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

Green tea compounds block key enzyme that allows coronavirus to replicate – study

A study published in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science shows that chemical compounds in green tea and other plant-based foods can block the activity of a key enzyme in the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Researchers at North Carolina State University (NC State) found that many polyphenols in these foods are able to inhibit the function of “main protease” (Mpro) … Continue reading Green tea compounds block key enzyme that allows coronavirus to replicate – study

3 Morning smoothies that can give you a healthy energy boost to start the day

Fruits and vegetables are essential to a balanced diet. Even if you’re always in a hurry to beat the rush hour in the morning, you can still start your day with an energy-boosting breakfast that contains a variety of superfoods. All you need to do is whip up a simple yet tasty smoothie using nutritious ingredients like kale, blueberries, … Continue reading 3 Morning smoothies that can give you a healthy energy boost to start the day

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

6 healthy reasons to drink beet juice

Beets have been around since ancient times, growing along the coastlines of Asia, North Africa and Europe. At one time, only the greens of the beet plant were eaten but, now, beet juice is quite popular as well. While beets are enjoyed for their sweet, appealing taste, many people still remain uneducated about the tremendous health … Continue reading 6 healthy reasons to drink beet juice

Fermented green tea can control adiposity and lipid metabolism, effectively ameliorating obesity

South Korean researchers examined the effects of fermented green tea extract on the differentiation of fat cells (adipogenesis) and the synthesis of fatty acids (lipogenesis). They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Green tea is known for its beneficial effects on metabolic health.It is known to alleviate metabolic disorders … Continue reading Fermented green tea can control adiposity and lipid metabolism, effectively ameliorating obesity

Curb your anxiety by drinking a cup of matcha green tea

Matcha can reduce anxiety by activating dopamine and serotonin receptors that are linked to anxious behavior, according to researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan. Matcha, which literally means “powdered tea,” refers to the powder made from finely ground leaves of shade-grown tea tree (Camellia sinensis). Matcha has been used medicinally since ancient times. In Japan, in particular, it is used to help people relax, prevent obesity and treat certain skin conditions. … Continue reading Curb your anxiety by drinking a cup of matcha green tea

Coffee versus matcha: Which gives you better sleep? (Yes, sleep)

Coffee and green tea are popular beverages, especially among those who need a pick-me-up to start their day. However, according to an expert, drinking green tea is ideal if you want to sleep better at night. Caffeine is a stimulant and consuming too many caffeinated drinks can affect your sleep quality. But if you’re a hardcore coffee … Continue reading Coffee versus matcha: Which gives you better sleep? (Yes, sleep)

Delicious Iced Chai Latte Recipe

Source: Delicious Iced Chai Latte Recipe by Dr. Edward Group If you're a heavy coffee drinker, consider trading it for tea instead. Tea can provide a huge array of health benefits and, if it's the caffeine you must have, may be a more "mild" substitute. Here's a recipe for a favorite of mine, a vegan-friendly, iced chai … Continue reading Delicious Iced Chai Latte Recipe

Health benefits of detox drinks and green smoothies

As its name suggests, detox drinks help purge toxins from the body. They also help in improving health and losing weight. A green smoothie made from whole food and natural plant-based ingredients will prove a very healthful addition to any diet. The US Office for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) reported that 75 percent of the US population does not … Continue reading Health benefits of detox drinks and green smoothies