The Fruit That Fights and Heals

Few fruits have garnered as much attention in the health research literature as we are about to see. Part of the reason may be these super fruits widespread presence in diets worldwide. With the exception of Antarctica, this powerhouse of a fruit is cultivated on all of the earth's continents, and researchers from many different countries have been especially interested in this food. But an even greater part of the reason involves the amazing nutrient composition of grapes themselves. Every year, it seems like the list of health-supportive grape nutrients grow longer, and it can be challenging just to keep up with the many phytonutrients provided by this popular food.

A Powerful Detoxifying Vegetable

This vegetable is known to help detoxify the body, especially the skin. Occasionally it’s known as a yellow superfood, it gives rise to your veggie intake for the entire day, which can be between 2 and 3 cups, in accordance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The plant, a mixture of a turnip along with a cabbage, originated from Russia however grows through the entire United States and provide health benefits because of their important nutrient content. What most people don’t realize is that Rutabaga is really a cruciferous veggie.

The Ultimate Food for Headaches

Research has shown us that there is a certain fruit that can offer a great deal more than an exotic tropical flair in your fruit salad. These emerald delights contain numerous phytonutrients as well as well known vitamins and minerals that promote your health. In the world of phytonutrient research, this particular fruit has fascinated researchers for its ability to protect DNA in the nucleus of human cells from oxygen-related damage.

The Ultimate Wisdom Food

Brain health is becoming a common buzzword for everyone. Staying mentally sharp through the years is as important as staying physically sharp. One of the greatest tools that we have is our natural whole foods that can help us improve overall cognition, memory, and focus. There is a food that has been used for centuries to help improve brain function. It contains some powerful ingredients that will support, nourish, and even help turn back the clock. This superfood for our brain is known as sage. Its been known through time that sage has many natural healing properties.

The Fruit That Reduces Blood Pressure and Increases Physical Performance

Phenolic compounds in this superfruit—including flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids—make this fruit a choice for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits. If you had to pick a single nutrient from this anti-inflammatory and antioxidant category that has put this fruit on the map for physical performance and prevention, that nutrient would be lycopene. Along with prevention, this fruit helps support blood pressure and other vascular support. Alongside of pink grapefruit and guava, this superfruit is an unusually concentrated source of this carotenoid.

Ancient Essentials for Focus

In all my years of driving, I’ve never had anything that would keep me awake when drowsy……until now! There are those times when I get tired in a meeting and just haven’t been able to stay awake…..until now! There are other times when a project needs done but I just can’t stay focused and haven’t known what to do……until now! Essential oils provide incredible benefits for focus and alertness. It’s so nice to have something that works and is safe without side effects!

  • Peppermint essential oils is specific to keeping one alert and focused. 
  • Orange essential oil is elevating and good for focus as well. 
  • Frankincense essential oil is also very effective for focus.

How do you use them?

The Forgotten Vegetable Powerhouse

When you go to the grocery store or restaurant, you might get excited about a big green salad with your favorite dressing, or grilled vegetables made your favorite way. We rarely think about this vegetable that can pack a powerful punch into your daily life. In addition to featuring a host of vitamins and minerals, eggplant also contains important phytonutrients, many which have antioxidant activity. Phytonutrients contained in eggplant include phenolic compounds, such caffeic and chlorogenic acid, and flavonoids, such as nasunin. Eggplant has been know to radically transform our health by the findings in the latest research.

Essentials For Common Stress Viruses

The viral season is upon us and so is stress. There are many stress-related viruses that can rear their ugly heads. What can we do naturally to attack these viruses at their core or ward them off? There are ancient methods that have been used for centuries. Some of the common ones are canker sores and cold sores. More than anything, canker sores and cold sores are annoying. What are they? What causes them? How can you avoid them? What can you do to promote healing? Canker sores are inside your mouth and can be caused by one of several things.

What Does Sugar Have To Do With Cholesterol? by Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, MD

If you’ve ever seen a young child eat candy and then become HYPERactive, you’ve witnessed the speed of sugar absorption. When sugar levels spike in our blood, our insulin levels go up. Insulin’s main action is to store the blood sugar floating around. But when you trigger insulin, it doesn’t just store sugar, it shifts our entire biochemistry into storage mode. The storage form of cholesterol is LDL — the bad cholesterol. So when insulin levels are higher, LDL levels go UP. The non-storage form of cholesterol is HDL — the good cholesterol. When insulin levels are high, HDL goes DOWN. The storage form of sugar is triglycerides.

Essentials For Circulation

Lack of circulation can create many health challenges: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, neuropathy, varicose veins, and more. What creates poor circulation and what can improve circulation? 

Over the last decade or two we’ve been told that unhealthy and over indulgence of meats, fats, cheeses and other animal proteins containing saturated fats do and will create hardening of the arteries and impair proper circulation. This is true in part. 

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