Nutrition

Learn more about nutrition facts of different types of foods, and other tips and information about how to maintain a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet.

How to Blend Kale into a Creamy and Delicious Green Smoothie

How to blend kale into a smoothie

It’s no surprise that kale has slowly become the go-to ingredient for green smoothies, juices and shakes. Perhaps a bit too much hyped up as a super food, kale does actually have some amazing and unique health benefits.

But unless you have a powerful blender at home, such as a Blendtec or a Vitamix, kale is not always the easiest of ingredients to blend into a delicious smoothie.

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Best Calcium Supplements (And Why You May Not Need Them)

Best calcium supplements

We often hear how important calcium is for our teeth and bones and that calcium deficiency can be a dangerous health concern.

While severe calcium deficiency is relatively uncommon in our modern day society, the market for calcium supplements is huge. Are dietary supplements really all that necessary, or should we be making changes to our diet instead?

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6 Energizing Breakfast Juice Recipes to Kickstart Your Day

Breakfast juice recipes

If you usually need a bit of time in the morning to really wake up, don’t worry, you’re not alone. And that first cup of coffee just can’t come soon enough!

I’ve been replacing coffee with nutritious and energizing juices and green smoothies in the mornings, and while it wasn’t easy in the beginning (I was a serious coffee addict!), my body and mind are now very much used to it.

It now feels great to start the day with a glass filled with healthy nutrients giving me an instant energy boost that lasts for hours. And coffee? I still love it, especially on a lazy Sunday morning, but nothing beats starting my workday with a fresh juice.

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Best Magnesium Supplements and Their Benefits

Best magnesium supplements and their benefits

Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals, yet so many people have some level of magnesium deficiency. Are magnesium supplements the solution to this problem, or should we be making changes to our daily diet?

There are lots of different types of magnesium supplements available, each with their own benefits which can be quite confusing. Let’s have a look at the best magnesium supplements available to help you work out which ones are suitable for you.

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10 Delicious Magnesium Rich Foods to Include in Your Diet

Magnesium rich foods

Looking for a good way to boost your immune system? Want to have stronger bones and more energy? If so, you may need to level up your magnesium intake!

To help you out with this, I am sharing my 10 favorite magnesium rich foods that you can easily include in your daily diet.

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Best Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements, and Why You Should Take Them

Best turmeric supplements with curcumin: reviews and recommendations

Turmeric has long been a popular spice in Indian cuisine. Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric that is known to have medicinal properties and health benefits.

Are turmeric supplements worth it, or should we instead use natural turmeric root powder in our meals? Let’s have a closer look at some of the best turmeric and curcumin supplements currently available.

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15 Nutritious Vegan Sources of Protein

Vegan sources of protein

Protein is often associated with meat, but there are lots of vegetarian and vegan sources of protein as well. And even if you’re not a vegan or a vegetarian, the below high protein vegan foods can still be great additions to your diet.

Before we jump into my 15 favorite vegan sources of protein, let’s have a closer look at protein as a nutrient and why it plays such an important role in our health and well-being.

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How to Clean Your Vitamix Container

How to clean Vitamix container

Have you had a Vitamix blender for a while now and you start seeing that cloudy film in your container that just won’t go away? Then this guide into cleaning a Vitamix container will hopefully help you in making it look like brand new again.

Or perhaps you have only recently bought a Vitamix blender and you want to make sure the container stays clean? Make a habit of regularly cleaning it the right way so that nasty stains won’t ever appear.

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Vitamix Containers Explained – Which One Should You Choose?

Vitamix containers explained: dry, wet, classic and low profile

Vitamix containers come in different sizes and styles, so how do you decide which one is right for you? If choosing a blender isn’t challenging enough already, picking the right container can also be quite confusing!

Vitamix containers range in size from 32oz to 64oz. Then there’s also dry and wet containers, not to mention low profile and classic containers.

Let’s go through all of these different types of Vitamix containers and their pros and cons so you know which one to pick for your personal blending adventures.

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Can You Eat Apple Seeds, or Are They Poisonous?

Can you eat apple seeds or are they poisonous?

More than often when I use an apple in my green smoothies, I actually blend the whole apple, including the core and seeds. I had always assumed that the seeds – also called pips – hold additional nutrients that we shouldn’t let go to waste.

When I shared one of these smoothies with my neighbor and told her about the ingredients I used, she asked me whether it’s okay to eat apple seeds as she thought they were poisonous.

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