Today, vitamin C deficiency can still be seen in developing countries where malnutrition is rampant. According to a study published in 2018, the prevalence of vitamin C deficiency in the U.S. is 7.1 percent. In the U.K., about 25 percent of men and 16 percent of women in its low-income population suffer from this condition. The reason for this seems to be a combination of poor diet and the over availability of refined foods which are loaded with calories but stripped of nutrition, as previously … [Read more...] about Pineapple Guava Impressive Array of Nutrients and Health Benefits
Western diets tend to be rich in fat and sugar, with most of our food coming from only 12 plant and five animal species. However, following a diet rich in high-fibre foods such as apples, artichokes, blueberries, chickpeas, lentils, pease and beans can limit the growth of harmful bacteria and stimulate bifidobacteria, lactobacilli and another healthy species called Bacteroidetes' as previously noted. Here Ralph Flores, NaturalNews.com, reflects on the need to have artichokes in your diet for the … [Read more...] about Why Are Artichokes A Must In Every Diet?
If you're trying to lose weight you've probably been told not to skip breakfast, as it could make you hungrier later in the day. Public health agencies and official eating guidelines have long stressed the importance of eating breakfast to lose weight and achieve a healthy diet, as previously noted. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on whether you should eat breakfast before you exercise: "If you’re in the habit of eating breakfast before exercising in the morning, you may want … [Read more...] about Do You Need To Eat Breakfast To Optimize Exercise Performance?
There was a time when gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, was something of a foreign term. Not many people had heard of it, and the few who needed to avoid it found meals to be extremely challenging. Does banning gluten from your diet really make a wise health decision? Since, it has been determined that not everyone benefits from going gluten-free, despite the fact that celebrities and athletes say it will cure anything that ails you, as previously noted. Here Jon … [Read more...] about Can Eating Gluten Cause The Symptoms Of Rheumatoid Arthritis To Flare Up?
Findings suggest that nut consumption, especially tree nuts, is beneficial for the prevention of cardiovascular disease [heart disease and stroke] and premature deaths among individuals with diabetes,” said study author Gang Liu. He's a research associate in the department of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in Boston. Going nuts for nuts may be one of the best things you can do for your health. People who eat these anti-aging foods, especially walnuts, three times … [Read more...] about Walnuts May Help Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Herbs and spices are a must-have in your kitchen. These natural flavor-boosters can make any dish more delicious, and they also offer health benefits like boosting your immunity or lowering the risk of certain health conditions, as previously noted. Here Evangelyn Rodriguez, NaturalNews.com, reflects on anti-cancer compound in great burnet herb: "The flowering plant scientifically known as Sanguisorba officinalis (great burnet) is a common Chinese herbal medicine used to stop bleeding and … [Read more...] about Great Burnet Compound Inhibits The Growth of Cancer Cells, Says Study
Pineapples are packed with vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B6, copper, thiamine, folate, potassium, and magnesium. Aside from these, one of its most notable components is an enzyme called bromelain, which is widely used for various medicinal applications. Because of these bioactive compounds, people can enjoy a lot of health benefits just by eating pineapples, as previously noted. Here Ralph Flores, NaturalNews.com, reflects on vitamin-rich pineapple and its health … [Read more...] about Are Pineapples Good For Weight Loss?
Coconuts are high in saturated fat, which is considered harmful if consumed in high amounts. Coconuts grow on large palm trees known scientifically as Cocos nucifera. Despite the name, the coconut is botanically considered a fruit rather than a nut, as previously noted. Here Bobbi Bruce, Food.news, reflects on going nuts for coconut and its many health benefits: "The coconut is a beloved and versatile superfood known for its variety of uses and health benefits. While the fruit itself has not … [Read more...] about What Are The Health Benefits of Fresh Coconut Meat?
New research suggests that older adults can maintain good brain health by exercising early in the day. This study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, found that morning exercises mitigate the impact of prolonged sitting on brain blood flow in overweight or obese older adults. This suggests that exercise should be part of one’s daily routine to help prevent the slowing down of brain blood circulation associated with aging, as previously noted. Here Grace Olson, NaturalNews.com, … [Read more...] about Surprising Link Between Exercise and Your Brain
Radish (Raphanus sativus) is an edible root vegetable from the Brassicaceae family. It varies in shape, size, and color. In the U.S., it is typically red, round, and the size of a golf ball, with a shiny and white interior. In most parts of Asia, the daikon variety – a long, white root – is much more common, as previously noted. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on benefits, culinary uses, and the need to add daikon to your diet: "An old Chinese proverb states, “Eating pungent … [Read more...] about Why Daikon Is Worthwhile To Add To Your Diet?