Wheatgrass comes from the freshly sprouted leaves of the wheat plants, Triticum aestivum. You can prepare it at home as a fresh juice or take it as a powder or supplement. There are many health claims regarding wheatgrass. In this article, we'll take a closer look at 5 benefits of wheatgrass: 1. Nutrients And Antioxidants [...]
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What Is Choline? Choline might not get a lot of press, but it is an essential nutrient1. In other words, the amount of choline that is naturally produced in the body is not enough to cover your needs, let alone the needs of your growing baby. Eating foods rich in choline and supplementing with a [...]
What Is Sucrose? Sucrose is a disaccharide consisting of a mixture of monosaccharides glucose and fructose. In it's most common form, sucrose is most easily recognizable as table sugar. As with most other forms of sugar, you should consume sucrose in moderation (if at all). According to the American Council on Exercise, the over-consumption of [...]
One of the best choices you can make for your health is to eat a plant-based diet. At the same time, it also carries a serious and possibly fatal risk. The plant-based diet contains many of the vitamins and minerals you need for your health, but it is typically devoid of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12, [...]
Including more omega-3 fatty acids in your diet can provide numerous health benefits. According to various studies, they reduce inflammation, reduce blood triglycerides, and can even lower your risk of dementia1. Omega-3 fatty acids come from many sources, but the best known include fish oil and fatty fish, such as Alaska Pollock. But did you [...]
Algae calcium is plant-based, algae-derived calcium1. Unlike traditional rock calciums like calcium carbonate or calcium citrate, algae calcium is naturally full of dozens of trace minerals. Algae calcium, also known as Algas calcareas, comes from red ocean calcium. It is typically found attached to other algae or in tropical reefs. Even though it is named [...]
Veganuary is a movement that has been around for a while, but it is really picking up steam in 2019. It is a pledge that people make to eat a plant-based diet for the first month of the year. Now that vegan options are easier to obtain and less expensive, there seems to be a [...]
Your body automatically kicks into high gear when you are pregnant which is why you begin eating more foods. That being said, you are not necessarily 'eating for two'. Being pregnant means that you need to eat healthily, but it doesn't mean that you should overeat. If you are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, [...]
You can often tell a lot about a person's health and diet by their hair, nails, and skin. There are many foods that inflame our cells and end up tearing apart the collagen, keratin, and elastin. Toxic overload, stress, and a poor diet all contribute to lackluster skin, dry hair, and brittle nails that never [...]
Feeding your body certain foods may help keep your immune system strong. If you're looking for ways to prevent winter colds and the flu, you should make sure to include these foods in your diet: 1. Ginger: If you've been feeling under the weather, you may turn to Ginger to help speed up the recovery [...]