White, red or blue – a number of different grape varieties exists but what are the differences between the individual grapes? Today we reveal whether white or red grapes are the better choice.
As children, many of us grew up with the impression we should avoid eating seeds from fruit and vegetables (e.g., oranges, watermelon, papaya, bell peppers, etc.) on the vague assumption that they were inedible — possibly even toxic. As adults, we carry on this convention by tossing away apple cores or spitting out grape seeds. Well it turns out we’re operating on the adoption of another food myth: Far from being bad for you, fruit and veggie seeds are actually the most nutritious component of the entire plant!
It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and your stomach is rumbling again. Another three hours to lunchtime – you need a little something to tide you over. But is it healthy to eat between meals or is it better to avoid snacks? We investigate and reveal how snacking affects the body.
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.
When it comes to eye health, vitamin A usually gets most of the credit—but don’t overlook the potential of vitamin C. This antioxidant nutrient can counteract free radicals that damage the eyes and cause cataracts (clouding) in the ocular lens. Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C—just one cup of pineapple packs 132% of your daily value of vitamin C, giving this tropical fruit eye-protection potential.
The new trend for detoxing is a popular topic of conversation. If you are tired and exhausted then you are supposedly urgently in need of a detox. But what does that actually mean and is a detox really 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?
Like other cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc.), cabbage contains powerful phytochemicals with possible anti-cancer effects. Now, new research is investigating the potential of such compounds to counter ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that significantly increases the risk of colon cancer.
Whether kale, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage or savoy cabbage: it’s high season forcabbage in all kinds. We introduce you to the most popular varieties and tell you why the vegetables are so healthy.
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.
Call it annoying, call it a pet peeve, call it what you will—the chewing, chomping, slurping, and crunching of eating may actually hold some benefit. Food sounds can be considered a “forgotten” flavor sense and may even be linked to how much we consume.
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.
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), both omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, have been widely popularized for their noted health benefits. These healthy fats may help lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, reduce age-related hearing loss, lower levels of stress hormones in the blood, and help prevent heart disease.
Want to forget your troubles? Better remember your blueberries. Research suggests blueberries might brighten your mood. British researchers fed young adults 200 grams of blueberries, then measured effects on mood, memory and decision making. Mood scores rose 15% five hours after blueberry consumption.
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?
Protein is a buzz word in the dieting world, but do you know how much protein your body actually needs? An average Man takes in about 102 grams of protein per day, and the average for women is about 70 grams. The reality is, most people need about 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day—that’s just 61 grams for a 170 pound man!
On a hot summer day there is nothing more refreshing than a slice of a juicy melon. With a high water content melons are perfect for quenching the thirst. Find out everything about common types of melons and their health benefits.
A bar of chocolate here, a sandwich there – are you a typical “snacker”, who has constant cravings during the day and then quickly needs energy? One reason for this is that many people simply don’t eat breakfast in the morning. After just a few hours, they are hungry, lack concentration and feel tired.
Strawberry season has recently begun. But what’s inside these little red berries and which health benefits do they have? There are many reasons to enjoy strawberries!
Butter contains saturated fat, which is often associated with a rise in harmful cholesterol. That is why more and more people look for healthy alternatives to butter. Check out our healthy ways to substitute butter – and experience some new delicious flavours on your plate.