Eating a plant-based diet can help protect against COVID-19, researchers find

People who eat a plant-based diet are less likely to contract COVID-19 and become severely ill with the disease, according to a recent study by researchers from Harvard Medical School, King’s College London and the health science company ZOE. The researchers analyzed data from over 590,000 people from the United States and the United Kingdom who answered a survey about … Continue reading Eating a plant-based diet can help protect against COVID-19, researchers find

Breakthrough: This fermented Japanese superfood can inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infections, researchers find

Natto, a fermented soybean dish typically served for breakfast in Japan, can inhibit the ability of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — to infect healthy cells, according to a study by Japanese researchers. Published Tuesday, July 13, in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, the study showed that unheated natto extract degraded the receptor-binding domain (RBD), … Continue reading Breakthrough: This fermented Japanese superfood can inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infections, researchers find

NUTRITION MATTERS: Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables lowers risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms

People who eat high-quality diets containing fruits, vegetables and fish are less likely to contract the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and become severely ill with the disease, according to a preprint released recently on medRxiv. A team of researchers from King’s College London, Harvard Medical School and the health science company ZOE analyzed data from more than 590,000 people from the United States and … Continue reading NUTRITION MATTERS: Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables lowers risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms

Prepping basics: 8 Types of foods to keep in your survival pantry

You need to be wise about the foods you keep in your survival pantry because some foods go bad quickly. Others, on the other hand, last long but are just empty calories. (h/t to Survivopedia.com) When preparing your survival stockpile, you have to consider the calorie content, cost, nutrient value and shelf life of food. Here’s why these considerations … Continue reading Prepping basics: 8 Types of foods to keep in your survival pantry

14 Ways to preserve blackberries for long-term storage

Blackberries have one of the shortest peak seasons of all fruits in the United States, where harvests usually run from July to August. Blackberries also don’t ripen after they’ve been picked, so they have to be picked when they’re exactly ripe. This means you have a very short window for enjoying sweet and juicy blackberries. Luckily, there are several … Continue reading 14 Ways to preserve blackberries for long-term storage

Survival cooking: How to make and preserve bone broth

Bone broth is water simmered with animal bones, meat and vegetables. It’s an excellent survival food because it’s nutritious, easy to make and inexpensive. Just add bits of meat and vegetables in hot water, throw in some animal bones from your last meal, simmer and you have yourself a nice, flavorful soup to warm your belly. Plus, … Continue reading Survival cooking: How to make and preserve bone broth

10 herbs you can use to make immunity-boosting tea

Keeping your immune system robust is key to staying healthy and avoiding infections. Aside from eating fresh fruits and vegetables, you can strengthen your immune system by drinking herbal teas. Many herbs help fight disease-causing agents, such as bacteria and viruses. They also offer other health benefits, thanks to their abundance of bioactive components. Here … Continue reading 10 herbs you can use to make immunity-boosting tea

Storing salt: 3 Good reasons to stock up on salt

Salt is easily one of the most important ingredients preppers should have in their pantries. For starters, salt is a key ingredient in the daily diet of humans. It supports healthy muscle and nerve function and regulates the fluids in the human body. Plus, salt enhances the flavor of virtually any food and preserves food, too. Salt also … Continue reading Storing salt: 3 Good reasons to stock up on salt

8 Natural treatments for urinary tract infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bladder infections. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria getting into the urinary tract, causing inflammation and pain when urinating. Conventional treatments for UTIs include antibiotics, which are known to cause both acute and long-term adverse side effects. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to treat … Continue reading 8 Natural treatments for urinary tract infections

12 Simple ways to reduce your risk of chronic inflammation

Inflammation is a key part of your body’s immune response. It’s an indication that your body is trying to protect itself from harmful agents, such as bacteria, viruses and toxins. Without inflammation, wounds would fester and simple infections would become deadly. Acute inflammation, which occurs in response to tissue injury, is a type of inflammation that resolves in weeks. … Continue reading 12 Simple ways to reduce your risk of chronic inflammation