Monthly Archives: April 2015

What to Look for When Buying Store Bought Hummus

What to Look for When Buying Store Bought Hummus Hummus is everyone’s new favorite dip, and along with it’s popularity it is becoming more common in super markets. If you don’t have the means to make your own hummus, there are a few things you will want to look out for when purchasing it from the market. 1. Avoid Additives Although hummus may contain natural ingredients, many brands add in harmful additives. Sodium benzoate, and potassium benzoate are all additives you will want to look out for. So, make sure you’re reading the ingredient list. These preservatives can cause side effects like headaches, […]

Add Fiber to Your Smoothies to Stay Full Longer

Add Fiber to Your Smoothies to Stay Full Longer Smoothies are great if you’re heading in the direction of a healthier life, but they can leave you feeling hungry minutes later if they’re not filled with the right stuff. Fruits, ice, and veggies are essential in a smoothie, but you’re definitely going to need to add some fiber rich foods to the mix as well. Fiber is necessary for a healthy heart and digestive system but that’s not all. It also stabilizes blood sugar and keeps you satisfied until your next meal. Fiber truly does the body good, it slows down the release […]

Boost Your Health with Green Tea

Boost Your Health with Green Tea Tea is one of the most commonly drank beverages around the world, with over half of Americans drinking tea on a daily basis. Studies have now found that green tea offers up some amazing benefits. Tea is usually grown in mountainous areas between 3,000 to 7,000 feet above sea level in acidic and mineral-rich soil. The main tea producing countries include: Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Taiwan.. Polyphenols and theanine found in green tea contain healing powers Green tea contains two amazing ingredients that may positively impact many health conditions. Polyphenols are […]

What to Look for and What to Avoid in Skin Care

What to Look for and What to Avoid in Skin Care Products Skin care companies are constantly coming out with new products and it can be hard to tell which products are safest for our skin. At the end of the day, it’s all about the simple ingredients and what is best for your health and skin. There are harmful ingredients you will want to watch out for, while also looking for ingredients that are beneficial. Here is a list of what to look for and what to avoid in skin care products. Ingredients to Avoid Most skin care products contain […]

6 Tea Tree Oil Uses

6 Tea Tree Oil Uses  Tea tree oil (Melaleuca) offers a list of natural health and healing benefits. It is an effective natural home remedy, used towards many different infections and disease. Tea tree oil is anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, anti viral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific. It is said to have incredible healing and disinfectant properties. It has the power to help reduce scarring, it is a good insecticide, detoxifies the body and helps reduce muscle pain. A Natural Antiseptic Tea tree oil is considered to be one of the best pure essential oils for antimicrobial uses. It fights and reduces […]

Natural Ways to Reduce Hot Flashes

Natural Ways to Reduce Hot Flashes Hot flashes are just naturally part of life, for both men and women. Depending on the balance of our body, hot flashes are usually triggered by hormonal changes, lower and higher levels of estrogen. It is also common to suffer from hot flashes if you are a nervous or anxious person or right before a panic attack. Hot flashes are caused by a rapid rise in body temperature from hormonal swings, and though they can be hard to completely prevent and ignore, they are still treatable. Hormonal changes can be balanced out with diet. A diet rich […]

Green Tea and Apples May Help Protect Against Chronic Disease

Green Tea and Apples May Help Protect Against Chronic Disease Polyphenols in apples and green tea found to have protective health benefits. Evidence continues to prove that compounds in wholes foods do protect our health! There have been many studies showing that people who eat large quantities of fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of chronic disease such as cancer and heart disease. There are many fruits and vegetables found to have high amounts of naturally occurring polyphenols, which have protective health properties. A recent study found that the polyphenols in green tea and apples prevent a signaling molecule called VEGF, which […]

Ginger May Selectively Kill Breast Cancer Cells

Ginger May Selectively Kill Breast Cancer Cells Could ginger be the simple cure for breast cancer we have yet to find? Ginger is a very popular natural food spice, but it is also has amazing medicinal properties. It’s been said to have originated in Asia, but it is much loved in other parts of the world including India, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and other regions. Ginger is a spice, food, and medicine, which is why it’s so loved all around the world. Ginger is a simple ingredient, yet incredibly nutritious. It has been extensively studied for over hundreds of conditions or symptoms. Ginger […]

Nutritious Watermelon Seeds

Nutritious Watermelon Seeds Watermelon is incredibly nutritious and it is most popular among all melons. It originated in Egypt about 5,000 years ago and today there are about 300 different watermelons varieties. Even though many people consider watermelon to be a fruit it is also considered a vegetable as well, the red flesh is a fruit, but the green rind is considered a vegetable. Watermelons are extremely hydrating and delicious and you can eat a watermelon whole, the rind, flesh, seeds, and all! Save your seeds Next time you think about buying a seedless watermelon, remember watermelon seeds can actually be […]

Tropical Foods for a Healthy Body

Tropical Foods for a Healthy Body It’s unfortunate that some choose not to eat tropical fruits because they are high in sugar, many people even believe them to be unhealthy! Fruits and vegetables including tropical fruits all have excellent health benefits to provide. Tropical fruits like kiwi, pineapple, bananas, mangoes and coconuts are actually some of the lowest glycemic fruits available and not to mention some of the most nutrient-dense. Spring and summer is the best time to take advantage of these incredible tropical fruits. Below we have some of the healthiest and easiest tropical fruits you can get your hands on. 5 Tropical Foods for […]