Health Tips

Practical, no-nonsense information and simple and actionable tips to help you improve your overall health and well-being.

What Are the Differences Between White Tea, Green Tea and Black Tea?

Differences between white tea, green tea and black tea

Did you know that tea is the second most popular drink after water? I personally love my cup of tea in the afternoon as it helps me to stay focused when I’m working. Tea has delicious flavors and just about the right amount of caffeine to refresh my brain when I need it most.

Each with their own distinct flavors, I enjoy drinking white tea, green tea as well as black tea. Let’s have a look at what the differences are between these three types of tea and which one offers the best health benefits.

Continue reading

Give Your Health a Super Boost: Try Sports

Sports and health

On top of a healthy diet, the benefits of exercise are endless. The way that our human bodies have evolved simply favors movement, and it seems to be our natural way of being. We know that this ideal is far from our everyday reality, however. Most of us have to sit in the office for several hours everyday, tempting us to get our hands on yummy treats.

Continue reading


Salt Water Flush for Colon Cleansing – What Are the Benefits and How Does It Work?

Salt water flush for colon cleansing

Detoxing, or cleansing, is a big thing these days, everyone seems to be doing it one way or another. One aspect of detoxing that has caught my attention is colon cleansing. Keeping our colon healthy and “clean” is actually more important than we may realize, and the good thing is that there’s a lot we can do ourselves to keep our colon healthy.

One way of cleansing the colon is the (in)famous salt water flush. After reading up on some of the benefits of the salt water flush, I decided to try it out myself to see what it’s all about and whether it would have any effect on me. I did this type of colonic cleansing on 5 consecutive mornings so that I would be able to determine whether it would really work for me.

But before I share with you how it panned out for me, let’s have a look at the benefits of doing a salt water flush and colon cleansing in general. And what exactly is a salt water flush (or salt water cleanse) and how does it work?

Continue reading

Is Canola Oil Bad for You?

Is canola oil bad for you

There are various types of cooking oils we can choose from in the supermarket and the following question often pops up when making a choice: Is canola oil good or bad for you?

It may come as a surprise that canola oil is actually the third most consumed oil in the world. Despite the fact that it has had a somewhat bad reputation for many years. But what exactly is canola oil and is it really all that bad for us?

Continue reading

How to Wash Pesticides off Fruits and Vegetables

How to wash pesticides off fruits and vegetables

It’s usually best to buy organic, but if you’re not able to, read more about how to wash pesticides off fruit and vegetables with this very handy guide.

In recent years we have all become much more aware of the need to avoid pesticides. Similarly, there has also been a significant increase in the popularity of organic food.

Continue reading

Free Radicals vs Antioxidants, and Who Should Win This Battle

Free radicals vs antioxidants

Antioxidants and free radicals are fighting a tough, non-stop battle against each other in our bodies, but who should win?

Free radicals are molecules with incomplete electrons, and are in constant search of other electrons to steal from healthy cells. As a result, these healthy cells also become free radicals causing a chain reaction.

This process of stealing electrons from one another is called oxidation and is a perfectly normal part of life. For example, an apple turning brown after peeling is also a form of oxidation.

Free radicals can go on a rampage in our bodies, causing damage to tissue they come in contact with. An excess of these molecules will cause more damage than our bodies can repair.

This can then lead to minor illnesses, but also to serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and allergies.

Continue reading

The Importance of an Alkaline-Acid Balance

acid and alkaline foods

Food that we consume, after being processed in the body, releases either an acid or an alkaline base into our blood. Food types like grains, fish, meat, poultry, cheese, milk, and salt, produce acid. Food types that produce alkaline are typically fresh vegetables and fruits.

Consumption of acid producing food has dramatically increased and the consumption of alkaline producing foods has decreased in the last few decades, resulting in an alkaline-acid imbalance. This imbalance makes us much more vulnerable to disease, including cancer.

Continue reading

6 Natural Ways to Combat the Flu

Combat the flu the natural way

Catching a cold is part of everyday life and it happens to most of us at least once a year. But the chances of getting really sick because of a flu or a cold can be minimized by maintaining a very nutritious diet and by exercising regularly.

The following list will help you to ease the symptoms of nasty colds and flus and speed up your recovery. Combat the flu the natural way!

Continue reading