Very Relaxing Valerian

The valerian plant is native to Europe and Asia and is easily recognized by its fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers. The role of the valerian plant as an herbal remedy dates back to ancient Greece, where it was used for a variety of purposes, from suppor ...

Finally, Healthy Pasta That Tastes Great!

Hearing that white pasta “isn’t good for you,” you may have tried one of the new whole wheat varieties. And you probably hated it. Grainy, gritty, chalky and chewy are just a few words people use to describe the healthier, more nut ...

The Surprising Benefits of Chewing Gum

It freshens your breath and keeps your mouth entertained when talking is off limits””but who knew chewing gum could actually be good for your health? Gum’s been around for centuries. Ancient Greeks chewed mastiche, a chewy substance made ...

Why Buy Organic Coffee?

Rich, aromatic and eye-opening, coffee is the most popular beverage in the U.S., with about 54% of Americans drinking at least one cup a day and 25% indulging occasionally, according to a report from the National Coffee Association. In the course of ...

The Highlights of Dark Chocolate

If you enjoy chocolate, you may want to forget the light, milky variety. Why? You don’t have to be a chocolate connoisseur to know that dark chocolate is more than just a tasty treat. But in case you’re not privy to the pros of dark ...

Nine Natural Habits to Support Longevity

For the most part, if you want to live longer, you have to live better. Here are some natural ways to lead a better lifestyle that can support longevity: 1.    Move Around. It doesn’t have to be jogging on the treadmill. There are p ...

Power-Packed Sunflower Seeds

With cheerful, golden faces that follow the sun as it crosses the sky, sunflowers are tall, strong flowers bearing exceptionally nutrient-packed seeds. Rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), sunflower see ...