Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that cohabitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and supplemen... Read more
In the US, we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food any time of the year. Although it's nice to have watermelon in February and asparagus in August, many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in se... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
You've probably heard that seasonal foods are more flavorful and affordable and richer in nutrients.
That's why we selected seven spring ingredients—artichokes, asparagus, avocados, carrots, potatoes, strawberries, and sp... Read more
I bought maple extract to flavor my overnight oatmeal, but I am unsure how much I should use. The only extract I have used is vanilla, and i usually use a teaspoon of it. I am not following a recipe or anything, I just thought it would be good.
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Saw a segment on the internet and Dr Oz is promoting buying saffron extract for weight loss. He claims taking these pills cuts your apatite. Has anyone tried these pills and are they working for you? How long have you been on them? Thanks!... Read more
I take food grade extracts and add a drop or two.EG: Mint extract, Peppermint Extract, Orange Extract, Raspberry extractFind these in the spices aisle of your supermarket. You would normally use them in cooking or baking, but a few drops to your wat... Read more
If your like me getting 8 glasses in a day is hard, i always feel like water tastes bitter. So heres what i do: I add coconut extract (I love tropical flavors) but you could try others too! theres peppermint extract, Cherry extract, Almond extract et... Read more
Fresh artichokes are a classic spring treat, but you can enjoy artichoke hearts all year long.What Are Artichoke Hearts?Buried within the rough leaves of an artichoke, is the sweet and tender “heart.” These little treasures have a buttery... Read more
It’s hard to believe that a tiny part of a flower can also be a highly prized spice. Have you ever tasted the most expensive spice in the world?What Is Saffron?The delicate threads of saffron are actually the stigma of the purple crocus. Each f... Read more
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