Diet Digestion Health Studies Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

8 Ways to Love Apple Cider Vinegar

Health enthusiasts have a special place in their hearts for apple cider vinegar, often affectionately called ACV. The raw, unfiltered variety is made from fermented organic apples, and at the bottom of the bottle you’ll see a little cloud called “the mother.” (Bragg’s is one popular brand, but there are several others.) Apple cider vinegar is rich in essential enzymes, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Here are eight ways to love it: 1. As an aid to digestion – Our bodies produce hydrochloric acid (HCL) as a component of our…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

How to Buy Groceries on a Tight Budget

No matter how committed you are to feeding your family healthy foods, a tight budget makes it more challenging. Food manufacturers who produce affordable packaged foods generally include more GMOs and toxic ingredients in their formulations. Organic foods, from produce to meats, are always the more expensive choice. In a recent article, the author offers some guidelines for buying groceries on a tight budget. She recommends you begin by identifying foods it is best to avoid: Non-organic dairy because of the hormones and antibiotics as well as the GMO feed…

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Disease Supplements 

This Easily Overlooked Vitamin Can Actually Save Your Life

Many people know of vitamin K as the fat soluble vitamin critical to blood clotting. As scientists learn more about vitamin K, however, they are realizing it plays a far broader role in human health. They are also finding the vitamin is far more complex than initially known. Vitamin K is a whole group of fat soluble vitamins. There are actually three types, and if you have an adequate supply of the first two types, they can save your life. Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is the substance involved in blood…

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Diet Digestion Healthy Foods Wellness 

The Gluten-Free Kitchen

Living a gluten-free lifestyle involves two steps. First you have to stock your kitchen with the very best gluten-free ingredients. Then you need to know how to substitute those healthy ingredients for the foods you want to eliminate from your diet. The book, Living Gluten-Free for Dummies, offers some great tips. Here are the foods and ingredients to avoid in a gluten-free diet: Wheat – Wheat is first on every list, and that includes any food with the word “wheat” in its name. Stay away from hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

5 Ways to Save on Groceries

If you are feeding a family, you know the importance of finding ways to economize. It pays to be smart about what groceries you you buy, and smart about how you store and use them. Here are five ways to save on your food bill: 1. Get Social Today almost every retailer has an account on Facebook and Twitter. Follow grocery stores, supermarkets, and other retail outlets where you can buy food products. Many stores are actively engaged in building their social communities, and they frequently offer special deals. Nicole…

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Diet Supplements 

Must-Have Minerals

Americans have become much more aware of the importance of individual vitamins in supporting good health and preventing illness. Less attention has been paid to minerals, however, despite the major roles they play in a variety of metabolic functions. Originally, people absorbed the minerals we need from food grown in mineral-rich soil. Over years of cultivation, that soil has become depleted of minerals. Here is your guide to the must-have minerals. Minerals have a simple structure, but they play major roles in human health. Some minerals are components of enzymes,…

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Exercise Health Studies 

Beer Helps with Post-Exercise Hydration

Which would you prefer after a long workout: a sports drink or a beer with friends? Researchers in Australia have published a new study that shows the beer may actually be a good choice. Just make sure to choose a beer with a low alcohol, high sodium content. Ben Densbrow, Ph.D. is an associate professor at Griffith University. He and his research team designed a trial with twelve male athletes whose nutrition and fitness levels were rated average prior to each visit. Each phase of the trial included a bout…

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