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.

Discover the Health Benefits of Snake Fruit (Salak)

Snake fruit (salak) health benefits

In my quest to find new exotic fruits to try, I had the pleasure of eating snake fruit during my recent travels through Southeast Asia.

While snake fruit, also known as salak, is perhaps not as delicious and refreshing as other exotic fruits I’ve tried, I was still pleasantly surprised by the unique flavors and texture of this fruit.

So let’s find out a bit more about this peculiar tropical fruit, its nutritional profile and its health benefits.

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Discover the Health Benefits of Cherimoya Fruit

Cherimoya fruit health benefits

As you may know, I love trying out new fruits that aren’t as mainstream as, for example, apples and bananas. There are so many different types of fruits out there that we may have never heard of because we never see them popping up in our local supermarkets.

One of those not-so-well-known, exotic fruits is the delicious cherimoya fruit. While it may be relatively easy to get your hands on a cherimoya these days, it’s still one of those fruits that many of us never get to enjoy. Either because they are a bit different, or perhaps because they are too pricey.

But we are missing out! The cherimoya fruit is an absolute delight and deserves a bit more attention. Not only does this fruit have the best flavors, it also offers some amazing health benefits!

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Discover the Health Benefits of Castelvetrano Olives

Castelvetrano olives health benefits

Olives are certainly not for everyone, but over the years I have learned to appreciate the flavors and health benefits of olives.

Popular in the Mediterranean diet, olives are a unique type of fruit. Unlike any other fruit, olives have a very high fat content and usually have a bitter taste. Not exactly what one would expect from a fruit!

But despite, or should I say thanks to, their high fat content, olives offer unique health benefits for everyone.

With their somewhat mild flavors, Castelvetrano olives are one of the more popular type of olives. As I recently wrote about the Kalamata olive, let’s now have a closer look at its green counterpart from Sicily, the Castelvetrano olive.

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10 Healthy Organic Snacks You Should Try

Healthy organic snacks you should try

We all know that feeling in the afternoon when we start to lose focus and prefer to have a nap instead of pushing through with the day. This is typically also the moment when we start craving snacks, ideally the sugary ones.

Our brain needs a stimulus and a not-so-healthy afternoon snack often helps with that. But this is the wrong stimulus, as the excessive amount of sugar in these snacks do more harm than good.

There are other ways to help you get through the day. A well-chosen, healthy organic snack will give you the energy you need, in addition to the nutritional benefits you get to enjoy.

Mind you though, these afternoon snacks don’t necessarily need to be organic, that’s just an added bonus.

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Discover the Health Benefits of Kalamata Olives

Kalamata olives health benefits

Olives, some people love them, others cannot even look at them. Over the years, I have learned to appreciate olives and have developed an acquired taste for them.

Popular in the Mediterranean diet, olives offer some amazing and unique health benefits. But did you know that there are several hundreds of different types of olives, each with their own characteristics, texture and benefits?

Native to Greece, kalamata olives are perhaps one of the most popular varieties. And while they may not be for everyone, I personally love eating kalamata olives as a little snack every now and then.

So let’s have a closer look at what Kalamata olives are all about and what health benefits they can offer us.

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6 Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipes

Healthy chocolate smoothie recipes

Chocolate in smoothies, really? Yes! And these smoothies can still be considered healthy and nutritious, despite chocolate being one of the ingredients.

I don’t know about you, but I love chocolate. Dark chocolate, that is. And dark chocolate actually does have some surprising health benefits, as long as you consume it in moderation.

But chocolate, or cocoa powder, in smoothies is a whole different story. It would have never occurred to me to add chocolate to my smoothies, until my neighbor offered to try it.

And I was hooked instantly. The trick is to find that perfect balance. Too much chocolate and it will ruin the overall flavors, too little and you won’t even be able to taste it.

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6 Delicious Breakfast Smoothie Recipes for That Instant Energy Boost

Breakfast smoothie recipes

Most of us rely on that much desired cup of coffee first thing in the morning to kick-start the day and to get you going. And I’ll be honest, I do too!

The problem with coffee though is that the buzz you get from it doesn’t last very long. And once it’s gone, your body and mind are desperate for another caffeine fix.

A good alternative is a breakfast smoothie that has all the right ingredients and nutrients to give you an instant, and lasting, energy boost.

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10 Nutritious Foods That Give You an Instant Energy Boost

Feeling sluggish or lethargic? It’s easy to go for another cup of coffee, but why not try one of the below energy boosting foods to help you get yourself through the day?

Whether we’re in the office occupied with our daily tasks or at home doing chores, we all have our moments in the day when we lose focus and productivity. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal.

But instead of going for another caffeine hit, or worse, a processed sugar-laden office snack, I prefer to get my focus back by eating a nutritious and energy boosting snack. It really works!

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Smoothie Ratio (How to Make a Good Smoothie)

Smoothie ratio

Preparing a nutritious green smoothie that not only tastes good but also has that perfect texture is not as easy as it may seem.

I used to mix all sorts of ingredients together in my blender, hoping something magical would come out of it. But all too often my smoothies ended up tasting bad or they would be too thick.

So how can you avoid making the mistakes I made? By sticking to a good smoothie ratio that works for you. A proven smoothie ratio that guarantees a healthy drink with a creamy texture and a good balance of nutrients.

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3 Refreshing Pineapple Juice Recipes

Pineapple juice recipes

One of my favorite fruits to put in my juicer is pineapple, while at the same time I don’t really enjoy eating pineapple by itself.

Pineapple has very potent flavors that work best when mixed with other fruits and vegetables to establish a good balance of not only flavors but also nutrients.

This is why I’ve come up with a list of 3 delicious pineapple juice recipes for you to try out.

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