With more people adopting plant-based diets, it’s not surprising that they might be considering what goes into their pets’ foods too. However, when considering making any dietary changes, animal caretakers need to make sure the unique nutritional needs of their favorite felines and canines are met. For instance, while dogs are considered omnivores, cats are most definitely carnivores.
Metabolism describes all the chemical reactions going on in your body that keep it alive and functioning. It refers to the cellular process that changes food into energy, and particular proteins in the body control these chemical reactions. The word metabolism can get easily confused with the term metabolic rate, the amount of calories you […]
Salt has been used across the world for centuries as both a culinary seasoning and currency. Salt processing dates back to 6,000 BC in Romania. A 62-mile medieval route called the Old Salt Route stretches across Germany, where the salt trade became an empire. Some salt mining locations have also been used for centuries, and […]
As far back as 2800 BC, our ancestors used cinnamon for anointing, embalming and digestive and respiratory ailments. Cinnamon has been used in traditional medicine all over the world, including Persia (Iran), India and China. Cinnamon also has many modern medicinal uses: It’s an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antilipemic, antidiabetic, antimicrobial and anticancer agent. According to the […]
Many people know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes getting a good night’s rest and eating a balanced diet. However, people are also guilty of approaching their health with a maintenance mindset, and sadly, may refer to taking care of themselves as “indulging in” self-care. On the contrary, taking care of yourself also has the […]
Hawthorn grows as both a shrub and tree across North America, Europe and Asia. As a member of the Rosaceae (rose) family, it protects itself with sharp thorns. Hawthorn possesses a somewhat overlooked medicinal secret: Hawthorn berries, packed with both a mild sweetness and a tangy tartness. From heart tonic to anxiety relief, here are five health benefits of hawthorn berry.
Moringa oleifera is a drought-resistant tree native to India, but it also thrives in subtropical areas across the world. It goes by a few common names: horseradish tree, drumstick tree, ben oil tree and miracle tree. Some say it’s a medicinal marvel due to its many traditional medicinal applications.
Arugula has some weird common names, such as salad rocket, garden rocket, roquette and colewort. The benefits of arugula are definitely better than those names, and don’t worry: it doesn’t taste like rocket fuel. Arugula is from the plant family Brassicaceae (the “mustard greens” family), and you’ll recognize its relatives as cabbage, collards and cauliflower. […]
Your body can’t make vitamin C, which is water-soluble and found in fruits and vegetables from kiwi to kale. However, vitamin C is linked to many health benefits and serves many roles in the body that you may find extraordinary. 1. It Helps Make Collagen Collagen gives your skin a youthful appearance, but it is […]