Nutrient-rich vegetables are essential in maintaining a healthy body. Zucchini is treated as a vegetable in the culinary context; it is usually cooked and presented as an accompaniment or savory dish. Zucchinis are fruits, a type of botanical berry. Much like cucumber and tomato it is eaten as a vegetable but zucchini is usually served cooked. It can be boiled, steamed, grilled, fried, incorporated in other recipes, or stuffed and baked. Here Edsel Cook, NaturalNews.com, reflects on the health … [Read more...] about 10 Nutritional Benefits of Zucchini
A boost in potassium intake helps regulate blood pressure and give strength to muscles. Foods with high levels of potassium such as bananas are often called “brain food,” as potassium helps stimulate neural activity, as previously mentioned. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on banana tea’s purported benefits: "Owing to its low cost, delicious taste and nifty, self-protective “packaging,” it’s completely understandable why banana is one of the most popular fruits all … [Read more...] about What Is Banana Tea Good For?
It seems the public is seeking more healthy foods and the food companies are providing them. Oats and oatmeal are considered one of most nutritious and healthiest foods. There are many health benefits associated with the consumption of oats. Here Adda Bjarnadottir, MS, HealthLine.com, reflects on nutritional benefits of eating oats and oatmeal: "Oats (Avena sativa) are a whole-grain cereal mainly grown in North America and Europe. They are a very good source of fiber, … [Read more...] about Should You Add Oats To Your Diet Today?
A bushy Eurasian shrub or small tree which typically grows on sandy coasts, commonly known as sea buckthorn. It bears orange berries and some plants are spiny. The fruit can be used to make jams, pies, teas, fruit wines, liquors, and lotions. The pulp or juice has other potential uses in foods, cosmetic products, or beverages. Here Evangelyn Rodriguez, Health.news, reflects the use of sea buckthorn oil and health benefits: Image courtesy of: OttoKristensen "Sea buckthorn … [Read more...] about 12 Health Benefits Of Sea Buckthorn Oil
A healthy diet helps to improve or maintain your health, including skin, nails, hair, and what you eat affects your waistline. A balanced diet along with regular exercise or moderate physical activity is considered a healthy routine. Here Ralph Flores, Food.news, reflects on why Chinese cinnamon should be a part of your weight loss plans, if you are trying to lose weight: Image courtesy of: NwongPR "Cinnamon is more than a popular flavor in food and drink. It has been used in … [Read more...] about Should Your Weight Loss Plans Include Chinese cinnamon?
The number of states that have decriminalized, legalized or allowed medical marijuana sales continues to grow. The laws are mixed in some states, marijuana is fully legal or illegal, allowing medicinal use but not decriminalizing recreational use, as previously mentioned. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on the use of cannabis with exercise: "Cannabis, better known as marijuana, has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.1 The cannabis plant … [Read more...] about Cannabis Use Enhances Enjoyment And Recovery From Exercise, Says Study
Although many draw a distinction between stock and broth, the details of the distinction often differ. Some say stocks are made primarily from animal bones, as opposed to meat, and therefore contain more gelatin, giving them a thicker texture. Another distinction that is sometimes made is that stock is cooked longer than broth and therefore has a more intense flavor. There is also the possibility of broth being salted as opposed to stock being unseasoned for use in recipes. We can't get away … [Read more...] about 5 Health Benefits That May Entice You To Start Making Bone Broth
Osmanthus are popular shrubs in gardens and parks throughout the warm temperate zone. Many cultivars and hybrids of osmanthus have been developed. If unpruned osmanthus flower on old wood and produce more flowers. Sweet osmanthus is a favorite garden shrub in Japan. In late autumn its small white flowers appear in short-stalked clusters. Here Zoey Sky, NaturalNews.com, reflects on the the many health benefits of drinking osmanthus tea: "Osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans) tea is a … [Read more...] about The Wonders Of Osmanthus Tea
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) says that consuming 50 grams of processed meat increases the chance of colorectal cancer by 21%. A paper published in Metabolism states that processed meat increases the risk of type 2 diabetes more than red meat. Another study published in the Journal of Epidemiology says that people who consume processed meats in larger quantities have a high risk of pancreatic cancer, as previously mentioned. Here Kelly Servick, ScienceMag.org, reflects on “a … [Read more...] about Research Suggests Ultraprocessed Foods Make Us More Likely To Overeat
Purslane has an extensive distribution which is assumed to be mostly anthropogenic, extending from North Africa and parts of Southern Europe through the Middle East, and Indian subcontinent to Australasia and Malesia. It reached North America in the pre-Columbian era and was eaten by native Americans, who spread its seeds, according to scientist. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on purslane's many health benefits: "The purslane plant (Portulaca Oleracea) is one of … [Read more...] about Surprising Health Benefits Of The Noxious Weed Purslane