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?
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
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
Vegetables like broccoli and kale are popular among health-conscious consumers because of their many nutritional benefits. But there are other unusual but tasty superfoods that are also good for you, such as celery root or kohlrabi. Trying new superfoods like the ones in the list below ensures that you consume a variety of foods every day and … Continue reading 5 Uncommon but nutritious vegetables you should add to your diet
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
Mysterious recurring patterns rule the universe. Natural foods and organs of the human body, for example, share these patterns and are said to be connected: Foods can, in some way, heal the organ it resembles. In ancient times, people used this idea and developed natural medicine to treat diseases. Herbs and other organics were their sources of … Continue reading You are what you eat: 3 foods that look eerily similar to the organs they heal
Honey collected from different parts of the world have demonstrated powerful antibacterial properties in multiple studies. They have also proven themselves useful in reducing inflammation, accelerating wound debridement, and promoting other processes that lead to faster wound healing. Various kinds of honey have been tested on different types of wounds, such as infected wounds, burns … Continue reading Saudi honey found to be a potent antibacterial against drug-resistant bacteria
Many people use over-the-counter (OTC) antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, but these medications often cause adverse effects. Fortunately, Nature provides powerful remedies that are just as effective as modern medicines but don’t come with unwanted side effects. Here are 10 natural antibiotics you can find in your own kitchen or grow in your home garden. (h/t to BioPrepper.com) Oregano oil Packed with natural … Continue reading Proven home remedies: 10 Natural antibiotics you can find in your kitchen and home garden
Source: Enokitake Mushrooms: 7 Benefits of This Superfood! by Dr. Edward Group Most of us know that mushrooms taste great in a stir-fry or a warming bowl of soup, but did you know that some varieties of fungi are also known as healing mushrooms and functional foods? Native to Asia but common in North American grocery … Continue reading Enokitake Mushrooms: 7 Benefits of This Superfood!
Having high selenium levels is linked to a longer, healthier life, says a recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. The study used data from an earlier research known as the ilSIRENTE Study, which involved nearly 350 men and women aged 80 years and older who live in a small mountain community in Italy. Selenium is an important antioxidant and trace … Continue reading Boosting selenium levels helps reduce premature death risk, say scientists