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Food and Health
Sometimes when you see washed and prepackaged fruits in stores like Walmart you may think that they have done this for quick sale and the price is cheap, but when you compare prepackaged and sliced apples with whole apples or national brands vs store's brand, you will see that in many cases whole apples are cheaper and store brand's food is less expensive compared to national brand. Here are 3 money saving tips for busy moms when they do their grocery shopping.
There are a lot of common household spices that are found in just about everybody’s home. Oregano, basil, and salt just to name a few. A lot of these spices hold some surprises though, do you know about the health benefits of basil?
I have always thought that one of the most influential books of my life was Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. I'm certain this book is the very reason why I am not a picky eater. And I have taken a "let's try it attitude", beyond food, towards many aspects of life in general.
When an adult or kid will not eat vegetables, it seems the right name and appearances can go a long way to get them to try these healthy menu options.
Farmers markets are rich vibrant places that are often an important part of the local culture as well as economy. You may not realize that there are many unexpected things you do do at farmers markets in addition to enjoy amazing fresh produce. They are ever increasing in popularity so let's take advantage of all they have to offer. Whether you are an entrepreneur, young parent or healthy food lover, there is much to learn and do at farmers markets that you may not realize.
Whether you purchase them in retail stores or make them yourself. Sugar scrubs are a great add on to your beauty routine.
Reimagine Summer Cooking and Entertaining for People Living With MS: Interview with Celebrity Chef Ben Ford
Life with a chronic disease like relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) can present unique challenges, especially when it comes to doing some of the things that you love.
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is shrouded in controversy and confusion. What is it really. The facts, science and history of this laboratory manufactured substance is clear when you look at the evidence. The process of making HFCS and its chemical composition, when understood correctly, clearly point to many concerns with it being in nearly all foods and drinks on the markets and fast food stores now a days. The history and science speaks for itself.
The CDC estimates that 1 in 3 Americans suffer from high blood pressure (HBP), costing public health billions yearly, and while HBP is the leading cause of stroke, the medications used to control it, also increase the chances of having a stroke, according to a study from the University of Alabama. This alarming finding, makes it all the more necessary for patients to understand how to lower high blood pressure naturally.
The CDC estimates that about 75 million american adults have high blood pressure, which costs the nation a whopping 46 billion dollars a year. Uncontrolled blood pressure can cause a stroke via two ways: by the damaging and weakening of your brain's blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak and also by the forming of blood clots in the arteries leading to your brain, blocking blood flow. But, there are 3 all natural approaches to lower high blood pressure.
Fungal diseases are a global public health problem, and people at higher risk are the ones with weakened immune systems, according to the CDC. It is important therefore to boost your immunity with foods that have antifungal capabilities. So, here are 5 recipes that will help you treat and prevent fungal infections.
"An apple a day keeps the Dr away" is an old Welsh proverb that most of us are familiar with, but why is an apple a day so important? Keep reading to find out.
According to the CDC out of the 1.5 million species of fungi, only about 300 of those can make people sick. Fungal infections not only affect different parts of your body and skin, they can also affect your lungs and even infect your brain. So, here are the foods and herbal oil can be used to treat fungal infections naturally
Okra vegetable offers many health benefits because its is packed with vitamin A, C and K. It has also been scientifically proven to fight cancer and diabetes. So, here are 5 delicious recipes with okra!
This week I spent $69.40 on groceries for our family of 10. I am going to share with you my meal plan for this week.
Okra, also known as "lady's finger," or "bamia pod" is one of the many nutritious vegetables of North-East African origin. It is also widely used in Brazilian cuisine, and is is packed with nutrition. But, these 3 scientifically proven health benefits of eating okra will surprise you.
With my Spouse working full time and me being a stay at home mom, it’s crucial to make every bit of resources count, especially when it comes to food. When I prepare meals, it’s important to me that nothing goes to waste, but what’s also important to me is that everything I make is flavorful and filling. While my spouse and I love trying new recipes, my stepdaughters can be skeptical when trying new foods, especially when those foods don’t fit into the sweets category. Because of this, it can cause some friction when it comes to dinner time. No matter the friction, I believe it is important to always stand your ground and have children eat what’s for dinner, even if it may take some work.
Weaning your baby. This can be a hot topic conversation because there are a lot of good ways to wean your baby and people feel that their way is the right way. People decide what is best for their family and what works best for their child and that might be different from parent to parent. I want to talk about my experience with baby-led weaning versus traditional weaning.
Surprise your kids by creating a super simple home made play dough in 7 short minutes. Do it yourself with your children with 5 simple ingredients you have at home.
As moms, we strive to feed our family healthy, nutritious meals. But what truly is healthy? Nutrition mis-information abounds, but we are here to help clear the confusion.
Feeding an entire family on a budget can be hard, whether you are a stay-at-home mom, the breadwinner of them family, or both you and your spouse work. Figuring out a good balance between meats and vegetables without breaking the pocket book is a skill. One of the ways that I make it work is by buying in bulk on sale and dividing it up into personal sizes. This helps to reduce waste, over eating, and can really help with meal planning.
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) causes many symptoms that can suck the life out of you, such as: extreme fatigue, headache, chest pain, cold hands and feet and much more. IDA occurs when your body doesn't have enough iron to produce haemoglobin, which is the part of red blood cells that gives blood its red color, and enables the red blood cells to carry oxygenated blood throughout your body. This means that your blood will have low levels of oxygen causing the symptoms of IDA. So, here is a list of foods that will help vegetarians get rid of Iron deficiency anemia.
June is National Pollinator Month and while you may not think every day about bees, hummingbirds, bats and other pollinators, without them there would be no fruits and vegetables. Imagine that! I wanted to share a few simple ideas on how you can help save the bees.
Do not say it's generic when your child is obese, but look at the negative effects of soda and french fries on the baby. Ask yourself, "is it bad for babies to drink soda," before you give them any Pepsi or Coca Cola drinks. Listen to these parents and their stories why they don't give sugar drinks to their toddlers. Teach your children healthy eating habits. Don't give them health problems.
If you have been diagnosed with any type of cancer and are thinking about changing your dietary habits, you might want to try adhering to the ketogenic diet. This dietary protocol has been proven to be effective in ameliorating the quality of life in cancer patients, and also inhibit the growth and spread of tumors. Here are 7 recipes that will help you kick -start your ketogenic diet protocol.
Ketogenic diet (KD), which is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet has been used for decades by cancer patients, and there are countless anecdotal evidence that suggests its effectiveness. Recently, studies have revealed that Ketogenic diet is an effective treatment for cancer patients. He is what some studies revealed about the safety and efficacy of going on a ketogenic diet if you have been diagnosed with cancer.
To non vegans, it sounds silly. But when a vegan unknowingly eats meat or soup containing diary it's awful. It's painful physically, but even more so on an emotional level.