Ripple Milk: 6 Reasons Why You Should Try Pea Milk

By Jillian Kubala, MS, RD Non-dairy milk is increasingly popular. From soy to oat to almond, a wide variety of plant-based milks are available on the market. Ripple milk is a non-dairy milk alternative made from yellow peas. It’s produced by Ripple Foods, a company that specializes in pea protein products. Its high protein content … Read moreRipple Milk: 6 Reasons Why You Should Try Pea Milk

The 14 Best Gluten-Free Flours

By Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD Flour is a common ingredient in many foods, including breads, desserts and noodles. It’s also often used as a thickener in sauces and soups. Most products are made from white or wheat flour. While unproblematic for many, people with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or those avoiding gluten … Read moreThe 14 Best Gluten-Free Flours

Are Purple Carrots Healthier? Nutrition, Benefits and Uses

By Jillian Kubala, MS, RD Carrots are tasty vegetables that come in a variety of colors. Purple carrots are especially eye-catching and provide unique health benefits specific to purple fruits and vegetables. All types of carrots are highly nutritious, but purple carrots are especially rich in powerful antioxidants known to fight inflammation and benefit certain … Read moreAre Purple Carrots Healthier? Nutrition, Benefits and Uses

Is Tofu Gluten-Free?

By Alena Kharlamenko Tofu is a staple in vegetarian and vegan diets. Many types don’t contain gluten—a protein that those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity can’t consume. However, certain varieties do. This article takes a detailed look at what kinds of tofu are safe to eat on a gluten-free diet. What Is Tofu? … Read moreIs Tofu Gluten-Free?

7 Delicious Ways to Make Oatmeal

Medically reviewed by Hrefna Palsdottir, MS Oats are considered to be one of the healthiest grains on earth. Find out why and how to incorporate this breakfast staple into your morning routine. If your breakfast options need a healthy shake-up, look no further than oats — and more specifically, oatmeal. Oats pack a nutritious punch … Read more7 Delicious Ways to Make Oatmeal

Soothe Your Pain With This Mango CBD Oil Smoothie

By Kristi Pahr This could be the delicious anti-inflammatory treat you’ve been looking for.   Cannabis and Pain   For more than 20 percent of Americans, chronic pain is part of daily life. Many aren’t getting the relief they need. Pain treatments have been typically limited to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioid medications, which … Read moreSoothe Your Pain With This Mango CBD Oil Smoothie

5 Vegan Foodies to Follow on Instagram

Over the past few years, it seems vegan cooking has gone from ‘brown rice and tofu’ to a true art form. These amazing cooks show off the creations on Instagram—and we can’t get enough. Sweet Potato Soul @sweetpotatosoul   Jenné Claiborne on Instagram: “Enfrijoladas stuffed with plantains and topped with coconut “cheese” and Chickpea chorizo from … Read more5 Vegan Foodies to Follow on Instagram

8 Detox Salad Recipes to Kick-Start Healthy Eating

This post was originally published on this site Detoxing can be tricky. Done right, it can help jump-start your body’s process of eliminating toxins and energize you. Done wrong, it can rob your body of valuable nutrients, slow your metabolism and rob you of energy. Generally, detox eating plans aim to promote toxin elimination, improve … Read more8 Detox Salad Recipes to Kick-Start Healthy Eating

How to Meal Prep — A Beginner’s Guide

This post was originally published on this site By Alina Petre, MS, RD (CA) Meal prepping is the concept of preparing whole meals or dishes ahead of schedule. It’s particularly popular amongst busy people because it can save a lot of time. Having pre-prepared meals on hand can also reduce portion size and help you … Read moreHow to Meal Prep — A Beginner’s Guide

The 19 Best Foods to Improve Digestion

This post was originally published on this site By Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD The digestive tract plays a vital role in your health, as it’s responsible for absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. Unfortunately, many people suffer from digestive problems like bloating, cramping, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation for a variety of reasons. … Read moreThe 19 Best Foods to Improve Digestion

The 18 Best Healthy Foods to Buy in Bulk (And the Worst)

By Jillian Kubala, MS, RD Buying food in large quantities, also known as bulk shopping, is an excellent way to fill your pantry and fridge while cutting down on food costs. Certain items are heavily discounted when purchased in bulk, making it an economical habit that can save you a lot of money. While some … Read moreThe 18 Best Healthy Foods to Buy in Bulk (And the Worst)

Super Greens: Are Greens Powders Healthy?

By Marsha McCulloch, MS, RD It’s no secret that most people don’t eat enough vegetables. Greens powders are dietary supplements designed to help you reach your daily recommended vegetable intake. Product labels claim that greens powders can support your body’s immunity, energy levels, detoxification and more — but you may wonder if science supports these … Read moreSuper Greens: Are Greens Powders Healthy?

