February 16, 2014

Build Back Better: How Organic Whey Improves Post-Workout Recovery

When you workout, your body breaks down the fibers in your muscles and taxes the strength of your cardiovascular system. Afterwards, your body is starved for energy and demands fuel to rebuild. The easiest way to get the nutrients needed for a quick recovery is to add protein. According to WebMD, whey is one of the best sources of the nutritional energy for your body after exercise.(1) With the highest concentration of protein per serving, whey helps the body regenerate lean muscle and provides a sustainable supply of energy to stay charged during the day. Whey also reinforces the immune system, speeding muscle regeneration and enhancing endurance for the next workout. View full article →
June 14, 2013

The World's Healthiest Food is a Cyanobacteria? The Benefits of Spirulina

If you had to guess, what do you think is the world's healthiest food? A vegetable, like kale? A fruit, maybe a berry? Perhaps something like an egg or a glass of milk? Would you be surprised by an algae? But that's precisely what some experts say about the benefits of spirulina, the blue-green cyanobacteria.

While "healthiest food" is a highly contestable term since our nutritional needs vary so greatly from person to person, we do have a pretty good baseline for what constitutes healthy.

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June 09, 2013

11 Reasons to Drink Wheatgrass

Drinking wheatgrass juice is known for its health-giving properties. You see trays of the stuff hanging around at most juice bars, health food stores and often perched atop healthy-eaters' countertops. But what exactly makes it such a staple among the healthy? After all, it's just grass, right?

If you think about grass—and just how many of the world's animals eat it for health and strength—wheatgrass becomes a little less strange. If anything, it connects us to our animalistic nature a bit more. And while there are many things that separate us from our fellow mammals, reaping the benefits of grasses is not one of them.

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November 26, 2012

10 Health Benefits of Lemons

The tart and flavorful lemon is the most widely used citrus fruit worldwide. The health benefits of lemons are numerous and packed with nutrients. They are also one of the lowest in calories for citrus fruits, just 29 calories per 100 g.

Lemons contain no saturated fats or cholesterol, and they are rich in dietary fiber (7.36 percent of RDA). They are loaded vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber.

If fresh lemons are not a part of your everyday diet, you may want to reconsider after reading the their many health benefits.

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November 19, 2012

Being Thankful: The Changing Food Industry

Reflecting on the Thanksgiving holiday, the concept of "food sovereignty" keeps popping itself to the front of the list. How can we be truly thankful for our food industry if it doesn't give us much of a choice about what we put into our bodies? Could our food system be about to leap into a new era of change?In his recent NY Times article ("Vote for the Dinner Party" October, 10, 2012), author and food expert Michael Pollan wrote: "Clearly there is growing sentiment in favor of reforming American agriculture and interest in questions about where our food comes from and how it was produced. And certainly we can see an alternative food economy rising around us: local and organic agriculture is growing far faster than the food market as a whole." View full article →
November 12, 2012

5 Herbs to Boost Your Memory

Whether it’s the occasional “senior moment” or general forgetfulness, many people are turning to herbs to boost memory and brain function. There are many factors that can impair memory, including drug interactions, high blood pressure, anxiety, poor thyroid function, and even brain tumors. But for most of us, it’s likely that we have way too much on our plate at any given time. View full article →
November 04, 2012

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs — How to Choose?

If you think all carbs are evil, it's time to set the record straight. You need carbohydrates for brain function, energy and so much more. The bad carbs are fattening and contribute to ugly diseases, but the good carbs have the opposite effect. You just need to choose your carbs wisely, not give them up for good! View full article →
October 29, 2012

7 Smart Snacks for Weight Loss

It's far too easy to pack hundreds of extra calories in your day with snacks — talk about a diet downfall! Who doesn't crave salty, crispy, sweet or creamy treats? Fortunately for all of us, you can fulfill those delicious desires with the right snacks for weight loss. Skip the guilt — and the extra pounds — with these seven yummy options. View full article →
October 22, 2012

The Healing Power of Cinnamon

Cinnamon, one of the oldest spices known to man, has long been used not just as a flavor enhancer, but also for its medicinal qualities. Cinnamon is an antioxidant, and its essential oils have strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It has also been used centuries over for its qualities as a sedative and pain reliever.

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October 16, 2012

Do You Have The Right To Know if Your Food Contains GMOs?

Product packaging is a nonstop highway of both useful and useless information about our food. Marketers deconstruct ingredients in order to help them sell more truckloads. But one thing we don't see volunteered by any company is when their food products contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or ingredients. Why is that? Don't we have a right to know if our food contains GMOs?

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