What to do About a Leaky Gut

Leaky gut is also known as increased intestinal permeability. It’s when the cells lining our intestines (gut) separate a bit from each other. They’re supposed to be nice and tightly joined to the cell beside it; this is to allow certain things into our bodies (like nutrients), and keep other things out. When the tight…

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Processed Food Additives: Thickeners. Are They As Bad As They Sound?

Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot of fat. Thickeners also tend to emulsify and stabilize foods they’re added to. Emulsification allows fats…

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Prebiotic – What Is It and What You Need To Know?

“Pre”biotics? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and include dietary fiber and resistant starch. The same fiber that keeps us feeling full slows…

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Antioxidant Foods vs. Supplements

Antioxidants are just that: they fight (anti) oxidation. The chemical process of oxidation is like rusting metal. A molecule loses electrons and creates the infamous free radicals.  Oxidation is also the reason why apples, bananas, and avocados go brown when the skin is broken, and they’re exposed to air – they’re getting oxidized. Free radicals…

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Is It Safe To Cook In The Microwave?

Microwave ovens have become one of the most adaptable kitchen equipment due to their numerous features and utility. The question is: are you compromising your well-being for the conveniences this appliance offers? Let’s find out! How Microwave Cooking Works? We are most familiar with the microwave as an oven that heats food. Whether it’s leftover…

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Love Butter? Here Is a Healthy and Tasty Alternative

If you want to add a great aroma, soft and creamy texture, and bring out the flavors in your food, you just need to add one additional ingredient in the mix, butter. From a condiment to the core ingredient in several cooking processes, butter is a staple in every kitchen! However, like all wonderful things…

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Try This Healthier Soy Sauce Substitute

We are all chained to processed foods even when there are healthier options around us. Some of us are too lazy to make a change, others are indifferent—but whatever the reason, our health gets affected all the same. Although the processed fare is often more convenient and sometimes even tastier, its negative side effects are…

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Does Eating Late at Night Make you Fat?

There is something about the kitchen in the late hours of the night, something strangely tempting. If you have caught yourself sneaking around in your kitchen after hours, you also tend to simultaneously guilt-trip yourself the whole time for succumbing to that temptation. However, you should not put the entire blame upon your shoulders—contemporary knowledge…

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Parmesan Air Fryer Carrots

Take your vegetable side dishes up a notch with these Air Fryer Carrots! They’re quick and easy, and you can enjoy them as a side dish or as a great snack. Enjoy! 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil 1 pound Carrots peeled and cut sticks 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon…

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