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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024

Coffee vs. tea: which caffeine

Coffee vs. tea: which caffeine source reigns supreme for health and vitality?

For many people, coffee is more than simply a morning habit; it's an integral component of their daily lives. But is this really the best method to get your caffeine fix? Dr. Kaustubh Dabhadkar, a preventive cardiologist from Charlotte, North Carolina, sheds light on the subject, showing the Read More...

fresh vegetable broccoli. Fresh green broccoli on a black stone table.

And the healthiest way to cook broccoli is...

We’ve previously reported on why broccoli is so great. Full of nutrients and antioxidants, it can help invigorate so many parts of our bodies. In recent years, one incredible compound found in broccoli, called sulforaphane, has gained a reputation as a super nutrient. Studies even show it is Read More...

chlorella in powder form

6 reasons to eat more chlorella, a nutrient-packed sea veggie

It’s common knowledge that incorporating vegetables into your diet is essential to maintaining your overall health. However, this doesn’t mean we should stick to the basic vegetables that are found in your local produce aisle.  If you’re looking to shake things up a bit, then perhaps give Read More...

Matcha green tea latte in a cup.

The scoop on matcha tea

If you’re not familiar with matcha, it’s a finely ground powder from dried green tea leaves. Because the matcha leaves grow in shaded bushes, they have increased levels of chlorophyll so they can absorb as much sunlight as possible. This gives the leaves and the drink their eye-catching color. Read More...

Sweet potatoes piled for market.

Experts tell us how healthy sweet potatoes really are

Sweet potatoes are a delicious, bright, and nutritious vegetable with the ability to liven up any plate of food in color and taste. “In general, the more color you can add to your diet coming from fruits and vegetables, the better,” says sports dietitian Yasi Ansari. What are the health Read More...

Woman exercising on a sports mat at home drinking water with a towel round their neck.

7 ways to help your body detoxify, and we’re not talking detox diets

Your body has a sophisticated way of eliminating toxins that involve the liver, kidney, digestive system, skin, and lungs. Still, only when these organs are healthy, can they effectively eliminate unwanted substances. The thing is, there’s a common misconception that detox diets can boost your Read More...

Cold-pressed olive oil

5 health reasons to use cold-pressed olive oil

Olive oil is one of the oldest staples of cooking, having been used for thousands of years, especially in Mediterranean diets. It’s a delicious and versatile tool to use in making our meals or in just quickly dressing a salad, and it is wonderfully healthy.  Olives are very rich in nutrients. Read More...

Allergy friendly foods

How do you fix seasonal allergies? These 8 foods are a good start

Just like allergies keep coming back every year, The Optimist Daily comes back to write more on how you can handle them. There are a lot of tricks to getting ahead of your allergies or remedies for a stuffy nose, and you can even fight allergies as easily as settling in and cooking a good Read More...

Pile of green okra on a light green background.

What are the health benefits of okra?

In one of our previous articles, we wrote about how okra may be people's new hope in battling microplastic contaminated drinking water. Looking into the fruit (yes, it is a fruit) made us realize that there is so much more to share about the benefits of this versatile seed pod. While relatively Read More...

blue berry smoothie

Try "reverse juicing" to get the most out of your berries

Berries are more than just juicy, flavorful snacks. They are also jam-packed with nutrients and offer us a range of health benefits. Berries are especially known as a great source of polyphenols, a subgroup of antioxidants that have been linked to improved heart health, glowing skin, and Read More...