Here’s a good reason to add some spice into your life: Chili peppers were found to be effective in managing symptoms of depression. In a study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, chili pepper extracts were found to exhibit anti-depressive effects. Continue reading
Instant noodles are a popular go-to lunch or dinner for those who are strapped for time (or cash), like college students. While you probably don’t consider them a health food, you may think they’re not that bad, or, at least, not as bad as eating a burger and fries or a fast-food burrito.
In a first-of-its-kind experiment, however, Dr. Braden Kuo of Massachusetts General Hospital may make you reconsider your love of instant noodles (assuming you have one). Continue reading
Previous studies have shown that rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) has many different therapeutic applications. These studies were collated by researchers from Pars Bioscience Research Center and University of Kansas-City Missouri to create a meta-analysis that would evaluate the preservative and therapeutic potential of rosemary. Continue reading
Once you are done with your cup of brewed coffee, what do you do with the used grounds? Do you throw them away as garbage or consign them to the compost heap? Spanish researchers believe that using spent coffee grounds as a means of organic soil amendment will offer many benefits in agriculture and for the environment.
Coffee is a very popular and healthy drink. Its heavy global consumption produces six million tons of used grounds each year. A lot of this biological residue ends up in landfills, to rot alongside the rest of the garbage. Continue reading
… for uneducated health enthusiasts who have no idea it clogs blood and promotes dementia
What kind of food never spoils? You get one guess. That’s right – the kind you should never eat. So then why do you think most health food stores use canola oil mixed into nearly every packaged and jarred food on their shelves? The honest answer is they’re trying to make more money. Insects won’t go near canola oil – there’s a sign not to eat it right there. Its shelf life runs close to forever. Mix canola oil into salad dressings, mayonnaise, potato salad, macaroni salad, hummus, cereal, or corn chips and their shelf life extends almost indefinitely. Continue reading
5 Reasons Bone Broth Is a Superfood
Making bone broths is an old and very traditional technique for boosting the nutrient content of our diets, and for good reason… (Continue to full article)
8 Benefits of Spinach: The First Superfood
One can of the green stuff and he turned into muscle popping tornado of energy. Even without Popeye’s recommendation, spinach contains more nutrients per calorie than any other food on the earth… (Continue to full article)
Why artificial sweeteners could raise your blood sugar
There have been decades of negative information about the side effects of artificial sweeteners regarding being cancer causing and completely toxic to your body… (Continue to full article)
Low-Sodium Diet: Your Path to a Healthier Blood Pressure
Whether they come in a box, bag, or can, foods high in sodium are everywhere. In adopting a low-sodium diet, read product labels and make smart food choices… (Continue to full article)
The power of berries
Eating a handful every day reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 40%… (Continue to full article)
5 Amazing Oregano Oil Benefits
Oregano oil benefits include protecting the heart, reversing depressive symptoms, balancing hormones, controlling pain and fighting infections… (Continue to full article)
10 health benefits of purslane
Lucky for you, purslane grows like crazy. It tastes good and is good for you. Here are 10 of the best health benefits of purslane… (Continue to full article)
Foods to Boost Immune System? A Nutrient-Packed Diet Is Your Best Bet
The human immune system works miracles every day. If a bacteria or virus sneaks in, the immune system can recognize it and dispatch special hunter-killer cells (and other cells to get rid of the bodies!). Over a lifetime, the immune system helps defend us against cancer. Cold and flu season… (Continue to full article)
Health Benefits of Apples
You already know the old saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” If you take it literally, it may be an exaggeration, but at the same time, it’s based on solid advice, because the health benefits of apples are numerous. With plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants… (Continue to full article)
We all know zinc as a go-to for when we get sick (along with vitamin C, of course). But do you know the reason why? Zinc is a heavy-duty immune system stimulator. And when it comes to Breast Cancer, it can be a super-protector as well.
Chives are far more than the little green bits on your baked potato—they have numerous health benefits that make them a worthy addition to a variety of dishes. Add to that the fact that they are easy to grow and maintain, and it’s obvious that chives deserve a place at your table. Continue reading
Scientists have been doing research on a coffee-cancer link for a very long time. Meta-stidies looking at all the scientific literature up to date have clearly shown that not only there is no association between coffee-drinking and cancer, but there is actually a mild inverse correlation between drinking coffee and some type of cancer. In other words, not only does coffee not give you cancer, but it may mildly protect you from some types of cancer, such as breast and liver cancer. Continue reading
Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5,600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.
