Foods

  • Horseradish Health Benefits
    7/14/2015
    While the origins of the horseradish plant may be unknown, this plant has quite the history attached to it. It is mentioned in Greek mythology and was considered to be worth its weight in gold by the Delphic Oracle. It is mentioned in ancient medicinal texts, and there is even a mural with the plant in it in Pompeii. It also has some presidential history, as both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson mention horseradish in garden accounts. 
  • red habanero chili
    3/19/2014
    Rated one of the hottest peppers on the Scoville chart, this spicy, citrusy fruit continues to grow in popularity. And, not surprisingly, this little pepper is more than just a way to heat up a dish. Habaneros also have a number of great health benefits as well.
  • Is coffee good for you?
    3/19/2014
    It's always thrilling when new research discovers that a favorite treat isn't poison, after all. We've learned that chocolate may actually benefit body and soul, red wine is a must-have for a healthy heart, and coffee delivers a plethora of health advantages along with the caffeine buzz. And now, there's one more pro-coffee study to be pleased about. Investigators from the University of Athens have discovered that coffee can make you live a lot longer, but there's a catch. The coffee has to be boiled, Greek-style.
  • sweet honey
    3/19/2014
    In natural healing circles, honey long has been used for its multiple benefits. Its flavonoids and antioxidants have been shown to be cancer and heart disease preventive; it helps reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal problems; it's antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal; it works as a cough suppressant; it heals wounds, it contains probiotics, it is a component of many skin crèmes, and it's an anti-allergenic agent and one of many natural allergy remedies, based on the theory that because honey contains tiny traces of pollen, repeated exposure should help build up immunity to those pollens. But if you've been taking your daily dose of honey without receiving any of these benefits, the reason may not be that honey is useless. It may be that your honey isn't actually honey.
  • Cooked Meat
    3/19/2014
    Is a vegetarian diet automatically healthier? Not necessarily. Some people actually do better when they include small amounts of meat in their diet—although, to be sure, a balanced vegetarian diet appears to offer some protection against cancer and heart disease.
  • Jug of milk
    3/19/2014
    Milk is often pitched as a great source of calcium. It is not. Yes, it has a high calcium content, but the human body is able to utilize very little of it. In fact, because of the way the body deals with milk, consumption of milk actually leaches calcium from the bones.
  • A Cup Of Coffee
    3/19/2014
    If you forgot to drink your coffee with breakfast this morning, here's something that may jog your memory in the future. A new study has found that drinking coffee may help you to not only avoid getting Alzheimer's, but actually reverse it.
  • grapefruit health benefits
    3/10/2014
    February was Grapefruit Month, and even if you missed it, it is still a great time to pay a little tribute to the virtues of this much maligned fruit. Its tangy, citrusy flavor can serve as a reminder of the warm weather climates in which it grows, helping us get through the sluggish end of winter.
  • peanut butter food recipes
    3/10/2014
    Many people do not encourage their children to eat peanut butter to prevent the development of a food allergy or asthma. However, new research shows that peanut butter can cut breast cancer risk.
  • pumpkin pie sweetened with fruit
    3/10/2014
    It's certainly no surprise to any literate, health-minded person that fresh fruits and vegetables benefit health, but, considering the negative press dietary antioxidants received earlier this year, it's nice to see studies come out that drive the point home.
  • noni fruit on table
    3/3/2014
    You may have heard quite a lot about the noni fruit as it rose in popularity a few years ago. The claims that it was a magic cure-all certainly didn't hurt. But, how effective is this fruit, and can it do all that people claim? To answer this, first we need to take a look at the history of the noni.
  • peanut butter on yellow plate with wooden spoon
    2/26/2014
    Nuts are a very versatile type of food. Whether you sprinkle them on top of a salad for added crunch and flavor, put them in some homemade trail mix to munch on, or add them into the treats you bake, nuts can definitely provide a little extra zest.
