Plant Based Snacks

The Best Nut Butters for Your Health

The Best Nut Butters for Your Health Nuts butters have made their way into the spotlight over the past few years, and we couldn’t be happier. While peanut butter still holds its place, there are a number of delicious and beneficial nut butters available at most health food stores. They are full of flavor, nutrition, and health benefits.  It is important to keep in mind, that nut butters do have a high sugar content, so it is best to choose ones that have limited ingredients and no added sugars. When buying nut butters also opt for brands with the non-GMO verified and […]

Healthy Alternatives to Junk Food

Healthy Alternatives to Junk Food If you are prone to snacking on chips or running out for a burger every time you’re hungry, you may want to reconsider your snack of choice. As these foods can lead to weight gain and poor health. Thankfully, there are many healthy snacks available, perfect for on the go! It may be hard to change the habit at first, but over time your body will get used to it and you will naturally feel much better. Instead of stopping for a meal next time you get a craving, keep these healthy snacks on hand to […]

Health Benefits of Macadamia Nuts

Health Benefits of Macadamia Nuts Snacking on certain types of nuts has shown to be extremely beneficial to our health and macadamia nuts happen to be one of those nuts. You can usually find them in most local grocery stores or online. Macadamia nuts are fantastic when snacked on raw, but also become an excellent addition when added to salads. Here the 7 Health benefits of macadamia nuts. Aids in Weight Loss Nuts are often misconceived when it comes to weight loss because they have a high fat content. However, the monounsaturated fats found in most nuts and especially in […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Super Seeds with Great Health Benefits

7 Super Seeds with Great Health Benefits Seeds are making a name for themselves and seem to be showing up everywhere lately. They can be found in granola, cereal, bread, and even drinks! As tiny as they may be, seeds are nutritional powerhouses loaded with some amazing health benefits. Find out which super seed benefits your health needs the most. 1. Pomegranates Weight Loss These juicy little seeds are packed with antioxidants, fat burning vitamin C and low in calories. Try adding them to your fresh superfood bowls. 2. Hemp for Toned Muscles  Hemp seeds are one of the very few vegan […]

11 Superfoods that will Make Your Heart Healthy

11 Superfoods that will Make Your Heart Healthy Whether you are eating them as a snack or a meal, these superfoods can boost and preserve the health of your heart. Studies have found that eating these special superfoods not only benefits your heart, but overall body health as well. Here are 11 superfoods that are beneficial for your heart. 1. Dark Chocolate  Dark chocolate surprisingly has many amazing health benefits. The bio-active compounds found in dark chocolate reduce blood pressure and protect against oxidation of LDL (Low-density Lipoprotein) which lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. 2. Oatmeal […]

Get More Fiber on a Gluten-free Diet

Get More Fiber on a Gluten-free Diet With a gluten-free diet, it is important that you’re consuming enough fiber in your meals. Fiber is an essential nutrient in the body and offers a host of health benefits. It promotes a healthy heart, good digestion, blood sugar, weight control and more. Thankfully, fiber is found abundantly in plant-based foods, in fact plant-based foods are the richest fiber sources available. Here are some ways to get more fiber on a gluten-free diet: 1. Legumes  Legumes include peas, lentils, and beans. They are gluten-free and an excellent source of fiber! Legumes are extremely versatile and they […]

Spinach is a Nutritionally Dense Superfood

Spinach is a Nutritionally Dense Superfood Spinach is a leafy green and it is one of the most popular of superfoods and loved for it’s nutritional benefits. It is an excellent source of vitamins including A, B2, B6, C, E and K as well as calcium; copper; iron; folate; folic acid; magnesium; manganese; omega-3 fatty acids; niacin, selenium; and zinc. Spinach may help fight disease and illness Spinach is a rich protein source and packed with phytonutrients that are known to help fight cancer. It’s also an excellent source of the antioxidant lutein, which has been shown to help protect against macular degeneration and […]