The Pros And Cons Of Energy Drinks

With today’s hectic pace of life some people feel the need for a boost of energy to accomplish their tasks and get through the day.  The caffeine in coffee may provide this jolt of energy, but it takes time to brew a cup of coffee.  It is faster and easier to grab an energy drink […]

Ginger and Its Many Amazing Health Benefits

Ginger has been used for many years for treating disease in countries such as India, China, the Philippines.  The benefits of ginger are often overlooked here in the United States. Ginger is available as ginger root, ginger extract , ginger oil , ginger capsules or ginger in powdered spice form. Fresh ginger root may be […]

The Benefits of Garlic

Garlic has long been a favorite ingredient in cooking to add flavor and spice.  Additionally, for years it has been known to have many healthy benefits too. Garlic is inexpensive and is available fresh or as garlic powder or garlic flakes or as a supplement in capsule form. Garlic can reduce the LDL (bad) cholesterol […]

Dietary Fiber – Essential For A Healthy Diet

Dietary fiber sometimes called bulk or roughage is necessary for a healthy diet.  It is found in plants and includes the edible parts of the plant your body cannot absorb and which  are hard to digest.  Your body does not digest fiber so it goes through your digestive tract and out of the body pretty […]

Vitamin D3 – Why It’s Important And Where You Can Get It

Vitamin D is sometimes referred to as the sunshine vitamin since we derive its benefits from exposure to sunlight.  It is recommended that those with light skin tones get approximately 15 minutes of sunlight daily and those with darker skin be exposed to sunlight daily for approximately 30 minutes. Vitamin D is important for muscle […]