The pomegranate is one of mankind’s earliest cultivated fruits, and legends of its health abilities have been in vogue since ancient times. In fact, some ancient people believed the pomegranate offered mystical healing properties. Clinical studies today are showing that indeed 100 percent pomegranate juice, such as that made by POM Wonderful, offers health benefits. Health [...]
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 [...]
Even if you’re eating fruits and vegetables and getting plenty of antioxidants, you might be able to do better because Italian researchers at the University of Urbino discovered the rosy radicchio is a nutrient-rich powerhouse when examined solely for its antioxidant capabilities.
A study out of Penn State shows pistachios may lower cholesterol just like nutritious fruits and vegetables do. Part of the reason for the cholesterol reduction has to with the pistachios high levels of lutein, gamma tocopheral, beta carotene, and antioxidants.
Plums come in all colors—white, green, yellow, red, and purple—and they’re delicious. Yet, plums are more than colorful or delicious. They have numerous health benefits. For instance, plums will help you slim down, protect you against macular degeneration, regulate digestion, and give you gorgeous legs all at the same time. Here’s how:
Studies show time and time again when you eat right and avoid caffeine, alcohol, and sugar, you feel less stress and more relaxed. To help you achieve less stress, here are some of the best tension and stress reducing foods. In addition, these stress reducing foods offer high levels of antioxidants, B vitamins, and calcium, [...]
Dragon fruit—also referred to as pitaya or strawberry pear—is a fruit native to Mexico and Central and South America, but it is also found in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Australia. It grows on cactus-like trees that produce vibrant flowers, with fruit that is usually a deep, dark red, although sometimes fruit can be either pink or [...]
The benefits of green tea have been well documented. For example, the University of Maryland Medical Center, notes, “Emerging studies suggest that the polyphenols in green tea may play an important role in the prevention of cancer. Researchers also believe that polyphenols help kill cancerous cells and stop their progression.” Moreover, everything from breast cancer to [...]
ccording to the Cherry Nutrition Report, if you suffer from arthritis or gout tart cherries may help. Studies conducted at Michigan State University by Dr. Muralee Nair shows tart cherries have natural healing compounds, and these compounds allow them to reduce inflammation and ease arthritis or gout pain. When tart cherry components were isolated, the Michigan researchers learned they contained the [...]
omegranates are in season during the month of September, so I thought we should take a look at this superfruit. The word pomegranate is derived from Latin and basically means seeded apple. They are native to Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan but became naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region during ancient times. Pomegranates were first introduced in [...]