In the 1960s, food manufacturers wanted consumers to buy their margarines and hydrogenated oils. To do that, they had to “discredit” the products people had always used in their homes to prepare their food.
Olive oil, coconut oil, and lard were no longer “good for you,” they said. The marketing campaign for their synthetic products began and coconut oil was portrayed as an artery-clogging and cholesterol-raising substance. People were told that it contained too much saturated fat and contributed to heart attacks.
(Natural News) Garlic is a common cooking ingredient, famous around the world for its pungent flavor. Used for seasoning food and as a condiment, garlic is also known for its health benefits. In ancient times, garlic was used mainly for its medicinal properties. Garlic can help prevent heart disease, control cholesterol and blood pressure, and even lower the risk of certain cancers, such as prostate, brain, and lung cancer. In a study published in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, garlic was also found to be an effective treatment against lead poisoning.
(Natural News) Struggling to find clinical benefits for statin drugs and blood pressure medications, a team of researchers put two drug protocols to the test to see their effects on human thinking and memory. The research, funded by the maker of the drugs (AstraZeneca), hoped to find cognitive benefits for candesartan and hydrocholorothiazide, rosuvastatin, or a combination of the protocols. The study was published online in Neurology, the medical journal for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The AAN represents the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals and is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurological care.
(NaturalHealth365) You love avocados as a sandwich garnish or mashed in guacamole at your favorite Mexican restaurant, but this little green superfood is so much more than just a dip or a garnish. Avocados are loaded with nutrients – which offer profound health benefits.
(Natural News) Rooibos tea is made from the leaves of a shrub called rooibos (Aspalathus linearis), an herb indigenous to the mountainsides of the Cederberg region in South Africa. Rooibos tea is also referred to as red bush or African red tea. Traditional rooibos tea is made by fermenting the leaves, in which naturally occurring enzymes oxidize and turn the leaves from green to red. Green rooibos tea is also available, which is the unprocessed version. Although the herb is currently only harvested in South Africa, rooibos tea is available in grocery stores and online as it has become more known throughout the years for its many health benefits.
(Natural News) Both matcha and green tea come from the Camellia sinensis plant, but that’s were the similarities end. The former, in particular, is processed further into powder — the word “matcha” literally means “powdered tea.” It’s also known to boost brain and heart health and even protect cells from harmful reactions. Matcha can even support a stable metabolism, keep the mind sharp and lift the mood, and purge toxins from the body.
March 11, 2019 by: Isabelle Z.
(Natural News) Arthritis, diabetes, cancer, inflammation… the list of conditions that curcumin can help with is pretty impressive, with many common physical ailments benefiting to some degree from the compound found in turmeric. However, curcumin really puts the “super” in “superfood” by not just enhancing physical health but mental health as well – and we can now add addressing all-too-common conditions like depression and anxiety to its list of accomplishments.