Food and Drink
Green tea can improve your cognitive function, in particular the working memory, a new study by researchers at the University of Basel suggests. Extracts from green tea enhance the brain’s effective connectivity, meaning the influence one area of the brain has over the other. Subjects tested significantly better for working memory tasks after consuming green tea extract.
While many countries are doing their best to eradicate the use of mercury, the FDA allows it in your food. Thankfully, a study has recently indicated that the deep sea superfood spirulina is a viable treatment for mercury toxicity. Researchers with the University of Rjasthan, India, say Spirulina fusiformis is able to not only protect the kidneys, but may also be able to reverse the damage done by toxic mercury.
Walmart struck a deal to sell Wild Oats brand organic foods at non-organic prices, which could turn up the heat on mainstream food sellers such as Campbells Soup Co and ConAgra Foods Inc.
Newborns typically carry a of burden of nearly 300 neurotoxic and carcinogenic compounds. Brain disorders among the very young and elderly are skyrocketing. To protect your own health, and the health of your family, you must become more vigilant about the chemicals you come into contact with on a daily basis, and this certainly includes the foods you eat.
Trinity Bourne: Sometimes all you need is a simple biscuit, so I came up with a tasty little treat. The delicate hint of warming spices entwines softly with a playful infusion of lemon and orange zest; whilst the date that sweetens this biscuit balances and brings the best out in everything. Spelt works well in this recipe as a nutritionally superior and healthier alternative to its distant hybridized cousin wheat. I also negate the need for diary by using organic coconut butter, making for a well-rounded, healthy, sweet treat.
Eating just 1 serving daily of legumes such as beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas can significantly reduce “bad cholesterol” and the risk of heart disease, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Purifying water can be expensive and cumbersome in many countries, and without access to clean water or sanitation, disease runs rampant, and many people die unnecessarily from water-borne illness. Fortunately, a natural and inexpensive way to purify water has been uncovered – Moringa oleifera.
A bipartisan coalition of House members is pushing for the overturn of a decades-old ban on the interstate sale of raw milk. A controversial topic within the food industry, it has slowly evolved into a pet cause that’s bringing together some of the most anti-government libertarians and left-leaning liberals.
Trinity Bourne: I’m sharing a recipe for my malty-maca, mango and coconut smoothie that delivers a plethora of amino acids, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidant properties. Maca has adaptogenic properties, which means that it helps you cope in stressful situations – physically, mentally and energetically.
One of the latest studies affirming the benefits of the easily-found ginger root indicates it may only take about a quarter-teaspoon of the food each day to significantly reduce inflammatory markers associated with Type 2 diabetes.
In a 2013 study published in the journal Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers indicated a small fruit could hold some protective benefits for men exposed to BPA. The goji berry showed promising results in protecting and potentially reversing this BPA damage.
According to the research recently published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, green tea catechins may be able to assist the brain in healing and potentially even assisting in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s diseases.
This Raw Cauliflower & Tahini Salad is a thick, creamy, nutritious dish that serves delightfully well as part of a salad buffet. Cauliflower, with its satisfying crunch is interesting served as the main ingredient in a raw food dish. It always goes down well when I serve it on retreats and we enjoy it in abundance when it’s in season. Like most vegetables, cauliflower is really good for you and an essential addition to a healthy diet. The thick tahini sauce complements it perfectly as a nutrient rich, protein dense, satiating and delicious addition to the plate.