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.
Attention kiwi lovers. As delectable as the kiwi fruit is, did you know that this fruit also offers numerous health benefits? Also known as the Chinese gooseberry, and once the “sunny peach”, kiwifruit has been declared by some to be one of the world’s most nutritionally perfect foods. It’s time to experience all of the kiwi fruit benefits that the fruit has to offer.
Like oranges, tangerines are known for their immune-boosting vitamin C, but the benefits of these little citrus fruits go far beyond vitamin C. According to researchers with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, tangerines can effectively protect against obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
If you make your living off of treating people with melanoma, you might (really, might) know a thing or two about skin cancer. Dr. Angus Dalgleish says he used to advise people slather on the sunblock and avoid the sun like vampires. But now, his tune has changed and he has started advising his patients differently. The crux of his advice: reduce your cancer risk by increasing your sun exposure.
Olive oil has a rich and flavorful history that is interwoven with the story of mankind. The first use of the pitted fruit is thought to have begun in the southwest Mediterranean. Prized for its culinary and medicinal uses, olive oil is the center of much health research – the oil has even been shown to fight breast cancer naturally.
There are many fruit that most people simply don’t know about, and guyabano, also known as soursop, is just one of them. While the fruit is not as well known as others and is less researched, guyabano health benefits are still worthy of note. If you want to expand your mind with knowledge of a fruit you probably never knew existed, continue onward to see what guyabano is and what it has to offer.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious condition that interferes with proper breathing. Diseases associated with COPD actually block airflow as you exhale and make it hard to breath. One study found that vitamin E may serve as a protectant for the lungs and also help prevent against COPD.
In the U.S., there is a love affair with sugar. Even for those of us who don’t consume soft drinks and don’t keep cookies and snack cakes around, sugary goodies are seen as special treats. We reward ourselves with sugar, we celebrate with sugar, we put candles on sugar and sing around it for goodness sake. But all of this sweetness is having detrimental effects on our collective health—effects that are just coming to light for the vast majority of people.
While magnesium has always been known to be a very powerful mineral, a new study involving 3,713 postmenopausal women has fully shown it’s anti-inflammatory effects. With 100 mg of magnesium per day, anti-inflammatory properties were experienced.