Cinnamon and Diabetes

Cinnamon is a popular spice, found in all sorts of recipes and baked goods. It contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde, which is responsible for cinnamon's medicinal properties. Cinnamon has potent antioxidant activity, helps fight inflammation and has been shown to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. But where cinnamon really shines is in its …

Honey

So, is honey actually good for you? Not really, when it's used as a food. Honey does supply some nutrients, such as iron and vitamin C. But the amounts are so small—less than 1 percent of what you need in a day. Honey actually has slightly more calories per serving than sugar: 21 calories per …

Water Kefir

Water kefir is first cultured by introducing a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts) into sugar water.   The beneficial bacteria and yeasts present in the water kefir grains metabolize the sugar, turning it into an array of beneficial acids and infusing it with beneficial microorganisms, additional B vitamins as well as food enzymes. …

Cashew Milk

No matter if you’re a vegetarian, intolerant to lactose or you just want to limit your consumption of fat or calories, there are plenty of milk alternatives to choose from these days. Cashew milk is one of the many options you have. The name makes it clear where this milk substitute came from — cashews. …

Eggplant

Have you ever tried eggplant? Eggplants, also known as aubergines, belong to the nightshade family of plants and are used in many different dishes around the world. Eggplants are technically a fruit, as they grow from a flowering plant and contain seeds. There are many varieties that range in size and color. And while eggplants …

Papaya

Initially green and somewhat bitter in taste, papayas are butter-yellowa when fully ripe and shaped like a pear. Their pale-orange flesh has dozens of small, black, gelitonous seeds at the center, similar to a melon. Unripe papaya is used in some areas of the world as a vegetable substitute, but is not recommended as a …