Stages of hair growth and superfoods that promote hair health

The condition or appearance of the hair reflects the state of an individual’s overall health. The cells that make up each strand of hair require a steady supply of key nutrients to maintain their structure and natural shine. However, there are multiple factors that influence hair growth, and knowing what these factors are could help determine the health … Continue reading Stages of hair growth and superfoods that promote hair health

Boosting your quercetin intake found to have heart-protective effects

Heart disease is a serious condition that can greatly reduce your quality of life. It can lead to cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack that not only cause irreparable damage to survivors but also burden them with sky-high costs for emergency treatments like heart surgery. Fortunately, quercetin offers people with heart disease a more affordable alternative. Found in several fruits and … Continue reading Boosting your quercetin intake found to have heart-protective effects

Exploring the many therapeutic properties of curcumin

In this article, a researcher from India discussed the beneficial effects of curcumin from Curcuma longa (turmeric) that have been reported by several studies. This review was published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine. Curcumin is a phenolic compound found in the roots of C. longa, a medicinal plant that belongs to the Zingiberaceae, or ginger, family.Curcumin, along with … Continue reading Exploring the many therapeutic properties of curcumin

Shirataki noodles, a low-carb and low-GI superfood perfect for vegans

Noodles and pasta are filling, but eating them too frequently may be bad for your health, especially if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight. If you love regular noodles but want to use a healthier ingredient, try cooking with shirataki noodles, a low-carb superfood. Shirataki noodles, a low-carb superfood Shirataki noodles are becoming more popular both … Continue reading Shirataki noodles, a low-carb and low-GI superfood perfect for vegans

Lower your cholesterol naturally with these foods and nutrients

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 73.5 million American adults, or more than 31 percent of the total adult population in the United States, have elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol. It’s a well-known fact that having high levels of bad cholesterol dramatically increases your risk of developing heart … Continue reading Lower your cholesterol naturally with these foods and nutrients

Nicotine vs. Dopamine – The chemical messenger war and why people who try to quit nicotine keep failing

Over 95 percent of people who quit nicotine without help return to the habit within 6 months. How could that be, when the true nicotine physical addiction wears off after just 3 to 4 days? It boils down to the fact that nicotine is a short-term stimulant, but a long-term depressant. Plus, much of the … Continue reading Nicotine vs. Dopamine – The chemical messenger war and why people who try to quit nicotine keep failing

Compounds from two Nigerian vegetables found to inhibit enzymes implicated in neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative disease is a term used for conditions that affect the function of neurons in the human brain. Unlike other cells in the body, neurons, or nerve cells, are incapable of cell reproduction. Once neurons are injured, degenerate or die, the body cannot replace them with new ones. This is why neurodegenerative diseases are debilitating and very difficult to … Continue reading Compounds from two Nigerian vegetables found to inhibit enzymes implicated in neurodegenerative diseases

Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

Vitamins are nutrients found in food that help the body function effectively. Two types of vitamins exist: Water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins B and C, dissolve in water, while fat-soluble ones dissolve in fat. Fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K, are best absorbed by the body when eaten with foods containing high … Continue reading Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

Green tea compounds block key enzyme that allows coronavirus to replicate – study

A study published in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science shows that chemical compounds in green tea and other plant-based foods can block the activity of a key enzyme in the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Researchers at North Carolina State University (NC State) found that many polyphenols in these foods are able to inhibit the function of “main protease” (Mpro) … Continue reading Green tea compounds block key enzyme that allows coronavirus to replicate – study

3 Uncommon but nutrient-rich superfoods you need to eat more of

Superfoods like kale, blueberries and quinoa are as healthy as they are popular. But many kinds of superfoods are often overlooked in favor of trendy health foods. For a healthier diet, try any of these three obscure but nutrient-dense superfoods: Radicchio (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) Radicchio is a leafy vegetable that belongs to the chicory family. It generally resembles a … Continue reading 3 Uncommon but nutrient-rich superfoods you need to eat more of