The tangy, peppery superfood: 7 Reasons to eat more arugula

Arugula is a green leafy vegetable used in salads, pizza and other popular dishes. The bitter vegetable, also known as garden rocket or roquette, is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine and widely used in France and Italy. These days, the plant is also found in dishes in the U.S., where its peppery flavor enhances the taste … Continue reading The tangy, peppery superfood: 7 Reasons to eat more arugula

Applying sunscreen doesn’t fully protect you from the sun, but these 6 alternatives can provide full coverage

Products that offer protection from the sun are widely popular, thanks to their ability to keep the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation at bay. But a recent study has shown that despite their best efforts, certain parts of the face remain unprotected. In a study published in the peer-reviewed open-access journal PLOS ONE, researchers from Liverpool … Continue reading Applying sunscreen doesn’t fully protect you from the sun, but these 6 alternatives can provide full coverage

Kombucha is on the rise, but what are its health benefits?

Kombucha is a popular health drink that’s full of probiotics. Drinking kombucha tea helps improve digestion and boosts heart health. But what exactly is kombucha and how is it made? Kombucha and SCOBY Kombucha, a sweet, effervescent drink that’s full of probiotics, is made from SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). To make kombucha, SCOBY is added … Continue reading Kombucha is on the rise, but what are its health benefits?

Anti-inflammatory foods that prevent breast cancer

Experts suggest that the most effective way to lower cancer risk is by making healthy lifestyle changes. To boost your overall well-being, maintain a healthy weight and eat anti-inflammatory foods that can also help lower your risk of developing breast cancer. According to Alexandra Rothwell, a registered dietitian and a specialist in oncology nutrition, being overweight is … Continue reading Anti-inflammatory foods that prevent breast cancer

Reduce your risk of breast cancer by 21% by simply eating one more serving of veggies a day

According to research, eating more vegetables daily can help lower your risk of developing breast cancer by as much as 21 percent. The paper, which was published in the European Journal of Cancer, analyzed various studies via meta-analysis to confirm if women who followed diets high in fruit and vegetables did have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. … Continue reading Reduce your risk of breast cancer by 21% by simply eating one more serving of veggies a day

Garlic is good for your heart; it lowers your blood pressure

Garlic has long been renowned for its antibacterial effects; however, several studies have shown that it could also have the potential to be beneficial to the heart. One such study, published in the Journal of Hypertension, indicated that regular intake of garlic could moderately reduce blood pressure, thereby minimizing the risk of cardiovascular disease. In the study, … Continue reading Garlic is good for your heart; it lowers your blood pressure

Kimchi is one of the most powerful probiotic foods you can eat

Kimchi, the spicy, salted and fermented vegetables staple in Korean cuisine, is so much more than a side dish. In a comprehensive review of 130 studies, researchers in Korea looked at its health benefits as a probiotic. Probiotics in general are the good bacteria populating the gut. The human gut has more than 400 strains of … Continue reading Kimchi is one of the most powerful probiotic foods you can eat

How to grow garlic from a single clove

Often described as the stinking rose, garlic’s culinary and medicinal uses date back to ancient times. In fact, the father of Western medicine, the Greek physician Hippocrates, once described it as a cure for a variety of medical conditions. And right he was. Over the years, modern science has backed up many of his ancient … Continue reading How to grow garlic from a single clove