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NUTRITION – Healthy Apple

Ashwagandha Benefits for the Brain, Thyroid, Muscles & More

Ashwagandha (aka Withania somnifera) is an adaptogenic herb that’s popular in Ayurvedic and traditional medicine. It has been used for more than 2,500 years and has been extensively researched (used in over 200 studies) for its potential thyroid-modulating, neuroprotective, anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties. In India, it is known as the “strength of the stallion” because it traditionally has been used to strengthen the immune […]

Hydration: How to Stay Hydrated in 6 Steps

Water is vital for your health and for hydration, and there are many reasons you should drink enough water daily. To stay hydrated, you need to consume enough water and other hydrating liquids to keep your body functioning properly. If you are dehydrated, some common side effects include headaches, lack of energy, weight gain, lack of detoxification and weakened immune […]

17 Healthy French Toast Recipes

Did you know that I’m a huge French toast fan? People often find this surprising, because French toast is a meal that can easily turn into a whole food lover’s nightmare — heaps of processed ingredients with little nutritional value. However, French toast recipes don’t have to be unhealthy and loaded with excessive calories. When done right, this delicious breakfast/brunch […]

Vitamin D3 vs. Vitamin D2 & How to Obtain Both

Vitamin D3 is one of the most buzzed-about supplements in the health industry. That’s because it’s estimated that over 40 percent of the population is deficient in vitamin D, which plays a role in everything from regulating mood to modulating immune cells. Not only that, but it’s one of the few nutrients that’s difficult to get from food sources alone, considering our bodies get most D […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best Postnatal Vitamins for Mom and Baby

You’ve likely read up on the importance of prenatal vitamins and how certain nutrients are needed in higher amounts during pregnancy, but did you know that the same is true even after you’ve given birth? Postnatal vitamins are used to ensure that new moms get the vitamins and minerals they need after giving birth. While eating a healthy, balanced diet is key […]

Tryptophan Benefits for Better Sleep & Moods

One of the things often overlooked when people are trying to improve their overall health, have more energy and sleep better is the importance of obtaining enough amino acids from different protein foods. Amino acids, including tryptophan, are the “building blocks of proteins,” and without a wide enough array of them in our diets, we actually can’t even survive, let alone […]

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 […]

40 Eggplant Recipes: Easy to Make and Delicious

The humble eggplant often gets pushed aside in favor of trendy produce like avocados or kale, but this versatile fruit (yes, it’s a fruit!) deserves a place at your table, too. Thankfully there is no shortage of eggplant recipes to try. Eggplant has a unique combination of textures that makes it a versatile ingredient in many dishes, and it’s loaded with antioxidants, […]