The American Academy of Neurology recently released a study linking low levels of vitamin C and vitamin C deficiency to an increased risk of stroke.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential, polyunsaturated fatty acids that our bodies do not make on their own; we must get them through diet (or supplementation). New research shows how they may help protect our brains.
Depending on where you live, you may be buried in snow by December or you may be basking in mild temperatures. It’s usually sweater weather no matter where you live, but there are some fruits and vegetables that are still being harvested this month. If you like to try and eat with the seasons, then [...]
Wonderful blend of textures. Delicious for lunch or dinner
If you had to choose just 30 foods to eat for the rest of your life, be sure to take this list with you. We’ve compiled a list (in no particular order) of not just our favorite foods, but foods with real science behind them; foods that support innate health and wellness, metabolism, skin, mood, [...]
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) has been used as a form of traditional medicine for hundred of years in many cultures. Piperine was isolated from the fruits of the black pepper plant in the early 19th century. Piperine has fairly extensive research to support its use as a possible agent to increase absorption and bioavailability (and thus effectiveness) of certain medications and dietary supplements, including curcumin
Seeds are all the rage these days, though they’ve been an essential dietary component of many cultures for centuries. Today they’re a cool buzzword for those hip to the health scene. Whether you’re following a raw, “paleo,” vegan, or omnivorous diet, seeds can serve up a mighty dose of micro- and macro-nutrients, pushing them into the category known as “superfoods,” that is, foods that are nutrient- and phytochemical-dense and beneficial to health.
There are proponents of the idea that “a calorie is a calorie.” But beyond the calorie, which is a measure of energy, actually, the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree (Celsius), is the metabolic value. Metabolism establishes the rate at which we burn calories. Most people “burn” calories at a different rate.
Summer is hardly complete until you’ve sunk your teeth into a hunk of juicy watermelon, juice running down your face (or arms). Watermelon is not just refreshing, it is a super healthy food, loaded with nutrients like antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and amino acids.
For a person who visits the grocery store typically no less than three to four times a week, one might think that I’m less guilty of allowing food, specifically fresh fruit and vegetables, go bad. But like the more than 31 million Americans who throw away nearly 33 million tons of food each year (equivalent to 470 pounds per household per year), I am indeed guilty.