Don’t worry, I’m not about to tell you that chocolate causes cancer. From possibly staving off cognitive decline to enhancing visual performance, chocolate (specifically dark chocolate) is actually good for you in many ways. But, can we go so far as to say it has cancer-prevention or even cancer-fighting properties?
When you are under stress, do you crave certain foods? While emotional eating is not a good way to combat stress, and usually isn’t good for your health either (unless you are craving kale on stressful days), one body of research suggests dark chocolate could be a great stress-antidote.
Everyone knows that carrots are good for promoting healthy vision; it’s the beta-carotene contained in carrots that makes the vegetable a powerful food for eye health. But recent research has found that a much sweeter, favorite snack can also be responsible for eye health – chocolate.
Is there a real nutritional difference between organic foods and traditional foods? The answer is “yes” for so many reasons, from the use of pesticides to synthetic fertilizers. To showcase the truths of this difference, a recent study found that tomatoes grown on an organic farm accumulate more sugar and vitamins than tomatoes grown conventionally.
Known as one of the most popular tree nuts around, pecans come from a large deciduous tree native to North America and Mexico. The nut can be found in hundreds of different varieties, and can be enjoyed fresh, roasted, or added in various recipes . Best of all, the health benefits of pecans can be experienced all year round.
A nutritious member of the citrus family, grapefruits are large, tart and tangy fruits known primarily for their vitamin C content. The best part? While grapefruits are normally in season from winter through early spring, you can experience the health benefits of grapefruit all year round. Here is what the fruit has to offer.
A product of the date palm and cultivated since approximately 6000 B.C, the date fruit is one of the sweetest fruits around and comes in many different varieties. Although dates can be eaten fresh, the fruit is very often dried, resembling raisins or plums. But whether fresh or dry, the health benefits of dates are still just as plentiful.
In addition to cancer prevention and weight loss, did you know that green tea promotes skin health by protecting the skin from radiation damage and thus improving skin quality? Now there is even more reason to enjoy this highly beneficial ancient beverage.
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