Olive oil is extremely healthy. It’s not only loaded with beneficial fatty acids and powerful antioxidants but also a dietary staple for some of the world’s healthiest populations. However, many people believe that it’s unsuitable for cooking due to its unsaturated fat content. Others claim that it’s an excellent choice for cooking — even for […]
Squash is a family of plants that comes in several different types. Winter varieties include butternut, acorn, delicata, pumpkin, hubbard, kabocha and spaghetti squashes. Zucchini and yellow squash — either with straight or crooked necks — are considered summer squashes. However, squash may be confusing to classify. Most kinds of squash are brightly colored — […]
iger nuts, also known as chufa, yellow nutsedge or earth almonds, are not actually nuts, but rather edible tubers. They’re the size of a chickpea but wrinkly with a chewy texture and sweet nutty flavor similar to coconut. Tiger nuts were one of the first plants cultivated in Egypt and traditionally used as both food […]
Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life as her menstrual cycles come to an end. It’s confirmed 12 months after your last period. However, the transition and symptoms associated with menopause can last for several years (1). While menopause is linked to many uncomfortable symptoms and increases your risk of certain diseases, your […]
Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is an important nutrient. In fact, every part of your body needs it to function properly. As a supplement, niacin may help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function, among other benefits. However, it can also cause serious side effects if you take large doses. This article explains […]
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