One study found that those who ate at least three servings of spinach each week saw a reduced risk of skin cancer recurrence by about 50%.
Numerous studies, some from Harvard, have found that consuming spinach reduces the risk of developing ovarian cancer and prostate cancer. Why? You guessed it – spinach contains numerous highly beneficial compounds.
According to Dr. Thomas Shea, Director of the Center for Cellular Neurobiology & Neurodegeneration Research at the University of Massachusetts, as little as two glasses of fresh apple juice each day could significantly reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s.
Scientists with the University of Michigan Health System presented a report at the ADA’s Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition detailing how apples can actually reduce oxidative stress while reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In essence, apples are fabulous for promoting heart health.
Foods like kale and chard have taken center stage as greens worthy of the title “superfood”, and they’ve rightfully earned their spot in the light. But in the wake of these lesser-known greens moving towards the front, let us not forget the original green superfood: spinach.
Once ingested, or even smelled, peppermint can have profound brain health benefits. Researchers found that the scent of peppermint can improve cognitive functions including reasoning, problem solving, concept formation, judgment, attention span, and even memory.
Many of the spices we use to make our plates a gustatory and olfactory delight are also very beneficial to our bodies, too. Here are 5 awesome spices you should be cooking with all the time.