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Fitness – 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 […]

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 […]

Top Natural Remedies for Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is currently the leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. — and according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it has maintained this ranking as the No. 1 killer since 1921. Coronary heart disease is a condition caused by the buildup of waxy plaque in the arteries that flow to and […]

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, […]

How to Lower Grilling Carcinogens by Up to 99%!

The topic of grilling carcinogens is probably the last thing you want to focus on while heading up for a summer cookout. The truth is when we’re playing softball, enjoying a family picnic or watching fireworks, there’s a good chance you’re in front of a grill firing up some hot dogs, burgers, shrimp, ribs or even veggie kabobs. Normally, we […]

What Is Restorative Yoga? Benefits, Poses, and How to Do It

While it might not be as physically challenging as other types of yoga, such as Ashtanga or Bikram yoga, restorative yoga can still have big payoffs in terms of promoting overall health. It doesn’t exactly “count as exercise,“ but thanks to how restorative yoga supports your nervous system, it can be a rejuvenating practice that improves your sleep and energy, while also […]

Can Walking Speed Indicate Dementia Risk?

It’s no secret that as we age we slow down both physically and mentally, particularly if we don’t take the necessary steps to keep both our bodies and minds in shape and sharp. In fact, there’s loads of evidence that physical and mental decline are often related, including a new study published in May 2022 that found an association between […]

Tips for Working Out in the Heat Safely (Plus Its Benefits)

When nicer weather returns, it’s exciting to move your workouts outdoors, adding plenty of fresh air and scenic sights to the experience. However, working out in the heat can cause dehydration and overheating when it’s not done with caution. There are ways you can work out in the heat safely, staying cool and maintaining healthy hydration levels. With these simple tips, you […]

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. […]