When you think of the health benefits of prunes, one thing – and probably only one thing – comes to mind. This is not surprising since eating prunes is probably one of the best things you can do to keep yourself regular or address an occasional bout of constipation. Research, however, continues to discover more of how this popular dried fruit (prunes are dried plums) can contribute to your health. To give you some background, prunes date back to ancient western Asia. They eventually spread to Europe and then made their way to the U.S. in the middle of the 19th century. Today, we consume almost a third of a pound of prunes per person, second only to dried dates.
I run the risk of not getting the right amount of nutrients from my diet if I am not aware how much I really need. And the most reliable way to know how much I really need is to do tests which will show the amount of these nutrients in my body.
Summer is just around the corner, and so many of us are trying to lose excess weight we put on during the pandemic. Your first plan of attack may be to cut out carbohydrates as much as possible, but a recent study suggests that going low-carb may not be entirely necessary for significant weight loss.
We all get tired feel drowsy at times. These feelings are normal parts of our innate daily circadian rhythm. We know when we need to rest and when it’s time to get some shuteye, whether it’s a good night’s sleep or a nap, after which most of us feel refreshed and ready to go. But for people suffering with fatigue, feeling sluggish, lethargic, weary and tired throughout the day for no apparent reason – even after sleep – is the norm.
The good news about including olive oil in a healthy diet and lifestyle just keeps coming. According to a study recently published by the American College of Cardiology, study participants who consumed more than about ½ tablespoon of olive daily showed a 19 percent lower risk of cardiovascular mortality, a 17 percent lower risk of cancer mortality, a 29 percent lower risk of neurodegenerative mortality and an 18 percent lower risk of respiratory mortality.
Two guilty pleasures that also happen to have nutritional and health benefits are peanut butter and chocolate. Put them together and you have what some would consider the ultimate comfort treat.
Black pepper is one of the most widely used spices to enhance the flavor of savory (and sometimes sweet) dishes. And you probably don’t think you are doing much for your health when you put black pepper on your eggs in the mornings, or allow the server at the restaurant to sprinkle fresh ground pepper on your food.
Reportedly, up to four to five billion people may have an iron deficiency. Furthermore, an estimated 2 million are anemic. Although not all cases of anemia are due to a lack of iron, many of them are. In fact, several credible sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO), say that iron deficiency is one of the most severe and important nutrient deficiencies worldwide.
One of the more recently discovered benefits of yogurt is that it may help older adults with hypertension lower their blood pressure. There was evidence of reduced hypertension with even small amounts of yogurt consumption.
Recently, a very good friend of mine who is about 60-years-old told me her blood test came back showing excessive vitamin B12.
One diet that has been embraced by many people is the alkaline diet. It is a diet that has even caught the attention of celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Kelly Ripa. But in my opinion it is a diet that should be embraced by most people, because it isn’t a fad diet and is necessary for the proper functioning of our bodies.
Moringa is a true powerhouse when it comes to nutrition. It contains 92 nutrients as well as all nine essential amino acids.
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