Green Tea

Overview: Green tea (Camellia sinesiss) is one of the oldest beverages in the world. Originating from different parts of Asia, it has now spread across many parts of the world and has become the second most popular beverage to drink. Unlike other teas, green tea is processed from unfermented leaves, which help the tea leaves maintain the full amount of antioxidants. (UMMC, 2011) Benefits: The high measures of polyphenols ( a kind of cell reinforcement that contains catechis) found in ...
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Green Peas

Green Peas: It is thought that green peas originated in south west Asia and spread though out Europe. Green peas contain phytonutrients which have powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Benefits: Green peas are an excellent source of folic acid. Folic acid is a b-vitamin complex that is required for DNA synthesis (Green peas nutrition facts). The folic acid that is found in green peas in combination with vitamin B6 helps to lower homocysteine levels in the blood. High level...
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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 acti...
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Garlic

Overview: Garlic, Allium sativum, is an herb, which was originally grown in Central Asia. It goes by many names, including “Nectar of the Gods’ and “Stinking Rose”. Historically, Garlic has been used as a spice. However, Garlic has many medical applications as well, which are derived from the plant’s bulb. Garlic can be used to prevent Heart and Vascular Disease, Cancer, Colds, Skin Infections, and Tick Bites. Benefits: It has been demonstrated that Garlic lowers Blood Pressure in individua...
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Fish Oil

Overview: There are two types of omega-3 fatty acids, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and short-chain omega-3 fatty acids. The long chains consist of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These are plentiful in fish and shellfish. Algae often provides only DHA. (WebMD). Short-chain omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). These are found in plants, such as flaxseed (WebMD). According to Dr. Joseph C. Maroon “omega-3’s work to reduce inflammation in the body”, ...
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Coconut Flour

Overview: Coconut flour is a new and healthy alternative to the usual flours used in everyday products. The process of making coconut flour involves removing the milk from the meat of the coconut. Coconut flower has a multitude of health benefits that can greatly improve one’s overall health due to the presence of the medium chain fatty acids that are found naturally in coconuts. Benefits: Coconut flour contains 57% fiber which is much higher than the next leading competitor, wheat bran, wh...
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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 su...
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Cabbage

Overview: Cabbage has been used for its medical uses dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Cabbage is native to the Mediterranean region and is known for being an excellent diet food due to its low caloric value. Many people are aware that cabbage can help with digestive problems but may be unaware of its many other uses. Cabbage may also be referred to as Collard Greens, Green Cabbage, Kale, Purple Cabbage, Red Cabbage, and White Cabbage. Benefits: One of the many benefits of cab...
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Black Walnut

Black Walnut Overview: The black walnut is an edible nut that is commonly used as a food ingredient. Studies conducted by the FDA have stated that eating 1.5 ounces per day of walnuts as part of a diet low in fat may reduce the risk of heart disease. The effects of black walnut are due to the tannins which are found naturally in the nut. Traditionally black walnut has been used to relieve constipation and diarrhea (Black Walnut) Benefits: Black walnuts contain a high amount of omega 3 and o...
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Apples

Overview: Inside the most recent 20 years numerous studies have been directed with respect to the medical advantages of pieces of fruit. Numerous don't understand the medical advantages that fruits have and how profitable they are in the well being support and sickness anticipation. Benefits: Studies have demonstrated that when ladies consume pieces of fruit there is an abatement in the danger of growth by 21%; this affiliation is not seen in men (Boyer, and Lu 1-15). This reduction results...
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