Vegetarian health and nutrition: 7 Nutrients you can’t get from plants

Eating only plant-based foods as a vegan or vegetarian confers numerous health benefits, including improved heart health and a decreased risk of various diseases. But humans have been eating both plants and meat for thousands of years. In fact, many nutrients that are important for overall health can only be found in meat, fish and dairy products. … Continue reading Vegetarian health and nutrition: 7 Nutrients you can’t get from plants

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

Better than it smells: 5 Health benefits you can get from the durian fruit

When it comes to tropical fruits, the durian stands out, because of two reasons: its appearance and its smell. Visually, the durian (Durio zibethinus), endemic to Southeast Asia, looks like a large, thorn-covered football, with the fruit often reaching 1 foot in length. The fruit’s most noticeable characteristic, however, is its smell, which some have described … Continue reading Better than it smells: 5 Health benefits you can get from the durian fruit

Small but healthful: Here are 8 berries that boast a fantastic nutritional profile

Berries boast a formidable reputation in the realm of health foods. Chock-full of antioxidants, berries can keep mental faculties sharp in later life and protect against the toughest chronic diseases, including cancer. Potent organic compounds and immune-boosting plant pigments in berries can also confer a long list of health benefits, including better blood pressure control, … Continue reading Small but healthful: Here are 8 berries that boast a fantastic nutritional profile

Battle of the melons: What are the differences between cantaloupes and honeydews?

Melons are fruits typically enjoyed during the summer months because of their water and sugar content. A slice of this juicy fruit, whether it’s cantaloupe, watermelon or honeydew, means relief on a hot day. No matter what kind of melon you eat, it is prudent to include them alongside other fruits in one’s diet. Melons contain … Continue reading Battle of the melons: What are the differences between cantaloupes and honeydews?

5 Easy-to-bake muffin recipes that can rival what grandma used to make

Muffins are a popular, sweet treat, but regular ones are often made with added sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. Moreover, many people need alternatives to traditional muffin recipes to avoid ingredients that can trigger food allergies and intolerances like eggs, dairy products or grains. You can tweak traditional muffin recipes to make them healthier and … Continue reading 5 Easy-to-bake muffin recipes that can rival what grandma used to make

Tonsillitis troubles? Here are 7 foods that can help relieve symptoms

Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils — a set of lymphoid organs in the throat that play an important role in the immune system. The tonsils are the “first responders” to viral or bacterial infections. Tonsillitis causes swelling and pain in the tonsils and throat, and is sometimes accompanied by fever and chills. It becomes … Continue reading Tonsillitis troubles? Here are 7 foods that can help relieve symptoms

Here’s to “good” bacteria: Eating raw organic fruits and veggies helps boost your gut health

To avoid harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the food that you consume, it’s best to buy organic fruits and vegetables. A study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology found that consuming organic produce promotes gut microbiome diversity. Birgit Wassermann, the first author of the study and a researcher at the Graz University of Technology in Austria, explained that consuming raw … Continue reading Here’s to “good” bacteria: Eating raw organic fruits and veggies helps boost your gut health

Clean eating: Vegetarian weight loss tips

Following a balanced diet ensures that you eat delicious and nutritious foods that can boost your overall health and well-being. If you’re interested in going vegetarian to improve your eating habits and lose some weight, experts recommend trying different types of vegetarian diets to find the one that suits your health condition and lifestyle. Vegetarian diet basics Following … Continue reading Clean eating: Vegetarian weight loss tips

5 Health benefits of mangoes (as well as 3 healthy recipes)

Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Their sweet and tangy taste makes them a favorite ingredient for desserts, smoothies and salsas while its juice is refreshing for the summer. Although they’re one of the sweeter fruits, mangoes have several varieties that can be more sour than sweet and more green or orange than yellow. Despite their differences, … Continue reading 5 Health benefits of mangoes (as well as 3 healthy recipes)