While onions may make you cry in the kitchen, they should make you smile at the dinner table. Not only do they taste great and are extremely versatile, but they also provide a wealth of health benefits. Among some of those benefits lies onion’s ability to lower blood pressure, according to some research published in the Journal of Nutrition.
Offering even more evidence for adjusting diet to lower blood pressure, a recent study has found that drinking a glass of beetroot juice daily is enough to lower blood pressure by 7%.
According to one recent study, consuming about 1 soda per day increases a man’s risk of prostate cancer by 40% compared to someone who never touches the beverage.
A healthful food, onions have been pegged as flavorful and a staple in many dishes, but despite their overwhelming popularity, few know about their many health benefits. One such health benefit of onions revolves around their anti-inflammatory properties.
The best defense against any illness is a healthy and strong immune system, and one of the best routes for a healthy, strong immune system is a healthful diet. You probably know of numerous foods and substances that can stave off a cold or flu, but here’s another natural cold and flu treatment you can add to the list – black elderberry.
The health benefits of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage are near countless. Many of these vegetables are able to prevent obesity, protect against heart disease, and even prevent cancer. In one recent study, researchers with Baylor College of Medicine have found a compound from these valuable veggies can actually kill cancer cells.
Adding to the astragalus benefits, research and history suggests astragalus may be useful in fighting heart disease, protecting against cancer, boosting immunity, slowing the aging process, regulating diabetes and blood sugar, increasing energy, and balancing the adrenals.
Popular in Middle Eastern cooking, black cumin (Nigella sativa) are amazingly healthful seeds native to south and southwest Asia. The history of black cumin as a healer is undeniable, with popularity of the seeds slowly returning.