The Powerful Benefits of Purple Corn

by Manuel Villacorta

Purple corn is cultivated in coastal areas, as well as in mountain highlands and valleys in Peru. What are the benefits of this colorful crop? Paiche: Peruvian food in Portland, Oregon. A staple in the Incan civilization, purple corn almost became a lost crop, but luckily purple corn is still grown in Peru. This crop also thrives in South America as well as in American goods. Purple corn is purple in color due to a deep vibrant hue derived from its nutrient-dense pigmentation. Scientists believe that the pigmentation development is attributed to something environmental in the soil, water, or climate of Peru, but the explanation is yet unknown. Mysteriously, purple corn will lose its color when planted in other countries , sometimes even presenting as yellow corn. One of the more popular uses for purple corn is in chicha morada , a brightly flavored sweet drink. It is used as a base for drinks, sorbets, puddings , and popsicles or used to make bread or pancakes. Continue reading “The Powerful Benefits of Purple Corn”

Health Benefits of Matcha

by Joseph Solidum –

Even before Science introduced matcha as a “superfood”, it has always been behind tradition. Researchers specifically found crucial evidences that can help benefit your body to a healthier and vigorous well-being. One very special tea that most people all over the world are already showing interest nowadays is the Japanese matcha tea . All tea originates from Camellia sinensis leaves. The particular processing of the leaves provides you different types of tea: Green, Black and Oolong. As the tea leaves start to oxidize, they produce distinct flavors and aromas. Matcha isn’t fermented at all, but rather directly steamed and stone-ground into powder. This powder is then whisked into hot water to create a full green tea color with no bitter taste in flavor. There are several things that characterize matcha as very different from other tea categories. First, you consume the whole tea leaf made into powder compared to infused tea leaves. Secondly, because it isn’t fermented (note: tea fermentation means allowing the freshly picked tea leaves to undergo enzymatic oxidation by drying), all of the nutrients in the leaf remain. This explains that matcha benefits are superior compared to other green teas. Matcha powder contains 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea. The unthinkable health benefits of Matcha: Detoxification – Matcha has higher grades of chlorophyll compared to other green teas. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Matcha”

Is a No-Grain Diet Healthy?

by Jenna Flannigan

We want to be your most trusted ally in your pursuit of health and well-being. New York City restaurant Hu Kitchen launched their first grain-free bagel last week. It’s a bold move in a city that prides itself on this breakfast staple. But the eatery already offers an array of grain-free foods, from 100 percent grass-fed beef burgers on “faux-caccia” buns to treats like banana nut muffins and berry crumble. Beyond its grain-free options, Hu Kitchen is at the forefront of many food trends. It describes its offerings as organic and “preindustrial,” with no GMOs, gluten, soy, dairy, emulsifiers, canola oil, or processed salt. “Don’t knock it until you’ve cut it,” said Jordan Brown, the business’s co-founder and chief executive officer. He told Healthline that people need to experiment with their diets to find out what works best for them. “Our approach at Hu Kitchen is, ‘What has made us feel better?,'” he said. Brown noted that when he cut grains from his diet, he had more energy, a better complexion, and less joint pain when he exercised. He doesn’t shun all grains — Hu Kitchen serves breakfast oatmeal, for example — but there are dieters who do. The paleo diet , popularized by scientist Loren Cordain, Ph.D., excludes grains and numerous other foods based on the theory that it’s Continue reading “Is a No-Grain Diet Healthy?”

5 Healthy Ways to Eat Properly

by John Russell

5 Healthy Ways to Eat Properly Ad 728×90 – HBS Account – 2149237058061490 By johnrussell Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 01:32pm EDT Keywords: 10 tips for weight loss , are you drinking too much water , bone and joint health , brain health , breakfast recipes , calories , Fat Burn , healthy diet plan , heart health , morning meals , teeth strength , Weight Control , well-balanced diet Food is life. This is something we hear almost every day and people are concerned about eating properly to get healthier, the question is how to eat properly ? There is not a person active on the internet today who has not seen the topless torso of the elegant and iconic Cristiano Ronaldo. Everyone wants those muscles, that fitness, that magnificence. The answer lies in the food, but the minute details are extremely important. Your food has to be proper. Decisions regarding Food: Your attitude is extremely important in determining your healthy food habits. The decisions you make in certain regards decide your healthy lifestyle. Do not miss your meals: Your day begins with your breakfast. And so does your responsibility. Breakfast is extremely important. It begins your metabolism. It provides all the essential Continue reading “5 Healthy Ways to Eat Properly”