The Many Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the sugars from apples. This turns them into acetic acid, the active ingredient in vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid. Like other acids, acetic acid can increase your body's absorption of important minerals from the foods you eat. Therefore, it is possible that drinking apple … Continue reading The Many Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Fenugreek Herb & Benefits

Fenugreek, an annual herb native to Southern Europe and Asia, is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs and provides a variety of purported health and practical benefits. Now grown in many parts of the world, fenugreek seeds impart a maple-like flavor to baked goods and curries and the plant can be eaten as a … Continue reading Fenugreek Herb & Benefits

Rose Hip Uses & Benefits

Rose hip is the fruit that develops from the blossoms of the wild rose plant. A common ingredient in herbal teas, rose hip is also available in supplement and powdered form. Rose hip contains a number of antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and lycopene. Uses Rose hip is touted as a natural remedy for … Continue reading Rose Hip Uses & Benefits

Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a set of related diseases in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar (specifically, glucose) in the blood. The blood delivers glucose to provide the body with energy to perform all of a person's daily activities. The liver converts the food a person eats into glucose. The glucose is then … Continue reading Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is a product made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Black tea is also made from this plant, but unlike green tea, black tea is made from leaves that have been fermented. Fermentation may reduce the levels of some compounds, such as antioxidants, in the tea. It can be prepared as a beverage, which can have … Continue reading Health Benefits of Green Tea

The Amazing Chia Seeds

Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. The name Chia is derived from the Nahuatl word “chian” which means oily, from the high oil content of the seeds.  It is believed that humans began using chia seeds around 3500 BC.  Chia seeds were prized and considered … Continue reading The Amazing Chia Seeds

Health Benefits of Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel which makes it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. Types of Buckwheat Common Buckwheat Common buckwheat, or Fagopyrum esculentum, as its name suggests, is the most commonly grown variety of … Continue reading Health Benefits of Buckwheat