Nutrition

6 Top Health Benefits of Almonds

Almonds in a bowl

Almonds are one of the world’s most nutritious and versatile nuts, perfect for snacking as well as in tasty recipes, renowned for their many health benefits and culinary uses. Here are just a few:

Reduce Blood Sugar Levels: Eating almonds may be a great option for diabetics looking to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Findings from a 2007 study published in the journal Metabolism found that consuming almonds alongside white bread regulates spikes in blood sugar and significantly lowers the glycemic index of the meal. more→

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Five Tips for a Plant-Based Anti-Candida Diet

Sunflower and pumpkin seeds

Contributed by Ricki Heller, author of Living Candida-Free (Da Capo Lifelong, © 2015). The anti-candida diet (ACD) is often considered one of the most challenging diets out there. Designed to kill off excess candida (a natural form of yeast in the body that sometimes grows out of control), the ACD removes any foods that act as nourishment for candida; namely, all sugars and sweeteners except stevia, most fruits, moldy foods such as mushrooms or peanuts, alcohol, gluten, and all processed foods.

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9 Proven Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea in box

Contributed by Aimable Johnson, reprinted by permission. Rooibos tea has gained popularity in America in recent years, as many want to take advantage of its ability to prevent serious illnesses. The tea comes from the shrub Aspalathus Linearis, which is only found on the slopes of Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. While locals have been drinking this tea for hundreds of years, it only began being commercially traded in 1904, according to WebMD. It has a mild and aromatic taste; however, most drink it for its plethora of health benefits. more→

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23 Research-Backed Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar health benefits

Apple Cider Vinegar  has a plethora of useful and medicinal properties. There have been resources written on all the amazing benefits that Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has regarding multiple physical ailments as well as cleaning and DIY purposes. Article contributed by Roots and Sprouts, reprinted by permission. more→

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Is Coffee Good or Bad for Your Health?

Cup of coffee with fresh coffee beans

Contributed by Kris Gunnars, originally printed on Authority Nutrition, adapted and reprinted with permission. The health effects of coffee are controversial. Depending on who you ask, it’s either a super healthy beverage or incredibly harmful. But despite what you may have heard, there are actually plenty of good things to be said about coffee. For example, it is high in antioxidants and linked to a reduced risk of many diseases. However… it also contains caffeine, a stimulant that can cause problems in some people and disrupt sleep. more→

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8 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Japanese green tea

Contributed by Kris Gunnars, originally printed on Authority Nutrition, adapted and reprinted with permission. Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other  benefits. Here are 8 health benefits of green tea that have been confirmed in human research studies. more→

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6 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apples and apple cider vinegar

Contributed by Kris Gunnars, originally printed on Authority Nutrition, reprinted with permission. For centuries, vinegar has been used for various household and cooking purposes. It is also an ancient folk remedy, claimed to help with all sorts of health problems. The most popular vinegar in the natural health community is Apple Cider Vinegar. It is claimed to lead to all sorts of beneficial effects… some of which are supported by science. This includes weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and improved symptoms of diabetes. Here are 6 health benefits of apple cider vinegar, that are supported by scientific research. more→

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The 6 Top Myths About Plant-Based Diets

Quinoa burger with sautéed potatoes

Would you like to consider a plant-based (aka vegan) diet, but find yourself confused by all the conflicting information? Let’s look at some of the most persistent myths, one at a time. Excerpted and adapted from Plant Power: Transform Your Kitchen, Plate, and Life with More Than 150 Fresh and Flavorful Vegan Recipes by Nava Atlas. ©2014, published by HarperOne, reprinted by permission. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.  
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