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(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) Chickpeas, a familiar staple at salad bars, are customarily used to accent and complement a bowl of mixed greens. But these plump, beige little legumes shouldn’t be thought of as merely a garnish to be tossed into salads.
Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are gaining credibility as a true “superfood” – with research revealing that they are packed with disease-fighting micronutrients.
In fact, the diversity and power of the health benefits of chickpeas may surprise you. Here are four reasons to give chickpeas a regular place on your plate.
(NaturalHealth365)Time for the latest coronavirus update as of April 3, 2020: around the world, there are nowover a million cases of COVID-19, the viral infection caused by a new type of pathogen called SARS-CoV-2. In addition, we have seen over 52,000 deaths, with over 6,000 in the U.S. (alone) and growing rapidly. On the brighter side: well over 200,000 confirmed cases have fully recovered. But, ultimately, to win this “viral war” – we much focus on better nutritional strategies such as, consuming enough selenium. →
(NaturalHealth365) A stunning 100 million Americans currently have diabetes orprediabetes – elevated blood sugar that can progress to diabetes if unchecked.But, thankfully, we have some great news – especially for diabetics.
Many natural health experts believe that widespread deficiencies of an essential mineral – magnesium – are driving the skyrocketing national rates of diabetes. In fact, eventhe National Institutes of Health(NIH) warns that ‘diabetes is frequently associated with a magnesium deficiency.’
The fact is, almost half of all Americans are low in magnesium (and, for seniors, the picture is even bleaker – 80 percent of adults over age 70 are deficient). If you think you may be deficient in magnesium, keep reading to discover how restoring healthy levels – whether accomplished by increasing dietary intake, or taking magnesium supplements – can benefit you……Read more