The Pure Blog
Beta-glucan is typically a soluble fiber found in the cell walls of bacteria, yeasts, algae, grains and mushrooms (like Reishi, Cordyceps, Maitake, Shiitake, Lion’s Mane and Chaga). The beta-glucans in mushrooms are attracting a great deal of attention due to their many health benefits.
In the modern world with so many options to fill your day, sometimes your health gets set on the back burner. But as women, we must realize that our health is important – we have much to live for and we’ve been blessed with the gift to keep life flowing on this planet. We are nurturers; we must take care of ourselves so we can continue to help others grow.
There are over 50,000 species of mushroom! (That includes yeasts and fungi.) Some are psychoactive, some poisonous, and some are beneficial to our health. But which mushrooms should you use?
Do you ever look back on your childhood, teen years, and even early 20’s and wish you had that kind of energy again? Nutrition plays a huge role in our energy levels and by eating the right types of foods, you can give your body a natural energy boost.
A healthy gut has a diverse community of microbes. Of these microbes, the most important are the good bacteria which aid in preventing bad bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc., from entering the rest of your body. A leaky gut happens when there’s an imbalance between the beneficial bacteria and the bad stuff (cue heartburn, etc.).
This delicious Chocolate Stress Relieving Smoothie is made with superfoods that may naturally help reduce stress and anxiety. Take a little time for yourself and indulge in this creamy creation.
Snacking while trying to lose weight actually helps your efforts. For one thing, snacking gives your body some needed fuel between meals. Sometimes dieting can deplete your nutrient or enzyme levels. If you are starting to lose steam before lunchtime or feeling some fatigue between lunch and dinner, then a nutritious snack could give you the boost you need.
While some people might see their hair as a “crowning glory,” for others it is a constant disappointment. This is typically because it is dry and without luster, which is caused, at least partly, by how they treat it.
There are two types of mushroom supplements. One is produced from 100% pure mushrooms, and the other is cultivated from grains. The makers of both types will tell you they contain all the beneficial mushroom components you need. One of them is not telling you the whole truth.
The juicing craze has slowed down, but it looks like it will be around for a good while. Obviously, as a snack or meal replacement instead of fast food, juicing is a huge plus, but for meeting your daily nutritional requirements, it has some serious drawbacks. So, before you put all your eggs (or vitamins) in one blender, let’s look a bit deeper.
This LifeEssence™ No-Bake Lemon-Lime Cheesecake is one of those that you will want to make for every summer party. It’s a light and creamy blend of lemon and lime, packed with tons of nutrition. It’s easy to make and a great way to sneak a little health into your party.
Reishi mushrooms are among the most beneficial fungi in the world when it comes to your health. How could something that grows on rotting tree trunks and logs be so wonderful?