Eggplant Eggplant Overview: This deep purple vegetables has been described to have a pleasant bitter taste with a spongy texture. The eggplant is also available in many other colors like lavender, jade green, orange, and yellow-white. Eggplants are great sources of vitamins, minerals, and important phytonutrients. Benefits: The phytonutrient, nasunin, found in the eggplant skin, has been shown to be a potent antioxidant. It gets rid of free radicals in the body and protects the cell membranes from damage. It has been shown in animal studies that nasunin protect the lipids in brain cell m...
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Goldenseal Goldenseal Overview: Goldenseal, Hydrastis canadensis, is a small plant which is found growing in the northern regions of the United States. Many of Goldenseal’s medicinal properties are derived from the plant’s root. Goldenseal’s active compounds are berberine, hydrastrine, and canadine, Studies have shown that Goldenseal might have numerous indications including treatment of heart conditions, high cholesterol, cancer, and as an anti-microbial. Benefits: Studies have shown, berberine, one of the active compounds in Goldenseal, might be useful for patients suffering heart cond...
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Cinnamon Cinnamon Overview: Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to man in the world. The benefits of cinnamon have been documents from as early as 2700 B.C. on the continents of Asia, Europe, and Africa. There are two types of cinnamon: Ceylon and Cassia which is Chinese. Cinnamon has many health benefits ranging from anti-clotting to brain boosting functions. Benefits: In 2003, a study published in Diabetes Care studied people with type two diabetes and the effects that cinnamon had on their blood sugar levels. It was found that 60% of the participants who had type two diabetes a...
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