Why You Should Eat Sauerkraut to Boost Your Health

The early Chinese fermented shredded cabbage in wine. The workers who built the Great Wall of China ate it to give them stamina and health. The recipe migrated to Europe where the Germans replaced the wine with salt. That’s how sauerkraut as we know it today is made. It’s fermented by lactic acid. The fermentation process gives cabbage its sour flavor and its name. You can enjoy sauerkraut in several ways, including in a Reuben sandwich, or as a topping for a baked potato or hot dog. Read this informative article and find out why you should eat sauerkraut to boost your health.

1. Health Benefits of Cabbage Itself

Cabbage itself is loaded with vitamins A and C. It also contains vitamin B6, vitamin K, folate, manganese and omega 3 fatty acids. Cabbage helps lower cholesterol, has anti-inflammatory properties, and also provides phytonutrient antioxidants. Once cabbage is fermented, its health benefits are even greater.

2. Sauerkraut Aids in Your Digestion

Don’t like the taste of yogurt? That’s okay, you can eat sauerkraut to add Lactobacillus plantarum to your digestive system. Research shows that this bacterium not only helps aid digestion, it’s been shown to help treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), …

Easy Ways to Improve Your Health in 2020

Four Simple Resolutions that You Will Actually Stick With


Many of us resolve to get healthier in the New Year. However, aiming to go from couch potato to Ironman in a year is unrealistic and potentially dangerous. Most of us will quit before February 1st even arrives. So, here are a few small lifestyle changes we can easily stick with for a healthier 2020.

10 of Anything, 2 Times a Day

Pushups, sit-ups, squats, jumping jacks, toe touches: pick an exercise that will get the blood flowing. It may not seem like much, but brief bursts of exercise can be beneficial. None of these require any special equipment. All are scalable. For instance, if you cannot do 10 full pushups, you can start by doing them on your knees. Another option is to start with 5 and build to 10 or more.

Carry a Water Bottle

Numerous studies indicate that Americans are dehydrated. Drinking water has countless benefits. It is associated with increased energy, fewer headaches, and reduced risk of kidney stones. When substituted for high-calorie beverages, such as soda or juice, drinking water can lead to weight loss. And, since it is free, drinking water throughout the day may …

Healthy Eating: How Much of What Should You Be Eating?

If you are anything like me you are trying your best to eat the right types of food in the right amounts. When trying to ensure that I was eating the proper portion sizes of the different food groups I started researching how much of each type of food I should be eating. After several minutes of searching online my head was practically spinning from all of the different advice on how much to eat and what to eat.

The Old Food Pyramid

It was disappointing to see that nutrition guidelines might still be as complicated today as they were back when I was in grade school. When I was in school I remember my teacher teaching us about the food pyramid. Now, I remember her teaching us about the food pyramid but in all honesty the only thing I remember about the pyramid was that it was pyramid shaped. I have no clue as to what type of food was located where in the pyramid. While I do remember that there were pictures of food on it I don’t remember what a proper portion size was for the type of food I was supposed to eat.

For kids like …

Common Health Risks Found in Men Over 40

Whether you’re a new arrival, or a long-time resident, your 40s are here. Now that we’ve arrived, looking back, a lot has certainly changed, though there’s one thing that will almost always remain the same throughout your 40s, and that is your body’s willingness and ability to fight-off the most common ailments that affect men in their 40s and beyond.

Our choice of lifestyle can contribute substantially to the health of men even over 40. By exercising and choosing to the proper diet, your overall healthy habits can make a vast difference in your body well past 40.

With that being said, here, are the three most common health issues, faced by men in their 40’s.

High Blood Pressure 
Long known as the “silent killer,” High blood pressure is a common and serious problem in men over 40. Symptoms may not appear until too late. Have your blood pressure checked regularly and know the meaning of your numbers. Maintaining a healthy diet and with proper exercise, can keep those dangerously high numbers down within normal levels.

High Cholesterol 
High cholesterol behaves a lot like high blood pressure in that both disorders can often be symptomless. Though it has the potential …

Soy Nuts: The Perfect Healthy Snack for a Person with Peanut Allergies

I always try to watch what I eat, but most diet plans tell you that nuts, in moderation, are excellent for snacks. If you are allergic to tree nuts, this ruins most diets. However, I recently discovered soy nuts. They are fantastic! They have the same salty, crunchy appeal as tree nuts, but without the allergic reaction.

Soy nuts are high in fiber and loaded with protein and omega fatty acids. This makes them perfect for repairing muscle after a workout and staying full between meals.

GeniSoy

GeniSoy has a few varieties. My local health food store carries salted, unsalted, and chocolate dipped. One serving of the salted (3/4 cup) will last me as a morning and afternoon snack. The chocolate dipped are not quite as healthy, but still a great alternative for getting sweet and salty in one.

To help keep me from eating the whole bag, I take them home and premeasured my own individual servings. If you separate the chocolate dipped into half servings, they still make a great 100 calorie snack!

Sensible Foods

Sensible foods takes all the work out of measuring servings. They offer a variety of snacks all bagged in individual or double serving …

Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

We all are looking for ways these days to eat healthier food, but to have it taste great also. Who doesn’t love fries, but we all know the French Fries aren’t very healthy for you. These taste great and are healthy for you. So here is a recipe that is healthy and great tasting.

Take your sweet potatoes and wash the outsides. Then peel them. Cut the potato in half the long way. Then take that half and cut in half again. Then further cut into strips to form little sticks. Take a non stick baking sheet and place your cut fries on the sheet. Next drizzle them with olive oil and mix thoroughly with your hands. Make sure all the potato sticks are covered with olive oil.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Check often so your brown sugar doesn’t burn. When you take them out, let them sit for a few minutes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then ENJOY!…