Nutrition

Wheatgrass for Healthy Living

Fresh wheatgrass juice

Ancient civilizations and communities were always fascinated with their continued search for wonder plants and medicinal herbs. Wheatgrass is one such extract which in its natural form, is found to be extremely beneficial for human health and vitality. Not just for its health benefits, wheatgrass in the recent times has largely been advocated for holistic well being. more→

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Great Reasons to Juice & Blend

5 fresh fruit and vegetable juices

Juices and smoothies are a fantastic way of boosting the intake of nutrients into your diet. I like to think of them as nutrient vehicles. This excerpt is from Juice + Nourish: 100 Refreshing Juices and Smoothies to Promote Health, Energy, and Beauty by Rosemary Ferguson, © 2015. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Photo at top by Nassima Rothacker. Available wherever books are sold.  more→

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5 Valuable Tips on Raw Nutrition

Hemp Seeds

The process of digesting food is the most complex job our body does, and it has to do it several times a day. It is so complex that the body’s process of healing pauses when food is digesting. When we eat a simple, easy-to-digest diet of raw foods, our body has more energy to fight pathogens, rebuild tissue, and detoxify. Fortunately, plant based nutrition is becoming more accepted into the mainstream. It seems that almost every day a new study comes out about the benefits of raw foods. Here are a few of the basics that are important to know as you dive in. Excerpted from Going Raw: Eveything You Need to Start Your Own Raw Food Diet and Lifestyle Revolution at Home by Judita Wignall, @2011 Quarry Books. Reprinted by permission. more→

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10 Steps to a Healthier, Plant-Based Lifestyle

pineapple, apple, and leafy greens smoothies

What steps can you take to experience a healthy coexistence with your body? Here are ten simple steps that you can do one at a time, or as many as you can successfully handle at once, and be successful. Once you have mastered one, then move on to the next. Excerpted and adapted from Going Vegan: A Complete Guide to Making a Healthy Transition to a Plant-Based Lifestyle by Joni Marie Newman and Gerrie Lynn Adams, @ 2014 Fair Winds Press. Reprinted by permission. more→

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10 Research-Backed Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Coconuts And Organic Coconut Oil

Have you tried numerous weight loss techniques, but are still holding on to those few (or more than a few) extra pounds? The usual vague advice like eat less, move more won’t guarantee weight loss. Here are 10 habits that prevent people from attaining ideal weight even when they eat healthy and exercise that may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts.  more→

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5 Whole Foods Vegan Athletes Should Eat Every Day

Avocadoes

As a vegan athlete, nutrition is high on your daily agenda. After all, without fuel, how are you to sustain your rigorous training and competition schedule? Maybe you’re a lover of packaged protein bars, or a frequent embellisher of the “health foods” aisle at your local grocery store. Vegan athletes can get all the nutrition they need every day from clean, wholesome, plant-based nutrient sources, without the need for the convenient and highly processed options presented to us in stores. If you’re an athlete looking to “go clean” with your nutrition, check out these five vegan whole food options specifically for athletes. more→

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9 Surprising Health Benefits of Cucumber

fresh cucumbers

Cucumbers immediately bring to mind the idea of coolness and refreshment (as in “as cool as a … ) but their high water content and occasional seediness seems to imply that they’re not stellar in the nutrition area. While it’s true that cucumbers don’t rank high in nutrient density, their high water content actually contains some valuable substances (notably silica) that make them better for you than you might have thought: more→

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Vitamin D and the Vegan Diet

mushrooms provide vitamin-D

Excerpted with permission from Guide to Vegan Supplementing by Mike Kamo, on Nutrition Secrets.It’s not just vegans who need to worry about vitamin D – we all do! In my article on “The Sunshine Vitamin’, we see how vitamin D plays very important roles in the body such as:

  • contributing to the formation and preservation of strong and healthy bones
  • lung & brain development and function
  • boosting immunity
  • muscle function
  • circulation and heart health

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