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

Wild Rice Is Not Actually Rice - True or False?

Wild Rice Is Not Actually Rice – True or False?

Wild rice is cooked and eaten the same way as many types of rice, and it has a few different names, such as Indian Rice, Canadian Rice and water oats. While it can be found growing wild in some lakes and slow moving streams, most wild rice today is cultivated. Wild rice is not actually …read more

Surprising Facts and Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Surprising Facts and Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids have some health benefits that are quite surprising! Omega 3s are ‘essential’ fatty acids, meaning that they are essential for health but are not produced by the body – they must be obtained from food. They are also polyunsaturated fats because they are made up of many double bonds. There are …read more

Craving Nuts? Almonds Are Amazing!

Craving Nuts? Almonds Are Amazing!

  There are many different nuts and they all make quick, healthy snacks. One particular nut, the almond, seems to be gaining popularity these days. Not only are almonds versatile and delicious, but they have an incredible list of health benefits! So here’s the scoop on almonds… Almonds are considered a nut by almost everyone, …read more

The Hidden Nutritional Value of Pumpkin

The Hidden Nutritional Value of Pumpkin

Pumpkins are plentiful every autumn, and they are mostly used for pumpkin pie or for carving Jack-o-Lanterns at Halloween. But there is far more to a pumpkin than meets the eye! Pumpkins have amazing nutritional value! Pumpkin is a member of the cucurbitaceae family of vegetables (although some categorize pumpkins as fruit), which grow on …read more

Cabbage - 5 Reasons to Add It to Your Dietary Lifestyle!

Cabbage – 5 Reasons to Add It to Your Dietary Lifestyle!

Cabbage is part of the robust cruciferous family of vegetables. These vegetables are known to be particularly helpful in supporting the body against inflammation, and in neutralizing free radicals that can damage cells. Cabbage has these same benefits, and more! Here are five reasons to add cabbage to your healthy dietary lifestyle…   Heart health and cholesterol-lowering benefits. Steaming cabbage …read more

Grapes - What Makes Them So Healthy, Besides the Resveratrol Content?

Grapes – What Makes Them So Healthy, Besides the Resveratrol Content?

Grapes, which are actually considered berries, are an incredibly healthy fruit! Recently there’s been a lot of hubbub about their nutrient content, particularly with regard to a nutrient called resveratrol. But what other nutrients do grapes contain? What are the health benefits of eating grapes? Let’s take a closer look… Nutritional value of grapes I …read more

Brussels Sprouts - 8 Health Benefits You Probably Didn't Know About!

Brussels Sprouts – 8 Health Benefits You Probably Didn’t Know About!

  Brussels sprouts are an amazing little veggie with lots of health benefits that most people are not aware of. They are a fairly common cruciferous vegetable, part of the Brassicaceae (cabbage) family. Cruciferous vegetables are highly nutritious because they generally contain vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), C, E, and K. and many antioxidants. Here are …read more

Flax Seed - a Health Food Fad or a Powerful Super Food?

Flax Seed – a Health Food Fad or a Powerful Super Food?

Flax seed has been a food source since ancient times, as far back as 3000 BC. During that time it was believed to have powerful nutritional qualities, and modern research is starting to substantiate that old belief. Although research is ongoing, there are indications that consuming flax seed could possibly reduce the risk of lung …read more