Healthy Foods

For the Love of Hemp Seeds

Hemp is thought to be one of the earth’s most nutritious plants. Hemp seeds are an ideal source of protein for vegans and vegetarians, including those who eat a raw diet. Essential fatty acids are abundant in hemp seeds, as are magnesium, iron, potassium, and fiber. Hemp seeds also […]

Top 6 Reasons to Include Figs in Your Diet

One of my favorite snacks is dried figs. I buy my dried figs at local ethnic grocers, or at Whole Foods.  I also enjoy fresh figs, but these are harder to come by here. There are many varieties of figs, which are grown in warm, […]

Why and How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Why and How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

  Many people think of apple cider vinegar as a seasoning to be used in cooking, or as a ingredient in homemade cleaning products. Those are definitely wonderful uses, but are you aware of all the amazing health benefits apple cider vinegar possesses?  Apple cider vinegar has […]

Cantaloupe

Summer is here and it is a hot one in the southern states! One of my favorite foods to bring along on summer picnics is cantaloupe. It is so easy to dice up and toss into a bowl to take along. Or better yet, thread it […]

Top 4 Health Benefits of Saffron

Top 4 Health Benefits of Saffron

  One of my favorite meals is Paella. I love yellow rice. Saffron is the spice that gives the rice its color (“saffron” means “yellow” in Arabic) and flavor in this yummy Spanish dish. Saffron has been prized throughout history for its medicinal properties, and […]

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay

History Clays have been used for thousands of years by people and cultures all around the world for both health and healing. Natural clays, especially the form known as “bentonite clay” or Montmorillonite clay, has, been rediscovered recent years, and has been increasingly used by holistic health practitioners in […]

Top 10 Health Benefits of Spirulina

“Superfood” is a buzz word that flies around these days like crazy and is used to classify a lot of different foods. The Oxford Dictionary definition states a superfood is “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being”. There are really […]

Top 6 Benefits of Coconut Oil

Top 6 Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an edible oil that is consumed throughout the world. The health benefits of coconut oil can affect your entire body, inside and out. Studies have shown that coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Due to the […]

Health Benefits of Celery

Health Benefits of Celery

Celery? Is it really healthy? I know it tastes better with peanut butter or ranch dressing. I do like it in my salads and I especially love the very inner stalks! Is there really a good amount of health benefits? Yes! I also have to […]

Health Benefits of Carrots

When we do our juicing, carrots are always included. For me, the nice thing about carrot juice is that although it is a vegetable the juice is sweet. To ensure that you have the most nutrient dense carrots, juice the ones from your own garden, […]