Tomatoes include a wide array of nutritional value and they contain lycopene, a pigment that naturally occurs in your skin. Tomatoes can’t replace sunscreen, but lycopene offers long-term protection against UV radiation. The pigment can also neutralize harmful free radicals, as previously noted. Here Megan Ware, RDN, L.D., MedicalNewsToday.com, reflects on everything you need to know about tomatoes: "Despite the popularity of tomatoes, it was only 200 years ago that they were thought to be … [Read more...] about Why You Should Include Tomatoes In Your Diet?
Figs are considered an important food source for wildlife. Figs are also of considerable cultural importance throughout the tropics, both as practical uses and objects of worship. Here SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD, HealthLine.com, reflects on all you need to know about figs, medically reviewed by Katherine Marengo, LDN,R.D. : "Figs are a unique fruit resembling a teardrop. They’re about the size of your thumb, filled with hundreds of tiny seeds, and have an edible purple or green peel. The … [Read more...] about Why Figs Offer A Variety of Potential Health Benefits
The young leaves and flowers of the marshmallow herb can be eaten, and are a great addition for salads and they can be boiled and fried. The marshmallow plant was traditionally used as relief for irritation of mucous membranes, including use as a gargle for throat and mouth ulcers and gastric ulcers. It is good to clean up mucous buildup in the kidneys and anywhere else in the body. Here Emily Cronkleton, HealthLine.com, reflects on everything you need to know about marshmallow root, reviewed by … [Read more...] about Potential Health Benefits of Marshmallow Root
Thyme is an herb that is sold fresh and dried. Thyme is often available year-round. The fresh form is more flavorful, but less convenient; storage life is rarely more than a week. The fresh form of thyme can be frozen and last many months. Fresh tyme is usually sold in bunches of sprigs. Here Summer Fanous, HealthLine.com, medically reviewed by Natalie Butler, RD, LD, reflects on ways thyme benefits your health: "Thyme is an herb from the mint family that you probably recognize from … [Read more...] about Surprising Thyme Health Benefits
Chamomile is traditionally used as a sedative to treat anxiety and sleep problems, and as a natural anti-inflammatory agent to treat wounds and ulcers. Chamomile is used in tea and other beverages, such as beer and liquor infusions. The herb is also used to make wine. In Spain, chamomile is used to flavor Manzanilla sherry. Chamomile’s floral flavor is infused into syrups and used in ice cream and other desserts. The herb can also be used to flavor savory dishes like soups, as previously noted. … [Read more...] about What Makes Chamomile A Natural Anti-Diabetic?
Although ginseng has been used in traditional medicine over many centuries, modern clinical research is inconclusive about its medical effectiveness. In fact, there is no substantial evidence that ginseng is effective for treating any medical condition, however, it is commonly sold as a dietary supplement. Here Evangelyn Rodriguez, FoodScience.news, reflects on polysaccharides from ginseng berries demonstrating a strong immune-enhancing effects: "Ginseng is known worldwide as a medicinal herb … [Read more...] about Research Suggests Ginseng Berries Can Boost The Immune System
Radish has many health benefits. It has a diuretic effect that may help detoxify the body by promoting liver function. When the liver is healthy, it can purify the blood and eliminate toxins and wastes from the body well. Some studies have also shown that this vegetable may be beneficial to people with jaundice as it stabilizes bilirubin levels in the blood. In addition, it helps increase oxygen levels in the blood, minimizing further damage to red blood cells, as previously mentioned. Here … [Read more...] about The Rat-Tailed Radish Can Curb Symptoms Of Depression, Says Study
Mushrooms are eaten as a protein by many and could replace meat as a main source. The fungus is a favorite of nutrition professionals — packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, as previously noted. Here Skye Anderson, Food.news, reflects on mushrooms potential to treat depression: "Mushrooms come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in different colors, sprout in different environments and have different uses. For example, the reishi mushroom, sometimes simply called ganoderma, … [Read more...] about Magic mushrooms: Mood-lifting fungi?
Many members of the ginger family have medicinal qualities and are labeled as superfoods. Among them, turmeric is arguably the most popular and widely used as both food and supplement. Turmeric has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine as a natural remedy for various ailments. Common complaints treated with curcumin include inflammation, arthritis, stomach-related problems, liver-related problems, pain, fatigue, rheumatism and even cancer, as previously noted. Here Noah Harper, Food.news, … [Read more...] about Studies Suggest Turmeric Can Help Prevent Cancer
Cannabis, better known as marijuana, has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.1 The cannabis plant contains more than 60 different cannabinoids — chemical compounds the human body is uniquely equipped to respond to and benefit from, as previously noted. Here Evangelyn Rodriguez, NaturalNews.com, reflects on cannabis molecules that are 30 times more effective than aspirin in reducing inflammation: "Conditions that cause chronic pain can be difficult to deal with. … [Read more...] about Cannabis Can Reduce Inflammation And Provide Pain Relief, Says Study