Nutrition

Cooking Oils Ranked: Which is the Healthiest Oil?

olive oils

Who would have known that there are so many types of cooking oils out there? You may have thought that olive, sunflower, coconut, palm, and all of the other variants were impressive, but the list doesn’t stop there. The fact is that more and more types of oil are crafted for specific needs. Oil doesn’t always have the best of reputations, often being associated with fats and all the damage that frying can cause to our health. But there are ways you can use cooking oil without fearing that your cholesterol levels will go through the roof. more→

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Kale is the New Spinach

Festive kale with fennel and cranberries

Kale, a dark leafy green vegetable, that’s become a favorite in recent years, is packed with vitamins and minerals. Its health benefits are indisputable,as one of the foods richest in vitamin A, vitamin K, beta carotene and even calcium.

Kale is one of the oldest cultivating vegetables on earth and until the Middle Ages it was one of the most popular vegetables in Europe. Kale has been cultivated for well over two thousand years. more→

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Health Benefits of Coconut — the Wonder Fruit

Wheatgrass Infographic

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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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