  • flax seed with scooper
    2/26/2014
    Flaxseed is considered by many to be one of the most powerful foods on the planet. According to history, this may have always been the case.
  • 10/9/2013
    Popular in Asia, black rice is a powerhouse grain with many health benefits including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Blueberries health benefits
    10/8/2013
    Blueberry health benefits are numerous: tumor reduction, melanoma relief, antioxidant properties, all rolled up into a low-cost, delicious solution.
  • 10/8/2013
    Cayenne brings more than just the heat. The benefits of cayenne include blood pressure regulation, appetite suppression, weight loss and even help in stopping a heart attack.
  • Benefits of Green Tea Extract | Herbal Library
    9/18/2013
    After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. In fact, about three cups of tea are drunk for every one of coffee. All teas (black, green and oolong) actually come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The difference between the teas is the type of processing and amount of oxidation they receive. Of the three teas, green tea receives the least oxidation during processing, which is reflected in the higher amounts of beneficial antioxidants that can be found in the tea.
  • Benefits of Prunes | Herbal Library
    9/18/2013
    Need some healthy snack ideas? Certain foods are high in antioxidants and should be a regular part of anyone’s diet. Prunes are definitely considered an antioxidant, and they actually rank among the foods containing the highest amounts of antioxidants. In addition to helping prevent and neutralize free radicals in the body, prunes can also help increase the body’s absorption of iron. What’s more, these little dried fruits are also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and even copper. 
  • 9/16/2013
    Supplementing with pomegranate makes sense if you are looking at cancer prevention, heart health, reducing bad cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and protecting against aging.
  • 9/16/2013
    Alfalfa has been eaten for centuries by people seeking a rich source of minerals and vitamins. The leaves and seeds are both used to make an herbal supplement.
  • Refined Salt
    9/16/2013
    In today's market, we now have two distinct choices when it comes to salt: unrefined and refined. Unrefined salt (sea salt) is 97.5% sodium chloride (with up to 14% of that being moisture content in some brands) and 2.5% consisting of some 50+ other trace minerals. Refined salt is also 97.5% sodium chloride, but the other 2.5% no longer consists of trace minerals, but rather, chemical additives.
  • 9/16/2013
    Oat grass joins other powerhouse grasses such as wheatgrass and alfalfa. They have been called one of nature's finest medicines.
  • 9/16/2013
    Garlic is used as an herbal medicine. In fact, it is one of the best infection fighters available for both bacterial and viral infections.
  • 9/16/2013
    Many studies prove the powerful health-promoting effects of the nutrients in broccoli-- It makes sense to try to include more of it in your balanced diet.
  • Ginger herb
    8/13/2013
    The Ginger herb has been used as a healing agent for conditions including arthritis, inflammation, colic, diarrhea, clotting disorders, high cholesterol, and heart conditions. It contains anti-inflammatory properties and has a number of incredible health benefits.
  • Eating Orange Peels
    8/13/2013
    Eating orange peels can help diabetics, those with kidneystones or cancer, and those looking to stop overeating. Orange peel has antiseptic, bactericidal, and fungicidal properties, and may also help with heartburn.
  • 8/12/2013
    Flower Pollen benefits a wide array of functions and strengthen immunity. A powerful supplement, flower pollen extract is more efficient and cleaner.
  • 8/12/2013
    Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water. Here we explain why it is important to stay hydrated and the effects of drinking water in the body.
  • 8/12/2013
    Almost everyone loves chocolate but what if you knew dark chocolate had heart health benefits? Would you be more likely to indulge?
  • Black Pepper Health Benefits
    8/12/2013
    Black pepper health benefits may lie in its effectiveness in weight loss programs. Its low calorie content makes it a great way to add flavor without calories.
  • Cilantro Juice Cleansing
    8/12/2013
    Cilantro juice benefits a full body detox. Studies have shown that levels of heavy metals in urine decrease significantly after a cilantro cleansing.
