I don’t know about you, but I think spring is the best and the worst time of year. It’s the best because the blue sky and warm weather bring so much fun and excitement to even the most ordinary day. Unfortunately, it’s also the worst for those who suffer from allergy induced itchy, watery eyes, […]
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Chances are, you’ve found yourself strolling through the isles at the grocery store and noticed the recurring theme of coconut oil. Perhaps it was in items for cooking, soaps, lotions, maybe drinks. Apparently this stuff is everywhere. The products may reveal what coconut oil is capable of, but over the years, thousands of studies have […]
It’s hard to go to any restaurant these days without seeing mushrooms on the menu. These tiny fungi (not vegetable!) are at the top of the popularity list, and for good reason. The publicly acclaimed “superfood” has an incredibly dynamic resume that includes more than truffle pizza. Here’s what you didn’t know.
So what’s the deal with vitamin c, and why are we obsessed with getting more of it? Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, and unlike many animals, humans are not capable of producing it in their bodies, which means we have to get our fill through our diet or supplements. Generally, diets high in fruits […]
Let’s talk veggies. While we all know the health benefits that come along with a balanced diet, too often we stick to a typical, common selection. Introducing different vegetables to meals is a great way to add new flavors (and new health benefits) to your diet. Use these overlooked vegetables to spice up your routine—it’s […]
With the new year upon us and many resolutions to get your health into gear, among the many things to try is a juice cleanse. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about juice cleanses, and with enough nutrition jargon, you can easily find yourself confused about what actually happens when you eliminate all […]
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, but with all those holiday festivities, anyone with an uneasy stomach may be living in a nightmare. It can feel impossible to pass up on another serving of sweet potato casserole or the post-dinner dessert, but the overindulging may be leaving you feeling bloated and […]
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 […]
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.
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% […]