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.

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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.

Read on to find out how to blend kale into a nutritious drink with a creamy, smooth texture.

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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 deficiency in this mineral 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?

Read more about the best calcium supplements available, the different types of calcium supplements that exist and whether you should take or avoid them.

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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.

Having a quality juicer in your kitchen that performs well and is easy to clean, makes the whole juicing experience so much more fun.

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Best Magnesium Supplements and Their Benefits

Best magnesium supplements

Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals, yet so many people have some level of deficiency in this particular mineral.

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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Best Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements (And Why You Should Take Them)

Best turmeric curcumin supplements

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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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 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.

I had heard stories before of apples containing cyanide and being poisonous, so I figured it was time to do a bit of research into this. So here’s my two cents on whether apple seeds are poisonous, or otherwise perfectly safe for human consumption.

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Best Blenders for Making Green Smoothies (2018 Blender Buying Guide)

Best blenders for green smoothies

Blending vegetables and fruits is the perfect way to get your vital nutrients in and improve your overall health.

I have been making and drinking green smoothies consistently for many years now and I can honestly say that this lifestyle change has had a massive impact on my health and well-being.

Are you looking to invest in a new quality blender but not sure which one to choose? Read on as I share with you my recommendations for best blenders for green smoothies, based on price/value, durability, performance and ease-of-use.

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Discover the Health Benefits of Bitter Melon (aka Karela or Bitter Gourd)

Health benefits of bitter melon (or karela)

Bitter melon, also known as karela and bitter gourd, is a plant with quite a unique fruit. Unique both in taste as well as in appearance. But the health benefits of bitter melon also stand out.

Despite the fact that bitter melon has a strong nutritional profile, it is still a somewhat underappreciated fruit. Maybe that’s because of its strong bitter taste?

This is strange though, because we have learned to appreciate foods that have bitter flavors, such as dark chocolate and coffee. Or is it because we don’t really know what to do with bitter melon?

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