the powers of superfood

For years, people have touted the powers of superfoods. Thought to benefit your overall well-being, these foods have been linked to a sharper mind, clearer skin, a healthier immune system, and more. Superfoods are foods that have a very high nutritional density. This means that they provide a substantial amount of nutrients and very few calories. They contain a high volume of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

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How Important are Multivitamins in Preventing Cancer

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By Ty Bollinger – sourced from:

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the August 2016 edition of TTAC’s Heroes Against Cancer member newsletter.

Multivitamins are the most common dietary supplement consumed in the U.S. and are regularly taken by at least one-third of all American adults.

Traditionally, a daily multivitamin is meant to prevent nutritional deficiency – and the combination of essential vitamins and minerals in these supplements is designed to resemble healthy dietary patterns, including regular fruit and vegetable consumption.

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How to brew your own kombucha


There are just a few easy steps to follow to make your own delicious kombucha. The ‘secret’ to good kombucha
is in its main ingredient: tea. Use good quality loose-leaf tea and learn how to brew it. The rest will follow. You’ll need at least 1 large jar for your brew. This is ideally a glass jar and a size of 5 litres seems to be ideal for most people since it allows you to brew about 4 litres at a time (remember, the SCOBY, the Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeasts, needs some space in the jar).

Images courtesy of Wabi O Kombucha.

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Five things you can do right now to make it easier to maintain a healthy weight

1, Reduce your coffee intake

Coffee contains a lot of caffeine which is a stimulant that affects your insulin response and therefore your blood sugar levels. High blood insulin leads to insulin resistance and weight gain. Caffeine is hard on your liver. When you’re losing weight, your liver has a lot of work to do converting fat into energy. Reducing your coffee intake takes some of the strain off your liver so it can convert fat into energy more easily. Be careful not to replace coffee with lots of tea. Tea also contains caffeine.  A cup of tea contains about a third of the amount of caffeine in a standard cup of coffee.

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Tomatoes Are Better For You When Cooked!

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In keeping with my last few posts on cooked, nutrient dense foods I thought it was time to discuss the humble yet amazing tomato.

Tomatoes are far more than just a delicious fruit. Eating tomatoes may help lower your risk of stroke, improve male fertility, and protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease. This is likely due to the lycopene they contain.

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