12 Antioxidant-rich foods you should add to your diet today

Foods don’t gain “superfood” status for no reason. This status is only conferred to foods — often plant-based ones — that contain incredible amounts of natural compounds, such as antioxidants. Claudia Fajardo-Lira, a member of the Institute of Food Technologists and a professor of food science and nutrition at California State University, Northridge, explains that antioxidants are integral … Continue reading 12 Antioxidant-rich foods you should add to your diet today

Reasons to eat cilantro, a superfood rich in immune-boosting antioxidants

You’ve probably seen cilantro used as a garnish for various dishes. This often divisive herb, which some say tastes either refreshing and citrusy or like soap, offers many health benefits such as detoxifying your body. Cilantro, an amazing superfood Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) belongs to the mint family. An annual plant, cilantro was originally found in Southern Europe, … Continue reading Reasons to eat cilantro, a superfood rich in immune-boosting antioxidants

6 Vitamin C myths DEBUNKED: Here’s why the nutrient is effective, non-toxic and safe

Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is commonly used to strengthen the immune system and assist in collagen production. Collagen is a protein that serves as a major building block in the formation of bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. People produce collagen less as they age, and vitamin C is one way to boost … Continue reading 6 Vitamin C myths DEBUNKED: Here’s why the nutrient is effective, non-toxic and safe

Studies look at the potential of natural remedies for treating coronavirus

If you’ve been wondering if there’s a natural way to deal with coronavirus, you’re not alone – it’s a question that researchers have been trying to answer for many years. The novel coronavirus has been spreading across the globe, with an ever-growing number of people falling ill. Symptoms include a sore throat, cough and runny nose, possibly with … Continue reading Studies look at the potential of natural remedies for treating coronavirus

Which antioxidants can be used to protect brain function?

Antioxidants are compounds found in plants, especially those used as food by humans. These compounds play an important role inside the body as they prevent or slow the damage caused by free radicals to cells. Free radicals are byproducts of metabolism, specifically the breakdown of food into energy. If the body is unable to remove these unstable molecules, … Continue reading Which antioxidants can be used to protect brain function?

Quercetin is one of the most potent natural antioxidants on the planet

Quercetin is a naturally occurring compound that has the ability to protect plants from harsh climates and environmental toxins. It also contributes to the various colors that fruits and vegetables exhibit. However, it’s not just plants that benefit from quercetin but humans as well. Once ingested, this compound induces cell-protective effects including antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and … Continue reading Quercetin is one of the most potent natural antioxidants on the planet

Why glutathione is essential for detoxification and chronic stress

Twenty-four hours a day, we are bombarded with man-made environmental chemicals.  These include herbicides and insecticides, vehicle and factory emissions, heavy metals in our food and cosmetics, and cleaning products laden with chemicals such as benzene and chlorine. Given this heavy toxic burden, it is not surprising that the incidence of toxicity-induced diseases is currently skyrocketing. The … Continue reading Why glutathione is essential for detoxification and chronic stress

Aloe vera: The plant of immortality with proven health benefits

Few plants possess the soothing properties that can rival the humble aloe vera plant. Often known as the “wonder plant” or the “plant of immortality,” aloe vera has been highly revered as a natural remedy by various cultures across the globe due to its potent healing properties. Disclaimer: This article includes links to lab-tested aloe vera products … Continue reading Aloe vera: The plant of immortality with proven health benefits

Researchers identify 3 antioxidants that help minimize inflammation in heart failure patients

Antioxidants protect your cells from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. According to a study, three antioxidants, namely vitamins C and E and alpha-lipoic acid, help reduce inflammation in patients with heart failure. The findings of this double-blind, crossover study were presented at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando. Free radicals and heart health When free radicals accumulate in your body, they cause oxidative … Continue reading Researchers identify 3 antioxidants that help minimize inflammation in heart failure patients

Reasons to eat chia seeds, the fiber-rich superfood

Chia seeds are popular among health buffs for a reason. This superfood is tiny but packed with many vitamins and minerals. Eating chia seeds can also boost your heart health. The nutrient profile of chia seeds Chia seeds refer to the tiny black seeds of the plant Salvia hispanica, which is related to mint. In ancient times, Aztecs … Continue reading Reasons to eat chia seeds, the fiber-rich superfood