Given the sheer density of research performed on this remarkable spice, it is no wonder that a growing number of studies have concluded that it compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications, including: Continue reading
General Mills’ Cheerios are one of the first solid foods many parents feed to their children. They’re small, convenient and easy to chew — and there’s even a section on the Cheerios website for “new parents who have invited … original Cheerios to introduce their children to finger foods.” Continue reading
Struggling to stick to a diet?
Stocking up on fruit and veg helps – even if you DON’T eat it – because it improves self-control… (Continue to full article)
Miller: How to Start a Garden – The Ultimate Guide
People garden with different objectives in mind.
Some are seeking a serene oasis, a time they can spend alone in nature, even if it is just a tiny plot on their urban lot. Many do not know of the serenity gardening brings until they have one… (Continue to full article)
Afternoon Snack: The Berry That Helps You Stay Slim
Best known for their anti-aging effects, blueberries, while tiny, are a powerful figure-friendly eat: A 1-cup serving sets you back only 80 calories, and helps you feel full with 4 grams of fiber… (Continue to full article)
The Top 10 Anti-Anxiety Foods for Reducing Stress
The foods you eat play an important role in how effectively your nervous system operates and consequently how relaxed or stress you feel throughout the day. High sugar and refined grain foods negatively affect your blood sugar levels and can generally be considered stress promoting. Conversely, natural foods like vegetables, nuts and healthy protein sources are much slower digesting and usually provide a calmer and significantly more stable energy… (Continue to full article)
Top 5 Herbs That Help Support a Healthy Immune System
Have you ever stopped to consider what kind of shape we’d all be in if our bodies didn’t have the innate ability to protect us against disease? We’d get really sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time – that’s for sure! Having a vibrant, healthy immune system is something that most of us take for granted, especially during our younger years when it’s usually functioning at its best. But as our body grows older, so does our immune systems – a sign that it’s probably time to give it a little extra TLC… (Continue to full article)
A very low-calorie diet can rapidly REVERSE type 2 diabetes
A very low-calorie diet could rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. A study conducted on mice showed that cutting daily calorie intake by 75 percent lowered blood sugar levels and decreased fat content. In humans, that would mean turning to a diet of 500 to 800 calories opposed to the average 1,600 to 3,000 calorie intake. If confirmed in people, researchers say this could combat the rapidly growing crisis of this chronic disease that affects 29 million Americans… (Continue to full article)
Absolute WORST foods that clog your blood and lead to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and strokes
Quick! Check every single food item in your pantry, refrigerator and freezer for the following ingredients and toss them in the trash can before you can’t remember what you just read: High fat meats, canola oil, margarine, ice cream, whole milk and vegetable shortening… (Continue to full article)
A mango a day could be the best medicine of all because they relieve digestive problems better than many high-fibre foods
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5 foods you’d never expect to be good for gut health
By now you may know about the wonderful probiotic benefits of kombucha, kefir and sauerkraut. But we bet you didn’t realize these everyday foods were good for your gut too… (Continue to full article)
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Most of us who are reading this most probably have unhealthy levels of acidity in their bodies. This is as a result of the high tech foods that we put into our bodies every day. These foods have been so processed that there are hardly any nutrients left in the foods. Then as if to deliberately make matters worse, these over-processed foods have been stuffed with all kinds of artificial or lab-created nutrient chemicals that do more harm to our bodies than good. All these are the causative agents of a high acid body that can become a perfect ground for diabetes, obesity, and cancers. Continue reading
It happened subtly, over the course of a decade or two. Household cleaners went from being largely soap-based to primarily chemical-based. Cosmetics such as lipstick and blush went from being made from bees wax, plant-based extracts, and strawberries to being pumped full of lead, parabens, and synthetic dyes. A loaf of bread went from being nothing more than flour, yeast, sugar, and salt to a confusing concoction of additives and artificial flavorings. Continue reading
Women who eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day can reduce their risk of breast cancer, a study claims.
Scientists found women who stick to the official nutrition guidelines have an 11 per cent lower chance of getting the disease. Continue reading