Food and Drink
Whether you consider it a fruit or a vegetable, watermelon is a healthy food. Though mostly water, the fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals including antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium, magnesium and fiber. It is high in lycopenes, phytonutrients that aid cardiovascular and bone health. Even the seeds are good for you – roasted watermelon seeds contain lots of magnesium, iron and copper.
Whether it be cuddling up on the couch or relaxing by the fire, there’s something about a steaming cup of tea that makes all of life’s simple things seem all the more relaxing. While tea is indeed soothing, it’s also unassumingly strong. Some brews can help you stop snacking while others can boost your calorie burn.
Learn as Charles explains the ideas behind no-dig growing, (replicating nature through mulching and minimal soil disturbance), from his various experimental raised beds, as well as the importance of soil.
By Trinity Bourne | TrinitysKitchen.com This smoothie is so incredibly delicious that I am enjoying it a few times a week at the moment. I started making up this particular blend to give myself a super infusion of nutrition. It contains some of the healthiest and nutritious plant-based foods on our planet. Take for example […]
This naturally occurring protein declines as we age and, in this study, were found to be at deficient levels in the mice’s muscles, heart, brain, spleen, testis and ovaries. The study theorizes that this holds true in the human body, too, with a protein deficiency leading to cataracts, heart problems, kyphosis or muscle atrophy — all somewhat common in the elderly.
If you see that a product claims not to contain any trans fats, search the label for “partially hydrogenated oil.” If you find those three magic words, you know you’re getting trans fats. Stick to the whole foods items in the produce, meat, and dairy departments. Purchase items that are as close to their original state as possible. Trans fats are the furthest thing from natural; the cholesterol-boosting substances are created by adding hydrogen to a liquid oil molecule, which turns the liquid oil into a solid.
A favorite among low-carb dieters and anyone who wants to lose weight fast, zucchini has a very low score on the glycemic index. Due to its high water percentage, zucchini is low in calories, carbs and sugars, but high in essential nutrients like potassium, manganese, and antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin A. To add more filling volume to your meals with little extra calories, you can use zucchini in a variety of different cuisines and recipes: a healthy raw snack, dip, side dish or even vegetarian entrée.
Micheal Pollan illustrates how McDonald’s insists on using Russet Burbank Potatoes, a potato in America that is unusually long and difficult to grow.
You may be suffering from a medical or emotional issue that is causing impotence but the good news is there are effective natural solutions. Around 70 percent of ED cases are restored with home remedies and natural treatment methods that can help restore your sexual health.
Cherries are popular because of their sweet and juicy characteristics, but more and more research suggests that cherries are extremely beneficial to your health too. The nutrients and bioactive components in cherries support their preventive health benefits; cherry intake is associated with the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammatory diseases and Alzheimer’s disease. The benefits of cherries come from their high levels of antioxidants that fight free radical damage and protect our cells. Recent research also indicates that cherries help remove excess body fat and increase melatonin, supporting a healthy sleep cycle
These fritters are unbelievably easy to make, low calorie, and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies! This recipe will make your taste buds dance.
Food addiction is something that billions of people throughout the world struggle with each day. In fact, a 2011-2012 report on obesity in the United States revealed that over one-third of Americans struggle with food addiction – that is a staggering 78.6 million people.