  • Health benefits of virgin olive oil
    8/12/2013
    The health benefits of virgin olive oil have long been touted by health professionals and for good reason. One way to include it in your diet is olive oil pills.
  • Stevia Leaf Extract
    8/12/2013
    Stevia leaf extract has been gaining popularity as a sugar substitute in the Western world. Learn all about stevia liquid extract and its benefits.
  • barley plant
    8/12/2013
    For this week’s featured ingredient, we’re exploring the benefits of activated barley (AKA Aktivated Barley). Before we actually get into the details of Aktivated Barley, however, we need to look briefly at barley in general...
  • Health Benefits of Wheatgrass
    8/9/2013
    The wheatgrass supplement has been called one of nature's finest medicines. Its benefits are enormous, and it’s also a good source of vitamins and minerals.
  • Raspberries and Cancer
    8/9/2013
    Red raspberry ellagitannins stop cells from mutating into cancer, and also lower the incidence of birth defects, promote wound healing, reduce heart disease, and may reduce or reverse chemically induced liver fibrosis.
  • Spirulina
    8/7/2013
    Spirulina is one of the great super foods. Spirulina health benefits include dietary protein, B-vitamins, iron, cleansing, protection from radiation, and more.
  • Yellow Pea Protein - What is it?
    8/7/2013
    Yellow pea protein is a protein source that is hypoallergenic, easily absorbed by the body, easy to digest and cholesterol-free.
  • Prickly pear health benefits
    8/6/2013
    The benefits of these prickly food are numerous and studies abound citing its benefits for everything from helping prevent ulcers to treatment of hangovers.
  • 8/6/2013
    Unpasteurized or organic apple cider vinegar medicinal uses come from the “mother of vinegar,” which is made up of living nutrients and beneficial bacteria.
  • 8/6/2013
    For many years, people have used Fennel for digestion and reducing colic, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, indigestion, intestinal disorders, nausea, and cholera.
  • 7/25/2013
    Chlorella has some very specialized benefits: It name comes from the amount of chlorophyll it possesses and has more of it/gram than any other plant.
  • 7/25/2013
    Camu Camu is full of nutrients and is considered to be a true superfruit. Camu Camu is the single most concentrated source of Vitamin C found in nature.
  • 7/25/2013
    Catalyst altered water is used as a tonic to improve general health. First, we must understand what it is and how it works to know how it can benefit us.
  • Bilberry health benefits
    7/23/2013
    Bilberry health benefits are mainly observed in the eyes-- literally! From protecting cells to repairing them, bilberry has a number of excellent ocular benefits.
  • Health benefits of red wine
    7/23/2013
    What are the health benefits of red wine? What are the drawbacks? The conclusions of several studies may surprise you.
  • Juice and obesity
    7/23/2013
    How healthy is fruit juice? Are juice and obesity linked? If you've wondered if juice is a healthy option for you and your children, we report on a recent study with surprising findings.
  • Apple pectin benefits
    7/22/2013
    Learn about the benefits of apple pectin, a cancer-busting cleanser.
  • Cardamom seed uses
    7/18/2013
    Cardamom seed benefits a healthy digestive system. Cardamom seed is great for liver cleansing and liver detox, improving digestive enzymes, and more.
  • Medicinal Uses of Parsley
    7/17/2013
    A summary of the medicinal uses of parsley, including natural weight loss.
  • kola nut benefits (bitter kola)
    6/28/2013
    You may be surprised to learn that the kola nut (aka kolanut) is the origin of the word “cola,” and the tree on which it grows is believed among some Nigerian tribes to be the first tree on earth. This nut is how the first cola recipe received its caffeine kick -- along with real coca leaves.
  • Cinnamon Health Benefits
    5/31/2013
    Cinnamon is more than just a spice, cinnamon health benefits can include boosting your brain function, improving memory and helping you perform certain tasks.
Subscribe to Foods