Food and Drink
Kombucha is all the rage right now, you have probably heard of it, but if you haven’t tried it, you don’t know what you are missing! Kombucha is said to have originated in China more than 2,000 ago. It’s a fermented, sugary tea, slightly sour, fizzy, and super tasty! When the fermentation process is done there is very little actual sugar left in the drink. It has a touch of alcohol (about 1 percent) due to the fermentation and some people call it mushroom tea but it actually has no mushroom in it. It’s a fermented white, black, and green tea mix.
‘What better day than Thanksgiving to remind the world that eating local, organic food is one way to stop this profit-mongering, biodiversity-destroying monopoly,’ asks Reverend Billy
Many of us have grown up drinking tap water without thinking twice about it. The availability of potable drinking water is a cornerstone of developed countries. Many developing, or third-world, countries often provide inadequate access to drinkable water, and the water from the tap is frequently contaminated with pathogens, suspended solids, toxins and/or disease-carrying organisms.
Even the healthiest among us knows the pain and regret from overindulging on Thanksgiving. We suddenly throw caution to the wind and begin eating all of the comfort foods from our past. And then the reality of what we’ve asked our body to do sets in.
Ayurveda is really big on digestion. Roughly 60% of our daily energy goes towards digestion. And every Ayurvedic practitioner will ask you about your digestion, no matter what your health concern is. It all starts in our gut.
Today all I want to do is give you a few simple tips to help you feel your best on Thursday.
Seeds are alive, and they adapt – just like we do – to the environment in which they are grown. Seeds are greatly influenced by climate, cultural factors like whether or not seeds were brought up on a diet of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, as well as petro-chemical based fertilizers, and even if music was played while they were being germinated.
As the feasting time draws near, Americans prepare to sit down to home-cooked meals, catered delicacies, and simple, but nourishing dinners to share among family and friends over the Thanksgiving holidays. When you’re getting ready to prepare your Thanksgiving spread, just be sure to avoid some of these sneaky additives that end up in many family’s meals:
Because inorganic minerals and organic minerals have the same chemical compositions, they were confused by the early nutritionists. The mineral, iron, in the bloodstream has the same chemical composition as the mineral, iron, in a nail—iron is iron, after all. However, these nutritionists incorrectly reasoned that there were no other differences between these two forms of iron. As a consequence, there actually were iron mineral supplements that consisted of surplus powdered nails.
The “buy local” food movement has grown in recent years, and so has awareness of the benefits of eating seasonally. However, those wishing to add a hit of fresh superfoods to their diet do not have to compromise on buying local with exotic or out of season produce, which is often expensive and may have travelled thousands of kilometres. Many traditional autumn favorites – or spring and summer for those of us in the Southern hemisphere – have superfood status that is much deserving of recognition.
Studies presented here today at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting find that the typical, modern Western diet, when consumed by the mother, may hinder the development of a baby’s brain while still in the womb. That same diet can lead to depression among adolescents, and contribute to dementia and Parkinson’s disease in older adults.
Coffee is a staple beverage for people all over the world. However, it has gained a bad reputation in some circles, with concerns over problems including adrenal fatigue and myths about stunted growth. But the truth is that coffee carries many health benefits. The difference between studies that report coffee to be beneficial and those that deem it harmful is the quality of the coffee. A general rule to follow is that coffee beans are higher in quality than instant coffee. Fortunately, coffee made from clean beans can offer numerous benefits.
The year 2014 has not been kind to one of the biggest symbols of American capitalism. Last quarter, McDonald’s saw its U.S. sales fall 3 percent as profits tumbled 30 percent. It was the 12th straight month of falling sales at the fast food giant, which this summer posted its worst revenue decline inmore than a decade.
It’s finally pumpkin season and we’re celebrating with pretty much all the pumpkin we can get our hands on! Why? Because it’s delicious. Also, because of their health benefits you might not be aware of:
Pumpkins are a great source of antioxidants like beta-carotene. Our body converts beta-carotene into Vitamin A, an essential nutrient which improves vision and helps prevent macular degeneration. Beta-carotene also eliminates free radicals, keeping cancer cells at bay. One more plus for this antioxidant? It nourishes skin, helping prevent fine lines and wrinkles.