Boosting your quercetin intake found to have heart-protective effects

Heart disease is a serious condition that can greatly reduce your quality of life. It can lead to cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack that not only cause irreparable damage to survivors but also burden them with sky-high costs for emergency treatments like heart surgery. Fortunately, quercetin offers people with heart disease a more affordable alternative. Found in several fruits and … Continue reading Boosting your quercetin intake found to have heart-protective effects

Exploring the many therapeutic properties of curcumin

In this article, a researcher from India discussed the beneficial effects of curcumin from Curcuma longa (turmeric) that have been reported by several studies. This review was published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine. Curcumin is a phenolic compound found in the roots of C. longa, a medicinal plant that belongs to the Zingiberaceae, or ginger, family.Curcumin, along with … Continue reading Exploring the many therapeutic properties of curcumin

Assessing the antimicrobial activity of flaxseed

Researchers in India evaluated the antimicrobial activity of flaxseed against known periodontal pathogens. They reported their findings in an article published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine. Research suggests that the use of antibiotics is beneficial in the management of periodontitis.However, antibiotic resistance has now become a major global issue, and it is believed to … Continue reading Assessing the antimicrobial activity of flaxseed

Lower your cholesterol naturally with these foods and nutrients

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 73.5 million American adults, or more than 31 percent of the total adult population in the United States, have elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol. It’s a well-known fact that having high levels of bad cholesterol dramatically increases your risk of developing heart … Continue reading Lower your cholesterol naturally with these foods and nutrients

This common mineral helps lower insulin resistance in people with Type 2 diabetes

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in Nature. It can even be found inside the human body. Magnesium is an essential mineral because the body needs it but can’t produce it. It is involved in over 300 bodily processes, including the production of health-supporting antioxidants like glutathione and the metabolism of vitamin D. In addition, magnesium … Continue reading This common mineral helps lower insulin resistance in people with Type 2 diabetes

Compounds from two Nigerian vegetables found to inhibit enzymes implicated in neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative disease is a term used for conditions that affect the function of neurons in the human brain. Unlike other cells in the body, neurons, or nerve cells, are incapable of cell reproduction. Once neurons are injured, degenerate or die, the body cannot replace them with new ones. This is why neurodegenerative diseases are debilitating and very difficult to … Continue reading Compounds from two Nigerian vegetables found to inhibit enzymes implicated in neurodegenerative diseases

Green tea compounds block key enzyme that allows coronavirus to replicate – study

A study published in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science shows that chemical compounds in green tea and other plant-based foods can block the activity of a key enzyme in the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Researchers at North Carolina State University (NC State) found that many polyphenols in these foods are able to inhibit the function of “main protease” (Mpro) … Continue reading Green tea compounds block key enzyme that allows coronavirus to replicate – study

Melatonin therapy a promising coronavirus treatment – study

Melatonin is a hormone mainly produced by the pineal gland. Commonly known as a natural sleep regulator, it also plays a role in gene expression and cancer prevention and has the rare ability to enter the mitochondria. As a potent antioxidant, it helps prevent mitochondrial damage and energy failure caused by oxidation. Recent studies also show that melatonin may help … Continue reading Melatonin therapy a promising coronavirus treatment – study

3 Uncommon but nutrient-rich superfoods you need to eat more of

Superfoods like kale, blueberries and quinoa are as healthy as they are popular. But many kinds of superfoods are often overlooked in favor of trendy health foods. For a healthier diet, try any of these three obscure but nutrient-dense superfoods: Radicchio (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) Radicchio is a leafy vegetable that belongs to the chicory family. It generally resembles a … Continue reading 3 Uncommon but nutrient-rich superfoods you need to eat more of

Compounds in celery found to reduce cholesterol and prevent tumor growth in animal study

The Apiaceae (umbellifers) family consists of mostly edible, flowering and aromatic plants, such as carrots, parsley, anise, coriander, Queen Anne’s lace, parsnip and celery. They are some of the most extensively studied edible plants on the planet because of their abundance of medicinal components, which give them various beneficial properties. Celery, for instance, contains apigenin, a compound that can stimulate … Continue reading Compounds in celery found to reduce cholesterol and prevent tumor growth in animal study