Cilantro is known to be rich in dietary folate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C),2 and may help detoxify heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead.3 Recent research4,5 has also found cilantro leaf contains a potent potassium channel-activating anticonvulsant, suggesting it may benefit those suffering epileptic seizures, as previously noted. Here Zoey Sky, NaturalNews.com, reflects on reasons to eat cilantro, a super food rich in immune-boosting antioxidants: "You’ve probably seen … [Read more...] about If You’re Not Including Cilantro In Your Diet, It Is Time To Start
Type 2 diabetes occurs because of obesity, genetics, and lack of exercise. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance, high blood sugar, and relative lack of insulin. Usually the symptoms include frequent urination, unexplained weight loss and increased thirst. Feeling tired and increased hunger may also be symptoms , also sores that won't heal. However, the risk factor of getting the disease can be reduced with proper diet, as previously noted. Here Davina Ramirez, NaturalNews.com, … [Read more...] about Good Nutrition Can Reduce The Risk Factor For Type 2 Diabetes
The oil that comes from the eucalyptus tree is used in many ways, such as an antiseptic, a perfume, as an ingredient in cosmetics, as a flavoring, in dental preparations, and in industrial solvents, to name a few, as previously noted. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on eucalyptus essential oil — and how it can benefit your health and well-being: What is eucalyptus oil? Eucalyptus oil is the distilled oil that comes from dried eucalyptus leaves, and is a colorless liquid with … [Read more...] about How Eucalyptus Essential Oil Can Benefit Your Health And Well-Being
Many of you have not heard of selenium, although it is a nutrient that is vital to your health. Selenium is considered an essential mineral since it has to be obtained through your diet. You apparently only need a minute amount of selenium, but it has a major role in significant processes in your body, including thyroid function and your metabolism, as previously noted. Here Michael Alexander, NaturalNews.com, reflects on boosting your selenium levels to reduce the risk of premature … [Read more...] about Why You Should Maintain Healthy Selenium Levels
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) by itself is already chock-full of vitamins and minerals. In fact, this humble vegetable — a member of the cabbage family and a staple in many American households — is so nutrient-dense, it actually provides a little bit of almost every nutrient your body needs. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s quite tasty, too, as previously noted. Here Rachel Nall, RN, MSN, CRNA,HealthLine.com, reflects on whether broccoli is good for gout, medically reviewed by Brenda B. Spriggs, … [Read more...] about Why Broccoli Is A Good Option For People Living With Gout
Kiwi can provide 141 percent of your daily value for vitamin C, which the body needs to produce collagen. This protein is responsible for the elasticity of your skin. As you age, collagen naturally breaks down and causes wrinkle formation. Consume vitamin C-rich foods to counteract this side effect of collagen break down, as previously noted. Here Joanne Washburn, Food.news, reflects on reasons you should eat more kiwi fruits: Tired of eating the same old bananas, apples and oranges? Try some … [Read more...] about Science-Backed Health Benefits Of Kiwi Fruits
Dates have an excellent nutrition profile. Since they’re dried, their calorie content is higher than most fresh fruit. The calorie content of dates is similar to that of other dried fruits, such as raisins and figs (1). Most of the calories in dates come from carbs. The rest are from a very small amount of protein. Despite their calories, dates contain some important vitamins and minerals in addition to a significant amount of fiber, as previously noted. Here Lisa Wartenberg, MFA, RD, LD, … [Read more...] about Can People With Diabetes Safely Eat Dates?
Astaxanthin as an antioxidant is said to have many health benefits. It’s been linked to endurance, healthier skin, joint pain, heart health, and may even have a future in cancer treatment. Here Skye Andersons, Food.news, reflects on astaxanthin-rich seafoods for diabetics: "Antioxidants are naturally occurring compounds that help the body fight oxidative stress. They do so by “scavenging” free radicals, which are harmful byproducts of cell metabolism, and eliminating these reactive molecules … [Read more...] about Dietary Sources And Health Benefits Of Astaxanthin
You may or may not have heard of this herb commonly referred to as bugleweed and a host of other names. This herb is low in calories and rich in hypoglycemic properties. So, it is a good option for those who are on a weight loss diet. It is also good for decreasing your crave for food and therefore prevents you from over eating. Here Evangelyn Rodriguez, NaturalNews.com, reflects on the many health benefits of bugleweed: "Plants from the genus Ajuga are clump-forming, flowering herbs that are … [Read more...] about Health Benefits Associated With The Use Of Bugleweed
Olive oil is the primary source of dietary fat in the Mediterranean diet, which has been well-praised for its role in protecting against diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. In a study in Spain, it was found that extra virgin olive oil can lower your risk of developing breast cancer by as much as 66 percent, as previously noted. Here Lauren Panoff, MPH, RD, HealthLine.com, reflects on whether olive oil is good for weight loss: "Olive oil is made by grinding olives and extracting the oil, … [Read more...] about Can Olive Oil Be Used To Promote Weight Loss?