Analysis of broccoli florets reveals what phytochemicals are present in young and mature broccoli

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) is a cruciferous vegetable closely related to Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. A rich source of essential vitamins and minerals, broccoli is also known for its abundance of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals and prevent chronic disease. But the most notable compounds present in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are the sulfur-containing … Continue reading Analysis of broccoli florets reveals what phytochemicals are present in young and mature broccoli

Better than it smells: 5 Health benefits you can get from the durian fruit

When it comes to tropical fruits, the durian stands out, because of two reasons: its appearance and its smell. Visually, the durian (Durio zibethinus), endemic to Southeast Asia, looks like a large, thorn-covered football, with the fruit often reaching 1 foot in length. The fruit’s most noticeable characteristic, however, is its smell, which some have described … Continue reading Better than it smells: 5 Health benefits you can get from the durian fruit

Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood

Source: Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood by Dr. Edward Group Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a beautiful, fruit-bearing plant native to the flooded areas of the Amazon rainforests. This is a superfruit you should know about! The round, plum-sized fruits contain more vitamin C than oranges and lemons, supporting your immune system. Yet it offers … Continue reading Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood

Turmeric, despite its MANY health benefits, still isn’t considered medicine by the FDA … thanks, Big Pharma

Research on the specific health benefits of turmeric, the golden spice from India, is far from limited. Findings from animal studies, test-tube studies and human clinical trials indicate that turmeric can confer a long list of health benefits. But despite the tremendous amount of data in support of turmeric’s health-promoting effects, turmeric is just “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) … Continue reading Turmeric, despite its MANY health benefits, still isn’t considered medicine by the FDA … thanks, Big Pharma

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

Tonsillitis troubles? Here are 7 foods that can help relieve symptoms

Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils — a set of lymphoid organs in the throat that play an important role in the immune system. The tonsils are the “first responders” to viral or bacterial infections. Tonsillitis causes swelling and pain in the tonsils and throat, and is sometimes accompanied by fever and chills. It becomes … Continue reading Tonsillitis troubles? Here are 7 foods that can help relieve symptoms

Improve your cancer protection by cooking broccoli the right way

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help prevent the development of various diseases. Researchers have touted the powerful disease-fighting properties of this vegetable. From reducing cancer risk to boosting immune health, broccoli can work wonders for your body. However, it is important to know that some of broccoli’s nutrients may get lost … Continue reading Improve your cancer protection by cooking broccoli the right way

Here’s to “good” bacteria: Eating raw organic fruits and veggies helps boost your gut health

To avoid harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the food that you consume, it’s best to buy organic fruits and vegetables. A study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology found that consuming organic produce promotes gut microbiome diversity. Birgit Wassermann, the first author of the study and a researcher at the Graz University of Technology in Austria, explained that consuming raw … Continue reading Here’s to “good” bacteria: Eating raw organic fruits and veggies helps boost your gut health

5 Health benefits of mangoes (as well as 3 healthy recipes)

Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Their sweet and tangy taste makes them a favorite ingredient for desserts, smoothies and salsas while its juice is refreshing for the summer. Although they’re one of the sweeter fruits, mangoes have several varieties that can be more sour than sweet and more green or orange than yellow. Despite their differences, … Continue reading 5 Health benefits of mangoes (as well as 3 healthy recipes)

Nutty and nutritious: Which type of nuts are best for your gut health?

Nuts are delicious superfoods and popular guilt-free snacks. They are also rich in protein and dietary fiber. According to an animal study, consuming nuts, specifically walnuts, promotes gut health. The study was published in the journal Nutrients and was conducted by scientists from Texas A&M University and the University of Connecticut Health. There are many different types of nuts, and all of them offer … Continue reading Nutty and nutritious: Which type of nuts are best for your gut health?