Study reveals vitamin C is key for stroke prevention and promoting heart health

Strokes are some of the most common medical conditions in the United States. So common, in fact, that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year. Of these cases, 610,000 are classified as first or new strokes, while 185,000 — or nearly 1 of 4—are … Continue reading Study reveals vitamin C is key for stroke prevention and promoting heart health

Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood

Source: Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood by Dr. Edward Group Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a beautiful, fruit-bearing plant native to the flooded areas of the Amazon rainforests. This is a superfruit you should know about! The round, plum-sized fruits contain more vitamin C than oranges and lemons, supporting your immune system. Yet it offers … Continue reading Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood

Health benefits of cinnamon: What’s the difference between Ceylon and cassia cinnamon?

Cinnamon is used as an ingredient for many kinds of products, from lattes to pastries like cinnamon rolls. But did you know that not all types of cinnamon offer the same health benefits? Several studies have looked into the potential benefits of two kinds of cinnamon: Ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is sold in … Continue reading Health benefits of cinnamon: What’s the difference between Ceylon and cassia cinnamon?

Tonsillitis troubles? Here are 7 foods that can help relieve symptoms

Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils — a set of lymphoid organs in the throat that play an important role in the immune system. The tonsils are the “first responders” to viral or bacterial infections. Tonsillitis causes swelling and pain in the tonsils and throat, and is sometimes accompanied by fever and chills. It becomes … Continue reading Tonsillitis troubles? Here are 7 foods that can help relieve symptoms

Clean eating: Vegetarian weight loss tips

Following a balanced diet ensures that you eat delicious and nutritious foods that can boost your overall health and well-being. If you’re interested in going vegetarian to improve your eating habits and lose some weight, experts recommend trying different types of vegetarian diets to find the one that suits your health condition and lifestyle. Vegetarian diet basics Following … Continue reading Clean eating: Vegetarian weight loss tips

Nutty and nutritious: Which type of nuts are best for your gut health?

Nuts are delicious superfoods and popular guilt-free snacks. They are also rich in protein and dietary fiber. According to an animal study, consuming nuts, specifically walnuts, promotes gut health. The study was published in the journal Nutrients and was conducted by scientists from Texas A&M University and the University of Connecticut Health. There are many different types of nuts, and all of them offer … Continue reading Nutty and nutritious: Which type of nuts are best for your gut health?

Want to boost your zinc levels? Eat more of these nutrient-rich foods

When you follow a balanced diet, you ensure that your body is getting all the essential vitamins and minerals it needs, such as zinc. Research suggests that being deficient in zinc leads to a lot of health problems, such as immune dysfunction and chronic kidney and liver disease. To prevent zinc deficiency, incorporate foods rich in zinc into your … Continue reading Want to boost your zinc levels? Eat more of these nutrient-rich foods

Superfoods in your backyard: 5 Root crops to plant for an amazing fall harvest

It’s best to grow root crops in early spring, but did you know that fall is also a suitable growing season? In fact, gardeners who didn’t have access to modern food preservation methods often planted crops during fall so they had enough to fill their root cellars once it was time to harvest. If you … Continue reading Superfoods in your backyard: 5 Root crops to plant for an amazing fall harvest

5 Health benefits of fiber-rich celery

Celery isn’t as popular as other vegetables like kale or spinach, but this superfood deserves a second chance, especially since it’s a fiber-rich, low-calorie vegetable that should be added to a balanced diet. Celery is an “umbellifer,” a plant family that includes carrots and parsnips. Celery stalks are mostly water, or 95 percent of its weight, but it doesn’t … Continue reading 5 Health benefits of fiber-rich celery

Reasons to eat cilantro, a superfood rich in immune-boosting antioxidants

You’ve probably seen cilantro used as a garnish for various dishes. This often divisive herb, which some say tastes either refreshing and citrusy or like soap, offers many health benefits such as detoxifying your body. Cilantro, an amazing superfood Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) belongs to the mint family. An annual plant, cilantro was originally found in Southern Europe, … Continue reading Reasons to eat cilantro, a superfood rich in immune-boosting antioxidants