Five Indicators of Your Health That Don’t Involve Your Weight

Five Indicators of Your Health That Don’t Involve Your Weight

Body weight and the BMI have been used by physicians to determine health for a long time. It’s true that higher weights are associated with some poor health outcomes, and lower weights make you less likely to experience some common health issues, like high blood pressure or blood sugar. For example, one study showed that … Read more

Why We Shouldn’t Skip Breakfast

A healthy breakfast with blueberries and whole-wheat bread

Many of us have grown up hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, as we grow older and our lives become more rushed, breakfast might have lost its importance in our lives. Instead of having eggs, toast, or hot cereal at the kitchen table, we might simply grab a granola … Read more

What are Tamarillos and Why Are They Worth Adding to Your Diet?

A clump of three orange tamarillos.

It is always an exciting moment when you learn of a new edible plant you may not have known about before. The anticipation of what it tastes like, in addition to the new possibilities it opens up regarding new dishes and recipes you can now make. Or, simply the fact that you potentially have something … Read more

What Are Tamarinds and Are They Worth Adding to Your Diet?

A pile of raw, unopened tamarind fruit shells.

If you like discovering new healthy food items that you can add to your diet for delicious and medically beneficial reasons, then you might want to read up on tamarinds. Nature is full of fruits and vegetables that are both excellent for consumption and taste good as well. And of course, if you don’t feel … Read more

Everything you need to know about Sunflowers

Sunflower field facing the sun

Helianthus comprises 70 species of annual and perennial flowering plants in the daisy family. Asteraceae is known as the daisy family. The common name of helianthus is Sunflower or Common Sunflower. Sunflower belongs to the annual species of helianthus annuus. The combination of round flower heads with ligules resembles the sun. Sunflowers are cultivated in … Read more

Everything you need to know about Star Fruit (Carambola)

RipeCarambola.

Star fruit, also known as, Carambola, belongs to the AverrhoaCarambola species. It is commonly used in Southeast Asia, South Pacific, and the Caribbean. The main cultivation area of star fruit is the tropical region. It gets its name from its appearance. The star fruit is having distinctive running ridges down its sides. These are 5 … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Ginger

A sliced fresh ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant that is widely used as a spice and folk medicine. An herbaceous perennial spice that grows annual pseudostems about one meter tall. It is having an inflorescence bear flowers with pale yellow petals and purple edges. Ginger belongs to the Zingiberaceae family. It includes turmeric, cardamom, and Galangal. It is … Read more

Everything you need to know about Galangal

herbal galangal

Galangal root is a native spice to Southern Asia. It is related to the ginger and turmeric root family and it has been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medication for centuries. Galangal is a common name for different tropical rhizomatous spices. Galangal and its variant Galanga are common aromatic rhizomes of the Zingiberaceae family, … Read more

What We Should Know About Ginseng

Whether we’re looking at a new health supplement or an energy drink for a caffeine boost, it seems like everything contains some form of ginseng these days. Those who look for more natural alternatives to mainstream medication will also find ginseng as an ingredient in  many ancient traditional medicinal practices. There are several reasons why … Read more

Why You Should Be Drinking Roselle Tea

Roselle, or hibiscus flowers

When we talk about roselle tea, many people might not be familiar with this particular name. However, roselle is just a type of hibiscus flower. Hibiscus tea is quite popular with tea drinkers around the world for its color, flavor, and health benefits. This tea is made with hibiscus flowers, which are large and somewhat … Read more