Entries by Eric Lecras

Probiotics and Prebiotics: What’s the Difference?

Nutrition Have you heard about probiotics? What about prebiotics? Do you know the difference? Although they sound similar, there is an important difference between pro- and prebiotics. Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for a healthy gut environment, or microbiome. While we are still discovering what exactly our microbiome does, we do know that there […]

Papaya …

Papaya is a rich source of antioxidants that the body needs to fight against cancer-causing cells. Vitamin C, E, and beta-carotene are antioxidants that prevent all kinds of cancers. So adding a daily serving of papaya to your diet may lessen your risk of developing cancer. Papaya is a great source of proteolytic enzymes that […]

Plant-based life style ..

It doesn’t matter what your health, age, or geographic location is. Currently, unhealthy people and those trying to maintain good health should definitely consider Veganism. There are certain factors that can make Veganism even more essential. Vegans have much lower cholesterol levels than meat-eaters, and heart disease is uncommon among Vegans. The reasons are not […]

A Plant-Based Diet and Rejuvenates Your Brain

It’s no secret that plant-based foods offer amazing health benefits. From sustained weight loss to higher energy, a diet consisting of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables has transformative powers — but what effects does it have on brain health? While few studies have been conducted on this question, the surfacing answers we have access to are […]

Butterfly Pea Flower Kombucha

Used for centuries in Southeast Asia as a caffeine-free herbal beverage (as well as a plant-based food and clothing dye), Butterly Pea Flower tea (made from the Clitoria ternatea plant) is starting to hit American shelves — and people just can’t get enough! Made from a combination of dried blue pea flowers and lemongrass, the reason […]

Hydrogen Peroxide – A Medical Miracle

Hydrogen Peroxide – A Medical Miracle Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) ranks up there as one of the best household remedies. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the few “miracle substances” still available to the general public; it is safe, readily available and best of all, it works! Did you know that you probably had your first sip […]

Water Kefir Vs Milk Kefir, Using Traditional Grains

Kefirs are cultured drinks produced by lacto-fermenting certain liquids for a short 1-4 day period of time. When it comes to water kefir vs milk kefir, both can be health-enhancing drinks to consume for most people. However, each variety of kefir is made somewhat differently, utilizing unique cultures that provide slightly different end results. If […]

Beans are among the oldest cultivated plants …

In fact, fossil records demonstrate that prehistoric people domesticated and cultivated legumes for food. Today, this extremely large category of vegetables contains over 13,000 species and is second only to grains in supplying calories and protein to the world’s population. Compared to grains, legumes supply about the same number of total calories but usually provide […]