The common wisdom is that in the summertime, you'd better drink, drink, drink water to stay hydrated and healthy while your body is naturally shedding higher amounts of water to increased... read more
By Emilie Croisier / The Intelligent Optimist More than a summer treat, research has found that watermelon extract can lower blood pressure. Beloved as a refreshing summer treat,... read more
COFFEE REDUCES DIABETES. Coffee and tea consumption decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By Emilie Croisier, The Intelligent Optimist   What is the best way to prevent... read more
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Mmmmmmm, summertime smoothie. You have that aching sweet tooth during the post-lunch doldrums...once upon a time you'd go to the coffee shop and get an iced blended or a frappé coffee with twenty... read more
by Editorial Team at The Intelligent Optimist Scientists are continuing to learn more about the collection of microorganisms that live in and on our bodies: our micro-biome. The Dutch... read more
by Daniel Hills/from The Intelligent OptimistShiitake mushrooms' health benefits will have you putting more of this fancy fungi on your everyday meal. Shiitake mushrooms have been used in... read more
Key Lime Pie Green Smoothie. When the blended veggie blues have you down, turn them green with envy of this sweet summertime treat. Who says a green smoothie has to be like medicine?  Tart... read more
It's time to put that super juice blender to work for more than just breaking down the armor-like fibers of kale. Use your smoothie prowess to make frozen desserts for the Fourth of July that... read more
The CDC's new study "Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach" ranks the most nutrient rich foods you can eat. By Daniel Hills/The Intelligent Optimist... read more