40 Best and Worst Foods to Eat Before Sleep

BYEAT THIS, NOT THAT! Here’s how to eat your way to a better night’s rest. After a crummy night of sleep, most people play the blame game, pointing fingers at work stress, the blue light from their devices, or their bedmates tossing, turning, or wagging. But there’s another common disruptor of Zzz’s most sleep deprivedContinue reading “40 Best and Worst Foods to Eat Before Sleep”

What to Eat for Optimal Mental Health

BY UMA NAIDOO The food you eat can have just as profound an effect on your brain and your mental health as the drugs prescribed by your doctor. The reason: Your gut and your brain are in constant communication with each other. I once had a patient who was confused as to why I talked aboutContinue reading “What to Eat for Optimal Mental Health”

Burn Fat Faster!

As obesity keeps affecting millions of people around the world, the rates of mortality and morbidity have skyrocketed. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of obesity-related deaths is far greater than the number of people who die from famine. How scary is that?​Many people associate obesity with the number that the scale shows.Continue reading “Burn Fat Faster!”

Reduce Stress, Anxiety & Fatigue in 28 Days!

A Little Self-Love. If you already take a daily multivitamin—add the following benefits to the list of reasons to maintaining the healthy habit: You’ll cut your stress, anxiety, and levels of fatigue, according to new research published in Psychosomatic Medicine.​Researchers in the USA analysed eight studies of 1,300 adults taking a multivitamin supplement for at least 28 days, andContinue reading “Reduce Stress, Anxiety & Fatigue in 28 Days!”

List of Gluten Free Chocolate Products

Annette McDermott is a freelance writer and published children’s author. Her expertise is in natural health, diet and nutrition, and holistic living, as well as children’s books, kids, vitamins, music, and Christmas.  If your mouth waters when you think about chocolate but you’re on a gluten free diet, don’t despair. You can still enjoy manyContinue reading “List of Gluten Free Chocolate Products”

Foods to Eat After Your Workout

Darla Leal is a Master Fitness Trainer, freelance writer, and the creator of Stay Healthy Fitness, where she embraces a “fit-over-55” lifestyle. Hard workouts require proper nutrition to fuel and refuel working muscles. In fact, what you eat post-workout is just as important as the food consumed prior to physical exercise. Common questions surrounding post-workoutContinue reading “Foods to Eat After Your Workout”

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Stop Eating Junk Food

Burgers, French fries, donuts—need I go on? All these are definitely mouthwatering delights, but are they good for our health? Junk food gained popularity because they not only tasted great but were also cheaper than the healthier foods. Plus, they had better shelf life and were easily accessible too. However, things have changed. With healthyContinue reading “Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Stop Eating Junk Food”

That sweet chocolate might be the source of child labor somewhere

About 1.56 million children—many as young as five—are engaged in the back-breaking work of harvesting cocoa for that chocolate in Ivory Coast and Ghana. Those two West African countries together supply about 70% of the world’s cocoa beans, the raw ingredient for the bars and treats made by the likes of Hershey, Mars, and Nestlé. ThatContinue reading “That sweet chocolate might be the source of child labor somewhere”

‘Avocados’ the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of Mexico’s green gold.

Mexico produces more avocado than anywhere in the world, but the “green gold”, as it is known, is consumed mainly in North America, Europe and Asia. Each year, 11 billion pounds of avocado are consumed around the world.