Morning Glorious!

Start your day with deliciously healthful herbal scones, muffins, and bread  What’s on the menu at the top of every day can make or break the morning’s activities for adults and children alike. We know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but science recently has stretched that tenet to prove those first … Continue reading Morning Glorious!

Looking for the Best Antioxidant Fruit? Search No Further than Black Raspberries

The science behind superfood stories: Antioxidant properties of raspberry and blackberry fruits grown in Central Europe. As far as healthy foods go, berries make the top of the list. They contain potent antioxidants, which decrease or reverse the effects of free radicals - natural byproducts of energy production that can play havoc on the body … Continue reading Looking for the Best Antioxidant Fruit? Search No Further than Black Raspberries

Raspberries: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Known as nature's candy, wild raspberries have been gathered for consumption by humans for thousands of years. With their rich color, sweet juicy taste, and antioxidant power, it is no wonder raspberries remain one of the world's most consumed berries. Raspberries can range in color from the popular red and black varieties to purple, yellow, or golden. Each color … Continue reading Raspberries: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Eating Breakfast Reduces Cravings, Overeating

A small study finds when late-teen girls eat breakfast, it raises levels of a chemical in the brain's reward center that may help them stop craving sweet foods and overeating during the rest of the day. "It used to be that nearly 100% of American adults, kids and teens were eating breakfast," Prof. Leidy says, … Continue reading Eating Breakfast Reduces Cravings, Overeating

Eat Breakfast to Improve Your Heart Health

A new study appears to confirm that when you eat is just as important for health as what and how much you eat. US researchers asked men to complete questionnaires about what they ate and when they ate it, then tracked their health for 16 years. Those who said they skipped breakfast were found to … Continue reading Eat Breakfast to Improve Your Heart Health

Regular Meal Patterns May Protect Against Heart Disease

Regular eating patterns and planning the timing and frequency of meals are behaviors that may lead to a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Regularly eating breakfast and consuming most calories earlier in the day … Continue reading Regular Meal Patterns May Protect Against Heart Disease

Pears: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Pears are a mild, sweet fruit with a fibrous center. They are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber and pack all of these nutrients in a fat-free, cholesterol-free, 100-calorie package. Consuming pears may help with weight loss and reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease if eaten as part … Continue reading Pears: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

What Is the Microbiome? Gut Health 101

The human body is a complex, interconnected ecosystem and the gut is where your body interacts the most with the outside world. Your gut acts as the frontline of your immune system, as it is constantly exposed to new microbes and molecules that come from the things you eat and drink. The processes that take … Continue reading What Is the Microbiome? Gut Health 101

What Are Fats? Are All Dietary Fats Bad?

Fats are a highly varied macronutrient group and they’re present in both animal and plant-derived foods. At 9 calories per gram, fat is the densest source of calories required by the human body. However, not all fats are created equally and it’s crucial to pay attention to which types of fat you include in your diet. Some … Continue reading What Are Fats? Are All Dietary Fats Bad?

What is a Raw Vegan Diet?

When developing a raw vegan diet, or any diet for that matter, you should focus on choosing foods that provide your body with the five most essential types of nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, and vitamins. Fortunately, these essential nutrients are present in a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and plants, so it is … Continue reading What is a Raw Vegan Diet?