nutrition

7 Health Benefits of Oregano Oil

7 Health Benefits of Oregano Oil

Native to Europe, oregano is a popular herb used in Italian-inspired recipes. Oregano is an essential kitchen staple, but it also makes a powerful extract. The benefits and uses of oregano oil include antioxidant, antibiotic and antifungal properties, among others. Ancient Roman and Greek civilizations often used oregano oil for both culinary and medicinal purposes. […]

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    14 Foods High in Soluble Fiber

    14 Foods High in Soluble Fiber

    We know we need fiber, but why? Our bodies cannot digest fiber, and that’s exactly why we need it. It passes through us undigested and helps us regulate sugars, keeping hunger in check. There are two types of fiber: insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water and moves food through the digestive system, helping to prevent […]

    The 6 Best Plant-Based Sources of Vitamin D

    The 6 Best Plant-Based Sources of Vitamin D

    Are you getting enough vitamin D? Statistically, probably not. One billion people worldwide and 42 percent of people in the United States are vitamin D deficient — and most don’t even know it. The NIH recommends 600-800 IU per day, but it is recommended that vegetarians and vegans shoot for the top of that range. […]

    8 Best Non-Toxic Cookware Sets to Keep Your Food and Yourself Safe

    8 Best Non-Toxic Cookware Sets to Keep Your Food and Yourself Safe

    While Teflon has been used extensively in traditional pots and pans since the 1940s, studies have shown that switching to a non-toxic option is much better for your health and the health of the planet. But with so many options available, it can be hard to narrow down the best non-toxic cookware sets. In this […]

    6 Wellness Shots You Can Make at Home​

    6 Wellness Shots You Can Make at Home

    If you’re a regular at the juice bar, you might recognize the 4-oz bottles of wellness shots offered alongside their full-size counterparts. These shots are essentially concentrated versions of healthful juices, and are meant to provide a burst of nutrients in a very small dose. The superfoods, spices, and other ingredients in the shots are […]

    The Best Healthy Energy Drinks and Coffees

    The Best Healthy Energy Drinks and Coffees

    If you’re like many busy Americans, you may feel the need for an extra boost of energy to stay focused and perform at your best throughout the day. Whether you experience the age-old 3 p.m. slump at your desk or you need an extra jolt to power through a morning workout, you may be looking […]

    8 Health Benefits of Aronia Berries

    8 Health Benefits of Aronia Berries

    Why would anyone want to eat something called a chokeberry? Well, they’re considered one of the best sources of antioxidants, which have a plethora of health benefits, that’s why. Aronia berries get their nickname because eating the small, darkly colored fruits raw can dry out your mouth, but they are often added to jams, teas, […]

    10 Foods That Weaken Your Immune System

    10 Foods That Weaken Your Immune System

    We often hear about foods that can boost our immune systems, but did you know there are dietary choices that can actually weaken your body’s ability to fight off infections? Studies show that ultra-processed foods, and those full of empty calories without nutrients can be detrimental to your health. Our immune systems exist to protect […]

    6 Health Benefits of Reishi Mushrooms

    6 Health Benefits of Reishi Mushrooms

    Can mushrooms improve your health? Eastern medicine has used the reishi mushroom for years because it is common in hot and humid areas of Asia. Reishi mushrooms include triterpenoids, polysaccharides and peptidoglycans, each of them contributing certain health benefits when they are eaten fresh or in powders and extracts added to other foods and drinks. […]