If you're an avocado lover, you'll be happy to know that a new review of scientific literature published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has found that eating avocado is a simple and effective - not to mention delicious - way to prevent metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome, which is dubbed “the new silent killer” by scientists and doctors alike, is a condition in which three or more ... ››› more
Ah, nut butter...
It's one of those foods that you simply can't seem to remove from the top of your mouth. Perhaps there's a reason why this so-called healthy food gets stuck - maybe there's a chance it doesn't belong there?
I hate to break it to you, but nut butter has been deceiving you this whole time. While this food contains monounsaturated fats, which are linked to a reduced risk of h... ››› more
Move over, nut butters! Seed butters are the newest trend in the world of natural foods - and for good reason.
Seed butters, unlike nuts, aren't common allergens. Plus, they're loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre and healthy fat!
Here are three seed butters you just have to try plus some yummy ways to enjoy them.
Three seed butters you need to try
#1: Sesame butter
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It's easy for a woman to tell when her hormones are out of balance. Her energy levels will be low, she'll retain fluid and feel bloated, her skin will break out in acne and she'll have reduced sex drive. Sometimes, she may even gain weight or experience anxiety attacks.
(Yes, the symptoms of unbalanced hormones in women are the same as those of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS.)
Thankfully, t... ››› more
Inflammation is your body's natural, healthy response to invasion by an infectious agent, antigen or even just chemical, traumatic or physical damage that occurs immediately following tissue damage. Think about the effects of chemicals and radiation on your body or how your ankle swells up after a sprain.
However, inflammation can sometimes be a chronic issue…
Factors such as stress, too... ››› more
If you're stressed out, suffer from anxiety attacks, have difficulty thinking or have a bad memory, there's one slightly controversial plant that can really help strengthen your brain and enhance how you think and feel - hemp!
According to Dr Mehmet Oz of the Dr Oz Show, “Hemp seed is the next biggest thing for your memory”. But what's in the seeds from the hemp plant that can feed an ailin... ››› more
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in America. Luckily, though, deaths due to the disease have begun to drop in recent years. Plus, thanks to science, we now know how to prevent cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and strokes.
One thing we know for sure is that following a heart-healthy eating plan (and exercising regularly) can significantly improve your heart health and hel... ››› more
If you haven't fallen in love with Chia seeds yet, it's about time you do! Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, these tiny seeds also contain antioxidants, fibre, protein and essential minerals like magnesium, calcium and iron.
Plus, because of chia seeds' gelling properties, they can make breakfasts more satisfying (not to mention filling!) without weighing you down. If you're wondering how to eat... ››› more
Chia seeds are one of my favourite superfoods because they're so incredibly versatile. They're also one of the oldest sources of nutrition in the world and date back to the Mayans and Aztecs as early as 3500 BC - whoa!
Super-simple to use in a variety of healthy dishes, you can eat chia seeds raw or soaked. Some of my favourite ways to enjoy them? In baked goods, porridges and, of course, pudd... ››› more
Are you feeling run down or low on energy? Green superfoods can help thanks to their high content of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, which are essential to just about every aspect of your health!
If you're looking for a truly delicious, soothing way to get more greens in your diet, you need to try my favourite green superfood soup recipe. Both nurturing and healing, this tasty soup will ... ››› more
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