Monthly Archives: February 2017

How Healthy is Oily Fish?

Oily fish has been linked to a number of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease, improved mental ability, and protection from cancer, alcohol-related dementia, and rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil contains the two fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are believed to benefit the cardiovascular system. The American Heart Association (AHA) suggests consuming at

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Salmon: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Salmon is a commonly consumed fish praised for its high protein content and omega-3 fatty acids. There are five main varieties of salmon: Chinook salmon is highest in fat, most expensive and desired for its silken texture Sockeye salmon is lower in fat, but still, has enough fat for the salmon flavor to come through Coho salmon has a milder

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Red Cabbage Microgreens Could Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Many of us were told to “eat our greens” as children. Now, new research suggests that we should eat our microgreens, after finding that the red cabbage variety of the tiny vegetable may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers found that red cabbage microgreens significantly reduced circulating levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol in mice fed a high-fat diet. Image credit:

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Is Shrimp High in Cholesterol? Nutritional and Heart Health Information

Eating shrimp as part of a balanced diet is not only safe but can offer a person several key nutrients. Doctors previously recommended against eating shrimp as part of a heart-healthy diet, citing the high levels of cholesterol. However, after years of research and a better understanding of what contributes to heart disease and higher cholesterol, scientists now consider eating

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Quick Educational Reference Guide with Brief Explanations on the Uses of Herbs

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Alfalfa is a nourishing herbal tonic which contains vitamins C, D, and E, beta-carotene, and chlorophyll. It is also rich in minerals including calcium, potassium, iron, and phosphorus. One cup of tea, drunk before meals, can be useful to strengthen the digestive system. Alfalfa aids in the assimilation of proteins, carbohydrates, iron, and calcium. It also helps to

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Food as Medicine Ginger (Zingiber officinale, Zingiberaceae)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a tropical perennial herb native to Southeast Asia and widely cultivated in China, India, Nigeria, Australia, Jamaica, and Haiti.1 Its subterranean stem, known as a rhizome, is the edible and medicinal portion of the plant.2 Gingerroot is characterized by its knotted, beige exterior and its yellow interior. The herb

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Health Benefits Of Rose Hips

The health benefits of rose hips include their ability to reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, relieve various respiratory conditions, prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, manage diabetes, increase urination, regulate your digestive system, boost the immune system, increase circulation, and help to build strong bones. Rose hips are actually the fruit of the rose plant and usually forms in late summer

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What Is Lycopene?

The important plant-based pigment lycopene is found mainly in tomatoes. This carotenoid is just one of the approximately six hundred members of the family of carotenoid compounds. These beneficial phytochemicals are very good for health and are found in abundant quantities in many common fruits and vegetables consumed daily. The humble tomato and products made from tomato form the best source of lycopene. The most famous carotenoid is,

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