Wheatgrass

Overview: Wheatgrass is prepared from the cotyledons of the common wheat plant. It is a green plant similar to grass. It could be sold either as a juice or powder concentrate. Wheat grass contains no wheat gluten. Wheat grass juice is commonly found in juice bars, mixed along with vegetables or fruits. You could also buy wheat grass seeds and grow it yourself in your own home. Wheatgrass Benefits: Wheat grass provides chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. 1 oz of whea...
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Pear

Overview: A distant member of the apple family, the pear has been found to be a great source for many vitamins as well as dietary fiber. Most of the vitamins are contained in the skin of the fruit, so it is important to not peel the fruit. Pears are a delicious healthy way to keep the body regulated. Benefits: Pears are high in fiber. In a medium-sized pear, there are about six grams of fiber (20%-24% of daily requirement). A diet high in fiber can prevent colon cancer as well as keep chole...
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Olive Leaf

Olive Leaf Overview: In the Mediterranean and throughout Europe, the olive leaf (Olea europaea) has served a variety of purposes. The usage of olive leaf’s date back hundreds of years when they were used to make crowns for returning soldiers. Since then, the olive leaf has been discovered to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. (El, 2009) Benefits: Olive leaves are made up of different types of polyphenols, oleuropein being the most common. Oleuropein is very important because resear...
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Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea Overview: Hibiscus is a flower that grows primarily in tropical regions. There are many uses for this plant. It can be used for flavoring in soups, sauces, and jams or leaved in salads. It can also be used for medical purposes. According to WebMD, “Hibiscus is used for treating loss of appetite, colds, heart and nerve diseases, upper respiratory tract pain and swelling (inflammation), fluid retention, stomach irritation, and disorders of circulation”. Although, it is mainly used...
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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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Cocoa

Overview: Cocoa is gotten from the cacao bean which is local to South America. Characteristic wellspring of flavonoids which have numerous significant medical advantages. There are numerous basic names for cocoa including dark, milk, bean,  spread, oil, powder and dim. All items and drinks have diverse sums and centralization's of flavonoids. Cocoa Benefits: Cocoa is stacked with cell reinforcements which help to keep aggravation from free radical harm that regularly happens in the body. ...
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Celery

Overview: Celery is a biennial plant that is part of the Apiaceae species. Celery is known for its tall leafy stalk and crunchy texture. The fruit and seeds of celery is dried and pressed into oil which is then used to treat common medicinal illnesses (WebMd). Benefits: One of the many benefits of celery is that is can help to lower blood pressure. Celery contains the natural compound phthalides. Phthalides have been found to relax the muscle around the arteries which dilates the blood ve...
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Cayenne Pepper

Overview: Cayenne pepper is part of the Capsicum annuum plant family. Capsaicin is the active compound in cayenne pepper that is responsible for a majority of its health effects. Capsaicin has been found to relieve pain by reducing substance P which is found at nerve endings. Substance P is involved in transmitting neurologic and arthritic pain signals to the brain. Pain is not stopped immediately after ingesting capsaicin, but rather from the depletion of substance P overtime (Nagan) Bene...
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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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