Cinnamon: A Super-Spice With Potent Health Benefits

Ahhh…the sweet smell of cinnamon.  Its distinct aroma never fails to conjure fond memories of home and hearth, and of course, delicious desserts. Our brains automatically associate cinnamon with cakes, cookies, pastries and pies. But did you know that cinnamon is also a powerful medicinal agent? That’s right. Cinnamon isn’t just a tasty baking spice. It provides an impressive list of healing … [Read more...]

Feel Happier and Be Healthier with CHOCOLATE!

If a simple square of rich, luxurious chocolate seems to brighten your mood, there's a good reason for it... Cocoa is packed with compounds which have been shown to promote feelings of euphoria and diminish anxiety. Chocolate also triggers the release of endorphins - the hormones that your own brain produces when it senses happiness. It's no wonder that chocolate has been enjoyed for … [Read more...]

Fight Skin Cancer and Wrinkles with Diet (3 Simple Steps)

Two-thirds of Americans use sunscreen to guard against skin cancer. And we've been liberally slathering and spraying these chemicals on our skin for decades. But the rates of skin cancer haven't gone down. In fact, they continue to rise. And that includes the deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 54,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma … [Read more...]

Boost Glutathione: Your Body’s #1 Anti-Aging Compound

Do you want to age gracefully? Better yet, how would you like to shock people when you reveal your age? Then get serious about boosting your levels of glutathione. Your Body's Antioxidant Factory and Potent Purifying Agent Glutathione (glu-tuh-THIGH-own) is known as the body's "master antioxidant and detoxifier" and for good reason. In addition to performing the critical task of … [Read more...]

Red Wine Boosts Immune System

A robust Cabernet sauvignon or a sweet and foxy muscadine wine may be better beverage options when it comes to your immune system, new research suggests. Scientists at the University of Florida evaluated the effects of different types of alcohol on immunity. In the eight-week study, mice were divided into four groups of drinkers: teetotalers (drinking water only); cabernet sauvignon wine … [Read more...]

Heart Healthy Pistachios (Why You Should Eat MORE!)

Do you love pistachios? Don't feel guilty! Despite their previous label as a indulgent snack food with little health value, they're actually nuggets of pure nutrition and heart healthy too. Boost HDL and Antioxidants with Heart Healthy Pistachios A study published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases examined the effects of pistachios on cholesterol levels and oxidative stress … [Read more...]

Cruciferous Veggies and Cancer (And How To Maximize Their Benefits)

You know the distinct "bite" of broccoli? That powerful flavor is packed with cancer-fighting compounds. You see, when we chop or chew cruciferous vegetables, an enzyme called myrosinase interacts with glucosinolates and releases a variety of compounds called isothiocyanates. Cruciferous Veggies and Cancer: Boost Antioxidants, Detoxify and Halt Cancer Growth In human cells, isothiocyanates … [Read more...]

The Top 20 Antioxidant Superfoods (and How to Maximize Their Power!)

Want to look younger as you age, keep your cells healthy and help guard against disease? Then fill your plate with superfoods with powerful free-radical fighting ability. The antioxidant potential of a food to neutralize free radicals is estimated by several techniques including oxygen radical absorbency capacity (ORAC) and total antioxidants capacity (TAC). There are four ways to consume and … [Read more...]

Steaming Vegetables Boosts Antioxidants (Up to 467%!)

Concerned about aging? Then pay special attention to how you you're cooking your food. Some cooking methods can release disease-causing toxins called AGEs (advanced glycation end products). While other methods can maximize the antioxidant ability of certain foods, unleashing their anti-aging potential. Steaming Vegetables: A Simple Way to Get More Free-Radical Power A recent study published … [Read more...]

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