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Honey Verifying: Checking its Purity

Real HoneyHonig, Shahad, Miel, мед, Miele, μελι, Mel, Honing– all these words just mean one thing: HONEY. It is called by different names in the different parts of the world and has been used in many cultures as a healthy and delicious ingredient over the 2,500 years, particularly the “raw” version. This is the sticky and fragrant sweetener naturally produced from the nectars of flowers by bees. It is actually an unpasteurized concoction rich in phytonutrients and endowed with antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Why is honey healthy?

To this day, people continue to look at the numerous health benefits of it with high regards. Joanna Blythman and Rosie Sykes write about Why Raw Honey is Good for You for The Guardian – Lifestyle Section.

Raw, cold extracted honey hasn’t been heat-treated and “purified”, so still contains its full complement of enzymes and antioxidants, and has antibacterial properties… is most effective in killing antibiotic-resistant infections, such as MRSA… [Read more…]

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Compelling Reasons to Switch to Vegetarian Diet

vegetarian dietIt is common knowledge that vegetarians and those who consume healthy plant-based diets enjoy more robust health. Yet, science never stopped from discovering what makes certain diets or vegetables special. Contrary to claims that vegetarians can run the risk of certain nutritional deficiencies, many studies repeatedly proved that a well-planned vegetarian diet can meet basic nutritional needs.

Vegetarian Diet vs. Colon Cancer

To stay benefiting from your vegetarian diet, it is suggested that you learn more about plant-based diets. One article that may just pique your interest is an article video by Jamal Andress in Newsy entitled Here’s One More Reason To Be A Vegetarian that says sticking to a vegetarian diet can lower the risk for colon cancer by 20 percent.

“A new study says a vegetarian diet can cut your risk of colon cancer by 20 percent compared to non vegetarians, and if you add fish to that veggie diet — making you a pesco-vegetarian — that number jumps to 43 percent. [Read more…]

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Enjoy Fried and Sautéed Foods Without Guilt: Health Benefits From Olive Oil

health benefits from olive oilOlive oil is the touted keystone of the healthy Mediterranean diet. It is the “secret” of those living in the Mediterranean where olive trees grow in abundance and which account for their longer longevity. Olive oil can provide human bodies with just the right type of fats, a rocket fuel as an energy source and a valuable source of lipids necessary to support processes and the cellular structure. It also contains antioxidants that promote healthy cellular processes and reduce the risks for coronary diseases.

There is a long list of studies vouching its numerous health benefits. A diet that includes oil can help avert heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s among others. It can also help improve your condition if you will faithfully stick to olive oil (and a healthy diet and exercise) rather than butter or other types of unhealthy oil. It comes handy when sautéing and frying foods, two cooking processed that can make food all more glorious-tasting. [Read more…]

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Healthy Tuna Sandwich: A Departure from Mayo-slathered Comfort Food

Healthy tuna sandwichIf eating tuna sandwich brings back happy childhood memories, it must be a comfort food. If by just thinking about it you remember the taste and feel like it’s in your mouth, you must be missing it since you turned to healthy lifestyle.  If it is the mayonnaise that is making you cringe knowing how much unhealthy fats are when slathered on your white bread with it, know that there are ways to make your tuna sandwich healthier.

Discover nine ways to make tuna sandwich minus the fat-laden mayonnaise in this Huffington – Taste post by Kate Bratskeir entitled “How To Make Tuna Salad Without Mayonnaise. Because Yes, You Can” [Read more…]

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