The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar starts life as an apple juice. It is then fermented twice with yeast. It is most notable for its strong, sour flavor, which is due to its main ingredient acetic acid. In turn, this substance is said to be responsible for the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Meanwhile, honey is a sweet and viscous substance … Continue reading The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

The gut-healing wonder drink: How to make your own water kefir

Kombucha is a popular health drink, but it may put people off because of its intense vinegary smell. If you’re looking for a gut health-boosting drink that’s easier on the stomach, try water kefir. Kombucha and water kefir: What’s the difference? Both kombucha and water kefir are fermented drinks that can be brewed at home and infused with different … Continue reading The gut-healing wonder drink: How to make your own water kefir

From kimchi to kefir, these are the best anti-aging foods you’ll find anywhere

The key to having a healthy mind and body is eating nutritious foods like fruits, nuts and seeds, vegetables, and lean meat. But did you know that certain superfoods even offer anti-aging benefits? Data suggest that diet significantly affects a person’s lifespan. Make positive lifestyle changes and consume more of these delicious and highly nutritious superfoods … Continue reading From kimchi to kefir, these are the best anti-aging foods you’ll find anywhere

Study: Blueberries & Probiotics Help Counteract Intestinal Diseases

Source: Study: Blueberries & Probiotics Help Counteract Intestinal Diseases by Dr. Edward Group A clinical study, conducted at Lund University in Sweden, shows that eating blueberries can ease and protect against intestinal irritation [1]. They also found that these beneficial effects on the body are increased by the consumption of probiotic bacteria along with the berries. … Continue reading Study: Blueberries & Probiotics Help Counteract Intestinal Diseases

What is Kombucha? The 10 Facts You Need to Know

Source: What is Kombucha? The 10 Facts You Need to Know by Dr. Edward Group   If you’re into health food, you may have heard of kombucha. Kombucha is a lightly fermented tea which has achieved considerable popularity among the healthy eating crowd. Advocates claim it enhances cognition, stimulates immune function, supports weight loss, can be applied as … Continue reading What is Kombucha? The 10 Facts You Need to Know

Top 10 Probiotic Foods

Source: Top 10 Probiotic Foods by Dr. Edward Group What are Probiotics? Probiotics are beneficial forms of gut bacteria that help stimulate the natural digestive juices and enzymes that keep our digestive organs functioning properly. In addition to taking a probiotic supplement, you can also eat probiotic foods that are a host to these live bacterium. … Continue reading Top 10 Probiotic Foods

The 9 Best Fermented Foods for Your Gut

Source: The 9 Best Fermented Foods for Your Gut by Dr. Edward Group Fermented food has made a comeback in recent years, partially thanks to the popularization of Weston A. Price teachings. Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi aren’t considered to be the most appealing types of food; however, research exploring these and other fermented products on … Continue reading The 9 Best Fermented Foods for Your Gut

Fermented Soy is Only Soy Food Fit for Human Consumption

Writings about the soybean date back to 3000 B.C., when the Emperor of China listed the virtues of soybean plants for regenerating the soil for future crops. His praises centered on the root of the plant, not the bean. These ancient writing suggested that the Chinese recognized the unfitness of soybeans for human consumption in … Continue reading Fermented Soy is Only Soy Food Fit for Human Consumption

The benefits of Probiotics

The word "bacteria" certainly doesn't have a pleasant ring to it. It calls to mind pictures of uncleanliness and disease. And if something called E. coli can cause outbreaks every now and then, we may never get beyond our initial perception of bacteria being harmful. Nevertheless, despite our childhood prejudices brought about by our parents' … Continue reading The benefits of Probiotics

Treat ulcers with probiotics, not antibiotics

Ulcers caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacterial strain may be more effectively treated by beneficial probiotics rather than by conventional antibiotics, according to a new study published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Researchers from Spain say that probiotic strains like Bifidobacterium have an incredible success rate in fighting inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcers. The team conducted … Continue reading Treat ulcers with probiotics, not antibiotics