The Top 7 Tear-Jerking Health Benefits Of Onions

Onions have a long history as a food staple and natural medicine, used for millenniums around the world. They are robust in taste and smell, and are often used daily as the first ingredient in meals, from stir fries and curries to soups and salads. There are countless ways to cook and eat onions, and […]

22 Creative & Healthy Trail Mix Recipes

Whether you call it gorp, scroggin or studenterhavre, trail mix is a quick, easy, non-perishable and portable snack that can be made to be very healthy, filling and energizing! Here are 22 creative takes on the classic hiking snack…   Is Trail Mix Healthy? This classic hiking snack tends to get a bad rap health-wise […]

The Top 5 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Beets (+ Creative Ways To Use Them)

These deep red-purple root vegetables have a particularly distinct sweet, earthy flavor. They stain everything they touch and are loved by some and hated by others. Despite the fact that beets contain the highest sugar content of any vegetable, they are absolutely brimming with powerful and essential nutrients…   A Brief History Of Beets Beets […]

Brown Rice vs White Rice: The Surprising Differences

Rice is a popular gluten-free grain that has been enjoyed in some parts of the world for thousands of years. It is versatile and comes in many different shapes and colors – brown and white being the two most common and recognized varieties. But with certain fad diets suggesting people eat little or no carbs, […]

23 Incredibly Easy (And Guilt-Free) Mason Jar Desserts

The handy trend of preparing food in mason jars really took off a few years with breakfast options (like overnight oats or chia pudding), and smoothies. Now the trend is shifting towards mason jar desserts – a fun and cute way to prepare and present sweet treats. They are usually quick and simple to prepare, […]

The Top 9 Proven Health Benefits Of Avocado (+ Nourishing Recipes)

Avocados are certainly not underrated these days – everyone knows they are a health freak’s favorite food. While most fruits are made up mainly of carbohydrates, avocados are low-carb and high in healthy fats, with study after study over the years showing the powerful health benefits of the green berry (yes, you read that correctly!). Rightly called […]

The Battle Of the Nut Butters: Almond vs Peanut

It may be hard to beat peanut butter when it comes to popularity, but does almond butter have any claim to fame when it comes to nutrition? We take a comparative look at the two popular nut butter pantry staples…   First Thing’s First Peanut butter is a particularly popular kitchen cabinet staple, with 90 […]

17 Mouth Watering & Super Healthy Rolled Oat Recipes (Sweet & Savory!)

The humble and often forgotten oat is one of the healthiest grains on earth. Gluten-free, whole grain and an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants and important vitamins and minerals, oats have a number of impressive health benefits and, best of all, are incredibly versatile and easy to use. That’s not just the usual porridge or […]

Should you avoid MSG? Or is it safe for consumption? These little-known facts will surprise you.

MSG Side Effects: Myth or Reality?

A few months ago, the government of Mauritius decided to ban ‘Ajinomoto’ – this is how we call monosodium glutamate (MSG) here. And of course, this created a fiery debate between those who believe MSG is harmless and natural and those who deem that MSG is a silent killer that will ‘fry your brain’. At […]