When I moved to rural Canada more than ten years ago, I had little experience with finding food outside the grocery store: I liked to pick blackberries. In Oregon, where I went to high school, blackberries grew along the bike trails of the Willamette River: in September, you could gather a fair amount of them, sometimes sour, sometimes luscious, sweet, tasting of summer sun and a hint of wine. Read more
If you are just starting out your journey in healthy eating, then you have probably heard many myths and misconceptions about food. These are some of the most common myths you can read about in the magazines and on the Internet: Read more
As we all know, the way we feel on the inside is the way we look on the outside. Our bodies are sacred and we should take good care of them. Which is not always the case but there are definitely some foods that are better for you than you think. Read more
Research indicates that our stomach and brain are interconnected through the tenth cranial nerve called the vagus nerve. Both these organs are made up of the same cells and tissues that grew during fetal development. The bacteria that helps with digestion in our stomachs communicates with the brain through the help of the vagus nerve. This study proves quite accurately that the food we eat affects our stomach. This has an indirect effect on our brain, and over time, these symptoms become more apparent. Read more
Spices have been around for thousands of years. We use some of them in our cooking every day. But did you know that some of them have beneficial aspects and are actually quite nutritious? Read more
The phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is not some old wives’ tale that should be ignored in the modern era. Instead, it is an incredibly truthful adage that science is proving more and more as we better understand the health benefits of this delicious fruit. Yes, you know that apples are healthy because they are a fruit, but there are some surprising benefits that this nutrition-packed snack has to offer. If you eat apples on a regular basis, your body will be reaping far more than just these four benefits: Read more
The best way to have great teeth is to eat healthy foods, brush your teeth and floss regularly. But are some foods better for your teeth than others? And which foods are bad for your dental health? The answers may surprise you. Read more
Since the renaissance period, countries in the western side of the globe have influenced the culture, economy and even the palate of the citizens in the oriental nations. Consequently, the Singaporeans’ penchant for western food supports this concept. Unfortunately, most western recipes are rich in fat and cholesterol content. To address this, below are six suggested western meals which can help the citizens observe a healthier lifestyle. Read more
Good nutrition is important to human health in so many ways, but most people are not aware of the connection between a healthy diet and recovery from addiction. Whether a person is addicted to alcohol or drugs, their addiction is based on a need to satisfy their craving for a certain substance. Since many addicts have extremely poor eating habits, they may confuse hunger with a need for the substance they are addicted to. Read more
Being overweight and losing weight are topics we often encounter. However, gaining weight in a healthy way can be a difficult challenge as well.
Regardless of whether you want to gain weight due to health problems, malnutrition, increase of muscle mass or for some other reason, the first and most important recommendation is – do it in a healthy way! Otherwise, you risk the accumulation of fat, which is bigger health problem than moderate malnutrition.
We bring you a few tips on how to gain weight in a healthy way. Read more