I have noticed a lot of interest recently for one particular plant that I have always appreciated, turmeric. It is renown for offering anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection. Thus, having a major impact on your overall well-being. There are a lot of supplements that are based on curcumin and that can only please me, because I know how effective this compound can be. However, curcumin needs piperine (an enhancer found in black pepper) to be properly absorbed into your bloodstream. Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric The reasons it has become highly vehiculated among the “superfoods” are considerably more various than for most
A Superfood You Should Know About The potential of spirulina has been recognized since the Aztec’s times. But now there are scientific studies that attest to its incredible properties. Don’t assume that just because spirulina is the algae that floats on top of ponds, it’s not abundant in nutrients. When grown and prepared correctly, it has an extraordinary health value. Due to its high concentration of protein (50%-70% by weight), high antioxidant count and rich quantities of various vitamins and minerals – spirulina is the true definition of superfood. Related: Powerful Antioxidants – Everything You Need To Know About Them Fun Fact: NASA’s astronauts use it in their space
One Of The Most Appreciated Plants In Traditional Medicine Sage is a miraculous herb and you will soon find out why. It is closely related to rosemary and they both share calming effects, such as pain relief and mental clarity. Related: Do this for mental clarity Sage is best known for its oils, which have antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Because they are plant-derived, the oils are easily absorbed into the body, and provide quick effects. Moreover, they are one of the few natural preservatives that you can use in your kitchen. Lesser-Known Health Benefits Of Sage Improves brain health. Sage contains ketones (a special type
Are your hormones making you sick? Up until now you might have experienced an array of medical problems which you didn’t know were linked to your hormonal imbalance. For example: Too much cortisol causes your body weight to swing out of control. Excess testosterone in women can cause them patches of bald skin. Too much estrogen in men leads to erectile dysfunction. Thyroid, testosterone, cortisol, and growth hormone disorders cause sleep disorders. And unfortunately, these are only a few of the side effects that you might experience due to your hormonal imbalances. Truth of the matter is, after a certain
The Super Fruits You’ve Been Looking For How can you know your cranberries are rich in antioxidants? If they float in water, that means they are better exposed to sunlight. This exposure increases their anthocyanin content, which gives the cranberries their unique anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. But cranberries are best known for protecting you against urinary tract infections. The phytonutrients they contain act as a barrier against the bacteria that affects the urinary tract. Related: Prevention vs Treatment – What You Might Not Know About UTIs And recent research has extended these benefits. The same chemical compounds have a similar effect on the stomach
What do I think about smoothies and shakes? The concept of a smoothie is a healthy one, but depending on the way you prepare it and the ingredients you add, you might end up with a food combination that doesn’t have a smart nutrients/ calories ratio. Related: Fast & Easy Methods To Shake Your Meals Up Here are the three biggest mistakes that turn a healthy smoothie in an inefficient snack. 1. The smoothie contains only fruits. Unless you are preparing for heavy physical effort, don’t make a smoothie only with fruits. They are loaded with lots of sugar, and little fiber and carbs.
A couple of hundred years ago, people perceived illnesses as being the manifestation of certain evil spirits. To scare away these spirits they would most often than not, hang garlic in their homes. However, over time, people kept referring to garlic as a way to protect themselves from various threats, mostly health-related. But what renders this herb so effective in fighting against diseases? Garlic has powerful antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. But did you ever wonder what gives it its specific smell? Well, the answer is allicin. This compound promotes a healthy functioning of the circulatory system and is what helps your body
The most amazing plant that Nature has offered us – Guarana. I have been using this plant for a couple of decades now, and I have been constantly amazed at how powerful this herb can be. The name derives from the Guarani tribe in the Amazon, who used to brew a beverage from its seeds. Although it has always been used as traditional medicine, I haven’t known of it until me and my sister got to America. Once we started our business… There was a lot more pressure on us. We wanted to help so many people and only had so