Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels

The phrase “big things come in small packages” could very well be talking about pumpkin seeds. The flat, oval-shaped seeds are equal parts healthy and delicious, making them a great addition to soups, salads, and desserts. Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. revealed that these seeds can even help manage blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. The … Continue reading Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels

Could a simple vitamin be an anti-aging tool?

Many factors contribute to the aging process. In particular, oxidative damage is said to be the leading cause of aging. However, scientists may have just found a way to slow down aging. In a research published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers found that niacinamide or vitamin B3 can protect against oxidative damage and delay the onset … Continue reading Could a simple vitamin be an anti-aging tool?

Understanding how B vitamins help improve brain, heart health

The risks of cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline increase with age, but that doesn’t mean that these problems can’t be prevented. Older people can avoid suffering from these conditions by adhering to a healthy diet and taking supplements that contain B vitamins. An article published on the website NaturalHealth365.com discussed how B vitamins, such as vitamin B9 (folate), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), and vitamin B12 … Continue reading Understanding how B vitamins help improve brain, heart health

Vitamin B3 may be the cure for drug-resistant superbug infections

While the pharmaceutical industry is busy trying to conjure up new drugs to tackle the antibiotic-resistant "superbug" epidemic, a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation explains how simple vitamin B3, also known as nicotinamide (NAM), taken in high doses may effectively thwart staph and other potentially life-threatening infections without the need for drugs. Researchers … Continue reading Vitamin B3 may be the cure for drug-resistant superbug infections