When it comes to encouraging good health, it’s hard to beat exercise. Hundreds of health benefits are associated with physical activity, ranging from weight loss to mood support. Even if you are eating a 100% organic, raw vegan diet, without exercise you’re missing an integral piece of the puzzle. A recent study presented at the American … Continue reading Is Vitamin C Really as Effective as Exercise?
If you’ve scrolled through your social media in the last year, you’ve probably come across a slew of veggie-filled dishes called “Buddha bowls.” They are usually deep, round bowls filled with healthy cooked and raw vegan ingredients that fill you up and keep you sustained for hours. The easiest way to throw these bowls together is to … Continue reading Sweet and Savory Vegan Buddha Bowl
Toxic substances like high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, and trans fats have polluted our food supply for over a century. But, at least the ingredient label will tell you when they’re present. This isn’t always the case. You need to be aware of acrylamide, a neurotoxin and carcinogen that can form when carbohydrates are fried. … Continue reading What is Acrylamide? 12 Facts You Have to Know
In my opinion, among nuts, pecans are the best and have been one of my favorite snacks for years; they’re also one of the healthiest. In fact, after looking at 277 different nuts and foods, USDA researchers say pecans are the most antioxidant-rich nut around. On top of this, pecans deliver more oleic acid than … Continue reading Raw Pecans: Discover 7 Health Benefits of Pecans
Manganese is a nutrient that is critical for the production of several different enzymes. Your body uses many of these enzymes to support antioxidant activity, nutrient absorption, bone development, metabolism, and the healing of wounds. Like any other mineral, manganese works best when it’s obtained from natural, whole-food sources. Foods that are rich in manganese include nuts, seeds, grains, vegetables, legumes, … Continue reading 55 Foods with Manganese: Essential for Enzyme Support
Macronutrients are the largest class of nutrients the body requires and include protein, carbohydrates, and fats. If you’ve heard anyone talking about “macros,” they’re referring to these major nutrients. The amounts and ratio of macronutrients a person needs every day vary by age, lifestyle (sedentary, active, or very active), gender, health status, and health goals. … Continue reading What Are Macronutrients?
Eggnog is a holiday favorite appreciated by many, including myself. Traditional eggnog, however, is almost totally comprised of eggs, dairy, and other ingredients that aren’t appropriate for anyone trying to avoid animal products. The solution? Vegan eggnog. While it’s hard to please everyone, especially during the holidays, this vegan eggnog recipe might be something we can … Continue reading Vegan Noegg Nog – Dairy and Egg-free Eggnog
When I found this recipe on A House in the Hills, I couldn’t wait to try it. The unsung hero of the produce aisle, parsnips have twice as much fiber and more than four times the amount of iron as potatoes. With this recipe, they’re an easy-to-make, tasty substitute for french fries.Delicious, crispy, and piquant—exactly what … Continue reading Paprika Parsnip Fries Recipe with Lemon Cashew Cream
Many people want to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet but sometimes get dissuaded when it comes to finding an easy way to integrate that into daily life. Not everyone is interested in spending a lot of time in the kitchen, nor are they interested in munching on a bunch of carrots, head … Continue reading The 8 Best Foods for Juicing
They might not receive the same attention as vitamins and minerals, but enzymes are essential components to the formula of maintaining a healthy body. Benefits of Enzymes Enzymes are complex, specialized proteins in raw food. They speed up and amplify the chemical processes in our bodies; everything from digesting the foods we eat, to daily … Continue reading Enzymes in Raw Food