What Happens When You Drink Water On an Empty Stomach?

You Are WaterMy mother always used to say to me, “Water is the elixir of life”. She was right. Our bodies are composed mainly of water, anywhere from 60% – 80% depending on our age and health. Heart 73%Brain 73%Lungs 83%Muscles 79%Kidneys 79%Skin 64%Bones 31% (source)Not only are we primarily composed of water but the […]

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How to Cleanse Your Kidneys Naturally With These Foods and Herbs

Cleansing and detoxing are buzz words in the health and nutrition world nowadays. Did you know that your kidneys provide a “detox” service to your body 24 hours a day, every single day for your entire life? Along with your liver, they do a better job at extracting and removing toxins than any at-home juice […]

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Do Herbal Appetite Suppressants Work? And What Are the Best Ones?

It’s often said that weight loss is simple but rarely easy. It’s simple because the basic concept is to expend more energy than you consume. It’s difficult, because we humans have a complex relationship with food.I can relate to this personally – it’s been nearly 10 years now since I dropped 100 pounds. It was […]

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What is Yerba Mate And What are Its Health Benefits?

I first tried yerba mate at a specialist tea café a few years ago. One of the café staff recommended it to me as I was looking for a pick-me-up after work.It certainly did the job, and now that I’ve looked into the science of this ancient herb I understand why. I wasn’t aware of […]

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Okra?

Have you heard of okra? Perhaps you know it better as lady’s fingers, bamia, bhindi or gumbo? Whatever the name, this green veggie is something everyone should be talking about because of its powerful health benefits.From weight loss to cancer prevention, okra covers a wide spectrum. But what everyone wants to know, does it taste […]

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The Famous Turmeric Golden Milk Recipe

Have you heard of golden milk? It hasn’t quite reached the mainstream yet but alternative health and nutrition are getting very excited about it. There has been a lot of hype about the health benefits of turmeric, an Indian spice used in cooking and traditional medicinal remedies for hundreds of years.If you don’t fancy eating […]

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10 Surprising Banana Health Benefits

Bananas are one of nature’s great snack foods, but did you know that they’re also packed with health benefits?  Most of us know they’re a great source of potassium but I’m going to share some of the more surprising banana health benefits – my favourite is hangover cure!   Read on for 10 banana health benefits […]

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Eating Lemons?

I use lemons a lot in my cooking – lemon zest in risotto, a squeeze of lemon over an Asian noodle dish and even the occasional lemon drizzle cake as a treat. However, I always saw it as a flavouring or garnish, never something with nutritional value. I couldn’t have been more wrong!Lemons have been […]

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Can You Use Garlic as an Antibiotic?

Most of us have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives. We’ve become accustomed to taking these powerful drugs when a natural remedy or simply resting would cure our ailment. This overuse of antibiotics has lead to stronger “superbugs” like MRSA.Garlic has long been used as a natural antibiotic across the world. There are […]

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Are Pistachios Good for You, and What Are Their Health Benefits?

When your tummy begins to grumble, are you selective about the type of snack your reach for? One snack that I recommend stocking up on is pistachios. Pistachios fill you up because they provide a healthy dose of protein and natural fats. They’re low in calories, and they can help to lower your cholesterol. Overall, […]

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