iStock: Boarding1NowAs the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Fortunately, there are many ways you can take advantage of the nutrition within apples, including through drinks like apple juice, apple cider, and apple cider vinegar (ACV).Each of these apple byproducts requires another for its creation.Apple juice is made by macerating, or soaking in liquid, and pressing an apple. There is nothing better than freshly squeezed apple juice, especially when you have your own juicer.Apple cider, on the other hand, is made from the apple juice extracted from the pulp of pureed, or mashed, apples. Apple cider vinegar is then made from fermented apple cider.While each apple-derived beverage has many health benefits, there are differences between them. In this article, we will explore apple cider vs. apple juice and apple cider vs. apple cider vinegar.We will compare how each apple byproduct is made and what you need know about their nutrition profiles. We will also … [Read more...] about Apple Juice vs. Apple Cider vs. Apple Cider Vinegar: Know the Difference
iStock: DipakShelareCumin is the dried seed of a herb known as Cuminum cyminum—a member of the parsley family. Cumin is native to the Mediterranean and therefore quite popular in Mediterranean cuisine. It is also common to find cumin seed in Mexican, Middle Eastern, East Asian, and Indian cuisines, especially since it is a main ingredient in curry powder.But not everyone is a fan of the distinct cumin taste and smell. And while cumin allergy is quite rare, some are especially sensitive to proteins in the herb. Also, if you don’t have it in the pantry and you’re pinched for time, you may need a cumin seed substitute in its place.That is why this article will focus on a key cumin substitute, as well as various other cumin seed substitutes that will make your dish taste just as good.What Does Cumin Taste Like?Cumin has an incredibly distinctive bitter flavor, and a strong, sharp, warm, and spicy-sweet aroma, due to its abundant content of oil. Some would also describe … [Read more...] about What Spice Is a Substitute for Cumin Seed or Powder?
iStock: sorrapongYogurt is filled with probiotics, good bacteria that help support the immune system, aid in digestion, and destroy harmful pathogens. This trendy health food comes with its share of controversy, as conflicting studies question the healing ability of yogurt for acid reflux.Acid reflux is a gastroesophageal disorder that affects the chest region as excess stomach acid builds up and enters the esophagus. It is also referred to as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), heartburn, or acid indigestion.It often occurs shortly after, or during, the consumption of irritating foods and drinks, such as chocolate, spicy food, caffeine, alcohol, or carbonated beverages. The burning pain and discomfort of acid reflux may also be linked to smoking, obesity, medications, and a sedentary lifestyle.Conventional medical treatment often involves prescription drugs, which may cause serious side effects such as bone loss, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and kidney issues. As such, an … [Read more...] about Is Yogurt Good for Acid Reflux?
iStock: pilipphotoBlueberries are a vibrant and tiny blue fruit packed with nutrition. They are especially high in antioxidants, and are known to do everything from boost brain health to promote heart health and even fight cancer. But you may wonder, how long do blueberries last?Do you want to know how to tell if blueberries are bad? It depends on storage conditions, the ripeness of the berries when picked or purchased, and how storing blueberries impacts their longevity.Unfortunately for blueberries, improper storage can lead them to become mushy and moldy.Several varieties of blueberries are grown throughout the world, and you’ll often find them fresh at farmer’s markets from the middle of spring until the end of the summer. You also won’t have any trouble finding fresh blueberries in the produce section of any grocery store. Regular and wild blueberries are available in the frozen fruit section as well.When it comes to blueberries, organic is better because the … [Read more...] about How Long Do Blueberries Last? How to Differentiate Bad Blueberries
iStock: invizbkHoney, or the gooey golden liquid, is known for its long list of benefits to mankind. From the ancient Egyptians to the Romans and even the Babylonians, honey was used widely among many civilizations, and especially for its laxative and antibacterial properties. Due to honey’s exceptional nutritional value, it was an ingredient recommended for numerous ailments. Not only has it been shown to help fight against obesity, but honey before bed is also said to calm a person down, thereby inducing sleep as well. Let’s learn more about the myriad benefits of consuming honey just before bedtime.Health Benefits of Consuming Honey before BedThe golden elixir surely has many benefits, but have you heard of honey as a sleep remedy? Yes, it is used as a natural food relaxant, as it soothes the mind and also has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. Honey is also a popular treatment for insomnia.If you do not know how to take honey before sleep, all you need to do is to … [Read more...] about Consuming Honey before Bedtime Benefits Sleep, Weight Management, & More