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Train Your Brain!

Have a hard time choosing healthy foods? If we can train our brains to achiever academic and physical goals, who says we can’t train our brain achieve behavioral and habitual goals. We all have time, a budget, and resources. Most often, we fail because we prioritize preference and convenience over making the right choice. Here […]

Grab-and-Go Healthy Snacks!

 We may be used to hearing “don’t drink and drive”, but studies have shown that eating while driving can affect your ability to drive correctly. A study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has proved that some foods that can distract you while driving and why. Here are just a few foods […]

Stevia: Natural Sweetener

The stevia plant is native to South America, especially Paraguay, but also the northeast region of my country, Argentina. Stevia has the same benefits other non-nutritive sweeteners have, which are that it contains no calories and has no effect on blood sugar, making it ideal for people losing weight or with diabetes. It’s also used […]

Fruity Friday

There are various vitamins and minerals that are important for wound healing, immune function, healthy skin, and digestive health just to name a few benefits. Not all fruits are equal to each other in nutritional value. Some have faster acting sugars -namely those that are lower in fiber and higher on the glycemic index chart- […]

Foods For Fall

Pumpkin: High percentage of vitamin A, carotenoids and fiber. Pumpkin seeds are a great snack, are concentrated sources of vitamins, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. They also contain an amino acid proven to boost your mood. Pears: High fiber fruit, pears offer about six grams of fiber. A high-fiber diet helps to keep your blood sugar […]

Phytochemicals’ Lead To Good Health

What are phytochemicals? Phytochemicals, also known as phytonutrients, are commonly found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, beans, herbs, spices, nuts, seeds, and are classified according to their chemical structures and functional properties. There are various terms to describe phytochemicals, such as, flavonoids, flavonols, proanthocyanidins, procyanidins. Cardiovascular Disease: Soy, cocoa, and black and green teas […]

Therapeutic Properties of Broccoli

Broccoli is rich in vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus and nutrients. Over recent years researchers  have identified a wide range of therapeutic properties associated with broccoli. Prevent osteoarthritis – a British study revealed that broccoli contains a compound called sulfophane which may help fight osteoarthritis. Protect your skin against the effects […]

Tips For A Gluten-Free Vegetarian

It’s very important for everyone with celiac disease to get enough iron, calcium, vitamin D, fiber and B vitamins (including B12), because these are often absent due to damage from the disease process and eating patterns often seen in gluten-free diets. Pair that with a vegetarian diet,which can be lacking in protein, iron, calcium, B12, omega […]

Benefits of Coffee

Research on the health benefits of coffee mainly investigates the bean in its brewed beverage form. Studies suggest higher levels of coffee intake which is about six or seven cups a day, are associated with lower risk for type 2 diabetes. Others show the consumption of coffee may be linked to reduced risk of stroke, […]