Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of cucumber water

Cucumber water is a popular detox drink infused with antioxidants and essential nutrients. Recent studies show that this health drink can confer several health benefits, from glowing skin to weight loss. If incorporated into a balanced diet, cucumber water helps to promote optimal health. It also takes no more than 15 minutes to make a … Continue reading Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of cucumber water

Satiate your hunger AND quench your thirst with these 5 refreshing and hydrating foods

It is important to keep yourself hydrated especially during the summer. Dehydration has terrible consequences for the body such as heatstroke and seizures. It is dangerous to younger children and older adults, although those in between the age groups should also be wary of being dehydrated. However, drinking water can be very challenging given that water in itself is … Continue reading Satiate your hunger AND quench your thirst with these 5 refreshing and hydrating foods

Consuming more strawberries may help lower Alzheimer’s risk among the elderly

A study published in the journal Current Developments in Nutrition found that a diet rich in vitamin C, anthocyanidin and flavonoid – nutrients plenty in strawberries – can help reduce Alzheimer’s disease among older people. The researchers from the Rush University Medical Center and Rush Insitute for Health Aging said that participants who ate strawberries more than once a week were 32 percent less likely to develop … Continue reading Consuming more strawberries may help lower Alzheimer’s risk among the elderly

A cucumber a day keeps the heart doctor away

The old folk wisdom “an apple day keeps the doctor away” just got an upgrade, thanks to the work of Italian researchers. Only now, it’s cucumbers instead of apples, and heart doctors instead of regular ones. In their study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they showed that the cucumber (Cucumis sativus) can protect the … Continue reading A cucumber a day keeps the heart doctor away

Cucumbers suppress inflammation in vascular endothelial cells

An Italian study investigated the anti-inflammatory properties of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) on vascular endothelial cells that line the inner side of blood vessels. It concluded that cucumber-derived extracts could protect the endothelium’s vulnerable cells against the inflammation caused by lipopolysaccharides. The study was supported by the University of Bologna. Its findings were published in the journal BMC … Continue reading Cucumbers suppress inflammation in vascular endothelial cells