In nutrition and life, everything changes. Items like floppy disks, pagers and cassette tapes are outdated. Political views like segregation and women’s right to vote are no longer relevant. As for the world of nutrition, it seems like things change every week.
After successfully dieting for several months, you have a slip up. And not just any slip up, but the BIG one. Maybe you devoured an entire pizza after a bar crawl, or maybe you failed to restrain yourself while at a buffet with friends. Whatever the reason, it’s not important.
Originating in China, ginger is a flowering plant that has a long history of use in alternative medicines. From fighting colds to treating nausea and indigestion, ginger has served as a natural remedy for people all over the world for centuries. So why is this herb so powerful, and how can it improve your health? Here’s how a healthy dose of ginger can help you.
Such a huge number of superfoods get thrown around that it can be hard to keep track on which you should be eating. And beets have something of a bad reputation – many of us still think of them in the pickled form that our granny’s generation enjoyed.
Everyone wants to tell you how important Vitamin C is, and Vitamin D has recently become a big deal with many nutritionists, but what about Vitamin B? We understand Vitamin B can be more complex, since there are eight types; however, getting enough of these helps reduce your risk of stroke, and lets you enjoy countless other health benefits.
With Halloween just a few days away, you may feel a mixed sense of excitement and dread as a night of parties or trick-or-treating with your kids approaches. You remember what’s happened previous years come November 1st: you on the couch feeling bloated and no longer able to button up your pants due to a long night of Halloween candy binging.
It might seem like every day brings a new foodstuff to add to your diet with the promise of added health and vitality, but the truth is that the best dietary supplements can lie in the most unexpected places. The news that they are packed full of goodness can leave us both surprised and wanting to kick ourselves for not having made the realization already.
For too many of us, detoxing is something we think about only in January, when we’re feeling bloated from eating too much over the holidays – and which we then promptly forget about again for much of the rest of the year. If we do consider detoxing at other times, our understanding of the options available to us is often limited to drinking more water and chowing down on green juices and smoothies for a set number of days.
In a world with a fast food joint on every corner, lumberjack portion sizes, and heavily processed microwavable meals, it can be an ongoing fight to maintain a healthy diet. And for many of us, let’s face it, watching what we eat just isn’t a priority – especially when there are bills to pay, family commitments, visits to the doctor, car repairs, vacations to plan, and a never-ending list of tasks and obligations to meet.
What if you were told to eat the skin of a kiwi or the peel of an orange? Would you think that’s crazy? If you’re like most people, you probably would. But as with many things that are out of the ordinary, there is also a stroke of genius in this madness.