It’s good on apples and sprinkled on toast; it’s used in a variety of recipes for its sweet and subtly spicy flavor. But, it’s far more than a kitchen spice—it’s a natural healer and may even be able to help prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s disease. What we’re talking about is cinnamon.
We often hear about the heart-healthy benefits of olive oil, that it can reduce cholesterol and help manage blood pressure. But the liver-health benefits of this oil are remarkable as well. For that reason, and more, olive oil has gained significant popularity in the West over the past decade or so.
If you thought you were doing your body justice by reaching for the low-fat cheese or milk, you may want to think again. While dietitians and others recommend low- and no-fat varieties, more experts are starting to realize why full-fat milk, cheese, and dairy as a whole should be chosen. If you want to lose weight and be healthy, skip the skim and reach for full-fat varieties of foods instead, especially dairy.
In the world of nutrition and natural health, there are some foods that come out of nowhere and then BAM – one day it’s all you hear about. One of those foods is Moringa, often referred to as the Miracle Tree. But unlike some of the hyped up trend-foods of years past, there really are some benefits worth noting when it comes to this one. Without further ado, here are some of the many unknown moringa benefits.
There are many benefits of using extra virgin olive oil as a healthy source of fats in your daily diet. While it can encourage heart and liver health, the effects on blood pressure are equally if not more impressive. To put it simply: olive oil is one of many foods that can be used to lower blood pressure and reduce any need for hypertension medications.
As we age, it seems to be more and more difficult to keep our thoughts collected or even remember where we put our keys. This may be a part of the aging process to some degree, but diet and lifestyle certainly has a lot to do with it as well. Luckily, there are several brain foods that you can include in your daily diet to boost cognitive function, boost concentration, and slow down brain decline.
Boost your olive oil consumption and live longer! Sounds simple, right? It’s not. While olive oil can have amazing benefits to the cardiovascular system, research shows that it’s not entirely simple. How you eat your olive oil, where your oil comes from, and even where you store it can impact its benefits. So, pay close attention to these benefits and how to make the most of them.
The human body is a complex system of interrelated parts. You can’t have an imbalance in one area of the body and not have that imbalance affect the entire whole. And researchers have demonstrated that your gut health, way down in your stomach, may play a role in your behavior and even your risk of depression or anxiety, further demonstrating why whole-body health is so vitally important.
If you don’t know about the benefits of green tea, it’s time to start reading. This elixir has gained popularity in the western natural health world over a decade ago, though it’s been the health beverage of choice for millennia in Eastern countries. The benefits are many, and some recent research says the benefits can be augmented when the tea is paired with another Eastern practice—tai chi.
Radiation can cause cancer; this isn’t news. But for many people, the fact that vitamin D can protect against this and other dangerous harmful effects of radiation is news. Adding radiation-protection to the lengthy list of vitamin D benefits means that if you haven’t already, you may want to consider basking in the sun for a little bit for serious disease prevention and boosted health.