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Eating Walnuts May Help Keep Gut Happy: Study

Eating walnuts may keep your digestive system happy. Researchers found that walnuts act as a prebiotic in the gut, increasing levels of good probiotic bacteria and as well as its diversity.

"Gut health is an emerging research area, but we are seeing that greater bacterial diversity may be associated with better health outcomes, whereas low diversity has been linked to conditions such as obesity and inflammatory bowel disease," said lead researcher Lauri Byerley, Ph.D. of Louisiana State University.



Apple pectin may be just one more reason why the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” has endured. What exactly is pectin? It's a complex carbohydrate, a soluble fiber found in the walls of plant cells. The actual amount of pectin found in the cells varies by each plant. Overall, pectin content is typically higher in legumes and certain fruits. For instance, apple, grapefruit, orange and apricot are known to have high levels of pectin. There are many health benefits associated with pectin including:


What the Beef Industry Does to Bring You Cheap Burgers

We all know something is not quite right with our food system when organizations can sell burgers for under 2 bucks. Whether it is euros, dollars or pounds the idea that the cows grow to produce these beef burgers is reduced to a value only, means nutrition, sustainability and systemic wellness have all gone out the window.

26+ Carcinogens according to the World Health Organization, You NEED to Know About

As the cancer rates have continued to rise to 1-in-2 for men, and 1-in-3 for women, I have personally seen many people hopelessly say, “Everything now causes cancer.”

Overwhelmed by information overload and contradicting research, it’s no surprise that it is hard not to get discouraged when trying to eat healthy. The good news is – there are significantly more things that are not carcinogenic or capable of healing the body and defective cells, than there are those that are carcinogenic.


Is Sparkling Water Is Damaging Our Teeth?

Fizzy water is damaging our teeth as its acidity wears down enamel, an expert warns.

Sparkling water is more acidic than the plain version of the beverage, which is made worse by its common inclusion of additives, according to Dr Edmond Hewlett from the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Drinking fizzy water causes a chemical reaction that produces carbonic acid and gives the drink its distinctive ‘crisp' taste, however, that same substance may also seriously damage our dental health.


A Vegetable With A Protein Punch You Should Be Using

I'll be the first to admit it, up until a few weeks ago I was not much of a kohlrabi advocate. To me, it looks like it came from the dinosaur era and feels almost mutated. But! It keeps appearing in CSA boxes and on grocery stands, so I did some more research and came to find out that it's in the same family as kale, collards, broccoli, and mustard greens. What's inside, though, is totally unique.



5 Seeds That Help You Live Longer… and why taking them TOGETHER can fight off some of the worst symptoms of aging.

5 COMMON ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH AGING * Digestive issues * Skin problems * Hair loss * Pain * Sluggish liver

Young or old — one or all of these major issues are likely to hit you like a mack truck at some point in your life. It can happen when you’re 28 or 88 but eventually these pain points are going to impair your quality of life before you even see them coming.

Unless… they don’t.

Healthy Options For Your Junk Food Cravings… Mmmmm

One of my favorite things about being a chef is taking an existing traditional recipe and playing around with it to make it healthier—without sacrificing any flavor. Here are my go-to swaps for when junk food cravings hit:

If you're craving Mac & Cheese, try Quinoa Pasta With Walnut Miso Sauce

Native American Medicinal Plants You Should Know

While on my quest to find more natural ways to prevent and cure any ailment known to man, I ran into an array of plants that I had never seen before. As a child, one of my father’s hobbies was harvesting plants and growing fruits and vegetables. After school, I would go outside to help him even though I did not have much of a green thumb.

1 in 5 Baby Food Samples Have Lead Here’s What You Need to Know

You may have caught wind of last week’s news that 20 percent of baby food—and 14 percent of other food—contains lead. The finding came from a report by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a nonprofit advocacy group.

Here’s what you should know.