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(Natural News) Aristotelia chilensis, also known as maqui berry or Chilean wineberry, is a fruit-bearing shrub native to South America, particularly in Chile and Argentina. It is popular among locals as a source of food, natural food coloring and medicine. The maqui tree is also widely grown as an ornamental in gardens and is said to have potential as a pioneer for re-establishing native woodland.
(NaturalHealth365) Never has improving gut health, the immune system, and other aspects of our well-being been more important. And while some powers-that-be would rather us focus all our efforts on vaccines and disinfectants, many people naturally think that protecting our health has to start with eating healthier foods – like kimchi, for instance.
(NaturalHealth365) It seems that every week there is a new “superfood” that promises to support and promote health. And, most nutritionists agree that foods like organic kale, arugula, and berries are really wholesome choices, packed as they are with antioxidants and valuable micronutrients. However, the reigning king of all superfoods may well be among the tiniest. It’s hard to conceive of a food more worthy of the title of “superfood” than chia seeds.
(NaturalHealth365) Most people are aware that certain minerals in the body – such as calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium – play a vital role in sustaining life and health. Less “top of mind,” though, are essential trace minerals such as manganese, selenium, copper and zinc. And, although these microminerals are needed in much smaller amounts than the “Big Four,” they also serve indispensable functions in the body.
(NaturalHealth365) There’s a reason you need to get your daily servings of veggies. They’re packed with nutrients essential to your health, and every vegetable has its own unique properties and benefits. For example, onions – which are in the same family as chives, garlic, and shallots – are well-known for making you cry when you chop them. But, there’s a lot more to these flavorful, and sometimes tear-inducing, veggies.
A closer look at this superfood finds that the nutrients in onions offer essential immune-boosting, inflammation-fighting, and antiviral properties. For centuries, people have used onions for their medicinal properties, and studies continue to back up the powerful health benefits of this superfood.
(NaturalHealth365)The ever-increasing prevalence of obesity nationwide has given rise to a disturbing new statistic. According to the American Heart Association, “metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition that affects about 23 percent of adults.” This health crisis represents a constellation of unhealthy conditions that significantly raises the risk of developing life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Today, we’ll take a closer look at how eating tree nuts can reduce your risk of harm. →
(NaturalHealth365). Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is an herb with shocking nutritional content. Boasting over 92 vitamins and minerals and a whopping 46 antioxidants, and 7 essential amino acids, this cancer-preventing, blood-sugar lowering herb has along list of health benefitsyou’ll want to know about.
Packed with nutrition: Many studies have evaluated the nutritional content of Moringa’s leaves, pods, and seeds. In fact, moringa’s leaves have proven to be rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, and manganese, as well as phytonutrients such the flavanols luteolin, kaempferol, quercetin, and apigenin – which are all potent antioxidants that help us fight off illness and infection, as well as avoid debilitating diseases such as diabetes and cancer. →
(Natural News)Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a folk remedy that has been used for centuries. Because it is a rich source of antioxidant chemicals, ACV is capable of providing a number of remarkable health benefits, such as improving your digestion, supporting your immune system and helping you shed a few pounds. ACV is also incredibly easy to add to your diet. You can use it to make a homemade salad dressing, add it to your favorite smoothie or mix it with raw honey and turmeric to make a potent immune-boosting shot. Here are 10 health benefits you can enjoy when you add ACV to your diet. →
(Natural News) Type 2 diabetes is a life-threatening illness, but it’s one that you can largely prevent through lifestyle choices. At the Nutrition 2019 conference held in Baltimore earlier this year, several interesting studies were presented that show just how much what we eat – and the way that we eat it – can impact our risk one way or another.
For example, when you think of foods that can affect your diabetes risk, there’s one that comes to mind almost universally: sugar. While it’s true that consuming a lot of sugar can raise your risk, a new study has shown that diet can be just as important when it comes to lowering your risk, especially if you eat a lot of plant-based foods. →