Food

Lutein in avocados found to protect the brain from effects of aging

A new study showed that while green leafy vegetables such as spinachand kale are a staple food of people who are looking to stay fit, they can also be used by people who are looking to retain their brain power. According to the study that was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscienceand was conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at...

GMO basics for natural health – How to avoid and why you may need to detox

GMOs are genetically modified foods made from combing genes from two or more unrelated species into one organism. The two most common types of genetic modifications are modifying crops to produce pesticides or modifying crops to be immune to herbicides (making them Roundup ready). Sugar beets have been modified to be Roundup ready. Both...

Chamomile-Mint-Lemongrass Tea is the Perfect Drink for Natural Muscle Relaxation

There are countless reasons why drinking tea can be beneficial to both your health and well-being, including that it is rich in antioxidants, contains less harmful caffeine than coffee, and is even high in oxygen radical absorbance capacity, which means that it has the ability to combat free radicals in the body.Perhaps most amazingly,...

Combining sugary drinks with protein found to accelerate the body’s storage of fat

As if we needed another reason to change our diet. Scientists are now saying that washing down that cheeseburger with a cold soda changes the way your body burns fat. In analyzing the direct impact that sugary drinks have on body metabolism when paired with a high-protein meal, researchers observed an amplified effect in...

Top 10 magnesium-rich foods and their health benefits

Magnesium-rich foods are needed to ensure that cellular activities and that biochemical bodily functions are optimized. Knowing this, how do you keep ample amounts of magnesium inside your body? By eating the right food. Here is a list (not in any particular order) of foods that are rich in magnesium.Almonds – Almonds, which also contain heart-healthy omega-3...

You’re Probably Eating The Three Dirtiest Foods Ever!

Whether it's listeria in cantaloupes, E. coli in sprouts, or even salmonella in ground turkey or peanut butter, it seems like our food supply is a ticking time bomb.With government programs facing unprecedented cuts, it largely leaves food safety up to us, the average consumer, to keep our kitchens clear of harmful bacteria. So where are these bugs lurking? Chances are,...

Artificial sweeteners found to cause weight gain

A study published online on the Canadian Medical Association Journal website revealed that using artificial sweeteners may increase the odds of long-term obesity and related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The use of artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners — such as sucrose, stevia, and aspartame — picked up steam in the previous years....

This dirt cheap ancient spice fights cancer and improves blood circulation

Cayenne pepper, whose color can range from yellow to reddish-brown, has been used by households all over the world to add flavor and a little bit of heat to dishes for a while now – around a thousand years now. But did you know that eating cayenne on a regular basis can help your...

5 ‘Healthy’ Food Impostors That Sabotage Fat Loss

You made a plan, chose a diet, and set out on a fat loss goal. Little do you know that your "healthy" choices are actually the reason why you can't seem to lose the fat."I remember one particularly frazzled night when I ate the whole box," a friend recently admitted as we discussed the...

3 Reasons Coconut Oil Is Still Great for Your Health

Coconut oil—a hero or a zero? In their recent report, the American Heart Association would like you to believe it's the latter, naming coconut oil an unhealthy fat with no other redeeming qualities.These claims have created quite a stir, and rightly so, considering many folks regard coconut oil as having superfood status. So what's the deal? This...
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