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

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

Want to boost your immune system? Eat organic, protein-rich foods and avoid sugary treats

Flu season is just around the corner, but it should be nothing to fear if one’s immune health is in tiptop shape. If it isn’t, don’t fret. Numerous studies and past research confirm that it’s possible to boost the immune system for better protection against infection and disease. In one of her recent online articles, Tieraona Dog, a … Continue reading Want to boost your immune system? Eat organic, protein-rich foods and avoid sugary treats

From vitamin D to eating the right foods: Here are some natural ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the joints. In some cases, the condition can also affect organs of the body such as the heart, lungs and eyes. The specific cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown. And as a result, there is no cure for the disease. There are treatment options but they … Continue reading From vitamin D to eating the right foods: Here are some natural ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis

10 Best herbs to plant on your kitchen windowsill

Despite its health and economical benefits, gardening might be neither practical nor doable for most people in cities and urban neighborhoods. These places just offer little to no space for green gardens – or so people think. Lack of outdoor space shouldn’t rule out a garden, at least not in the traditional sense. Old plant … Continue reading 10 Best herbs to plant on your kitchen windowsill

The ten most toxic ingredients commonly found in popular storable food / emergency food products

People are buying storable food products in huge quantities right now, but have you actually read the ingredients in some of these foods? Most storable food manufacturers hide their ingredients to try to prevent the public from seeing what they really contain. That’s no surprise, since most of them are made with genetically modified corn, soy and … Continue reading The ten most toxic ingredients commonly found in popular storable food / emergency food products

Can cinnamon extracts help with diabetes and obesity?

Cinnamon is a well-known spice used to flavor savory and sweet foods. It is also widely used as a traditional medicine. Two varieties of cinnamon are used for these purposes, cinnamon cassia (Cinnamomum cassia) and ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). Although the former is the more common of the two, the latter is scientifically known for … Continue reading Can cinnamon extracts help with diabetes and obesity?

Stay hydrated and boost your fiber intake: 10 Ways to reset your diet

Going on vacation or spending time with your family during the holidays can be an indulgent time for most people. And while there’s nothing wrong with enjoying an occasional treat or two, binge-eating can sometimes undo the progress you’ve made while following a balanced diet. If you’re feeling a little bloated after the holidays or … Continue reading Stay hydrated and boost your fiber intake: 10 Ways to reset your diet

Functional foods are healthy, but why?

A recent article published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness discussed the potential of functional foods as a preventive or supplementary therapy for chronic or metabolic diseases. Numerous studies have found that functional foods promoting autophagy — a regulated mechanism that enables the removal of dysfunctional or unnecessary cell components — can prevent or treat chronic diseases, as well as support … Continue reading Functional foods are healthy, but why?

Acerola Cherry: 8 Benefits of This High-C Tropical Superfruit

Source: Acerola Cherry: 8 Benefits of This High-C Tropical Superfruit by Dr. Edward Group A "cherry on top" is always a good thing — that famous saying means something great is now even better. That’s certainly the case if you’re talking about an acerola cherry. "I’ve been using acerola for many years, both in raw and … Continue reading Acerola Cherry: 8 Benefits of This High-C Tropical Superfruit