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Diet Health

The Reasons & Health Benefits of Drinking Aloe Vera Juice

The Reasons & Health Benefits of Drinking Aloe Vera Juice

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Most people are aware that aloe vera soothes dry skin, sunburn, and other skin irritations, but not many know of the many health benefits the plant offers when it’s consumed. For instance, recent studies have shown that aloe vera helps the immune system, encourages normal blood sugar, and reduces redness and swelling. Best of all it’s natural and totally safe! More and more products are being created to help people consume aloe vera. One of the most popular is aloe vera juice. The benefits are many, and here are some of the most notable: Aids digestion and even relieves occasional constipation Eases stomach ache and acid Increases alkalization and reduces acidity in the body Soothes redness and swelling ...

Top Reasons You Should Be Careful With Wheat

Top Reasons You Should Be Careful With Wheat

Wheat and grain-based foods are a staple in American diets. We love bread, bagels, pasta, cereal, pizza, baked goods, and many things that often have wheat hiding in it. Wheat has become so integral to our diets, that we can barely imagine living without them! However, many people have started switching to gluten-free diets recently to avoid wheat because of wheat’s negative effect on their health and how they feel physically and mentally. Consuming wheat has become a controversial hot topic. One thing is for certain: there are reasons for you to be mindful of your wheat consumption. What’s Wrong with Wheat? Many people claim to be sensitive to gluten, knowing that they don’t have celiac disease, but nonetheless experience symptoms when they consume wheat. People with celiac disease...

10 Diet Tips For Fitness Fanatics

If you are interested in maintaining an excellent figure, then you are probably aware that there are two important things: physical exercise and a healthy diet. Physical exercise can help you develop muscular mass and have healthy joints, but it is never enough to stay in shape. You also require a healthy diet, in order to boost your fitness levels and achieve the much-desired weight loss goals. As we understand how important is to maintain a healthy diet, we have gathered top diet tips for you to follow. #1 Eat foods with anti-inflammatory properties When you work out, your muscles have to go through a lot of tension, as well as the joints. At first, inflammation appears as a natural response, due to the constant physical training....

Carrot Juice Benefits, Dosage and Side Effects

Carrot Juice Benefits, Dosage and Side Effects

One of the most popular vegetables on the planet are carrots. They are widely available all year round and can be consumed raw or cooked. People across the globe have consumed carrots for centuries chiefly because they are easy to grow; they are nutritious and have several health benefits. While carrots are most often recognized because of their signature orange color, they actually can be of many colors including, white, yellow, red or even purple. Over the years, many anecdotal reports have appeared suggesting that carrots have many health benefits. And one of the ways to derive these benefits is by consuming carrot juice. Carrots have been extensively studied and are found to contain a high concentration of beta-carotene, which is a precursor to vitamin A....

Creating the New You for 2017 – Simple Ways To Improve Your Health & Transform Your Life

[embed]https://youtu.be/zIR3-g4H4jc[/embed] At one point in our lives, we all try to set goals and tell ourselves OK I am going to lose weight.  I am going to eat right and do all the other the stuff that I suppose too so I can stay healthy, but most of us fall off the track at some point. Let us ask ourselves the following questions: Why should one eat right?  Why should we exercise? Why should we do our best to stay physically fit?  Because a healthy, balanced diet provides nutrients to your body. These nutrients give you oomph and keep your heart beating, your brain active, and your muscles working. Thing that are vital so your life, so you are capable of having a happy, healthy, productive life....

8 Simple Changes To Make In Your Diet to Lose Weight

Quick Tips – 8 Simple Changes To Make In Your Diet to Lose Weight

Losing weight is easier said than done. Let’s face it. You are required to bid adieu to some of your comfort foods. Giving up on things you like to eat the most is not always ‘easy peasy lemon squeezy’. However, it does not mean that you let the weight scale increase and give up before you have even begun. In the weight loss journey, the most important thing is to set goals that are achievable. Instead of aiming for a big, scary weight loss goal, set smaller and more attainable targets instead. One of the important elements that help you reach weight loss goal is the nutrition you consume during that journey. Losing weight is not easy, and it is not always fun, but it can...

Tips for Maintaining a Well-Balanced, Healthy Diet

Tips for Maintaining a Well-Balanced, Healthy Diet

In honor of national nutrition month (March), the experts at Bastyr University are sharing their tips for maintaining a well-balanced, healthy diet.  Take time to eat Humans require food to be nourished.  It’s that simple!   Think of all the things you schedule in a week.  Feeding yourself must be at the top of the list in order for you to accomplish all those other things well.  Plan ahead.  Prioritize meals.  Respond to your hunger.  Take time to eat.  It’s a basic human need! Enjoy your food Savor the aroma and flavors of your food. Chew with intention and take delight in every mouthful. Eating is a pleasurable experience that engages all our senses, and the food on our plates deserves this careful attention. Sit.  Slow down.  Enjoy! Spice it up Herbs...

Will a Mediterranean Diet Save Your Brain?

Will a Mediterranean Diet Save Your Brain?

If you believed the Mediterranean and beyond Diet strategy was merely a nutritional fad, let’s guess again. This particular diet plan imitates the nutritional lifestyle of those who are living along the Mediterranean and beyond coast, and it's not going anywhere else. Indeed, its emphasis merely on fresh fruits and veggies, vegetables, beans, fishes, and also monounsaturated fat just like olive oil; and even its limited addition of various meats, dairy, and also saturated fat, surely make it one of the best diets throughout the world. Adhering a Mediterranean and beyond Diet strategy has meanwhile been technically trusted: Protect as opposed to diabetes Prevent cardiovascular illness and stroke Struggle with Cancer Lessen asthma symptoms Aid you to lose weight Increase your longevity Right Now the greatest news happens...

The Best Ways to Utilize Coconut Sugar

The Best Ways to Utilize Coconut Sugar

Nowadays, it is becoming clear that coconut sugar is a much better alternative to ordinary table sugar. Well, its many health benefits can explain its increasing popularity. Then again, some people, when making a switch, don’t really have an idea how to use coconut sugar. For that reason, we created this guide. Here are some of the uses and applications of coconut sugar. Bread and Pastries When it comes to baking, coconut sugar has a wide range of uses. These include sweetening pastries, darkening the color of bread, and even binding water in a dough to keep it moist. Without it, what would happen to the baking industry? Beverages Coconut sugar is used in beverages like sports drinks, teas, coffees, and soft drinks as a sweetener. Also, it is utilized...

5 Best Mood-Enhancing Superfoods

5 Best Mood-Enhancing Superfoods

Sacha Inchi This unique seed thrives on vines in the thick rainforest regions of Southeast Asia and is similar to a nut in flavor, but has a much richer nutritional content. Sacha Inchi contains high levels of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids (20x the omega-3 content as wild salmon) that are protective against systemic inflammation. This is extremely important considering a large body of new research suggests that depression is primarily caused by inflammation. This seed is also full of tryptophan, a precursor for serotonin. Known as “the happy hormone,” Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is thought to stabilize mood and contribute to a sense of happiness and wellbeing. Sacha inchi is rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. One of iron’s health benefits is its ability to aid the proper flow...