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What are Electrolytes?

If you’ve ever seen an ad for a sports drink or played sports, you’ve likely heard of electrolytes. But what are they exactly? Why does Gatorade have electricity in it, and why do you need it after you exercise? Is it really that important, or is it just a marketing strategy? In reality, “electrolytes” is […]

What Materials Are Not Microwave Safe?

Microwaves have to be one of the most common cooking appliances in the average American household. It makes sense why. You can melt, cook, boil, reheat, defrost — there’s not much that a microwave can’t do if you’re looking for a quick meal. That being said, there are some types containers that you shouldn’t put […]

3 Popular Types of Salt, and Why They Matter

For many people, salt is just the thing on your table that you add to your dinner to cover the other flavors. There’s one kind, table salt that comes in a shaker. However, you may have noticed at the grocery store or a cooking show that there are many different types of salts. Are these […]

Are Processed Foods Really That Unhealthy?

When you’re looking to eat healthier, cutting out processed foods can be a great place to start. Usually, this is a good call for a number of reasons, but what are they, and do they stand up to scrutiny? The answer isn’t as clear when you consider that some surprising items are technically processed foods. […]

3 of the Healthiest Types of Tea

Tea is a drink that has been enjoyed around the world for centuries. In some countries, drinking tea is a celebrated cultural event, like Japan’s tea ceremony or the UK’s tea time. The history of tea drinking can be traced back to at least around 5,000 years ago in ancient China. The story goes that […]

Healthy Ways to Add Honey to Your Diet

Honey is a great way to add natural sweetness to your dishes, giving them an extra element or balance to foods that need them. Honey is often used as a healthier alternative to refined sugars in many dishes since it also offers a host of health benefits, but, as we mentioned in the linked article, […]

How to Make a Healthy Holiday Wassail

In Yuletide, you may hear friends and neighbors singing “Here we come, a-wassailing.” But besides being a funny word, what is wassail? Traditionally, wassail is an Anglo-Saxon drink often made with a combination of ale, cream, or apple cider. If you’re looking to spice up your holiday party this year by bringing celebrations of Christmas […]

Getting Creative with Comfort Food: Healthy Pancakes

Pancakes are a great way to start your day. They’re simple, nostalgic, and smell incredible when they’re being made. Most importantly, they’re a good excuse to get your hands on breakfast syrup. If you’re on a diet or just watching your calorie intake, sugary pancakes are a great way to derail your day. Two pancakes […]

The Sweet Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is a popular, natural sweetener that many of us enjoy almost as a condiment or to sweeten tea. Like many sweeteners, the sugars in honey can be fattening. What sets honey apart is that it also offers a bevvy of health benefits, which that means you’re not just indulging your sweet tooth. For example, […]

Getting Creative with Thanksgiving Classics: Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of the must-have traditional sides at Thanksgiving each year, but it’s often loaded with sugar. By getting a little creative, we can fix that! For many people around the table at Thanksgiving time, cranberry sauce is an essential ingredient to a complete plate. Whether you’re using it straight from the can […]