Curcumin: A Powerful, Natural Anti-Inflammatory

Inflammation is a leading cause of many chronic diseases. In Ayuverda and traditional Chinese medicine, curcumin has been used to treat inflammatory diseases for centuries. Extensive research has shown that curcumin possesses therapeutic potential against proinflammatory diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, autoimmune and neurogenerativc diseases, and gastrointestinal disorders. Inflammatory Mechanism of Curcumin Curcumin… Read More »

What Is The Best Curcumin Supplement?

Not all supplements are created equal… especially when it comes to curcumin. Bioavailability is a major problem with curcumin (as discussed here). Hence, choosing a high quality curcumin supplement is vital or else you’re just wasting your money. Here are some criteria for selecting a high quality curcumin supplement: enhanced bioavailability of curcumin or curcuminoids.… Read More »

What Is The Best Form Of Curcumin?

Turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is a widely used spice in South and Southeast Asian cooking. It is also used as a colouring agent in foods and textiles, and in traditional Indian medicine. Curcuminoids are polyphenolic compounds that give turmeric the distinctive yellow colour.  Curcuminoids consist of curcumin (80%), demethoxycurcumin (18%) and bisdemethoxycurcumin… Read More »

7 Best Vegan Protein Bars

While there is a wide selection of vegan protein bars on the market, only a few are of high quality. Many contain too much-added sugar, artificial additives and poor quality protein sources. Most vegan protein bars are made with soy protein, a cheap and highly processed plant-based protein. Over 90% of soybeans grown in the US is… Read More »

8 Best Dairy Free Protein Bars

There is no shortage of options when it comes to protein bars. Most of them are made with whey and/or soy protein. If you are avoiding dairy, whey protein is not a suitable choice. Most of the soy protein used in protein bars are derived from genetically modified (GM) soybeans. GM soy contains high levels of herbicide… Read More »

Are Pure Protein Bars Healthy?

Pure Protein bars provide a decent amount of protein at relatively cheap prices. 3 types of Pure Protein bars: • Original • Greek yoghurt • Fruit and nut They come in sizes of 50g, 57g and 78g, and a range of flavours. At first glance, the nutrition numbers look good: 20g protein, 2g sugar and 200… Read More »

Are Nature Valley Bars Healthy?

There are 3 types of nature valley bars: granola, protein and nut. To determine if these bars are healthy, let’s dive into the ingredient lists. Here are some of the red flags: Nature Valley Granola Bars -  Canola oil, corn starch and corn syrup, which are genetically modified ingredients. (See this post: Dangers of GMO Foods: What… Read More »

Dangers of GMO Foods: What You Should Know

South and North America are the biggest cultivators of edible genetic modified organisms (GMOs) such as soy, corn and canola. Genetically modified (GM) plants have been modified to tolerate and/or produce one or more pesticides. In other words, they are designed to contain pesticides. GM plants accumulate pesticide residues throughout their life, it’s no wonder… Read More »

5 Best Protein Bars Without Added Sugar

Protein bars with no added sugar are a good snack for people avoiding sugar, watching their weight, restricting carb intake or who are health conscious. By choosing the right protein bars, they can be a healthier alternative to candy bars for satisfying your sweet tooth and hunger while helping you to better manage your weight or blood glucose level. While… Read More »