December 7, 2016

10 Health Benefits of Eggplant

10 Health Benefits of Eggplant

Eggplant, also known as Aubergine or Brinjal, is a member of nightshade (Solanaceae) plant, a plant family that includes tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers. Like the tomato, eggplant is actually a fruit, but it is commonly thought of and prepare as a vegetable. Native to Indian subcontinent, eggplant is now grown in many tropical and semitropical regions throughout the world. Eggplant ...

November 27, 2016

What Are Phytonutrients And How Can They Benefit You?

What Are Phytonutrients And How Can They Benefit You?

Phytonutrients, or phytochemicals, are bioactive chemical compounds found abundantly in the plants. The word “Phyto” means plant in Greek, thus “phytonutrient” literally means plant nutrient. They are components that give a plant its color, taste, smell, and even texture. They also help protect them from bacteria, fungis, UV radiation, viruses and diseases. All plants like fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, herbs ...

November 5, 2016

8 Incredible Health Benefits of Sea Cucumber

8 Incredible Health Benefits of Sea Cucumber

Sea cucumber is a marine creature that belongs to a group called echinoderms which also includes starfish and sea urchins. It’s so named because its body shape is similar to a cucumber. Like all echinoderms, sea cucumbers have an endoskeleton just below the skin. There are more than 1250 species of sea cucumbers that can be found in oceans throughout ...

October 23, 2016

Top 10 Flu-Fighting Foods

Top 10 Flu-Fighting Foods

As winter falls upon us, our immune systems might be a bit weaker, leaving us susceptible to cold and flu infection. While your annual flu vaccine is your best defense against this seasonal virus, you should also eat nutrient-rich foods to ensure your immune system is functioning at its best. The following are some of the best foods to eat ...

October 14, 2016

9 Causes of Night Sweats

9 Causes of Night Sweats

Night sweat is generally referred to as excessive sweating during the night. Sweating is a normal reaction when the bedroom is too hot or you’ve put too many blankets on your bed. A night sweat is defined as a sudden hot flash occurring at night that can cause you to sweat profusely, sometimes drenching your clothes and bed sheets, even ...

October 6, 2016

10 Health Benefits of Walnuts

10 Health Benefits of Walnuts

Walnuts are edible seeds that grow on the trees in the genus Juglans. Botanically, walnut is a drupe, not a nut, since it takes the form of a fruit enclosed by a fleshy outer layer with a seed inside. As walnuts age on the tree, the outer shell dries and pulls away, leaving the shell and seed behind. The fruit ...

September 15, 2016

8 Health Benefits of Soursop/ Graviola Leaves

8 Health Benefits of Soursop/ Graviola Leaves

Soursop (Annona muricata), also known as Graviola, is an evergreen flowering plant that belongs to the Annonaceae family, whose members include the cherimoya, custard apple and sugar apple, or pinha. Native to the Caribbean, northen South America, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Soursop is now grown and cultivated in warm, tropical climates around the world. Soursop fruit is very delicious ...

May 19, 2016

What Does Your Poop Color Say About Your Digestive Health?

What Does Your Poop Color Say About Your Digestive Health?

Like your urine color, the color of your poop can vary and can also provide important clues as to whether various disease states are present. Your poop color is a good indicator of the health of your digestive system. Poop comes in many colors including many shades of brown, green, or dark yellow. In general, these colors are normal and ...

February 29, 2016

What Your Urine Color Tells About Your Health

What Your Urine Color Tells About Your Health

As you probably know, the color of your urine can change time in time. Sometimes it will be clear, other times it will be more yellow or even a deep amber color. What most people ignore is that every time you pee, you have the chance to learn something about your body. Your urine is a good indicator for everything ...

February 15, 2016

Intelligent People Are Genetically Predisposed To Be Healthy

Intelligent People Are Genetically Predisposed To Be Healthy

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have found that intelligent people are more likely to be healthy. According to a study conducted by an international team led by the University of Edinburgh, the gene variants which make people smart protect them against diseases. For the study, over 100,000 people between the ages of 40-73 were examined, in efforts to compare ...