What Exactly is 1 Serving of Fruit or Vegetables?

This one is from An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods by Elise Marie Collins.
In general, fruit and vegetable portions are rather small, making it easy to get your fill. According to the American Cancer Society, one serving of fruit or vegetables is equal to the following:

1/2 cup fruit
1 medium piece of fruit
1/2 cup dried fruit
3/4 [...]

Almonds Can Help in the Prevention of Heart Disease and they can Assist in Controlling Diabetes.

This morning while listening to my guilty pleasure, “Wake Up With Taylor” (Cosmo Radio), Victoria mentioned something interesting in her “7 Things You Need Know Before Your Go” segment.  She mentioned that the latest studies indicated that eating Almonds help in the prevention heart disease and eating them can  also assist in controlling diabetes. Here’s [...]

Recipe for an Incredible Chocolate Superfood Smoothie.

Chocolate Superfood Smoothie

Serves 1
1/2 c. young coconut meat
1 c. ice
3 c. coconut water
1 Tbsp. maca powder
1 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
1/4 c. Goji berries
1 Tbsp. organic hemp seeds
1 tsp. Spirulina Crystal Flakes
1/4 c. raw cacao nibs
5 pitted Medjool dates
1 Tbsp. cold-pressed coconut oil
2 Tbsp. raw agave nectar (optional) (I find Agave to be unnecessary when you use [...]

What are Hydrogenated Oils? We know that they’re bad but what are they?

Most of us have heard that hydrogenated oils are bad for us but what are they and why is it important to get them out of our diets? I’m reading an interesting book called Conquering Any Disease by Jeff Primack. This is how he describes hydrogenated oils.
“Most packaged food will contain hydrogenated oils to enhance [...]