Manage Stress to Enhance Your Health

Manage Stress to Enhance Your Health

  In our fast paced society, everyone seems to be dealing with major amounts stress, both healthy stress that can provide motivation, and unhealthy stress that can cause damage. The unhealthy or negative form of stress can affect us in various ways – it can impact us physically, mentally, and/or emotionally, which makes it an …read more

Keeping Your Body Healthy, Happy and Hydrated

Keeping Your Body Healthy, Happy and Hydrated

Written by Chrysta Lewis, Guest Blogger and Owner of Scarlet Edge Beauty When it comes to health, how often do you think of pedicures and manicures? If you’re among the majority, it’s not too often. One of my missions is to break the stereotype of esthetics being just for “pampering” and help you understand that it’s about …read more

Sweet Potato and Yam - Is There a Difference?

Sweet Potato and Yam – Is There a Difference?

Sweet potatoes and yams are becoming more popular, as evidenced in restaurant fare with the current trend of ‘sweet potato fries’. Most people know that both sweet potatoes and yams are root vegetables that are good for us. We tend to use the two names interchangeably – but are sweet potatoes actually different from yams? If …read more

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

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