Have you heard of antioxidants?
They're natural compounds that protect your cells against the effects of free radicals.
Your body produces free radicals as a by-product when it breaks down food. Free radicals can also build up in your body when you're exposed to pollution, peticides and radiation.
Nobody is immune to the harm caused by free radicals. They lead to heart disease, cancer and... ››› more
If you follow any health bloggers, you've likely come across an abundance of green-hued healthy foods made with matcha - a hugely trendy green tea powder. Matcha is chockfull of antioxidants - much more than green tea, in fact - and has a rich, grassy, slightly bitter flavour.
Another trend that's taking the health food world by storm right now is chia pudding, and with good reason: These tiny ... ››› more
While oil was once considered a serious diet foe and complete beauty faux pass, more and more people from the health community are starting to recognise the remarkable benefits that healthy fats offer both inside and out.
One of the most popular oils is, of course, olive oil. But here's the thing: If you cook olive oil past its smoke point, it can rob your body of important antioxidants. Howeve... ››› more
Avocados are one seriously versatile fruit - yup, it's a fruit! Packed with healthy fats, disease-fighting antioxidants and a host of vitamins and minerals (about 20, to be exact), the luscious gems are one of the most rich, satisfying and downright delicious foods on the planet.
By now you already know that avocados help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and are therefore excellen... ››› more
If you're anything like me, you can't start your day without the magical elixir that is coffee…
Not only does coffee keep you buzzing and motivated for the most part of the day, it also revs up your metabolism, improves your brain function, enhances your athletic performance, boosts far burn, lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and liver disease, and ... ››› more
You already know that taking a quality probiotic supplement will boost your gut health. This is because probiotics AKA friendly bacteria power up your digestive system and help your body fight off infections.
But there are also other things you can take to support your gut health. Read on for two more fantastic gut health supplements you should check out!
Two great gut health supplements
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You already know how important antioxidants are for helping your body fight off free radicals, which are highly reactive molecules that can cause oxidative stress and lead to serious diseases such as atherosclerosis, cancer, inflammatory joint disease, asthma, diabetes, senile dementia and degenerative eye disease when left unchecked.
Natural astaxanthin is a uniquely shaped molecule that's bot... ››› more
Out of all the healthy greens out there, kale is definitely the king! One of the most nutrient-dense superfoods that ever existed, you can bet that kale has remarkable medicinal properties.
Keep reading to learn about the nutrients and antioxidants in this potent green superfood, as well as how it can help fight off cancer and heart disease.
Four reasons to eat more kale
#1: Kale is load... ››› more
You may not know it, but cocoa makes other so-called superfoods pale in comparison. That's pretty sweet if you ask me!
Offering your health a titan of benefits, raw cocoa can supercharge your health in many different ways! Here are some top health benefits of cocoa.
Four health benefits of cocoa
#1: Cocoa can save your skin
Dealing with problem skin? No problem – cocoa can help! Br... ››› more
You already know that green tea is excellent for a number of things, from improving your skin health to regulating your digestion. But did you know that it's incredible for your brain, too?
That's correct - according to new research conducted by researchers at Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science in Japan, high consumption of green tea can boost your brain power, protect your ... ››› more
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