Plant-based Calcium

Benefits of Raw Cacao Powder

Benefits of Raw Cacao Powder Raw cacao is a powerful superfood powder, derived from the cacao bean. It contains more antioxidants than any other known superfood and aids in a number of health benefits. Raw cacao also contains an impressive amount of vitamins and minerals including protein, fiber, calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium as well as vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B5, and B9. You can find cacao as a natural superfood powder, in form of nibs or butter. It can be added to a number of healthy recipes including sweets, smoothies, baked goods, oatmeal, and used as a natural […]

9 Reasons to Eat More Lemons

9 Reasons to Eat More Lemon 1. Vitamin C Lemons are loaded with high levels of vitamin C. Just one lemon contains 74 percent of your RDA for vitamin C. Lack of vitamin C in the diet can lead to scurvy, so be sure to include plenty of this vitamin C rich fruit into your diet. 2. Nutrient-rich In addition to being loaded with vitamin C, lemons also contain high amounts of vitamin A and E, copper, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, niacin, potassium, protein, panthothenic acid riboflavin and thiamin. Add a squeeze of lemon juice to your water bottles or […]

How to Boost Nutrition without Taking Supplements

How to Boost Nutrition without Taking Supplements There are plenty of ways to boost your nutrition without taking supplements and the key is to simply eat real food. Adding nutrient rich ingredients to your meals is a great way to boost your intake of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre and phytochemicals. Incorporate fruits and veggies into every meal you have that day. From smoothies to breakfast cereals and soups, there is always a way to add in some extra nutrients. However, depending on your diet you may still need to supplement certain vitamins and minerals including vitamin D and that […]

Top 6 Vitamin C Rich Foods

Top 6 Vitamin C Rich Foods It’s well-known that vitamin C is an essential nutrient in our diets. Vitamin C is packed with many health benefits including proper bone health and the building of tissue while also helping the body absorb iron. It is a powerful antioxidant, but being a water soluble vitamin not much of it is naturally stored in the body so it is essential that your are getting the daily required amounts. Benefits of Vitamin C Treats the common cold Packed with Antioxidants Promote the absorption of iron Prevents scurvy Boos the production of collagen Supports brain health […]

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 […]

9 Microgreens Full of Nutrients

9 Microgreens Full of Nutrients These tasty little greens are just as full of flavor as they are nutrients. Typically microgreens are harvested 14 days after germination, still have the same flavor as the grown plant, but pack 40 times more nutrients, according to studies. Microgreens are nutrient-dense and loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients. Plus, they will add numerous health benefits to your salads, sandwiches, and sides. Here are 9 microgreens full of nutrients that need to be added to your diet ASAP. 1. Arugula  Arugula is known to help the body fight off toxins and reduce environmental stress due […]

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 […]

The Growing Popularity of Avocados

The Growing Popularity of Avocados Avocados are one of nature’s perfect foods. This tasty little fruit offers an abundance of health benefits and loads of nutrients. Avocados will keep you healthy from head to toe, and they will provide you with plenty of heart-healthy benefits. Plus, avocados will keep your belly full and happy and give your taste buds something to cheer for! Next time you’re passing through the produce section, add a few avocados to your basket. Reasons to love avocados even more! 1. Don’t worry about the fat If you aren’t eating avocados because you think “they are fattening”, […]

8 Plant-based Sources of Calcium

8 Plant-based Sources of Calcium The truth is, we don’t need dairy to get our recommended daily allowance of calcium. In fact, dairy and other animal foods are highly acidic and can actually break down your bones, leading to a number of health issues. Calcium plays an important role in our bodies. It is essential for maintaining a healthy nervous system, healthy blood pressure levels, strong bones and teeth, and to help prevent osteoporosis. Ninety-nine percent of the calcium we absorb goes to our teeth and bones. However, if we are not consuming proper amounts of calcium our bodies will extract the […]