Category: Food

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are becoming increasingly popular in health food circles. Indeed, their benefits are now regularly extolled by everyone from omnivores and vegans to proponents of the Paleo diet. In order to understand what has all of these nutritionists and… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Nutrition
Kombu: A Brown Seaweed Rich in Essential Minerals

Kombu: A Brown Seaweed Rich in Essential Minerals

Kombu, also called dashima or haidai, is an edible brown seaweed that belongs to the Laminariaceae family. It is popular as a cooking ingredient in East Asia, especially among the Japanese, who use it to make dashi, a stock soup.… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Health, Nutrition
Great Recipes for Making Your Own Vitamin Water

Great Recipes for Making Your Own Vitamin Water

I thought I’d do a quick follow up to my post: Symptoms of Chronic Dehydration.  So how much water should you be drinking? Studies have come up with a wide range of recommendations over the years, but your water needs… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Food, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Personal Care, Recipes, Weight Loss
Astaxanthin Impresses Again and Again

Astaxanthin Impresses Again and Again

Preliminary research conclusions suggest astaxanthin, a carotenoid formed in algae, has strong antioxidant properties to help protect against excessive oxidative damage (too much oxidation from excess free radicals). Oxidation is caused by normal biological processes. In other words it’s a… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Food, Health, Medicine
Lose Weight, Enhance your Complexion, and Boost your Mood this Valentine’s Day with Delicious Dark Chocolate

Lose Weight, Enhance your Complexion, and Boost your Mood this Valentine’s Day with Delicious Dark Chocolate

Whether you’re spending this Valentine’s Day with your other half or flying solo, you likely won’t be able to escape this holiday’s most important staple: chocolate. For anyone worrying about the potential weight gain and depression that could ensue after… 0 Shares | | Posted in Mental Health, Nutrition
Marine Phytoplankton – A Complete Super Food!

Marine Phytoplankton – A Complete Super Food!

What is it? Found in the upper and surface waters of oceans and bodies of fresh water, marine phytoplankton are single-celled organisms, a.k.a. “micro-algae,” at the very bottom of the food chain. They feed on nearly all ocean life and,… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Food, Health, Medicine
Top 7 Meat-Free Superfoods that Help Build Muscle and Encourage Healthy Weight Gain

Top 7 Meat-Free Superfoods that Help Build Muscle and Encourage Healthy Weight Gain

If you’re looking to build more muscle or gain healthy weight, whether you’re a bodybuilder or simply want to increase definition in your body, you know that obtaining proper nutrients is essential. We want ones that are safe and healthy… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Fitness Nutrition, Food, Health, Nutrition, Nutritional Medicine, Strength Training
Train your child’s palate!

Train your child’s palate!

The old saying ‘we are what we eat’ is true on more levels than most people think. Food is the fuel the body uses to create energy, build cells, fight disease, and so much more. The things we choose to… 0 Shares | | Posted in Child Care, Nutrition
Is Your Fish Oil Made in China?

Is Your Fish Oil Made in China?

So what’s in your fish oil? Is it made with Chinese fish oil? And why does the bottle not say ‘Made in China’ if the fish oil pills were made in China? It’s easy for supplement companies to find loopholes… 0 Shares | | Posted in Environment, Food, Health, Medicine
The Health Benefits of Nori (the Seaweed That Wraps Sushi)

The Health Benefits of Nori (the Seaweed That Wraps Sushi)

Nori is an edible red seaweed that is popular in East Asia, especially Japan. In the West, it is perhaps best known as the seaweed that wraps pieces of sushi, although it is also used as a garnish, for flavoring… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Health, Nutrition