Could spices be good for you?

Spices like turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne pepper not only make food taste good, they are also known as ‘super spices’. For millennia, natural medicine and Ayurveda teaching have claimed that spices are good for our health. Now, more and more studies are examining their health-promoting effects. Today, we shed some light on spices that could be particularly good for your body.

Could spices be good for you?

Spices like turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne pepper not only make food taste good, they are also known as ‘super spices’. For millennia, natural medicine and Ayurveda teaching have claimed that spices are good for our health. Now, more and more studies are examining their health-promoting effects. Today, we shed some light on spices that could be particularly good for your body.

Five second rule fallacy

Food dropped on the floor for less than five seconds is safe to eat, right? Wrong. Researchers from Rutgers University put the “Five Second Rule” to the test in a 2016 study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Results are less than appetizing.

Is fruit juice healthy?

Fruit juice contains lots of vitamins but its fructose content should not be underestimated. That is why it is often claimed not to be any healthier than soft drinks. What is true? Is fruit juice healthy or not?

Grapes for your gut

It’s no secret – we’re gaga for grapes! Previous research has found grapes may be good for your bones, heart, and brain and components of grape seeds may be beneficial in managing weight. Now, research from the North Carolina Research Campus and University of North Carolina at Greensboro finds the same benefit may be true for the whole fruit.

What is fermentation and what’s it all about?

Are you a fan of seasonal vegetables but somehow find it difficult to store them? Then we have a tip for you: fermentation is a traditional method for preserving vegetables. It dates back to a time when people could not yet chill, transport and store raw foods effectively.

Superfood: our everyday favourites

Superfoods like goji berries, chia seeds or quinoa are sometimes hard to get. Don’t worry! There are some everyday foods like bananas, broccoli or blackberries which are not only healthy but also easy to get. Check out our everyday superfood list.

How healthy is coconut?

Refreshing and with an exotic taste coconut is a must-eat in summer. But is coconut ac-tually healthy and how can it be used in the kitchen?