Monthly Archives: August 2015

6 Superfoods You May Not Know

6 Superfoods You May Not Know We have all heard about kale, chia seeds, and quinoa, but did you know that there are numerous affordable superfoods lining the walls of health food stores and many super markets? Below we have a list of 6 of some of our favorite super healthy food choices that you should be stocking your pantry with. 1. Amaranth  Amaranth is a nutrient-packed super seeds and is very common among Native Americans. They have a mild, nutty like flavor, but look like a grain. Amaranth is packed with both fiber and protein and has been found to help […]

The Benefits of Pawpaw

The Benefits of Pawpaw Pawpaw otherwise known as carica papaya, this tasty fruit is often praised for it’s amazing health benefits. It was first enjoyed by Native Americans and early European settlers. Pawpaw is a nutritional powerhouse packed with digestive enzymes. It is also rich in many minerals, chemicals, flavonoids, and carotenoids. This fruit is believed to help improve cholesterol levels and protect against colon cancer. This delicious but healthy little fruit also helps boost the immune system, boosts digestion heath, relieves burn pain, prevents constipation, and lowers inflammation. It has also believed that pawpaw may help prevent certain diseases, such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, and heart disease. […]

Reverse IBS Naturally

Reverse IBS Naturally Irritable bowl syndrome or IBS affects nearly 20 million people in the U.S. Side effects range anywhere from diarrhea, constipation, bloating and spastic colon activity. Many people struggling with IBS often crave sweets, bread, and alcohol. Other illness and disease related to IBS range from depression, chronic fatigue, and weakened immune system. Could certain lifestyle stressors be linked to IBS? In the digestive system there are billions of microorganisms that create the gut flora. When certain lifestyle stressors occur, it causes unwanted change to the gut flora, resulting in damage to the gut lining and inflammation within […]

6 Anti-cancer Superfruits

6 Anti-cancer Superfruits Superfruits are rich in many essential nutrients and antioxidants. They help support optimal life, proper body function and may also prevent serious disease and illness. Goji Berry Goji berries have gained a lot of popularity over the years for both their taste and amazing benefits. But, did you know? Goji berries are rich in the trace mineral selenium, which acts as an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals that damage cells and provoke cancer. These little red berries are also rich in natural protein, trace minerals, essential fatty-acids, amino acids, antioxidants, and over 20 different vitamins and minerals. […]

The Best Produce Picks for Late Summer

The Best Produce Picks for Late Summer Just because the kids are back in school, summer isn’t over just yet. There is still plenty of fresh summer produce to choose from. Many late summer produce options are available year round, but this time of the year is their peak. You will get optimal freshness, great flavor, and loads of nutrients for an affordable price. Right now is the time to take advantage of fresh local produce, here are 5 of the best produce picks for late summer fruits and veggies. Tomatoes Ripened by the hot summer sun, tomatoes are oozing with great […]

Reasons to Eat More Blueberries

Reasons to Eat More Blueberries Whether you’re eating blueberries straight from the bush or adding them to your favorite recipes, there are plenty of reasons why we should be eating more of these little berries. Native to North America, blueberries have become a very popular superfood in the world of food due to their outstanding health benefits. In fact, blueberries are often referred to as one of the healthiest foods on earth. Packed with antioxidants and powerful nutrients, studies have found that blueberries may actually help reduce the risk of illness and disease, promote healthy skin, lower blood pressure and much […]

Benefits of Pineapple 1

Benefits of Pineapple Pineapple is a tropical, perennial, drought-tolerant fruit. It belongs to the family of Bromeliaceae and can grow up to 5-8 ft. in height. Scientifically known as “Ananas comosus”, each pineapple fruit measures up to about 12 inches and about 1 – 8 pounds in weight. However, not everyone knows just how healthy pineapples really are. This tasty little fruit helps improve one’s quality of life and offers up numerous health benefits. Pineapples are available year round and can be found in most super markets. Below we have 5 benefits of pineapple and why you should be stocking up on […]

Natural Face Washes for Every Skin Type

Natural Face Washes for Every Skin Type Finding the perfect facial cleanser can often be a bit overwhelming. If you just can’t seem to find the right skin care products for your face, consider using natural skin care, made in your own home. Some are specific to certain skin types, but can be used by anyone and it’s affordable. Don’t shy away from DIY skin care, this ensures that you know exactly what you are putting on your skin. It is safe, affordable, and each mixture takes only a few minutes. Remember, our skin is the largest organ we have, […]

The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet with the Flexibility of Eating Meat

The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet with the Flexibility of Eating Meat Recent studies have found that the vegetarian diet is better for weight loss when compared to a non-vegetarian diet. The studies have also shown that the vegetarian diet promotes numerous health benefits and may even reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, hypertension, and diabetes. Although, for many people completely committing to a vegetarian diet is a little more difficult. They want to enjoy as many fruits and vegetables as possible while also enjoying meat every now and again. If this sounds like you, you may want to consider the […]

Foods that Turn-off the Fat Gene

Foods that Turn-off the Fat Gene Researchers from the MIT and Harvard have found out how a certain part of your DNA, known as the FTO gene effects how our bodies metabolize and store fat. Those who may have inherited the faulty gene usually weigh an average of 7 pounds more than those who don’t have the gene (however, people often weigh much more). Thankfully, we have the power of foods. By chowing down on some of these superfoods, you may be able to reverse your genetics and start dropping pounds. Quino Many studies have found that quinoa helps our […]