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Monthly Archives: March 2018
Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
We all know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples are an excellent source of Vitamin C, also making them rich in antioxidants. But did you know that almost 40% of the antioxidants in apples are found in the skin?! If you read our blog post this week, we talked about the ORAC value given to foods that determine their antioxidant content. Apples score a modest ORAC value of 3,049, however this number drops to 2,573 when we remove the peel! Dr. Michael Gregor, author of New York Times Best Seller, ‘How Not To Die’ recently came out with a video in which he discussed the benefits and healing power of apple peel powder.
What is Oxidative Stress & How Can You Fight it?
We’ve all been told that we should be eating foods that are high in antioxidants. Often this advice is paired with the claim that blueberries will keep your skin soft and wrinkle free, thanks to their high levels of antioxidants. Yes, it’s true that antioxidants are extremely beneficial and it’s also true that blueberries are higher on the scale of antioxidant rich foods, but do we really know what this means and how this works? Do you know what the signs of oxidative stress are? Do you understand how antioxidants work to reverse this stress within the body? What’s an ORAC?? We have broken down these questions to give you a better understanding of what oxidative stress is, 5 signs that it’s happening to you + a list of 5 antioxidant rich foods and how to use them (that doesn’t include blueberries!). Keep reading to find out more!
Introducing SUPERFOOD SPOTLIGHTS!
Each month we are going to be spotlighting a different superfood, giving you all of the need to know answers and facts about our favourite superfoods. Some old, some new, and all incredibly good for you! This month we're shining some light on the recently popular Maca powder. Maybe you've heard of Maca but you're not quite sure what it is or what it does, or perhaps you have no idea what it is but you've been eyeing those "adaptogenic" lattes that sound like they're going to give you your own superpowers (spoiler alert: they basically do!) Keep reading to learn all about Maca and how you could benefit from adding it to your diet!
Toxins in the body can manifest into many different symptoms including fatigue, mental fog, hormone imbalances, loss of energy and even obesity (to name a few). Research has shown that toxicity can be the underlying cause of so many chronic symptoms that people experience each and every day. Superfoods are an amazing way to kickstart the detox process and jumpstart your well-being!