Many people load up on cranberries around the holiday season. Who doesn’t enjoy homemade cranberry sauce or a fresh cranberry salad? But many people forget that the health benefits of eating cranberries are available throughout the year. This amazing red berry is a rich source of phytochemicals that make …Read More »
Losing Weight With Cayenne Pepper
Dieting is rarely an exciting experience. More often, it is a grueling exercise in monotonous self-discipline, a daily battle against the forces of pleasure. Adding to the misery is the blandness of the food you are expected to consume. While your higher brain may recognize that the quivering pile of …Read More »
What to Know Before Becoming a Vegan
Are you thinking of trying out a plant-based diet? You’re not alone. Since 2014, veganism in the United States has increased more than 600 percent, a trend that’s also becoming popular worldwide. A vegan is a person who does not eat or use animal products. (A vegetarian allows consumption of …Read More »
So, What’s So Special About Green Tea?
Green tea for thousands of years has been one of China’s best-kept secrets to good health. This simple, unassuming drink contains lots of immune system boosting antioxidants. According to Web MD, green tea contains eight to ten times the antioxidants as your average fruit or vegetable. That’s an amazing bonus …Read More »
Add Fiber to Your Daily Routine
Once associated with rather embarrassing products, fiber is now recognized as an important part of our diets. We’ve all seen advertisements for high-fiber breakfast cereals and fiber-rich snack bars, but most of us don’t completely understand the importance of adding fiber to our diets. What’s Fiber? Dietary fiber is a …Read More »
Are Fast Food Salads Healthy?
You’re pressed for time, so you pull into the drive-thru window of your fast-food restaurant and order the “healthiest” thing on the menu – a fast-food salad. After the “not so friendly” fast-food worker hands you a tray of lettuce and other fixings, you head back to the office to …Read More »
Can a Diet High in Fruits and Veggies Reduce the Risk of Lymphoma?
Many people feel helpless in the face of cancer. Even if they don’t have it, they worry about getting it. Fortunately, lifestyle factors such as avoiding smoking and excess alcohol, and leading an active lifestyle help to reduce the chance of developing this sometimes devastating disease. Now, a new study shows that diet may be important for reducing the risk of lymphoma, or cancer of the lymphatic system. This relatively common form of cancer kills over 16,000 people each year.Read More »
Fighting Liver Disease Like A Girl
Right now, I am less than two weeks away from a partial liver transplant. I am 29 years old. Finding out you have any life-threatening disease is scary (to put it mildly), but finding out you have a disease that carries the stigma of cirrhosis… well, let’s just say it …Read More »