Açaí berries are the fruit of an Amazonian palm of the same name. The palms are picturesque, with slender trunks growing up to 30 meters in height, and in its native area, the Açaí palm’s fruit provides up to an astounding 40% of total nutritional intake to the surrounding populations.
We’ve heard a lot about high-fructose corn syrup, and almost universally, health-conscious individuals (and even ordinary citizens) know the stuff is bad for us. But what about fructose? Fructose is just as bad as the much-maligned high fructose corn syrup that is nothing but a combination of fructose and glucose.
In recent years, there’s been an increase in media coverage of periodic fasts – how they can increase your life span, help you lose weight, give you more energy, and offer other health benefits. When done right, fasting is a clarifying, interesting journey – but the process can seem intimidating, overwhelming, and downright torturous if you don’t do it correctly and safely.
It’s easy to believe what Noni juice has to offer. We want to believe that drinking this exotic drink can do so many things for us: undo years of damage to skin, help digestion and metabolism, relieve chronic headache, boost energy, ease anxiety, and make us more comfortable in our own skins. But, what do we really know about this fruit?
There are plenty of drink myths out there – what’s good for you and what’s not are easily confused as drink companies label their empty calorie-laden, corn-syrup filled liquid candies with labels like “antioxidant” and “all-natural.” But it’s healthy to choose fruit juice, right?
Dates (Phoenix dactylifera) are definitely my new favorite fruit. So sweet, sugary, and soft, dates are a fruit lover’s dream come true. I started eating them about a month ago and every time I have one, I say to myself: “How was I living without dates before!?”
I learned that sticker labels (produce codes) on fruits actually tell you how the fruits have been grown — whether they were organically grown or conventionally grown with pesticides and herbicides; oh, and let’s not forget about the genetically engineered fruits.
Local food is generally healthier since it doesn’t contain unnecessary preservatives; meat, poultry, vegetables and fruits are also cared for much more intently on small-sized local farms. We, as consumers, can buy fresh, healthy foods and save the environment from the green house gases by buying locally grown produce.
The central concept of the Judaic tradition ‘Torah’ dictates certain dietary rules and regulation for consumption of food, that is called ‘Kosher’ food. But beyond appealing to the Jewish community, it seems that many other people also believe that kosher food products are generally healthier and safer than non-kosher items.
29 year old Angela Stokes chose to take her raw food lifestyle to the next level by completely going on a liquid (fruit and veggie) juice diet for 92 days. Unlike a juice fast, Angela did not deprive her body of calories or nutrients. She simply provided her body with easily digestible nourishment – minus the fiber.