4 Things Happen When You Take Psyllium Husks

Has your doctor, or a friend, ever suggested that you try psyllium husks? There are a lot of reasons why they might have. Psyllium is a natural form of fiber that comes from a plant called Plantago ovata. It's made from the husks of the plant’s seeds. You can buy it as whole husks or as a powder. Whichever you choose, psyllium husk is a ... Read More »

Sea Salt vs. Table Salt

Salt is an item that we take very much for granted. It is on every restaurant table and in every kitchen cupboard. Yet it has always been valued. It flavors our food and preserves it. People have chosen where to live based on whether they are near to a source of salt. In fact, the word “salary” comes from the Latin word for salt because it is ... Read More »

How Does Coconut Vinegar Stack Up Against Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar has long been known as a fix for whatever ails you. This kitchen staple is used to treat the sniffs and sneezes of common colds. It's also a cure for stomach cramps, hiccups, a sore throat and more. Its health benefits come from its high levels of proteins, enzymes and healthy bacteria. But what about coconut vinegar? ... Read More »

The Truth about Cheese and Weight Loss

Do you love cheese? If so, you are not alone! According to a report from the Agricultural Marketing Center, Americans have been eating more and more cheese each year. If you're trying to lose weight, you may think that cheese is off your list, but that's not the case. Depriving yourself of a food that you love is always a recipe ... Read More »

Rutabaga VS Potato

Do you cook with rutabagas? Do you even know what one is? Most people have heard of them, but don’t know what they are. They're often a "forgotten" vegetable but I'm going to give you some good reasons to remember them! A rutabaga is a root vegetable. It is a cross between a turnip and a cabbage. They look so much like turnips that ... Read More »

Enjoy Coffee and Reap Health Benefits

Thanks to freelance writer, Jess Walters for contributing this article. Americans are the greatest coffee drinkers in the world. Each day, 400 million cups of coffee are being drunk by people across the USA. It is reassuring to know, with all this coffee being consumed, that coffee is good for you. The caffeine in coffee, and to a ... Read More »

Soluble Fiber or Insoluble Fiber (which one’s best?)

You already know that fiber is good for you and you know that you should have more of it in your diet. But do you really know what it is or why it’s good for you? Do you know there are two different kinds of fiber, and what each of them do? Do you know what foods to eat to make sure you’re getting enough of both kinds? Fiber is what ... Read More »

Why the Healthiest Rice is Called The ‘Forbidden Rice’

Have you ever heard of black rice? Most people are aware of brown rice and white rice, but not black. Black rice has been around for thousands of years. It was once known as “The Forbidden Rice” because it was only for Chinese royalty. It is now becoming more widely available, and it's even healthier than most other types of ... Read More »

Are Egg Whites Healthier Than Whole Eggs? You May Be Surprised

Eggs are one of the most perfect foods around. They contain almost all the nutrients that are key to good health in one tasty package. Eggs are inexpensive, easy to prepare, and versatile. In the last few years, whole eggs have gotten a bad reputation and people started eating just the egg whites. That’s because of reports that they ... Read More »

6 Simple Tricks to Skyrocket Your Metabolism

When it comes to weight loss, metabolism is a hot topic. People who have a hard time losing weight blame a slow metabolism. People who hope to boost their weight loss efforts want to speed up their metabolism. Is there truth to the idea that a faster metabolism means quicker weight loss? And if so, how do you make yours faster? When we ... Read More »