11 Edible Flowers With Potential Health Benefits

This post was originally published on this site By Ansley Hill, RD, LD Floral centerpieces on the dinner table are a classic and timeless tradition, but flowers can sometimes show up on your dinner plate, too. Edible flowers are used in many different styles of cuisine and can be found on menus all over the … Read more11 Edible Flowers With Potential Health Benefits

How to Follow a Raw Vegan Diet

By Alina Petre, MS, RD Though the raw vegan diet isn’t new, it has been regaining popularity recently. It combines the principles of veganism with those of raw foodism. While some people may choose to follow it for ethical or environmental reasons, most do it for its purported health benefits. These include weight loss, improved … Read moreHow to Follow a Raw Vegan Diet

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

By Erica Julson, MS, RDN, CLT Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables that are grown worldwide (1). They come in a variety of sizes and colors—including orange, white and purple—and are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Not to mention, they provide a number of health benefits and are easy to add to … Read more6 Surprising Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

This Common Preservative in Processed Food May Be Making You Tired

By Brian Mastroianni Is it hard to motivate yourself to get off the couch and go exercise? Well, a common food additive you’re unknowingly consuming in large quantities might be to blame. New research sheds light on inorganic phosphate—an additive and preservative found in up to 70 percent of the foods in the common diet … Read moreThis Common Preservative in Processed Food May Be Making You Tired

The 14 Best Foods to Increase Blood Flow and Circulation

Poor circulation is a common problem caused by a number of conditions. Peripheral artery disease (PAD), diabetes, obesity, smoking and Raynaud’s disease are some of the many causes of poor circulation (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Reduced blood flow can cause unpleasant symptoms, such as pain, muscle cramps, numbness, digestive issues and coldness in the hands or feet. In … Read moreThe 14 Best Foods to Increase Blood Flow and Circulation

FDA Puts Major Restrictions on E-Cigs and Pushes Ban on Menthol Cigs

This post was originally published on this site On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled its much-anticipated new plan to fight underage tobacco use, targeting electronic cigarettes, flavored cigars, and menthol cigarettes. The agency will move to have the sale of flavored e-cigarettes limited in brick-and-mortar locations to age-restricted retailers, such as smoke … Read moreFDA Puts Major Restrictions on E-Cigs and Pushes Ban on Menthol Cigs

Lady Gaga Shines a Light on Fibromyalgia: “Chronic Pain Is No Joke”

This post was originally published on this site How has fibromyalgia affected one of the best-selling musical artists of the 21st century? In “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” a documentary released on Netflix this month, Lady Gaga describes the pain that’s characterized her life with fibromyalgia for the past half-decade. “I have chased this pain for five years,” … Read moreLady Gaga Shines a Light on Fibromyalgia: “Chronic Pain Is No Joke”

The Exact Probiotic Strains You Should Take for Anxiety, Constipation, Eczema, Weight Loss, and 4 More

In recent years, probiotics have become increasingly popular. While once an unknown ingredient for improving your health, probiotics can now be found everywhere from your favourite yogurt to a pack of gum. One of the key reasons foods and supplements containing a variety of probiotic strains has become so popular is that the health benefits … Read moreThe Exact Probiotic Strains You Should Take for Anxiety, Constipation, Eczema, Weight Loss, and 4 More

Mosquito Bites Sting and Swell? You Could Have Skeeter Syndrome

Understanding Skeeter syndrome Nearly everyone is sensitive to mosquito bites. But for those with severe allergies, symptoms can be more than just annoying: They can be serious. Most bites occur at either dusk or dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. While male mosquitoes are harmless — feeding only on nectar and water — female mosquitoes … Read moreMosquito Bites Sting and Swell? You Could Have Skeeter Syndrome

A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Your Body’s 7 Chakras

Chakras date back to 1500 to 1000 BC, however, they have become more well-known with the emergence of yoga and New Age philosophy in today’s society. Known as cakra in Sanskrit, chakra means wheel. There are 7 main chakras in the body that correspond with different energy centers in the body. These chakras are thought … Read moreA Complete Beginner’s Guide to Your Body’s 7 Chakras

A Month Before A Heart Attack, Your Body Will Warn You With These 9 Signals

This post was originally published on this site In recent decades, scientists have realized that heart attack symptoms can be quite different for women than for men. In 2003, the journal Circulation published the findings of a multicenter study of 515 women who’d experienced a heart attack. The most frequently reported symptoms didn’t include chest pain. Instead, … Read moreA Month Before A Heart Attack, Your Body Will Warn You With These 9 Signals

13 Signs Of Gaslighting In Your Relationship, Beware!

This post was originally published on this site Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that’s seen in abusive relationships. It’s the act of manipulating a person by forcing them to question their thoughts, memories, and the events occurring around them. A victim of gaslighting can be pushed so far that they question their own … Read more13 Signs Of Gaslighting In Your Relationship, Beware!

Okra Controls Hunger and Diabetes, Lowers Cholesterol, and Fights Fatigue

This post was originally published on this site What Is Okra? Okra, also known as “lady’s fingers,” is a green flowering plant. Okra belongs to the same plant family as hibiscus and cotton. The term “okra” most commonly refers to the edible seedpods of the plant. Okra has long been favored as a food for … Read moreOkra Controls Hunger and Diabetes, Lowers Cholesterol, and Fights Fatigue