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Diets – Healthy Apple

Papaya Benefits Digestion, Heart Health & More

Christopher Columbus was known to call papaya the “fruit of the angels.” This orange-colored, melon-like fruit is part of the Caricaceae family of plants and grows on the Carica papaya tree. It’s native to southern Mexico and Central America but can be grown in most tropical areas. When ripe, it is commonly used around the world to make juice or as a […]

Cobb Salad Recipe with Avocado Dressing

I think one of the biggest misconceptions about eating a healthy (and gluten-free) diet is that it’s full of boring, unfulfilling and tasteless meals. But it’s always been a passion of mine to get creative with recipes and make healthful eating fun. That’s how you keep healthy living going for the long haul. One of my favorite dishes to experiment […]

15 Fermented Foods for a Healthy Gut and Overall Health

Whether you realize it or not, fermentation is a process that’s used to produce some of the world’s favorite foods and beverages. What are some foods that are fermented? Popular fermented foods include things like wine, beer, yogurt, certain aged cheeses, and even chocolate and coffee. One of the most popular fermented foods globally is yogurt, which has been consumed […]

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tied to Increased Brain Volume

It’s no secret that inflammation is the root of many diseases, but did you know it may actually play a part in brain size as well? It’s true, but that also means consuming an anti-inflammatory diet can help combat chronic disease and potentially even help increase brain size. In fact, a first-of-its-kind study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association found evidence that an […]

How to Lose Belly Fat: 11 Steps + Why It’s Important

There’s loads of advice out there regarding how to lose weight quickly, some good, some bad. While your primary reason for wanting to learn how to lose belly fat may be due to vanity, there are also loads of convincing health reasons for wanting to trim down your waistline. For example, dangerous visceral fat — the type of deep fat that tends to accumulate near […]

Agroforestry: Benefits of This Ancient Farming Method

The USDA explains that agroforestry is “putting the right tree, in the right place, for the right purpose.” This integration of trees and shrubs has been used for centuries to create climate-resilient landscapes that benefit the water, soil, crops and animals. Today, it’s becoming more common across the U.S. as a way to prevent crops from extreme weather and ensure […]

Kiwi Nutrition: 10 Surprising Benefits + More Vitamin C than Orange

If you’ve never tried a kiwifruit, you might be on your way to the grocery store after reading all of the ways it can enhance your health. That’s because kiwi nutrition provides an insane amount of health benefits. For instance, did you know that kiwi is one of the most nutritious vitamin C foods around? It’s true. In fact, just one cup […]

Baked Asparagus Recipe, with Portobello Mushroom

It can be difficult for me to understand when someone says that they don’t like vegetables. But then I hear about the overcooked, mushy asparagus they associate with vegetable time, and I can understand their distaste. To remedy this, I have a few tricks up my sleeve. First, pick up some fresh asparagus at your local farmer’s market or supermarket. […]

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 […]

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 […]