Why Massaging Kale is a Must

A bowl of kale salad

Kale has been a popular superfood recently, especially during the summer. Kale salad, kale chips, kale smoothies – these things are everywhere. It’s a fibrous, strong, bitter green that’s not just for salads; it holds up well to being baked, sautéed, and mixed in stews. It’s crazy dense with nutrients that are good for the … Read more

Dandelion Green Fettucini

Dandelion Green Fettucini

When Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food…” he may well have been talking about dandelion. Dandelion has been used in many traditional medicine systems as a remedy for liver, kidney, and spleen diseases. Today, dandelion gets a nod in its role as a diuretic or treatment for minor digestive … Read more

A Squash for All Seasons

A Squash for All Seasons

During the summers, when the sun is blazing and the temperature becomes unbearably hot, there is one excellent way to make it through, and that is by making yourself a refreshing glass of squash. Not many people are aware that there is a huge variety of squash that could be made, including pumpkin and zucchini, … Read more

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cutting carbs with cauliflower is a great way to enjoy your favorite foods at a fraction of the calories. Carb lovers can cut calories by adding creamed cauliflower to mashed potatoes, and even riced cauliflower to flour for baking. But pizza crust? I had heard about cauliflower’s extender power when it came to pizza crust, … Read more

5 a Day Could Save Your Life

5 a Day Could Save Your Life

Hot on the tail of news showing that Americans are living longer but not necessarily better lives, comes a large study from Sweden linking fruit and vegetable intake with overall mortality. The study, published in the August edition of the Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed over 71,000 Swedish adults for a period of 13 years. … Read more

Plant Eaters Live Longer

Plant Eaters Live Longer

A vegetarian diet may be good for your longevity. Or so says a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study looked at over 70,000 Seventh-Day Adventists over a period of 6 years and found that vegetarians (who ate seafood, dairy, and eggs) had a 12% lower chance of dying from any … Read more

Is Juicing Good or Bad For Health?

Fresh Orange juice

Fruits and vegetables are beneficial to your health. These are a source of vitamins and essential nutrients required by your body to grow and fight potentially harmful substances. Important compounds such as fiber, proteins, carbohydrates, iron, calcium, and magnesium are some important needs that should be provided to the body on a daily basis. For … Read more

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries tend to come with a health halo: because they’re made with sweet potatoes, people automatically think they’re healthier than white fried potatoes. With most sweet potato fries, that’s not the case. Deep frying any product, and then salting the heck out of it quickly reduces the food’s nutritional benefits. But Alexia Sweet … Read more

Make Your Own Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

Make Your Own Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

Craving for the crunch of sweet potato chips but prefer them with no oil? Try making your own microwave sweet potato chips! It’s simple to make, yet deliciously impressive. Your family and friends won’t believe that you made it at home. It’s also a healthier alternative to those greasy potato chips you buy in the … Read more

How Does Fiber Reduce Risk of Stroke?

Fiber-rich breakfast

For centuries, fiber has been considered an important substance found in fruits and vegetables. To begin with, our digestive system relies on fibers to keep it running normally and preventing problems such as constipation. Once consumed, the fibers help the gut with bowel and stool movements. However, amongst the many benefits, it has to offer, … Read more