The adage “variety is the spice of life” certainly applies to Earth’s plethora of herbs and spices that offer so many wonderful flavors. But did you know herbs and spices are nutrient-dense superfoods with long-term health benefits? Nutritive herbs are rich in vitamins and minerals. Many also provide alkaline minerals that counter the effects of […]
Every year, as the seasons change, the temperature drops and the rain clouds swell, we’re inclined to decorate our homes with all the orange we can find. The fall welcoming committee is in full effect. One of these decorations packs a nutritional punch, and can easily be incorporated into sweet and savory meals. Let’s learn […]
In case you haven’t noticed, squads of mini superheroes have taken over the streets of your local school districts. Halloween is already in full swing, and parents, we know exactly which costume you’ll be wearing—magician. Besides keeping your little ones safe, your other job will be to trick your kids out of all those treats.
Is anyone really eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables? According to the Dietary Guidelines 2015–2020, adults should eat 3 to 4 servings of vegetables, and 2 to 2.5 servings of fruit a day. The majority are not. Is juicing the answer? Well, the Mayo Clinic says there’s no sound scientific evidence that extracted […]
The votes are in! Our next Guest Chef has been decided! Several weeks ago, we called on you, the fans, to submit your best plant-based dishes and vote for your favorites. After competitive voting, here are your top three choices, and more about what inspired their unique recipes.
It’s never too late to start something great. Making small but significant changes to your diet and lifestyle can yield powerful results. Going meat-free just one day per week is simply better for your health and better for the environment. But how do you create a meat-free routine? Here’s where to start.
We all know the modern diet lacks in adequate nutrition, yet even the most health-conscious vegans struggle to avoid the processed foods and empty calories of busy grab-and-go lives. No wonder over half of all Americans take dietary supplements. But are these products really essential for good health? Consider the following myths and facts that […]
Have trouble seeing in dim lighting? Suffering from swings in blood sugar? Can’t seem to kick the chronic cold? One solution to these issues is commonly seen in the local supermarket, yet constantly overlooked by many of us. Carrots—these strange, colorful roots are nutritional powerhouses, providing 113% of our daily value of vitamin A, 20% […]
Eating-the one activity humans all participate in to stay fully equipped, functioning and energized. But with all the diet hacks, plans, and weight loss regimes floating around, why do we still deal with an overwhelming struggle to possess consistent, healthy eating habits?
With a little planning, plant-based foods provide all the nutrition and energy a child needs to be healthy and happy. Starting early in life gives children an advantage, because the years from birth to adolescence are when they can develop a taste for a variety of plant foods; eating habits are set; the growth rate […]