Monthly Archives: February 2017

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 bites at daybreak affect our

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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 and that are closely linked

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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 berry has a unique composition

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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, “but over the last 50

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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 are eating patterns that may

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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 of an overall healthy diet.

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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 fats are healthy, some are

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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 actually pretty easy to create

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