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Coconut Oil: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown


Not long ago, coconut oil was branded one of the most toxic fats of all. Nowadays, it’s a featured ingredient on spa cuisine menus and a popular seller at health food stores. But is coconut oil really deserving of its new, superfood status – and if so, why the change of heart?

Quinoa's nutritional benefits


Known as the "gold of the Incas" or the "supergrain of the future", quinoa is a superfood with a plethora of health benefits. While quinoa is growing in popularity and becoming more well known throughout the world and in the United States, many still do not understand the unique and significant health benefits that come from eating quinoa.

Health benefits of cinnamon and ginger


Ginger and cinnamon are regarded and used as spices and herbs to make meals more flavorful. But they are also found to be rich in medicinal properties. Among the many benefits of cinnamon and ginger include aid in digestion, anti-viral properties, toothache relief, diabetes prevention, cold, flu, and pain relief among others.

Surprising whey protein benefits include cancer prevention


Whey protein benefits are not exclusively intended for athletic people. The truth is whey protein appears to be able to halt a host of pathologies including cancer and HIV. Whey, the major protein found in milk, is also known for restoring and sustaining cellular energy.

Rosemary is linked to enhanced brain performance and other health benefits


Rosemary's delightful fragrance combined with its pungent taste has convinced many avid cooks to use it in various dishes, including soups and sauces. It is historically known to improve memory by increasing blood flow to the brain and head, which by extension also helps improve concentration. Rosemary also has the ability to improve digestion and seemingly reduce the severity of asthma attacks. In ancient Greece, it had such a formidable reputation to improve memory that students would often put rosemary sprigs in their hair when studying for exams.

Maca root improves libido, boosts stamina, and lowers cholesterol


Maca is a plant that is native to the Andes mountains of Peru, and which is characterized by its fleshy taproot. This taproot (which is usually what is meant when people speak of 'maca') has been used by the indigenous Peruvians for centuries as a vegetable and medicinal herb, and it remains prized today for its nutritional value and rejuvenating properties.

Amazing health benefits of bone broth


Many cultures have used bone broth to make healing elixers, soups and stews for many centuries. The Jewish community made chicken soup the popular remedy for the common cold without fully understanding the unique health benefits in this dish. Science has revealed the amazing health benefits that come with bone broth.

Stinging nettle promotes a wide range of health benefits


Stinging nettle has a long history of being used in herbal medicine. It has a wide range of health benefits to either prevent or help cure various health issues. This perennial plant grown in a temperate environment is definitely gaining a well deserved reputation within the scientific community, especially in Europe and more specifically in Germany where tests on men have shown conclusive results about stinging nettle's ability to help maintain healthy prostates.

Discover MSM for soft, deeply hydrated and bright skin


MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a nutrient that you have consumed in many of the most well-known superfoods. That's because it is an organic sulfur compound that is found in many of the healthiest and most nutritionally synergistic foods that we eat such as broccoli, cabbage and Bbrussels sprouts which give off a distinct odor when cooked.