Analysis of broccoli florets reveals what phytochemicals are present in young and mature broccoli

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) is a cruciferous vegetable closely related to Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. A rich source of essential vitamins and minerals, broccoli is also known for its abundance of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals and prevent chronic disease. But the most notable compounds present in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are the sulfur-containing … Continue reading Analysis of broccoli florets reveals what phytochemicals are present in young and mature broccoli

Looking to boost your physical performance? This supplement can do more than just alleviate fatigue

According to Japanese researchers, taking a supplement that contains antioxidants, healthy fats and amino acids could help improve athletic performance and reduce fatigue. In a study published in the Japanese Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers described how a combination of these nutrients led to significant improvements in female athletes. Besides reducing fatigue in the legs, they also observed … Continue reading Looking to boost your physical performance? This supplement can do more than just alleviate fatigue

Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of cucumber water

Cucumber water is a popular detox drink infused with antioxidants and essential nutrients. Recent studies show that this health drink can confer several health benefits, from glowing skin to weight loss. If incorporated into a balanced diet, cucumber water helps to promote optimal health. It also takes no more than 15 minutes to make a … Continue reading Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of cucumber water

“Vegetarian” fast food options are still full of fat, calories and sodium, caution health experts

A fast-food restaurant’s vegetarian offerings may not be as healthy as you might think. This is according to nutritionist Christina Crowder who noted that while some fast-food items may indeed feature “healthy” ingredients such as fresh vegetables, these are often smothered with salty sauces and served with sugary drinks. In addition, these are often accompanied by other salt and … Continue reading “Vegetarian” fast food options are still full of fat, calories and sodium, caution health experts

Vitamin D supplementation can REDUCE cancer death risk by 16%, study shows

Vitamin D is best known for its role in bone formation. It helps the body absorb calcium and maintain phosphorus levels in the blood, both of which are vital to bone health. But latest research found that it also reduces the risk of dying from cancer. A recent review published in the British Medical Journal analyzed studies … Continue reading Vitamin D supplementation can REDUCE cancer death risk by 16%, study shows

Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin

Heart disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It puts a person at risk of heart attack and stroke, which can leave survivors disabled for the rest of their lives. There are drugs used to treat heart disease, such as statins. But these medications often come with side effects and are found ineffective … Continue reading Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin

Leafy greens for better health: Plant-based diets found to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Emerging research points to a helpful role of plant-based diets in managing certain chronic health conditions. For instance, some studies indicate that adopting a plant-based diet could help ease pain and inflammation linked to rheumatoid arthritis, a lifelong condition that affects the joints. In a major breakthrough, a team of researchers from the George Washington University School of Medicine … Continue reading Leafy greens for better health: Plant-based diets found to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher COVID-19 risk and severe outcomes, reveals study

It is a well-known fact that vitamin D performs several important functions, from boosting immune health to regulating blood pressure. Over the past decade, multiple studies have also provided evidence that taking vitamin D could reduce the odds of developing infections like the common cold and the flu. Given these precedents and the ongoing pandemic, scientists are now eager … Continue reading Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher COVID-19 risk and severe outcomes, reveals study

People deficient in vitamin D have a higher risk of COVID-19, reports new study

A person’s vitamin D status may determine his susceptibility to COVID-19, the disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus. In a new study published September 4, researchers at the University of Chicago found that, compared to people with normal vitamin D levels, those who were deficient in the vitamin have a greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19. In line … Continue reading People deficient in vitamin D have a higher risk of COVID-19, reports new study

Combat hypertension with exercise and a healthy diet: 6 Natural ways to lower blood pressure

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a dangerous condition that can do irreparable damage to the heart. While short bouts of high blood pressure are not necessarily dangerous, a chronic condition, left untreated, heightens the risk of heart disease and its serious complications, including heart failure, heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure can also cause … Continue reading Combat hypertension with exercise and a healthy diet: 6 Natural ways to lower blood pressure