Avocados have long been touted as a ‘super food’, and for good reason. They are a rich source of antioxidants and contain more than twenty essential nutrients, including vitamin E, B-vitamins, folic acid, and potassium to name but a few.
Incorporating avocado into your diet can help you lose weight, can help to stabilize your blood […]
As people are called to become more heath-aware, there is increasing debate about ‘good fat’ versus ‘bad fat’ and which foods contain which. One very controversial product factored in this debate is Coconut Oil, which is popularly used in tropical cultures.
At one extreme, coconut oil has been hailed by some as the ‘miracle food’. […]
While it may be more common in modern times to use an over the counter, or prescription, laxative to relieve your constipation, natural alternatives – historically called physicks or colon cleanses – have been used successfully for thousands of years.
In fact, an article published in The Lancet by Luigi Capasso provides evidence of natural laxative usage […]
If you are only a little familiar with the spiky plant called aloe vera, you probably associate it with the cold, goopy stuff that you lather on sunburns. Actually, aloe vera has various cosmetic, medicinal, and dietary uses. Most people apply aloe topically, but you can actually eat it, too! Curious? Read on.
Aloe vera is a […]
Health and nutrition experts spend a lot of time warning about the dangers associated with too much sugar – weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
However, a wariness surrounding the consumption of too much sugar is not a new development.
As early as the eighteen hundreds, François Magendie wrote in his book Précis élementaire de […]
An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatilearoma compounds that are derived from plants. Simply, what this means is that an essential oil is just that – oil distilled from the leaves, peels, roots, bark, flowers, seeds or wood of a plant.
Essential oils have been recorded as being used for thousands of […]
When you pop open a can of soda, or rip into pretty much any candy bar, that’s fructose. Fructose is in the majority of added sugar that we come into contact with on a regular basis.
Now, most regular sweeteners are a blend of two different varieties of sugars: glucose and fructose. Of […]
Cholesterol is a fat-based substance found in the blood that is naturally produced in the body by the liver. Cholesterol can be found in both plant and animal foods. It is classified into two different types: High-density Lipoprotein (HDL) – commonly known as good cholesterol and Low-density Lipoprotein (LDL) – commonly known as bad cholesterol.
– LDL cholesterol […]