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.
Yogurt is a dairy product created by a bacterial fermentation process with milk. According to the Yale-New Haven Hospital, yogurt is also packed with calcium, protein, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Besides being packed with vitamins and nutrients, the National Yogurt Association (NYA) claims yogurt can aid you in
You might be missing out on one of the best superfruits available. It’s the guava. Guavas are a tropical fruit native to Mexico and Central and South America. They contain antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids, and polyphenols, and they are rich in vitamin A and iron. Guavas are also full of calcium and have
Because organic foods are not exposed to harmful pesticides, people are always talking about their benefits, but are they correct? According to a 2004 UK study, which was published in the Coronary and Diabetic Care in the UK 2004, there are many more benefits for people eating organic diets than
According to Israeli researchers, grapefruit, particularly red grapefruit, can improve cholesterol and triglycerides because of its antioxidant levels. Unfortunately, it can also interfere with the breakdown of certain cholesterol-lowering Statin drugs and make drug levels rise to dangerous levels. Fortunately, you don’t need to drink more than one glass to
Christopher Columbus called papayas “fruit of the angels,” when he discovered them in the Americas. As shown in this 1887 illustration from Koehler’s Medicinal Plants on the right, papayas grow on trees, and, for that reason, they are sometimes called “tree melons.” They are a mild fruit and taste somewhat