Trends tend to come and go, but the juicing craze may be here to stay. Although there are no proven health benefits of fruit and vegetable juice over the whole foods themselves, the modern busy lifestyle hardly gives us time to take in the daily recommended nine servings per day. Juicing is an excellent way to supplement your daily intake of vitamins and minerals, especially if you aren't in the habit of eating nutrient-rich foods like chard, kale, berries, citrus, and beets on a daily basis. Even better, by tailoring your juice recipes and ingredients, you can use juicing to serve specific purposes and support your lifestyle.
How's your night vision these days? Seeing in the dark will be one of the first things to go. Next you may notice a painful sensitivity to bright lights and an unusual fatigue after looking at a computer screen for several hours. All of these symptoms are markers of one simple deficiency.
A steaming cup of tea is an image that evokes feelings of comfort and well-being in almost any culture. Europe favors traditional black teas, India has chai, and in South America, they love yerba mate. Besides its aromatic and comforting qualities, however, what can herbal teas do for your health?
Skin problems abound during winter. Dry, cold air, blistering winds, and a constant barrage of indoor heaters are bound to dry out the skin and intensify conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Don't despair just yet, however. There are some simple ways to protect the skin from winter ravages and rejuvenate it in time for spring.
Have you eaten out lately? A typical restaurant meal may include a large steak with a salad, potatoes or rice, and a bread roll. It sounds delicious, but what is the overall nutritional takeaway from this meal?
In last week's article, we covered the problems associated with protein deficiency and listed out how much protein the average person should be eating. All proteins are not created equal, however; how does one determine which proteins are most useful to the body?
Your body is made up of thousands of minerals, elements, vitamins, and enzymes, but there is one nutrient that makes a powerful contribution in the formulation and function of almost every body part. Have you guessed what it is?
In 1954, nutritionist Adelle Davis told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Although this idea was accepted widely and repeated by parents for generations, it still remains largely ignored. A recent survey by the NPD Group concluded that 31 million American adults skip breakfast each day. You may ask yourself, does the old adage still hold true?