Only about 8 percent of Americans doze off in their birthday suits, but many more should consider going to bed in the buff. In addition to not having to launder any jammies or crank up the A/C, there are some major, healthy benefits to snoozing au naturel: → Read more
The true chicken-of-the-sea, tilapia is a mild-tasting white fish that’s cheap to breed and easy to sell.
In fact, for the first time in 2012, farmed fish production topped that of beef, reaching a record 66 million tons, compared with beef at 63 million. But there’s a dirty secret about tilapia, the lean-meat alternative that beckons you in the supermarket–promises of weight loss, a healthy heart and beautiful skin ringing in your ears. While most health experts agree we should be eating more fish (for all the reasons listed above), this Eat This, Not That! research has found the inflammatory potential of farmed tilapia to be greater than a burger, doughnuts—even pork bacon! It gets worse… → Read more
Ginger has been around for centuries for it’s natural medicinal benefits in many cultures. In the United States, it’s been popularly known for its ability to soothe upset stomach and nausea.
In fact, ginger has been shown to be effective in treating arthritis, morning sickness, motion sickness, heart health, and more. Research also shows that ginger may provide a natural remedy for those suffering from asthma! → Read more
Next to pure water, coconut water is one of the healthiest beverages to consume! They have a combination of B vitamins, micronutrients, and phtohormones that will be beneficial to your health. In one review, it is considered as a natural replenisher as it helps to prevent heart attacks, lowers high blood pressure, have anti-aging effects, fights free radicals to help prevent cancer, and can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Over the centuries, coconut water has been a staple beverage in the tropical countries since it’s believed to help treat health-related ailments. They are called as “kalpa vriksha,” which means, “Tree which gives all that is necessary for living.” → Read more
Just when you thought that the health benefits of blueberries couldn’t be any more plentiful, new research has found that freezing the superfood actually increases the berry’s nutritional content. Graduate student Marin Plumb, a food science major at South Dakota State University, found that frozen blueberries are equally nutritious as fresh blueberries, even after six months of freezing.
Plumb’s experiment involved observing antioxidant levels in blueberries frozen for one, three and five months. After comparing the antioxidant content of frozen berries to fresh berries, she found no decrease in the nutritional value of the frozen berries. In fact, Plumb noted that freezing actually increased the anthocyanin concentration. → Read more
1. Make a healthy chia seed energy gel. Find the recipe here.
2. Simple Mexican style “chia fresca”. Simple mix of chia gel, water and lime juice. Add a touch of raw honey for sweetness.
3. Use 1 tbs of chia seeds to 1/4 cup of water to make the perfect gel consistency for egg replacement in baked goods.
4. Use to naturally thicken soups and sauces.
5. Use as a binder in meatloaf/meatballs instead of eggs or breadcrumbs. → Read more