Food & Nutrition

Finding the Perfect Cup: A Beginner’s Guide to Tea

So you’re ready to be a tea connoisseur, but you don’t know where to start. Well, you’re in luck! Being a fan of the art of tea drinking, I’ve made it easy for you by putting together everything you...

30 Days of Smart Eating Led to These 10 Healthy Changes

  You may remember that I completed a Whole30 challenge last year with a couple fabulous health bloggers. It went well, but I’ll admit I slipped pretty quickly once it was over. This happened from...

40 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Garlic (Plus Recipes!)

If aroma intensity equals health benefits, garlic is a surefire hit. It’s flavorful, valuable and versatile. Looking to boost your heart health? Keep mosquitoes away? It turns out, garlic can accomplish...

Healthy Snack Swaps

1. PB Thins / 2. Apple Chips / 3. Glazed Cashews / 4. Cocoa Somersaults / 5. Lentil Chips / 6. Spinach & Garlic Crackers / 7. Cereal Bars / 8. Black Beans / 9. Blueberry Muffin Mix / 10. Flapjack Mix Ju...

Sipping Green Tea May Protect Against Cognitive Decline

New research from Japan indicates regular consumption of green tea may provide significant protection against age-related cognitive decline. To test the hypothesis that consumption of beverages rich...

Spirulina Recipes - Chai Smoothie & Date Bars

Smoothies are a popular way to amp up fruit and veggie intake. I mean, it doesn’t get much easier than throwing your favorite produce in a blender with milk, water, or juice and blending it up. Plus,...

BREAKING: Fish Oil Supplements Boost Omega-3s Better Than Fish Alone

New research from the U.K. indicates daily supplementation is more effective than regular fish consumption for raising omega-3 concentrations in the body. Nutritionists commonly recommend regular...

16 Tempting Soup Recipes That Keep Us Warm All Winter Long

  Fall is the time people start digging up their soup recipes looking for something warm and hearty to eat. I always hated soup... or so I thought. Turns out I just hated badsoup—you know, tiny, gritty...

How a Phytonutrient Found in Broccoli Might Help Young Men with Autism

New research suggests that young men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may benefit from supplementing their daily diet with sulforaphane, a phytonutrient found in broccoli and other...

30 Mindblowing Paleo Recipes Using Coconut Oil

What better way to celebrate the Win a Year's Supply of Coconut Oil Giveaway than to show you some fantastic ways to use coconut oil? As someone who follows the paleo diet the vast majority of...

Omega-3s May Protect Against Hearing Loss

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have long held a reputation as “brain food” because they help preserve healthy cognitive function; now new research suggests they may protect against...

#OptimalU: Which Oils Does Your Body Need (And Which Should You Avoid)?

When you hear the word “oil,” what comes to mind? A car? A spill in the ocean? Onion rings? I used to associate the word “oil” with negative connotations, but as my knowledge and...