If I had to pick a ‘best of’ group for your body, tying for first place with leafy greens would be cruciferous vegetables, those slightly sulfuric-scented veggies from the brassica family. They’re versatile, tasty, fairly easy to grow and most importantly, they’re nutritional superstars, rich in a very powerful sulphur-based nutrient compound, known as sulforaphane or SFN, whose benefits can push your health in a very positive direction and could even help save your life.
Magnesium is so important for our wellbeing, playing a role in over 300 important enzymatic functions in the body. Yet most of us aren’t getting enough in our daily diets - due to depleted soil that our food is grown in and the prescription and over-the-counter drugs we are taking.
Digestion is one of those routine bodily processes you probably don’t pay much attention to. That is, until ills like bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation rear their ugly head. While some people just try to ride it out, frequent gastrointestinal distress isn’t ‘normal.’ Rather, it’s your body’s way of telling you that your digestion needs some TLC.
Depression levels are at an all-time high. Unlike heart disease and cancer, mental illness strikes at earlier ages. In fact, among people aged 15 – 44, depressive disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide. And in 2020, depression will be the top cause of disability in the US for the first time.
Canola oil is an extremely common oil used in processed foods, bottled salad dressings and sauces, restaurant meals and prepared foods. Many use it in their own kitchen. You’ve probably heard that it’s heart healthy and on the other hand, some say to avoid it completely.