Anthocyanins are a colorful way to prevent cardiovascular disease

It is often said that presentation is everything when it comes to meals, but there’s an even better reason to fill your plate with colorful foods. The pigment that gives foods like berries their rich red and purple hues also doubles as powerful protection against cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown that this pigment, anthocyanin, not … Continue reading Anthocyanins are a colorful way to prevent cardiovascular disease

Here’s a laundry list of the disease-fighting effects of anthocyanins

It is often recommended to include greens in a person’s diet but people tend to forget about the red-orange and purple-blue fruits and vegetables. These foods are just as important since they are rich in anthocyanins that exhibit multiple health benefits. In the presence of harsh conditions, such as extreme cold, drought, and ultraviolet light, plants … Continue reading Here’s a laundry list of the disease-fighting effects of anthocyanins

Studies show that maqui berries are rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins

Maqui is a tree that is native to the temperate rainforests of Chile and certain regions of southern Argentina. Its sweet-tasting berries, which resemble blackcurrants in size and color, have been consumed by Mapuche Indians for hundreds of years. Indeed, Mapuche warriors have attributed their renowned stamina and vigor to their consumption of maqui berries. … Continue reading Studies show that maqui berries are rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins

5 Natural remedies to treat the common cold

The common cold is a viral infection of the nose and upper respiratory tract. Even though it’s usually harmless, it can cause discomfort in the form of a runny nose, sore throat, fever and body aches. Most people recover fully from the common cold after a few days. But taking natural remedies can help reduce the duration and … Continue reading 5 Natural remedies to treat the common cold

4 Excellent antibacterial agents found in nature

  COVID-19 may be getting all the headlines lately, but antimicrobial resistance is still considered one of the top public health threats around the world. Antibiotic resistance, which refers to bacteria resisting antibiotics, is a very important issue, but the larger issue is antimicrobial resistance, which describes the opposition of any type of microbe to … Continue reading 4 Excellent antibacterial agents found in nature

10 herbs you can use to make immunity-boosting tea

Keeping your immune system robust is key to staying healthy and avoiding infections. Aside from eating fresh fruits and vegetables, you can strengthen your immune system by drinking herbal teas. Many herbs help fight disease-causing agents, such as bacteria and viruses. They also offer other health benefits, thanks to their abundance of bioactive components. Here … Continue reading 10 herbs you can use to make immunity-boosting tea

Researchers study preventing cancer and diabetes with the Chilean maqui berry

Aristotelia chilensis, also known as maqui berry or Chilean wineberry, is a fruit-bearing shrub native to South America, particularly in Chile and Argentina. It is popular among locals as a source of food, natural food coloring and medicine. The maqui tree is also widely grown as an ornamental in gardens and is said to have potential as … Continue reading Researchers study preventing cancer and diabetes with the Chilean maqui berry

Prevent aging-related changes and oxidative stress with antioxidant walnuts and chokeberries

Juglans regia, commonly known as walnut, is one of the most widely used culinary nuts in modern kitchens. Although many people consider walnuts to be nuts, they are actually the seeds of stone fruits (drupes) produced by the J. regia tree. Walnuts originated in the Mediterranean region and in Central Asia, but because of their many uses, they are now cultivated around … Continue reading Prevent aging-related changes and oxidative stress with antioxidant walnuts and chokeberries

From trash to treasure: Scientists to turn food waste into “high-value products” for new markets like cosmetics and packaging

Scientists from the University of Adelaide in Australia are leading an $11 million research consortium aimed at converting food waste into “high-value products” for markets like cosmetics and packaging. The Research Consortium Program for Agricultural Product Development is a joint research effort from the South Australian government, academic institutions and various stakeholders from the agriculture and food sector industries. The researchers … Continue reading From trash to treasure: Scientists to turn food waste into “high-value products” for new markets like cosmetics and packaging

Catch a wink with cherries: Drinking tart cherry juice found to promote better sleep

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects more than 30 percent of adults worldwide. People with insomnia find it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep or wake up too early and are unable to go back to sleep for at least three nights in a week. Insomnia not only takes the fun out of going to bed, … Continue reading Catch a wink with cherries: Drinking tart cherry juice found to promote better sleep