27 Coconut Flour Recipes You’re Sure to Love

Whether you’ve gone gluten-free, have a nut allergy or simply are looking for a more nutritious alternative to traditional flours, coconut flour might be the solution you’re looking for, and there are many coconut flour recipes out there to show you how to use it. Coconut flour contains absolutely no grains or nuts, great for those who are gluten-free or have nut […]

The Best Mocktails: Alcohol-Free Drinks that Boost Your Health!

Many people love the taste of alcoholic cocktails, but they don’t like the many undesirable side effects of alcohol — such as alcohol’s link to mood disorders, obesity, liver disease, and breast cancer. That’s where mocktails come in. You can have a drink that’s tasty and feels celebratory but doesn’t leave you with a terrible hangover the next day. Plus, mocktails can […]

What Is Key Lime? Benefits, Uses, Recipes & More

There’s key lime pie, key lime flavored yogurt, and key lime juice — but you may be wondering, what exactly is key lime, and how is it different than your standard green lime at the grocery store? Key limes and “conventional limes” originate in different areas, and look slightly different but have a similar taste. Key limes are touted for […]

Magnesium Benefits for Heart Health, Performance, and Sleep

Magnesium is a critical mineral involved in many aspects of our health. Low levels have been linked to several conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and diabetes. Getting enough of this electrolyte, preferably through consuming foods high in magnesium, offers a host of health benefits, from alleviating symptoms of PMS and headaches to fighting depression, constipation, and insomnia. That being said, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]