Food and Drink
Never underestimate the power of a seed. Just think about the bitty little things: They may be just a speck, but within than speck are the nutrients that will power a seedling to sprout forth and enter the great big world. Seeds are super-packed with all the good plant things, like protein, vitamins and minerals, fiber and importantly, healthy unsaturated fats. And they taste good!
Today, most people turn to conventional treatments like chemotherapy, radiation or other drugs that are highly ineffective and have serious side effects. There is a large body of evidence that certain foods, herbs and remedies can effectively fight cancer without adverse reactions. When putting together a cancer natural treatment protocol the place you must start is diet.
John Oliver explains how chicken farming can be unfair, punishing, and inhumane. And not just for the chickens! “The U.S. poultry industry is dominated by four gigantic companies: Pilgrim’s, Tyson, Perdue and Sanderson Farms,” he explains. Oliver readily admits that animal cruelty is a major issue in modern chicken production, but, in his weekly segment, he focused on the often glossed over life of a chicken farmer, which “has been tough for a long time,” he says.
Have you ever tried Swiss Chard? It tastes fantastic, and its super good for you too! Just 100 grams of Swiss chard will give you more than 300 percent of your daily dose of vitamin K, more than 20 percent of your vitamin C and more than 20 percent of your vitamin A. Watch this short video to learn why you’ve got to be eating this leafy green.
The third annual ‘March against Monsanto’ protest took place yesterday in cities around the world. Activists protested the monopoly the GMO giant has in controlling food supply. Protesters say Monsanto controls 90 percent of the seed market in the US.
Over 30 million people in America suffer from thyroid malfunction. Coconut oil is truly a jam-packed therapeutic bullet that can tackle even some of the most health destroying conditions, including thyroid problems. It is rich in fatty acids, which support metabolism and provide energy.
Emphasizing healthy food, regular engagement with nature and physical activity could create substantial financial dividends. A substantial financial dividend could be released by a greener and healthier economy that emphasizes healthy food, regular engagement with nature and physical activity, the enhancement of social bonds, and attention to creating healthy minds.
Want to know what happens in your body when you switch from eating conventional food to organic? Watch this video! A Swedish family that normally ate non-organic foods was chosen for this study. For one week, the five-member family ate normally, giving regular urine samples that were analyzed for 12 different pesticides. Then their diet was switched for two weeks to only organic food, and their urine was analyzed for the same 12 pesticides during that time. After eating organics for just two weeks, almost all the pesticides that were found in their urine had disappeared.
A key principle of successful and lasting weight loss is to teach your body to burn fat instead of sugar and to do that, it is helpful to replace non-vegetable carbohydrates with healthy fats. Avocados, salmon, and raw nuts are all superfoods that are high in healthy fats. Other superfoods that can help you shed unwanted pounds include broccoli, green tea, organic pastured eggs, and quinoa.
National government agencies are taking note of recent research indicating plant-based diets can help create a lasting, living planet. In preparation for issuing new guidelines later in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has submitted a report to the USDA that recommends eating less meat and more plants.
Most commercial fisheries are in decline. Scientists and economists are concerned that commercial seafood harvesting may end within three decades. If the long-term trends continue, they predict there will be little or no seafood available for a sustainable harvest by 2048.
The new study found that coffee grounds and silverskins are remarkably high in fiber and phenolic compounds with both antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. The coffee grounds alone have 500 times more antioxidant power than vitamin C.
In this short video, Dr. Axe shares the 5 foods that he thinks are the best for boosting your energy and keeping it sustained.
Superfoods are known for its amazing health benefits. Eating superfoods on a daily basis can help you live a healthier and longer life. Perhaps you know and eat some popular superfoods like quinoa, chia seeds, goji berries, and açaí berries. There are a few other new superfoods that you should incorporate into your daily diet. Some of these superfoods are actually not new, but we don’t eat them as often as we should because we don’t know about their powerful health benefits. I’m always on the lookout for new superfoods and here are nine foods worth eating more.