Articles relating to 'HEALTHY EATING'

Mushrooms: Magical youth elixir?

health benefits of mushroomsMagic mushrooms can do some amazing things. No, not just those kind of things! Some do contain natural psychedelic chemicals, but there are many mushrooms whose botanical magic lies in the amazing things they can do for your health. Even celebrities are using mushrooms as an anti-aging secret weapon in creams and facial peels.

Sound far-fetched? Not really, … Read More

Health benefits of quinoa (keen-wah!)

quinoa health benefitsThe buzz surrounding quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Quinoa has been hailed a superfood and for good reason, too. Its high protein and fiber content, along with being gluten-free, has given it quite the star power.

What is quinoa?

Quinoa, botanically speaking, closely resembles beets and spinach. Often referred to as a grain, quinoa’s … Read More

Is your energy bar barring you from good health?

Energy bar for good healthOur busy lives take energy! We need energy to work, we need energy to perform activities, heck we even need energy for socializing. As you can seem a lot of our energy becomes depleted by outside sources.

Sometimes, we don’t have the time to sit down and have a nutritious meal and so we reach for an energy … Read More

7 Reasons you should eat more raisins

health benefits of raisinsBest part of your trail mix? Is it the nuts, seeds, shredded coconut (unsweetened, please!) or those plump juicy raisins?

We know the unsalted nuts, seeds and coconut are great for our health, but those delicious bites of chewy goodness – raisins – pack quite a nutritional punch as well. So don’t be shy about your love for … Read More

Berries pack a sweet health punch

health benefits of berriesColorful, bit-size and oh-so sweet, berries are delicious and highly beneficial. They may be small in size, but berries really pack a punch when it comes to improving your health. And there is a berry out there for everyone, with different textures, flavors and dessert possibilities!

Some berry facts: A berry is classified as a fleshy fruit. It … Read More

Papaya: Why you should be eating this superfruit

PapayaLooking for a fresh exotic fruit to add to your diet and take your salad bowl to the next level? Go tropical with the versatile papaya, the tender orange fruit with a soft, buttery consistency and a sweet, almost musky taste. Inside, you’ll also find the black, round seeds. They’re edible too, although their peppery flavor is a … Read More

Plum health benefits: Naturally sweet nutrition

PlumsWarmer weather brings in-season fruits and vegetables – and trips to your local farmer’s market are a must.

Fruits, in particular, are an integral part of a healthy diet and when they are in season they are that much easier to enjoy. One fruit you should be eating more of is the humble and delicious plum. Small in … Read More

Power foods from your kitchen

power-foods-for-energyWe’re a tired population. Most days it would seem that getting out of bed is a job in itself. But where has all the energy gone? Between work, caring for our families and other obligations life throws our way, the best time of the day, often times, is finally returning back to bed.

But life shouldn’t be that … Read More

14 Highly effective food choices to get a good night’s sleep

diet for better sleepHow’d you sleep last night? Like a baby or as if your mattress was a bed of nails? Was the tossing and turning too much and did you wake up feeling exhausted?

If you’re having trouble sleeping, you could be harming your health.

You see, sleep is necessary and if you think pulling all-nighters or skimping out on … Read More

Calcium rich foods for your daily meals

Calcium-rich-foodsFrom the moment we are born we are already consuming calcium. It’s an important part of our bodies! Growing up, we are told that calcium is essential for strong bones and strong teeth, so we drank our glass of milk every day.

Now that we’re older, calcium is still an integral part of a healthy body. In fact, … Read More

Broccoli: Don’t overlook this nutrition powerhouse

health-and-nutritional-benefits-of-broccoliThose little mini trees on your plate probably didn’t hold much appeal for you as a kid – unless they were covered with melted cheese – even then, broccoli can be an acquired taste. But broccoli nutritional facts and the amazing health benefits of broccoli have to speak to you as an adult looking to get the most … Read More

Almonds top everyday snack

health-benefits-of-almondsNuts come in all different shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are good for your health. From peanuts, to walnuts, to even pistachios, nuts contain many benefits to make them ideal snack food. Ditch that bag of potato chips!

One nut in particular is constantly praised for its health benefits, that being … Read More

Too much of a good thing? Don’t overeat these health foods

overeating-healthy-foodsEver heard the phrase, “Too much of a good thing?” Well, it even applies to eating too much of what are deemed “healthy foods.” You may feel good that your diet consists of dark leafy greens, fruits and vegetables, but you can actually be overindulging in these healthy foods. In turn, they can harm you.

As it goes … Read More

Guava: The nutritional superfruit

health-benefits-of guava-fruitOne of the employees at Bel Marra Health just returned from a trip to India. He could not stop talking about the great food, totally different culture, crazy traffic, incredible color, the Taj Mahal, the thrill of an auto rickshaw ride, cows on the road… But he also raved about something I don’t often hear about from first-time visitors … Read More

6 Foods for a clean and healthy liver

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The Importance of Liver in our Body

Your liver is the most important organ in your body. It is the major fat-burning organ in the body. It is the furnace and energy factory in the body. It is the mechanical filter and cleanser of your blood. In fact, it is the organ of your longevity.

Think of it … Read More

Everyday common foods that help reduce stress

foods-to-reduce-stressIn our day to day lives, we all encounter some level of stress. Everyone has their own way to deal with this stress, like going for a walk, meditating or eating. Oftentimes eating can become comforting through times of high stress, but this, unfortunately, is not the best coping mechanism.

When we are put under stress our … Read More

Lift your mood with these healing foods

healing-foodsWhen I’m stressed or feeling down, I’m quick to turn to chocolate – and I don’t stop at the recommended single high-cocoa dark chocolate square! That’s the trouble with emotional eating. Once you start, it’s hard to just say no more.

But there are better ways to get your smile back. The feel-good factor from chocolate is mostly … Read More

Eat this every day to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Eat this to reduce your risk of heart disease and strokeWhen it comes to your heart health and reducing your risk of getting cardiovascular disease (CVD), it may be as easy as what you eat. In fact, new research suggests by incorporating whole grains into your diet, you’re highly benefiting your heart.

According to research by the Harvard School of Public Health – published in JAMA Internal Medicine – … Read More

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