“Obesity is one of the main risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease and many other chronic illnesses. Fortunately, researchers continue to search for natural ways to prevent the onset of these diseases. In a study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, researchers found that pumpkins can keep the heart healthy even with obesity.
In the study, researchers from Birjand University of Medical Sciences in Iran examined the anti-obesity effects of pumpkin in obese mice. Pumpkin is known to be rich in powerful antioxidants, and it contains lipid-lowering and anti-diabetes properties………..”
“Diet plays an essential role in the health of diabetic patients. Leafy greens, fatty fish, and whole grains are just some of the foods typically recommended to both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes sufferers. A vegetable that would fit right into this diet is the artichoke, says a study published in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences.
What’s so great about artichokes? The answer lies in their nutritional content: Artichokes, especially the heads, are rich in natural antioxidants. According to researcher Fizah Mosaed Mohamad Al-Subhi, artichokes contain large amounts of flavonoids and phenolic acids. These compounds can benefit diabetic patients by reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol levels. Consequently, this leads to diabetes symptoms becoming more manageable and greatly reduces the risks of a heart condition, which diabetic patients are prone to having……..”
Yeah,…cooler weather,…leaves falling,….snow in places….yeah,…IT’S A SMART IDEA!
“Do you start your morning off with a cup of coffee or tea? Many people do – and research continues to show that caffeine can have many great health benefits. Beyond coffee’s reputation for offering an instant pick-me-up, scientists have found that caffeine and its analogs may actually help stave off age-related cognitive deficits. While coffee may give your brain a boost in the short term, it seems that the cerebral benefits of coffee are actually quite long-lasting.
Published in the journal Scientific Reports from Nature, a recent study has shown in animals, caffeine actually counteracts age-related cognitive deficits. Conducted by a cohort of Brazilian researchers from the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM Lisboa), associates from Inserm in Lille, France, and in collaboration with teams from the U.S. and Germany, scientists have shown how a certain receptor in the brain plays a key role in brain aging. Abnormal expression of the adenosine A2A receptor was found to induce aging-like memory impairments in rat models – but it just so happens this receptor is also a target point for caffeine………..”
“Your health depends on the food you eat. If you eat healthy foods, you are more likely to be healthy, but if you eat unhealthy foods, you are more prone to diseases. Many studies have shown how food affects one’s health. Two separate studies have shown that eating lentils instead of starchy carbohydrates, such as rice and potatoes, can help lower blood sugar and fight cancer, according to an article published on the website NaturalHealth365.com.
In the study, which was published in the Journal of Nutrition, the researchers fed 24 healthy adults four different dishes: white rice only; half white rice and half large green lentils; half white rice and half small green lentils; and half white rice and half split red lentils. They explained that they combined the lentils with the potatoes and rice because people do not usually eat pulses on their own, and they wanted their results to reflect that.
The researchers measured the participants’ blood sugar levels before the study and two hours after eating. They did the same process for potatoes alone, using the same combination of lentils as with the white rice………..”
Also known as l-tyrosine, the amino acid tyrosine is a precursor to some of the most important brain chemicals and hormones. It also contributes to the structure of almost every protein in the body. The following are the five most important benefits and proven uses for tyrosine:……….”
If you’re like me, you may have a few allergies. I’m allergic to a few things (i.e; house dust,ragweed). This smoothie I believe if taken regularly will knock out or at least lesson the symptoms of spring and fall allergies. Give it a try! 🙂
“A runny nose, watery eyes, and wheezy breath can only mean one thing: seasonal allergies are back. If those over-the-counter-drops and sprays aren’t doing it anymore, then you should consider maintaining a well-stocked pantry as well. Nature has blessed us with a vast selection of pure ingredients that can be mixed and matched to deal with most ailments………….