How to make apple cider vinegar

  The best and healthiest apple cider vinegar is one that is organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized. There are some areas around the world where really good apple cider vinegar may be hard to come by. In fact, here in Germany it was really difficult to locate the first few years we lived here. But meanwhile, it’s available in most grocery stores and bio supermarkets … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own Vinaigrettes and Dressings

Discover how to make a variety of salad dressings, from your own garlicky Caesar to a classic French vinaigrette. Shop-bought dressings can be expensive and often contain ingredients that may turn your healthy, low-calorie salad into quite the opposite. Once you know the ratios for a homemade dressing, you can experiment away to your heart’s content and determine exactly … [Read more...]

Boost Metabolism Naturally in 8 Easy Ways

If you’ve been overindulging on the alcohol or skimping on the workouts, your metabolism may be lagging. What’s worse, you may feel ever so slightly under the weather, which is no way to live. But remember: your health is in your control. If you are feeling a little sluggish and off track, try these 8 simple tips to boost your metabolism and regenerate your energy. Sleep … [Read more...]

The Ugly Truth About Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte

Before you grab that ever-so-tempting Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte on your way to work, you might be alarmed to know what’s in it…and, well, what’s not. Since it is packed with artificial ingredients, I’ll start with what’s not found in the beverage. There’s no pumpkin in a “Pumpkin Spice Latte.” Isn’t it misleading to name a beverage after a nutritious and delicious food … [Read more...]

What Would Happen If Animals Ate Fast Food? (Video)

We know what happens when we over indulge on fast food. But what about animals? Surely something would happen? In a world where we are continuing to face issues with obesity, it is still important to remain positive and have a laugh! Source … [Read more...]

Burger King’s all-black burger looks absolutely disgusting in real life

Would you try a black-bunned burger with black cheese? Burger King recently released a burger in Japan that is just that. Called the "Kuro Burger," which translates to "black burger" in Japanese, it features several unique ingredients. The bun is made from bamboo charcoal mixed into the dough to give it the black color. The sauce is a Black Flavored Ketchup, which … [Read more...]

Why I Kicked My Keurig to the Curb

  What busy person doesn't love the idea of having a personal cup of coffee instantly with the push of a button. Many people are delighted when the Keurig machines show up in the workplace or doctor's waiting room. I loved the idea. I bought one from Costco along with the handy unit to store those awkward K Cups.  I, of course, insisted on the Newman's Organic K Cups … [Read more...]

Study Shows Broccoli Makes You Happy

You already know that vegetables are good for your health. But did you know that they are also good for your mood? A new study led by researchers in New Zealand and published in the British Journal of Healthy Psychology found that eating fruits and vegetables is associated with greater flourishing in daily life. The study tracked 405 young adults for 13 days, and found … [Read more...]

Soda Triggers These 2 Painful Conditions, Studies Find

Need another reason to put down that bottle of soda? We'll give you two. A pair of studies published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests America's beloved fizzy drinks could be doing a real number on women's health. In the first study, led by Harvard School of Public Health, researchers analyzed 73,000 postmenopausal women and found that … [Read more...]

18 DIY Tips for a Healthier Home

Green cleaning is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to DIY tips that save money and make your home healthier for your and your family. The list below has lots of green cleaning recipes, sure, but there are also a ton of cool DIY tips to make your house more energy efficient to lower your bills. The best part about improving energy efficiency is that you don’t just … [Read more...]