March 24, 2015

5 Health Benefits of Soy

5 Health Benefits of Soy

Soy or also known as soybean is a part of the legume family, which includes dried beans, peas, peanuts, and lentils. Soybeans are vegetables that have been part of Asian diets for centuries, and it is now the most widely grown and utilized legume in the world. Some foods made from soybeans include tofu, tempeh, miso, soy milk, soy sauce, ...

March 5, 2015

9 Health Benefits of Grapefruit

9 Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a large orange-like fruit that belongs to the Rutaceae family, in the genus, Citrus. Other members of the genus include oranges, lemons, limes, pomelos, and mandarins (tangerines). The grapefruit was first discovered in the forests of the Caribbean island, Barbados. Today, it is one of the widely cultivated fruits in the United States and China. Grapefruit got its ...

February 15, 2015

8 Health Benefits of Leeks

8 Health Benefits of Leeks

Leeks (Allium porrum) are a vegetable that belongs to the same botanical family as chives, garlic, onions, scallions and shallots, in the genus Allium. However, unlike its fellow members, leeks do not form bulbs. The edible part of the leek plant is the white onion base and light green stalk (or stem), while the dark green leaf sheaths are usually ...

January 30, 2014

Men are More Likely to Have Memory Problems Than Women

Men are More Likely to Have Memory Problems Than Women

Men are more likely to have memory problems and other cognitive disorders than women, a new study suggests. In a study published in the journal BMC Psychology, researchers in Norway investigated 37,405 men and women aged 30 years and older. Participants were asked nice questions about their memory, including whether they had problems with recall or their ability has changed ...

September 18, 2013

Nail Care Tips – Taking Care of Your Nails

Nail Care Tips – Taking Care of Your Nails

Nail care is an important part of care for the whole body. Not only does it makes you look more attractive, but proper nail care also can help prevent nail problems and keep the nails of your fingers and toes healthy. Taking care of nails is actually not a difficult task. Here are some simple steps that can help you ...

September 4, 2013

8 Natural Remedies for Sore Throat

8 Natural Remedies for Sore Throat

Sore throat, also called pharyngitis, is a very common ailment that can affect any people of any age. It is often associated with common cold or flu, but it also can be caused by other factors, such as bacterial infections, tonsillitis, Allergies, or even reflux. Most sore throats go away in several days with adequate rest and fluid intake, but ...

August 20, 2013

12 Health Benefits of Asparagus

12 Health Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable that belongs to the Lily family (Liliaceae) – the same family as onions, leeks and garlic. Asparagus is believed to be originated in the west coasts of Europe, where its name was derived from the Greek word ‘aspharagos’ meaning “sprout” or “shoot”, a reference to all tender shoots. The edible asparagus shoots are commonly ...

July 31, 2013

11 Health Benefits of Cherries

11 Health Benefits of Cherries

The cherry is a fleshy drupe that belongs to rose family (Rosaceae) – same family as apricots, almonds, peaches, and plums. These little red fruit are native to the county of Europe and west Asia. Today, cherries are grown in many parts of the world, but most of the cherries produced in the United States. There are two major types ...

July 22, 2013

Top 10 Foods That Cause Insomnia

Top 10 Foods That Cause Insomnia

Insomnia is a condition characterized by difficult falling asleep, either in terms of sleep onset, sleep maintenance or early waking. The condition is common among adolescents and adults. Although insomnia is not a serious medical condition but it can greatly affect the one’s work and social life. Many factors can contribute to the development of insomnia, including the foods we ...

June 19, 2013

8 Health Benefits of Cheese

8 Health Benefits of Cheese

Cheese is a dairy product made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. It is made by coagulating the milk to produce curds (solids) and whey (liquid). The curds are then separated from the whey so they can be processed and matured to produce a wide variety of cheeses. There are over 500 different varieties of cheese ...