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Good Fat vs. Bad Fat

good-fat-vs-bad-fatOur bodies need fat to survive. However, not all fat was created equally. Too much saturated fat increases cholesterol in our bodies, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Finding Your Balance

endocrinesystem_420x390_enilKnow More About Your Endocrine System

Your endocrine system is all about balance, and is an extremely important system in the body, regulating metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction sleep and mood and much else.

“Endocrine” comes from the Greek words “endo” (within) and “crinis” (to secrete).

This system comprises a collection of glands that produce hormones to regulate several functions and affects almost every organ and cell in the body. In general, the glands select and remove materials from the blood, process them, and then secrete the finished chemical product for use somewhere else in the body. Cellular metabolism, reproduction, sexual development, sugar and mineral homeostasis, heart rate, and digestion are among the many processes regulated by the actions of hormones.

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Alkaline Vegetables To Supercharge Your Health

alkaline-foodsDiets today are highly processed, low in nutrition and high in calories, filled with acid-forming foods like sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains and genetically modified organisms. Alkaline-forming foods help our bodies regulate an ideal PH balance of 7.365 in our blood.

When we eat too much acidic food, our blood may fall to a harmful acidic level, affecting our immune system. The solution is simply to maintain balance by eating alkaline-forming foods that include melons, buckwheat, olive oil.

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Berry Good For You

berriesBerries are powerful superfoods. They have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits. Also rich in nutrients and phytochemicals, they help prevent the effects of ageing, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes high blood pressure and types of cancers.

Fresh organic strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries are loaded with flavor and goodness. Whizz them up in a smoothie, add them to salads or top your morning cereal with them to enjoy all they have to offer.

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A Handful Of Black Rice

black-riceNot just great looking on a plate, it’s even better in our tummies. Black rice is an ancient grain that had even more impressive health benefits than many of its cousins. It is the rice richest in powerful disease-fighting antioxidants, it also contains dietary fibre and anti-inflammatory properties.

Also known as ‘forbidden rice’, it has been eaten in Asia for thousands of years, prized highly by the Chinese. Today this rice in becoming more popular and can be found on the menus of upscale eateries and health food cafes around the world.

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Ever Reliable Coconut Oil

coconut-oilThis superfood has a unique combination of fatty acids that have a profound and positive effects on health. They include fat loss, better brain function and various other amazing benefits. Stable even in high heat, it is suitable for cooking and frying and does not lose its benefits unlike olive oil.

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Fantastic Fermented Foods

fermented-foodTraditionally fermented foods are not only delicious, they are also beneficial to your gut health. Rich in lactic acid-producing bacteria, they are considered probiotic in nature. They keep the digestive tract conducive for healthy bacteria to flourish.

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The Sweet Facts About Lemon Water

lemon-waterNot only a delicious thirst quencher, lemon water is also a great energy booster in the morning when our tissues are dehydrated and in desperate need pf fluid to flush out toxins. 

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Perfect Pumpkin

pumpkinPumpkins are delicious and feature in many diets around the world. Not only is it versatile, it packs a powerful punch when it comes to nutrients, keeping heart health, vision and waistlines in check.

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