What Is Bone Broth? Health Benefits and How to Make It

The health benefits of bone broth have been heavily touted in recent years. But is it super fad or superfood? It really depends on who you ask. Humans have enjoyed the taste of animal bones simmered in water since prehistoric times, and bone broth has long held a place in traditional medicine. Some say it…


The Top 7 Herbal Teas for Good Health

Herbal teas have been used for centuries to help people deal with common illnesses, digestive issues, poor sleep, and more. But what’s interesting is that herbal teas are not what some might call “true teas.” True teas are varieties that come from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Green, black, and oolong teas all…


Red Cabbage: Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits, and Recipes

Shredded raw in coleslaw, braised for a Blaukraut side dish, or cooked in borscht, red cabbage is a nutritious, versatile cruciferous vegetable. It’s a member of the Brassica oleracea plant species, making it a cousin of kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Its purple hue makes it stand out from its other family members, and it also…


Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

Inflammation seems inseparable from a host of common chronic health conditions. Whether you're talking about physical ailments like heart disease or arthritis or mental ones like dementia, chronic inflammation is central to the discussion. But did you know that food choices can play a role in how your body copes with inflammation? An anti-inflammatory diet…


Chaga Mushroom: Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits, and Recipes

The chaga mushroom is a big part of the mushroom resurgence these days. With historical origins in Siberia and other parts of Asia, this traditional medicine boasts a number of potential health benefits. Due to their tough, bark-like exterior, chaga mushrooms (Inonotus obliquus) are a common ingredient in teas and coffees. Grown and used traditionally in…


Acerola Cherry: Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits, and Recipes

If you’re looking for big hit of vitamin C, the acerola cherry can certainly deliver. The fruit of the shrub-like tree (Malpighia emarginata) is native to the Caribbean, also going by the name Barbados cherry, and it might be the best source of vitamin C available. Acerola cherries are versatile, too. They can be eaten…



Bison vs. Beef: Which Is Better for Your Health?

Bison vs. beef. Ever torn between ordering a bison burger and a beef burger? Many of us have been there. After all, is one healthier than the other? Do they taste the same? It can be very confusing with all the options these days. Bison and beef are both forms of red meat. They are…


The Primal Diet: Foods to Eat, Benefits, Risks & Recipes

What Is the Primal Diet? Depending on who you ask, the Primal diet is either the greatest lifestyle in the world or total nonsense. Thankfully, I fall into neither of those camps. It’s based on the idea that early humans ate a much better diet than we do today and that returning to our nutritional…


Bubble Tea: Can It Be Healthy?

What Is Bubble Tea? In the mid-to-late-90s, as a high school student, my friend called me and asked if I wanted to go get a bubble tea. The drink was taking his neighborhood by storm and a few locations had popped up. Fast forward 20 years, and bubble tea, also called pearl tea or boba…


3 Healthy Avocado Toast Recipes, Plus Nutrition Facts & Benefits

Easy, healthy, trendy, and Instagram-able, avocado toast has the potential to be a serious upgrade to your typical breakfast, lunch, or dinner…and it’s equally snack-worthy. Rich in fiber, healthy fats, and other beneficial nutrients, a daily serving of avocado can do wonders for your skin, heart, and immune system. And a piece of avocado-topped toast…