Chia seeds contain 7.5 times the omega-3 content of salmon, as well as the highest protein content of any edible seed

A close relative of sage, chia (Salvia hispanica) has long been a major food crop of indigenous peoples from modern-day Mexico up through the modern U.S. Southwest. On long-distance runs, some native peoples would consume nothing more than chia seeds mixed with water. If anything deserves the title of “superfood,” chia does. Chia seeds are … Continue reading Chia seeds contain 7.5 times the omega-3 content of salmon, as well as the highest protein content of any edible seed

Researchers find strong evidence linking artificial sweeteners to asthma

Even moderate consumption of fructose and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from soda, fruit drinks and apple juice corresponds to a higher risk of asthma in adults. This is the finding of a recent study by independent researcher Luanne DeChristopher and Katherine Tucker from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Their study found that … Continue reading Researchers find strong evidence linking artificial sweeteners to asthma

Study: Supplementing with fish oil daily linked to a reduced risk of CVD-related death

Daily fish oil supplementation can help reduce the risk of a heart attack, as well as the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD), new research suggests. As detailed in a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a meta-analysis of 13 randomized trials involving … Continue reading Study: Supplementing with fish oil daily linked to a reduced risk of CVD-related death

Follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly to stay healthy during coronavirus lockdowns

The extended Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns have changed the routines of regular Americans. Many now sleep in and wake up in the afternoon instead of waking up early and preparing to go to work, thanks to the remote work setups and lockdowns meant to slow the spread of the disease. This change in routine, however, negatively affects … Continue reading Follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly to stay healthy during coronavirus lockdowns

Common herbal plants like holy basil leaf and sesame seed have therapeutic effects against inflammation

Inflammation has been linked by many studies to the development of chronic diseases. Under normal circumstances, inflammation facilitates the elimination of pathogens and promotes tissue repair and recovery. But depending on the severity of this immune response and whether it is local or systemic, inflammation can trigger metabolic and neuroendocrine changes. These changes enable the body … Continue reading Common herbal plants like holy basil leaf and sesame seed have therapeutic effects against inflammation

Want to lose belly fat? Eat more of these 27 superfoods

It’s not easy to lose weight, and it can be harder if you eat a lot of salty foods that cause water retention. To promote weight loss, eat more of the 27 superfoods listed below. Belly fat or visceral fat can be found inside your abdominal cavity, wrapped around your internal organs. While it can be hard to determine exactly … Continue reading Want to lose belly fat? Eat more of these 27 superfoods

Survival tips and tricks: 5 NATURAL antibiotics in your kitchen

The odds of suffering from infection or illness goes up in a survival scenario such as a long-term grid-down disaster. During that period, getting much-needed medical care will be difficult. Knowledge of natural antibiotics is therefore crucial for ensuring survival. Here are a selection of natural antibiotics you can usually find in the kitchen. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com) 1. Garlic Allicin … Continue reading Survival tips and tricks: 5 NATURAL antibiotics in your kitchen

Start your day right with these 6 anti-inflammatory breakfast recipes

Inflammation is a normal part of immune cells’ response to harmful biological agents. It means that the immune cells are fighting to get rid of the offending pathogen or substance harming tissues and organs. In some cases, inflammation might persist for long periods or crop up despite the absence of pathogens. This inflammation might then be a … Continue reading Start your day right with these 6 anti-inflammatory breakfast recipes

Just got home from a run? Here are 15 foods you can eat to fulfill your goals

Something as simple as a 30-minute run in the morning can lead to a number of health benefits, from better mood to stronger bones. Running also appeals to a larger demographic because it doesn’t require equipment nor cost fitness center memberships. Before going out for a run, dietitians and health specialists often recommend eating a light meal to keep … Continue reading Just got home from a run? Here are 15 foods you can eat to fulfill your goals

Keep inflammation at an all-time low by eating these 10 anti-inflammatory foods

Arthritis causes pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints. There is no cure for the condition, but treatments like surgery and physical therapy can help relieve its many symptoms. You can also supplement your preferred treatment by making changes to your regular diet. Naturally reduce inflammation and pain caused by arthritis by eating the 10 anti-inflammatory foods detailed below. … Continue reading Keep inflammation at an all-time low by eating these 10 anti-inflammatory foods