A dangerous brew: Plastic teabags release BILLIONS of microplastics particles into your drink

Teabags made from plastic – rather than the usual paper – are fast becoming common around the globe. But tea drinkers ought to steer clear of these plastic teabags after recent tests found that a single bag could shed billions of microplastics into each cup. In a major breakthrough, scientists from Canada’s McGill University at Montreal found that just one plastic teabag … Continue reading A dangerous brew: Plastic teabags release BILLIONS of microplastics particles into your drink

Natural antioxidants in cheese can protect your blood vessels from damage caused by high-salt diets

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that incorporating dairy cheese into a high-sodium diet helps preserve blood vessel function. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Ohio State University found that the natural antioxidants in cheese play a protective role against oxidative stress, which can damage the blood vessels. While small doses of sodium are essential to the body, eating too much dietary sodium is associated with cardiovascular … Continue reading Natural antioxidants in cheese can protect your blood vessels from damage caused by high-salt diets

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

Want healthier options for your summer barbecue? Serve these 4 delicious, plant-based meat alternatives instead

Traditional summer backyard barbecues often include hotdogs, burgers and other processed meats, but that doesn’t mean that the next event you host has to include unhealthy food for your guests. If you want to serve healthier snacks for your next barbecue or get together, why not try some plant-based meat alternatives like vegetable fritters or jackfruit pulled “pork” sandwiches? … Continue reading Want healthier options for your summer barbecue? Serve these 4 delicious, plant-based meat alternatives instead

Sugary drinks and disease: Chugging 2 sodas per day increases your risk of premature death

The added sugar in soda makes it one of the unhealthiest drinks in the world. On top of raising blood sugar and contributing to abdominal fat, European researchers found that soda can also lead to an earlier death. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the study demonstrates that daily consumption of two or more sodas – diet or not – and … Continue reading Sugary drinks and disease: Chugging 2 sodas per day increases your risk of premature death

Uncovering the truth about pesticides in food

Every year, six billion pounds of pesticides are used around the world. The effects of all this pesticide use are felt in every aspect of our lives because these chemicals are incredibly pervasive. Even if you eat organic – and you definitely should – it is still hard to avoid pesticide exposure entirely. That’s unfortunate … Continue reading Uncovering the truth about pesticides in food

Almost 900 workers test positive for coronavirus at Tyson’s meatpacking plant in Indiana

Nearly 900 workers have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) at a Tyson Foods meatpacking plant in north-central Indiana, according to a report. The food processing facility at Cass County’s Logansport saw 890 people at the plant infected with the coronavirus after all of its 2,200 workers underwent testing. The facility, which produces 3 million pounds of … Continue reading Almost 900 workers test positive for coronavirus at Tyson’s meatpacking plant in Indiana

Turn any meat or dairy dish into a healthy plant-based alternative

Are you one of those people who eats meat mainly because of the protein? That was all a myth. You can find plenty of that same protein, that’s much easier to digest by the way, in plant-based foods. Just take a look at the strength of herbivorous horses, deer, elephants and bison. Maybe you just eat … Continue reading Turn any meat or dairy dish into a healthy plant-based alternative

Kale is a nutrient-dense superfood because of these 7 health benefits

Kale is a nutrient-dense superfood belonging to the same family of vegetables known as cruciferous vegetables. This family includes other well-known superfoods like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and collard greens. Kale lives up to the reputation of its cousins thanks to its impressive health-enhancing properties. Kale is nutrient-dense Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. … Continue reading Kale is a nutrient-dense superfood because of these 7 health benefits

Your go-to guide to the best low-carb fruits to eat while on the keto diet

While the ketogenic (keto) diet was originally designed for individuals with neurological diseases such as epilepsy, it has now become a popular diet among people who want to lose weight effectively. But did you know that this diet requires you to eat low-carb fruits? The proper ratio of fruits and vegetables Since the keto diet strictly … Continue reading Your go-to guide to the best low-carb fruits to eat while on the keto diet