Stay hydrated and boost your fiber intake: 10 Ways to reset your diet

Going on vacation or spending time with your family during the holidays can be an indulgent time for most people. And while there’s nothing wrong with enjoying an occasional treat or two, binge-eating can sometimes undo the progress you’ve made while following a balanced diet. If you’re feeling a little bloated after the holidays or … Continue reading Stay hydrated and boost your fiber intake: 10 Ways to reset your diet

Functional foods are healthy, but why?

A recent article published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness discussed the potential of functional foods as a preventive or supplementary therapy for chronic or metabolic diseases. Numerous studies have found that functional foods promoting autophagy — a regulated mechanism that enables the removal of dysfunctional or unnecessary cell components — can prevent or treat chronic diseases, as well as support … Continue reading Functional foods are healthy, but why?

Acerola Cherry: 8 Benefits of This High-C Tropical Superfruit

Source: Acerola Cherry: 8 Benefits of This High-C Tropical Superfruit by Dr. Edward Group A "cherry on top" is always a good thing — that famous saying means something great is now even better. That’s certainly the case if you’re talking about an acerola cherry. "I’ve been using acerola for many years, both in raw and … Continue reading Acerola Cherry: 8 Benefits of This High-C Tropical Superfruit

Superfoods in your backyard: 5 Root crops to plant for an amazing fall harvest

It’s best to grow root crops in early spring, but did you know that fall is also a suitable growing season? In fact, gardeners who didn’t have access to modern food preservation methods often planted crops during fall so they had enough to fill their root cellars once it was time to harvest. If you … Continue reading Superfoods in your backyard: 5 Root crops to plant for an amazing fall harvest

5 Uncommon but nutritious vegetables you should add to your diet

Vegetables like broccoli and kale are popular among health-conscious consumers because of their many nutritional benefits. But there are other unusual but tasty superfoods that are also good for you, such as celery root or kohlrabi. Trying new superfoods like the ones in the list below ensures that you consume a variety of foods every day and … Continue reading 5 Uncommon but nutritious vegetables you should add to your diet

5 Health benefits of fiber-rich celery

Celery isn’t as popular as other vegetables like kale or spinach, but this superfood deserves a second chance, especially since it’s a fiber-rich, low-calorie vegetable that should be added to a balanced diet. Celery is an “umbellifer,” a plant family that includes carrots and parsnips. Celery stalks are mostly water, or 95 percent of its weight, but it doesn’t … Continue reading 5 Health benefits of fiber-rich celery

Food supply 101: Top 14 food items for your survival stockpile

Before SHTF, a prepper’s stockpile will already have an assortment of food supplies like beans, rice and clean drinking water. But if you’re looking for more items to add to your stockpile, consider uncommon but equally important foods like canned tuna or honey. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) The foods listed below are nutritious and have an extended shelf … Continue reading Food supply 101: Top 14 food items for your survival stockpile

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

The brain-boosting potential of tart cherry juice

A recent study by scientists from the University of Delaware (UD) has found that drinking cherry juice has beneficial effects on memory. Published in the journal Food & Nutrition, it demonstrated that drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice every day for 12 weeks improved cognitive function in adults aged 65 to 80. Tart cherry juice supplementation can improve cognitive performance in older adults Lead author Chai Sheau … Continue reading The brain-boosting potential of tart cherry juice

You are what you eat: 3 foods that look eerily similar to the organs they heal

Mysterious recurring patterns rule the universe. Natural foods and organs of the human body, for example, share these patterns and are said to be connected: Foods can, in some way, heal the organ it resembles. In ancient times, people used this idea and developed natural medicine to treat diseases. Herbs and other organics were their sources of … Continue reading You are what you eat: 3 foods that look eerily similar to the organs they heal