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Bee pollen is one of nature’s most complete foods

Bee pollen

Bees have been in the news a lot lately, and not for good reasons. Colony collapse disorder has been debated around the world, with fingers being pointed at many culprits. Not only does this crisis affect our overall food production, but it also hampers the production of one of nature’s richest and most healing superfoods – bee pollen. A powerhouse ... Read More »

10 powerful anti-aging foods

anti-aging

It’s always exciting to read about a new anti-aging food with great potential in the area of human health. So many times, however, these foods are exotic, and can be found only in other countries, through specialized programs, or on the Internet through questionable sites. Fortunately, you don’t have to twist yourself inside out or spend a mint to enjoy ... Read More »

10 health benefits of avocados

Avocado

Including avocado with your meals may help you feel fuller for longer and reduce the urge for overweight adults to eat more, according to new research just released on the consumption of avocados. Researchers at Loma Linda University investigated whether adding fresh avocado to a midday meal had any effect on insulin response, blood sugar levels, feelings of fullness and ... Read More »

Study finds avocado-eaters to be especially healthy

avocado

Many of us do not have to be “sold” on the benefits of avocados—their silky texture and versatile flavor make them hard not to love. But when studies show that avocado-eaters are healthier overall than their counterparts, we feel justified in our love-affair with the green fruit. And the research may even convince some non-avocado-eaters to cross over to the other ... Read More »

Cooking with a microwave destroys cancer-fighting nutrients in food and promotes nutritional deficiencies

Microwave nutrients food

Microwaves absolutely decimate the nutritional value of your food, destroying the very vitamins and phytonutrients that prevent disease and support good health. Previous studies have shown that as much as 98% of the cancer-fighting nutrients in broccoli, for example, are destroyed by microwaving. To understand why, you have to understand the nature of vitamins and phytonutrients (plant-based nutrients). These are very ... Read More »

7 of the best foods for weight loss

weight loss

People are always looking for the best foods for weight loss. Losing weight isn’t just about calories. It’s about the kind of food we eat, the exercise we endure, the overall lifestyles we adopt. Rather than starving ourselves (which actually negatively affects metabolism, resulting in fat retention), we benefit more from eating healthful, natural foods. Trying to lose weight in ... Read More »

Top 5 reasons why you should remove grains from your diet for good

Bread grains

Government guidelines and advice from medical doctors can often lead people to believe that cereal grains are the foundation of a healthy diet. The food pyramid, now renamed the food plate, dictates that people should eat several servings of whole grains each day to provide an adequate supply of vitamins, minerals and fiber. This advice is given despite the fact ... Read More »

How to avoid deceptively ‘healthy’ junk foods while shopping

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An increasing number of “junk” food items are now being repacked and rebranded as health food items, with claims that they contain things like added vitamins and minerals, or no trans-fats. But oftentimes such items are still just junk foods with deceptive labels, and consumers need to be aware of this when browsing the grocery store aisles in search of ... Read More »

Prescription drugs cause nutrient depletion

Prescription Pills

Many people do not realize that the medications they take on a daily basis can negatively affect the amount of nutrients stored in the body. Numerous drugs actually deplete specific vitamins and minerals, causing a whole host of additional problems. Being aware of what is being depleted by the prescription you are taking can help you to choose what to ... Read More »