In recent years, seaweed has really come out from behind the sushi bar; it’s sold in most health food stores, available in pre-made salads, included in more and more clean recipes, and even sold alone as a packaged snack. So why should we eat it? “The short answer is that seaweed is all minerals, straight from the sea,” says Terry Walters, health counselor and author of CLEAN FOOD and CLEAN START—two of my personal favorite cookbooks, and ones that happen to be chock full of ideas for incorporating more sea vegetables into your diet. More
It’s been nearly two years since I became a vegetarian (I also avoid most dairy products, but not all, so I can’t quite call myself a vegan). When I first told family and friends that I was changing my lifestyle to avoid eating animals, instead of support and encouragement, I got a lot of concerned looks. But where will you get your protein? Why would you cut out such important food groups? That’s just crazy–we need meat in our diets to build muscle and give us energy. And on and on it went. Not that I wasn’t a tad concerned about some of those issues myself–would I really be denying my body important vitamins and minerals? I thought I was doing OK until a couple of months ago. More
There’s a lot of hype around juicing and its health benefits, and nearly as much skepticism about the expensive nutrition trend. “Don’t drink fruit juice and absolutely avoid a high-fructose diet,” says Tim Ferriss, author of the 4-Hour Body and advocate of a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. But many swear by the health benefits of drinking juiced fruits and vegetables regularly. More
We’ve all seen a vegan who looks like they could use a steak and a tall glass of milk, but that’s not to say we don’t think vegans can be healthy; they can. With the right amount of planning and know-how, there are plenty of completely animal-free foods to keep a vegan’s vitamin and mineral intake high. Here are some plant-based vitamin and mineral sources that you should know about if you’re starting to leave meat and dairy behind: More
Get Your Daily Dose: FitSugar created a handy little chart to remind us how much of various vitamins and minerals we should be getting every day. (via FitSugar)
This carrot’s creepy, sadistic little “face” wouldn’t stop us from getting a nice, healthy dose of beta-carotene from him.
Meet John Dempster, a licensed (and handsome) Naturopathic Doctor who practices in Toronto, and regularly contributes to Blisstree about health and wellness issues. Last time, the good doctor schooled us about diseases and conditions that Naturopathic Medicine can help prevent … More
How much do you really know about your health? You may think you know all the ins and outs of staying well, but our daily Health Smarts Quiz will test your knowledge on the spot. Answer our question, below, and … More