Glucose and Fructose - What's The Difference?

Glucose and Fructose – What’s The Difference?

There are so many names for sugar – it can be quite confusing! Glucose and fructose are two of those names that we often see used a lot in health literature and on food labels. So how is glucose different from fructose? Is one better than the other? Glucose and fructose are the two simple …read more

5 Heart Healthy Plant Foods You Might Be Overlooking

5 Heart Healthy Plant Foods You Might Be Overlooking

While February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month, it is always a great idea to consume foods that are heart healthy. There are many widely available foods that benefit the heart and circulatory system, but these five are common foods that you might not have considered. Here’s the lowdown, including the reasons each of them …read more

Golden Berry - Culinary Fad or Super Food?

Golden Berry – Culinary Fad or Super Food?

  The Golden Berry or Inca Berry is a sweet but somewhat tart tasting fruit that is often used as a fresh garnish (complete with fancy paper shell) on a fancy, expensive dessert, or on an elegant plate of fruit. I have also seen these berries sold in a health food store as dried raisin-like …read more

Love And Its Amazing Connection to Great Health

Love And Its Amazing Connection to Great Health

During the month of February the emphasis is on the season of ‘love’! It’s all about cupid, that special someone, the romantic evening, the chocolates and roses. In reality, love knows no season, love takes many forms, and is an amazing component of great health. While the romantic kind of love is wonderful and very …read more

Making a Raw Cacao Chocolate Bar or Chocolates

Making a Raw Cacao Chocolate Bar or Chocolates

Before we get to the recipe itself, let’s talk about some details that are important if you want to have a high quality, as-healthy-as-possible chocolate bar or chocolates. The best ingredients to use for the very best and healthiest results: Raw organic cacao powder or paste with nothing added to it (NOT genetically modified cacao …read more

Raw Chocolate: Surprising Health Benefits

Raw Chocolate: Surprising Health Benefits

  Cacao beans, raw chocolate in its original form right from the tree, is known as a super healthy food or a Superfood. Cacao beans (also known as cacao nuts) have an impressive nutritional profile that stays intact when it is consumed as a raw food. Recent studies are showing a number of surprising benefits …read more

Chocolate: Guilt-free Indulgence!

Chocolate: Guilt-free Indulgence!

Ahhh, Chocolate! Who doesn’t love a wonderful piece of good quality chocolate now and then? Valentine’s Day simply wouldn’t be the same without chocolate and roses! But can chocolate really be guilt-free indulgence? Absolutely – if it is the right kind of chocolate! There are many types of chocolate in the supermarkets and health food …read more

Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

This is an interesting and nutritious salad that can be served warm or cold. It is very easy to make and it contains plenty of protein and fiber from both the garbanzo beans and the quinoa. Red and white quinoa make this a colorful dish. The original recipe can be found on allrecipes.com.   Prep …read more

Easy Lentil Soup

Easy Lentil Soup

This is a very easy and healthy vegetarian soup – great for a cold winter day! The lentils are a great source of protein and fiber.   Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients: 1 can lentils, drained and rinsed 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves …read more

12 Top Tips for Great Health in 2015!

12 Top Tips for Great Health in 2015!

Here are some top health tips for 2015 – or for any other New Year, for that matter! These timeless tips will get your year started off in a healthy and energetic way! 1. Reduce your salt intake. Did you know that about 80% of sodium intake comes from processed foods, canned foods, and foods purchased …read more