Health Benefits of Foods

The many health benefits of green onions

The many health benefits of green onions

Onions are a staple food in almost every kitchen and every cuisine. Green onions have a milder taste than most onions. They look great and also add a great flavor to dishes. Let’s look at the health benefits of green onions. Anti-inflammatory benefits: Onions are an excellent source of a […]

by April 5, 2014
Sprouts: The live food nutritional powerhouse

Sprouts: The live food nutritional powerhouse

Sprouts are an incredibly nutritious food. They are seeds that are grown in water until they sprout and then eaten. They make a convenient addition to salads and can pack a healthy punch. Vitamin content of some seeds can increase by up to 20 times their original value within a […]

by March 19, 2014
Fish with low mercury

Fish with low mercury

Fish and shellfish are a very important part of our diets, because of their high protein content and healthy fats including omega-3 fatty acids, which have antioxidant effects.  A balanced diet should contain fish as they contribute to heart health. Women and young children in particular should include fish or […]

by March 18, 2014
Health benefits of spirulina

Health benefits of spirulina

Spirulina is often mistaken as an herb because of its nutritional benefits, but it is actually a cyanobacteria, which is a blue-green algae found in freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers. Let’s look at the many health benefits of spirulina. Anti-inflammatory: Spirulina is an excellent source of Gamma-linolenic acid, which according […]

by March 15, 2014
Health benefits of kombucha

Health benefits of kombucha

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Chinese discovered kombucha, which they named “immortal health elixir” for its many health benefits. Kombucha is a mix of bacteria and yeast. To this day, the health benefits of Kombucha have been regarded as potent and almost miraculous. “Kombucha, which is also known as […]

by March 14, 2014
Health benefits of muscadines

Health benefits of muscadines

Muscadine grapes are a species native to the southern part of America, and have been grown since the 16th century. They are very commonly used in fine wines and have shown health benefits. Let’s look at the health benefits of muscadine grapes. Anti-inflammatory properties: The antioxidants in grapes work as […]

by March 10, 2014
Health benefits of artichokes

Health benefits of artichokes

Artichokes are perennial plants with flower buds that become edible heads. The head contains a base, called a heart, and leaves. They have been used in medicine since ancient Egyptian times. Let’s look at the health benefits of artichokes. Antioxidant rich: Artichokes are an excellent source of antioxidants. These antioxidants […]

by March 9, 2014
Health benefits of acai berries

Health benefits of acai berries

Acai berries have been used by people living in Amazonian regions for centuries. This small berry looks similar to a blueberry, and is often described as a cross between a blackberry and dark chocolate in taste. Let’s look at the health benefits of acai berries. Anti-aging benefits: In Brazil, the […]

by March 8, 2014