(NaturalHealth365) Flavonoids – compounds found in certain fruits and vegetables – are known for their ability to protect us from toxins, environmental radiation and (ultimately) the oxidative damage that causes disease. Over the past decade, one flavonoid in particular has been studied for its immune-boosting, heart health and anti-aging benefits, with multiple studies showing quercetin’s ability to increase life span.
Recently, a new meta-analysis dug into the incredible heart benefits of quercetin, finding that supplementation was effective at lowering blood pressure. But, beyond that, it also offers a number of other health benefits that lower the risk of heart disease, such as reducing excessive amounts of cholesterol and reducing the risk of atherosclerosis. →
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(NaturalHealth365) You’ve long heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Turns out, there’s a lot of truth to what your grandma was saying when she offered you an apple instead of junk food. And, while apples are one of the most widely-consumed fruits in America, they’re often underrated nutritionally. →
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(The Truth About Cancer) Who doesn’t crave the creamy, nutty, and well, downright chocolatey goodness of this dark brown delicacy every once in a while. If you stick with the “real deal” when it comes to dark chocolate and cacao (I’ll explain exactly what that means a little later), not only will your palate thank you, your body and mind will appreciate it as well! →
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(NaturalHealth365) Garlic and onions are a big deal – financially and healthwise. For example, did you know that U.S. farmers produce about 6.98 billion pounds of onions – generating $5-7 billion dollars in sales – every year? Garlic, although much lighter, has a total production of about 400 million pounds – every year. Pretty impressive, right? Well, there’s more to tell you about how these foods can help to protect your health. →
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(NaturalHealth365) We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is a good thing. But, do you know why? For starters, foods like, parsley, blueberries and oranges are packed with flavonoids?
To clarify (if you’re new to that term), flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals that have been studied for many years. Now, new research is showing that increasing flavonoid intake has the potential to help protect you from cancer and heart disease. →
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By Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit
Contributing writer for Wake Up World
How are you feeling? Could your mental state use an uplift? What you are putting in your body could be contributing to the way you feel. I’m sure you have heard the famous quote from Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This saying is something to live by. Before running off to the doctor, maybe ask yourself can I find something from nature that can heal me. →
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(NaturalHealth365) More and more people seem to be adding slices and squeezes of lemon and lime to their drinking water these days – and for good reason. When added to pure, filtered water, fresh lemon and lime create a refreshing, flavorful beverage that is a truly healthful alternative to syrupy sodas and sugary juices.
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