Coconut oil has a naturally pleasant taste, scent, and feel that’s perfect for cooking, beauty, and body care. It also has natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and an unusually high percentage of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Here’s everything you need to know about coconut oil.
Most of us have good intentions to eat healthy, but when life gets hectic, it’s easy to choose convenience over good nutrition. Since March is National Nutrition Month, it’s a good time to take an inventory of our eating habits and see where we can make some simple improvements.
Our bodies are complex and require a wide variety of nutrients in order to function well. But getting all of these nutrients in our everyday diet can be a challenge. In fact, research shows that vitamin and mineral insufficiencies are surprisingly common in the U.S. Here are 5 of the most common.
Eating healthy takes planning and preparation, especially if you are trying to implement new habits. It’s easy to let those habits slip when you’re crunched for time or away from home. Protein shakes make it easy to get the nutrition you need, without any cooking or complicated meal prep.
Omega-3 fatty acids are one of those nutrients that everyone needs, yet few of us get enough of.Your body uses them to build healthy cell membranes, regulate inflammation, and support healthy heart, brain, and eye function. Here are 5 good reasons to make sure you get your omega-3s.
TheCDCrecommends storing at least a few day’s worth of emergency supply food in case of a natural disaster. It’s worth putting some thought into what kinds of non-perishable foods you have stocked. You’ll want foods that are nutritious and energizing to keep you feeling well and thinking clearly.
If you're drawn to the health benefits of a more plant-based diet, but you're not ready to go full vegetarian, we have good news for you. It's known as the Flexitarian diet, and it's just what it sounds like: a vegetarian-leaning diet with flexibility.
The word “milk” no longer has to mean something that came from an udder. These days, there are a wide variety of plant-based milk alternatives to choose from. Whether you're going vegan or just want to sample some of the intruiging options, here are four healthy milk alternatives to try.
In an era of fires, pandemics, and natural disasters,it's best to be prepared for emergencies by keeping non-perishable healthy foods on hand. Check out our list of emergency food preparation tips for vegans.
Vitamin B12 is important for producing red blood cells and DNA, as well as supporting a healthy nervous system. Having low levels of vitamin B12 is relatively common, especially as we get older. A person may suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency for years before symptoms begin to show.
A whole food, plant-centered diet is great for your health and for healthy aging. But it's easy to fall short of key nutrients that your body needs. It's smart to supplement your plant-based diet with a few vitamins and minerals that may be scarce in your food. Here are our top 5 recommended supplements for vegans.