According to a recent study published in Nutrition Journal,eating avocados is associated with a lower body weight, lower BMI and waist circumference (a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes), higher “good” cholesterol, a lower intake of added sugars, better diet quality overall, and higher nutrient intake levels.
If you haven’t noticed lately, the western world is on a bit of a coconut oil kick. It’s in all the popular blogs—from nutrition to hair care—and it’s no longer difficult to find a few different varieties of the oil in normal grocery stores. This is a good thing. Coconut oil should have never been demonized, as it was, and deserves a top spot in the natural health world.
A recent study attempted to determine just how zinc can help fight infections, and its results offer some promising data supporting zinc as a non-Big-Pharma health booster. A research team from Ohio State University discovered that zinc “gently taps the breaks” on an immune response, helping to prevent damaging inflammation.
Beans are both rich sources of protein and fiber, and contain valuable antioxidants. It’s these characteristics that are tied to the cancer-preventing properties of the foods and that should motivate you to add more to your diet. Numerous studies have linked beans and legumes with cancer prevention.
Yet another study has recently been released which again affirms red wine’s place on the roster of healthful food and drink, finding that a compound in red wine and red grapes is capable of preventing hearing loss and cognitive decline.
Over the past several decades, the popularity of juicing has come and gone, and come again. But it will always be around. There are several ways juicing could help save your life and even more ways in which it could simply make your life more enjoyable. It does this by…
A delectable green nutritional powerhouse, kale is one of many superfoods that is a must-have in any kitche. Like other superfoods like blueberries and green tea, kale provides a wealth of nutritional benefits from cancer prevention to anti-inflammation. But what else can kale do for you?