This tropical evergreen tree is native to Africa, but it can now be found in places like Mexico, Australia, and South Asia. Pod-like fruits grow from these tall trees and, as they mature, they go from green and sour to brown and juicy with a sweet-and-sour pulp. It’s used in Indian cooking and also popular as a folk remedy, as previously noted. Here Rose Lidell, Food.news, reflects on health benefits of tamarind: "Tamarind is a superfood often used in Asian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern … [Read more...] about Enjoy The Wonderful Benefits Of Refreshing Tamarind
Did you know that probiotics are live bacteria that are also known as good bacteria? When eaten, they can have beneficial effects on your health. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer fighting properties. Here Winnie Martin, Food.news, reflects on a daily cup of yogurt lowering the risk of lung cancer: 'Yogurt has been known to promote intestinal health, thanks to the live micro-organisms it contains. This healthy milk-based snack restores the balance of good and bad bacteria in the … [Read more...] about Eating Yogurt Daily May Lower Your Risk Of Developing Lung Cancer
Yarrow leaves have a grassy flavor with a slight aniseed taste, that makes them useful for brewing as a tea. The leaves are also useful in salad and chopped in cooking as a herb. The flowers and leaves are used in making some bitters and liquors. Here Adrienne Dellwo, VeryWellHealth.com, reflects on the health benefits of yarrow, medically reviewed by Meredith Bull, ND: "Yarrow is a plant that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. It is also commonly known as achillea, … [Read more...] about Yarrow Health Benefits
You may not have known that numerous studies have found the use of horse chestnut seed extract is effective for various health conditions when used properly. However, it is best to speak with a medical professional or a trained herbalist before adding any potent herbal remedy to your daily regiment. Here Winnie Martin, Food.news, reflects on the health benefits of horse chestnuts: "Horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) are not related to the common chestnut (Castanea sativa) despite their … [Read more...] about Benefits Of Horse Chestnuts
Cheese fans have long felt that enjoying some protein-packed, fatty cheese is the ticket to a better life. Now science is starting to back them up. Cheese is high in saturated fat, which is often considered dangerous for your heart. Most nutritionists say we should only nibble limited doses of the heart-clogging fat. But nutrition experts around the world are discovering in study after study that dairy may not be as bad for your heart as once thought. Certain kinds of fatty dairy, including … [Read more...] about What’s So Impressive About Nut Cheese?
Onions belong to the Allium family like chives, garlic and leeks. Research has shown that certain compounds in alliums can help prevent cancer. Findings have found a link between the consumption of alliums and lower risk for colorectal, endometrial, gastric, lung, myeloma and prostate cancer, as previously noted. Here Evangelyn Rodriguez, NaturalNews.com, reflects on why eating onions and garlic can prevent diabetes and hypertension: "Alliums are disease-fighting vegetables widely used as … [Read more...] about Eating Onions And Garlic Help Fight Diabetes And Hypertension
A sedentary person shouldn’t attempt a marathon overnight—or even a 5K. But regular runners don’t have to stop just because they’re getting older. Running is fantastic for cardiovascular health and mental clarity. “People say that running is too hard on your joints and should be avoided, particularly as you age, however, there are many people who run well into their older age and continue to see benefit without issues, as previously noted. Here Jack Guy and Amy Woodyatt, CNN, reflect on 'fat but … [Read more...] about Can You Be Obese And Healthy?
Savory foods like pizza and pasta sauce have added sugars, as do popular condiments like ketchup and salad dressings. Sugary drinks alone can contain 10 or 11 teaspoons of sugar in one can, which puts you well over the recommended limit for the day, as previously noted. Here Virgilio Marin, NaturalNews.com, reflects on increased sugar intake causing harm to gut health: "A common trick to maintain a low-sugar diet is to indulge your sweet cravings from time to time. You might adhere to a … [Read more...] about Increased Sugar Intake Is Bad For The Gut, Says Study
Cashews are a popular tree nut consumed around the world. They’re considered to be nutritious and may offer numerous health benefits, such as improving blood sugar control among people with type 2 diabetes and reducing total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, as previously noted. Here Evangelyn Rodriguez, NaturalNews.com, reflects on stopping inflammation and asthma attacks with cashew leaf extracts: "Anacardium occidentale, commonly known as cashew, is a small tree that originated in South America. … [Read more...] about Cashew Leaf Extract Used As Treatment Of Asthma-Related Bronchoconstriction And Damaging Inflammation
In nutrition, a diet consisting of whole foods and plant-based foods is key to the prevention of chronic diseases. Avoiding sugar, salt, and processed foods is also crucial, as previously noted. Here Lance D Johnson, reflects on whether low salt diets are doing more harm than good: "According to the American Heart Association (AHA), death from cardiovascular disease could be reduced by 1.2 million people over the next decade if Americans limited their sodium intake to just 1,500 milligrams. … [Read more...] about Does A Low Salt Diet Improve Health?