Why Honey Is A Better Than Sugar

Sugar is the most popular sweetener in the world, and its use is particularly common in such drinks as coffee and tea. However, the natural sweetener honey is a better and healthier choice for you than sugar, and is even arguably better tasting. Honey is superior in large part because it is more natural than processed sugar. In unrefined sugar cane there are present certain vitamins, organic acids, and beneficial enzymes that are lost in the sugar manufacturing … [Read more...]

How to Go Green for Thanksgiving

Odds are, like many Americans, you have become more aware of the environment and the effect that you have on it over the last few years. In fact, you probably make a concerted effort to be more environmentally friendly, from recycling trash to buying organic food products. There are just too many benefits to going green to ignore. Not only are you helping to preserve the environment for future generations, going green can also help you to live a healthier and more … [Read more...]

Chia Seeds: A Pet Plant and an Ultra-Healthy Food

Chia is one of the most useful plants in the Northern Hemisphere. Chia is cultivated in Guatemala, southern and central Mexico, and the southern regions of the United States. Though most Americans associated 'Chia' with the fun potted plants called 'Chia Pets', in Mexico and South America chia is better known as an ultra-healthy food, especially the chia seed. And, in case you are wondering, the 'Chia Pets' really is the chia plant you can eat. Recently, chia seeds have … [Read more...]

A Complete Guide to Healthy Eating on a Budget

When you’re on a tight budget, eating healthy meals on a regular basis can be a difficult task. We often get stuck in a rut, eating the same meals over and over. It can also be tempting to snap up grocery deals when out shopping, even if they’re not the healthiest options. With a little creativity and organization, however, you can have a healthy eating plan and save money. Following is a guide to help you lower your food costs without sacrificing your health. … [Read more...]

Brief History Of Barley

Barley is stated by historians to be the oldest of all cultivated grains. It seems to have been the principal bread plant among the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Jews especially held the grain in high esteem, and sacred history usually uses it interchangeably with wheat, when speaking of the fruits of the earth. Among the early Greeks and Romans, barley was almost the only food of the common people and the soldiers. The flour was made into gruel, after the … [Read more...]