“Vegetarian” fast food options are still full of fat, calories and sodium, caution health experts

A fast-food restaurant’s vegetarian offerings may not be as healthy as you might think. This is according to nutritionist Christina Crowder who noted that while some fast-food items may indeed feature “healthy” ingredients such as fresh vegetables, these are often smothered with salty sauces and served with sugary drinks. In addition, these are often accompanied by other salt and … Continue reading “Vegetarian” fast food options are still full of fat, calories and sodium, caution health experts

Want to lose belly fat? Eat more of these 27 superfoods

It’s not easy to lose weight, and it can be harder if you eat a lot of salty foods that cause water retention. To promote weight loss, eat more of the 27 superfoods listed below. Belly fat or visceral fat can be found inside your abdominal cavity, wrapped around your internal organs. While it can be hard to determine exactly … Continue reading Want to lose belly fat? Eat more of these 27 superfoods

The ten most toxic ingredients commonly found in popular storable food / emergency food products

People are buying storable food products in huge quantities right now, but have you actually read the ingredients in some of these foods? Most storable food manufacturers hide their ingredients to try to prevent the public from seeing what they really contain. That’s no surprise, since most of them are made with genetically modified corn, soy and … Continue reading The ten most toxic ingredients commonly found in popular storable food / emergency food products

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

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

Artificial sweetener could worsen symptoms of Crohn’s disease

“Sugar-free” artificial sweeteners might not be a healthier alternative to sugar after all. On the contrary, it can trigger inflammation and worsen symptoms of Crohn’s disease, a recent animal study showed. Published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, it revealed that Splenda, a type of zero-calorie artificial sweetener, exacerbated gut inflammation in mice with Crohn’s disease. Splenda also increased … Continue reading Artificial sweetener could worsen symptoms of Crohn’s disease

Over 90 percent of salt brands contain MICROPLASTICS, scientists find

Bad news, salt lovers — a recent study says that over 90 percent of salts sold across the world contain microplastics. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, looked at 39 salt brands from 21 countries, including the U.S. and China. Microplastics refer to plastic debris less than five millimeters in length — around the size of … Continue reading Over 90 percent of salt brands contain MICROPLASTICS, scientists find

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

Is this the most powerful superfood on the planet?

In the wake of a dirty food industry, a corrupt and inept health care system, and government leaders who could not care less about the state of the environment, nearly every living thing on planet Earth has become tainted, nutrient deficient, and diseased. However, there is good news as organic farmers, natural health professionals, and a … Continue reading Is this the most powerful superfood on the planet?