Eating garlic can prevent lung cancer, according to Chinese study

Eating garlic twice a week can cut the chances of lung cancer by almost half, according to research published online in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. In the study, Chinese researchers determined those who ate raw garlic at least twice a week cut the risk of lung cancer by 44 per cent. Moreover, the reduction […]

When tomatoes were considered poison

Once upon a time not so long ago, when tomatoes were considered poison, they were grown as decorative plants, but the bright red fruits were NEVER used as  food by ‘modern’ nations such as Europe and North Americans. However, the tomato (tomatl), native to South America, was cultivated by the Incas, Aztecs, Mayas and their predecessors since time […]

Allergy-fighting foods

In many parts of the world it’s the beginning of allergy season, with its accompanying congestion, runny noses, watery eyes and sneezes. Countless people dash off to the pharmacy to purchase synthetic antihistamines, when actually a well-balanced diet would prevent or limit the miserable symptoms. Here are some of the most potent allergy-fighting foods: Foods rich […]

Garlic makes men smell ‘more attractive to women’

Previously we’ve written about garlic’s superfood ability to provide antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal benefits… now it appears the consumption of garlic also makes men smell better to the opposite sex. The research seems counter-intuitive to those women who suggest their mates take a breath mint when they detect the ‘noxious’ garlic odor on their breath; […]

Folks on their own in fighting modern toxins – some nutrients that help

Everyday products are “contaminating our bodies” with toxic chemicals, wrote Nicholas Kristoff in The New York Times. Two mainstream medical organizations have recently issued independent warnings about chemicals found in such products as pesticides, plastics, food, shampoos, cosmetics, food-can linings and flame retardants in furniture and other household goods. The toxins, says the International Federation of […]

Nutrition-rich foods for the over 50s

As the years accumulate, many changes take place in our bodies, reducing our capabilities and immunity and affecting our overall strength and health. People over 50, more than ever, need to focus on eating the most nutritious diet available to us if we want to remain (age-appropriate) strength and vitality. An antioxidant-rich diet does much […]

Herbs to help reduce blood pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure afflicts many people today, and is responsible for increased risk of kidney disease, heart attacks, vision problems, heart failure, stroke and other health risks. Frequent exercise and movement (don’t sit for long periods), and a diet that includes more fruits and vegetables and less meat and dairy benefits all of us—and our […]

U.S. breast milk lags behind China, Mexico in level of carotenoids

Remember when youre mamma told you to eat your vegetables? Once again we’re finding out that mamma knew what she was talking about—even if she didn’t know the specific nutrient details. A study led by Purdue University has established that the quality of breast milk differs by country—and the quality is largely determined by the […]

Why do we need selenium?

Selenium is a nonmetallic trace element found quite sparingly in a pure state in nature. Yet, tiny doses of it are absolutely  essential for good health. Why? Because we require selenium in order for our bodies to produce glutathione peroxidase, a powerful antioxidant that aids every single cell in our body to fight illness and thus […]

Common foods that give your brain and body a boost

Many people claim they buy mostly processed foods because they are cheaper (and because they are advertised on TV all the time). But perhaps if more folks realized how much they harm body and brain by consuming a steady diet of nutrient-deficient food that the body can’t process properly, they would think twice. And it doesn’t need to […]