Nature at its Best: Dordogne Perigord, France

Nature at its Best: Dordogne Perigord, France

Part of the Aquitaine region in Southwest France, just 1 hour’s drive to the east of Bordeaux, Dordogne Périgord is 1 of the largest and most picturesque “départements” in France. There you will discover unspoiled nature, grandiose landscapes, and lots of magical sights teeming with history. Notably, the prehistoric caves in the Vézère valley, which prove that man has […]

Choose Your Omega-3 Source Wisely

Choose Your Omega-3 Source Wisely

The human body needs both plant and animal sources of omega-3 fats, but they are not interchangeable. Plant-based omega-3 provides alpha linoleic acid (ALA), which the body inefficiently converts to EPA and poorly converts to DHA. Plant-based sources of omega-3 include flaxseed, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. These help to boost ones overall ALA intake. Fish […]

Nuts are Good for Us

Nuts are Good for Us

Ounce for ounce, they are nutrient powerhouses with beneficial fats and plant protein. Many studies recommend eating one and a half ounces of nuts a day. The Big Q: Which are best? The Big A: High levels of nutrients put these varieties at the top of the list, as followsL Pistachios have antioxidants including lutein, […]