A stroke can be devastating and deadly1. Understanding the signs of a stroke is extremely important so that help can be administered as soon as possible. The damage is caused by an interruption of the blood supply to the brain2. Make sure to know these classic stroke symptoms and take action: 1. Sudden loss of [...]
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One of the best things you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle this winter is to get more vitamin D. It is an essential micronutrient that is produced naturally by the body when we expose our skin to sunlight. Unfortunately, many of us don't have the ability to get out in the sun because [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]