Alfalfa Sprouts Benefits & How to Grow Them at Home

While the name may make you smile and laugh with thoughts of the “Little Rascals” character, alfalfa sprouts are no joke considering their superfood powers. The sprout of the alfalfa flower seed is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, yet low in calories — plus its mild flavor makes it easy to use in recipes. Studies show that due to the ability to fight […]

Best Sunscreens & Toxic Ones to Avoid

It’s no secret that the sun (in moderate doses) provides all sorts of health benefits, including helping our bodies manufacture vital vitamin D. With warmer weather right around the corner, though, many people are looking for the best sunscreens to cut their risk of sun overexposure, sunburns and possibly skin cancer Environmental Working Group’s 16th annual Guide to Sunscreens is a mix of […]

The Surprising Benefits of Boredom

A boring life may not be something many of us strive for, but the truth is, occasional boredom may actually have a number of health benefits. That’s right — allowing yourself to be bored more often can pay off in terms of your productivity, creativity, and ability to handle stress. On the other hand, if you force yourself to be […]

Alpha-Linolenic Acid: Plant-Based Omega-3 Supports Heart, Cognition

It’s no secret that heart disease is an epidemic in the United States. After all, the American Heart Association reports that nearly half of Americans have heart disease, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it continues to be the No. 1 killer in the U.S. The good news is there are many ways you can prevent and combat this deadly condition […]

Natural Ear Infection Remedies

Are you struggling with symptoms of an ear infection and wondering how to cure an ear infection fast? Ear infections, whether they afflict adults or more commonly children, can be really unpleasant and outright painful. Ear infections can be in the outer, middle, or inner ear. For this article, I’m going to focus on the most common type of ear […]

Plantains: 6 Reasons to Add to Your Diet (#5 Will Make You Think)

Although not a staple food in the United States, plantains have a rich history, with references to the fruit dating back 2,500 years ago. There are even mentions of plantains in Ancient Greek records of Alexander the Great’s travels to India. He liked them so much that he ordered them to be grown in his coastal domains in Africa. At […]

Almond Oil Benefits for Dry Skin, Eczema, Stretch Marks & More

Your skin needs it. Your heart needs it. Even your colon needs it! Almond oil takes the mighty, nutrition-rich almonds and transforms them into a powerful oil with incredible benefits. Though there are two main kinds of almonds that create almond oil, the one used for mostly homeopathic and cosmetic purposes is sweet almond oil. Don’t let the name fool you, though: […]

Do Artificial Sweeteners Increase Your Cancer Risk?

The widespread use of artificial sweeteners occurred, at the end of the day, because food and beverage manufacturers saw a business opportunity: They could tease their low-calorie foods or even zero-calorie drinks to potential customers who were looking to cut back on their calorie and sugar consumption. The bonus sounded too good to be true: You could enjoy the taste (okay, not […]

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