Chocolate is one of the most controversial products on earth. Some consider it an enemy in the fight against obesity and a destroyer of teeth… others consider chocolate as a health booster. So who is really right? There were great reasons why the original cacao had become such an important part of diets of various traditional cultures.
We throw away a lot of money every year in spoiled produce. These top 10 tips will make your food last longer.
We all want to eat healthy so we choose fresh fruits and vegetables. But have you ever thought how many of the beneficial nutrients we are getting by the time we eat these foods? The truth is that once picked, vegetables’ immediately begin to lose their nutritional value. According to one recent study, fresh vegetables can lose up to 45 percent of their nutritional value between being picked and landing on a grocery store shelf. By the time you bring the produce home, you probably end up with less than a third of the nutrients you’d expect.
Articles abound instructing you to drop just one thing from your diet: Ditch the wheat! Stop eating meat! No more sugar! Make this one change and your health will be rosy! Unfortunately, that’s an oversimplification. Healthy eating involves optimizing multiple factors. People who are interested enough, or have suffered enough, will take the plunge and completely transform their diets.
Rosemary is an amazing multi-purpose herb. Its leaves have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Rosemary (here) has been known for improving memory. In ancient Greece, the students would often put rosemary sprigs in their hair when studying for exams. You can also find the reference to rosemary in Hamlet when Ophelia declares: ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember.’
For decades avocados were labeled as a fatty food to be avoided. However, most of the fat in an avocado is monounsaturated, which protects against heart disease and certain cancers. Avocados are a perfect nutritionally balanced food. They contain nearly all the essential nutrients that our bodies can not produce on their own. What’s even more fascinating, avocados contain an unbelievable amount of antioxidants that can reverse aging.
One of the main differences between French and American kids is that the French teach their children to love healthy food. If parents value food, then your child will too. They believe that children can be taught to eat, the same way they are taught to read. The way French kids eat is paradoxical. They spend more times eating than American kids do. French school children eat a lot of vegetables such as radishes, grated carrot salad, endive and genuinely enjoy the food.
Common witch hazel, also called winterbloom, is a flowering shrub native to the forest margins, woodlands and stream banks of eastern North America. It is characterized by its fragrant, gold-colored flowers, which tend to grow in late fall and continue to expand throughout winter.(1)
Butter has been maligned as unhealthy for decades. Fortunately, the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) disagrees. The WAPF was started decades ago by Weston Price, DDS. He and his wife traveled to isolated locations and examined the diets of peoples free from civilization’s degenerative diseases.
Others have discovered the truth about butter and disagree with butter`s bad rap as well. It`s healthier for you than all the substitutes designed to replace butter, which actually damage your health. Butter is better.
Peanut consumption has risen to its highest level in twenty years. Doctors have been recommending peanuts as a heart healthy food. But are peanuts really that good for you?
What if we could easily replace harmful household chemicals like bleach, ammonia, window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, drain cleaner, shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, fabric softener, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, body creams, shave gel, dish soap, antibacterial spray, deodorizer, mildew remover, and much more with natural products?