durian fruit is perhaps the most notorious fruit of all. While supermarkets are slowly beginning to offer more internationally popular fruits, durian has yet to reach mainstream attention. The “why” isn’t much of a mystery. Along with its horrible smell, this prickly fruit is … Continue reading 5 Surprising Facts About Durian

Health Benefits of 13 Species of Aloe

Many species of aloe are popular houseplants because they are versatile and able to thrive indoors without requiring much care. This is beneficial because live plants like aloe can improve air quality and help promote a healthier indoor environment. In fact, indoor plants are one of my recommendations for protecting yourself against sick building syndrome. But that’s … Continue reading Health Benefits of 13 Species of Aloe

Vegan Watermelon Salad: The Perfect Recipe for Summer

A warm weather staple in the South, watermelon is synonymous with long summer days spent at the beach. Though it seems like a distinctly American food, the fruit we’re familiar has come a long way over the last 5,000 years. The precursor to the modern watermelon was first cultivated in northeastern Africa and undomesticated varieties … Continue reading Vegan Watermelon Salad: The Perfect Recipe for Summer

Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever

You may have heard about prune juice for babies or older adults, but this purple-colored drink is breaking old stereotypes and gaining a whole new following. Don’t be mistaken, the health benefits of prune juice still include constipation relief, but that is not all it can offer. Made from prunes (also known as dried plums), prune … Continue reading Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever

The 22 Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief

  Constipation is a taboo subject for many people. If you’re too embarrassed to discuss it, know that you are far from alone. Constipation affects about 14% of adults in the United States and accounts for an astounding 3.2 million medical visits every year. It’s a common and widespread issue. Nobody wants to talk about … Continue reading The 22 Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief

12 Incredible Pomegranate Benefits

Pomegranates have exploded in popularity in recent years and it’s due to their ever-growing list of amazing health benefits. Rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants, pomegranates defend against free radicals, soothe irritated tissue, and promote healthy aging. Best of all, pomegranates are as delicious as they are nutritious. … Continue reading 12 Incredible Pomegranate Benefits

The Health Benefits of Golden Berries

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. [1] The plant has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, often against jaundice. [2] While the evidence for golden berry application for jaundice remains … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Golden Berries

What Is a Superfood?

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?