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(NaturalHealth365) We all know that we are what we eat; it’s knowing what to eat that can prove difficult. Your diet is a critical factor in your long-term health, and the overwhelming number of options by which we’re surrounded makes it hard to know how to choose.
Around every corner is another diet craze, another food to avoid, another one to add. It’s all pretty dizzying. Luckily, there is a simple solution to greater health and longevity. In fact, this one simple diet change can increase your lifespan by as much to 10 years, a recent study says. So what have you got to lose?
(NaturalHealth365) Your brain is the most complex organ in your body. It is responsible for not only your physical health but your mental and emotional health as well. When it comes to diet, most people think of the nutrients they need to build muscles, support the immune system, and boost their energy levels.
(NaturalHealth365) Feeling tired and mentally drained seems to be the “new normal” in our fast-paced lifestyle. But, if you are drinking energy drinks loaded with artificial sweeteners and caffeine – your condition will only gets worse, leaving you exhausted after a brief few hours of hyper-energy.
(NaturalHealth365) According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 125 men and 1 in 417 women will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. While smoking significantly increases the risk of this potentially deadly disease – which has a 5-year survival rate of less than 50 percent – even people who have never smoked can develop it, especially if they drink a lot of alcohol, have a family history, have chronic acid reflux, or have other recognized risk factors.
(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)Are you feeling “frazzled?” For many people, the seemingly endless stream of data from social media, online news sources and cable TV can create a mentally fatiguing sense of “information overload.” But, an assortment of natural brain nutrients may be able to help.
Scientific research shows that these nootropic (brain function-enhancing) compounds can speed up brain processing, increase alertness and motivation, improve memory, diminish anxiety and stress and even fight cognitive decline.
In other words, these supplements can help to “supercharge” cognitive function – while promoting clarity, focus and a sense of calm. Let’s take a look at four of the very best brain nutrients for sharpening mental abilities and combating tension. →
(NaturalHealth365)Glutathione – a powerful antioxidant that’s found within every cell of the body – is made up of amino acids. This antioxidant contributes to a variety of important bodily functions, including vitamin regeneration, breaking down free radicals, immune system support, helping the liver to handle fats, making DNA, and even the creation of sperm cells. But, unlike many other antioxidants, the body is actually able to make this substance in your liver. →
You may have heard that taking extra vitamins can improve your memory, protect against Alzheimer’s disease, or help you ace that test. Are “brain vitamins” really a thing? In reality, a debate exists over whether vitamins can boost your brain health. You may see wild claims that one vitamin or another may make you smarter, wiser, or delay aging. Others say they do not actually improve your brain’s functioning and make you smarter but do support an already-healthy brain. →
(NaturalHealth365) A common spice frequently used in Asian cooking may hold the key to slowing down the growth of cancer cells. To be clear, we’re talking about the benefits of turmeric. And, its value is being touted by several major medical institutions like, the Mayo Clinic. Diving deeper into the research, the National Institutes of Health published a systematic review about the anticancer effects of curcumin – the main active ingredient in turmeric. But, that’s not the only one: there are over 1,500 PubMed studies that illustrate the value of turmeric – in the fight against many forms of cancer. →