Numerous studies have been done on the health benefits of quercetin, which are the pigments found in plants. Many scientists agree quercetin is beneficial to your health in a variety of ways. It is beneficial because quercetin is a natural and abundant phytochemical, known as a flavonoid, and flavonoids are important because they seem to enhance [...]
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Herbs seem to offer many health benefits. For instance, many herbalists claim they improve digestion, reduce joint pain, alleviate sleep problems, boost metabolism, and improve eyesight. Moreover, herbs have been used for thousands of years to successfully treat numerous medicinal problems, and, today, skeptics and traditional doctors are beginning to realize there may be health benefits associated with [...]
If you’ve always wondered about the nutritional value of the foods you buy, you’re in luck. This past fall, grocery stores began using NuVal™ Scores that are based on a NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System. The score rates foods from 1 to 100, and the higher the number, the higher the nutritional value of the food.
Anxiety is a unpleasant feeling with no clear or realistic cause and is associated with apprehension, concern, worry, and trepidation. On occasion everyone experiences anxiety, and it is both a psychological and physiological state. Its symptoms often include heart palpitations, depression, claustrophobia, shortness of breath, tense muscles, mood swings, fatigue, and concentration problems, and when the body stays on [...]
Certain foods stress the body, and, if you have anxiety or panic attacks, that’s the last thing you need. In fact, some nutritionists believe diet plays a large part in relieving symptoms related to anxiety and panic attacks, and sufferers may benefit by following a strict diet that allows them to restore their nervous system to good health. To [...]
People often wonder how to loss weight, and they think they just need to eat less and exercise more. However, if a person eats low-calorie meals and doesn’t worry about the nutrients, they may be sabatoging their weight loss plan. Certain nutrients help maintain optimum metabolism, and, without them, dieters may feel sluggish, tired, and [...]
Sugar has always been popular. For instance, ancient people found they could enjoy its desirable sweetness by simply chewing on the cane. Once crystallization was discovered, sugar grew in popularity, and, eventually, by the 1600s, sugar was a prized commodity sought after by European colonists in the New World. The 1700s resulted in mass produced sugar for use [...]
Oxalates are organic substances found in all plant, animal, and human life. Our bodies convert other substances into oxalates through metabolic processes, and we consume oxalates when we eat plants or plant products that have them. In addition, oxalates are usually more dense in the leaves of a plant rather than its stem, root, or stalk.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential water soluble vitamin we can’t manufacture in our bodies and must be obtained through diet. Fortunately, we can find it readily in most fruits and vegetables. Without vitamin C, people can die of diseases, such as scurvy, and, in fact, you’ve probably heard the story about British [...]
If your interested in achieving good health, losing weight, or beating diabetes, you may want to know the glycemic index (GI) of foods so you can make smart choices when you eat. Low gylcemic foods convert more slowly to glucose and therefore have less of an impact on insulin secretion, which means you have a lower diabetes risk. Low glycemic foods [...]