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Add tomatoes to your diet for numerous health benefits

By Michelle: (NaturalNews) If you are a tomato lover, whether you chop them up for a salad, eat them whole as a juicy snack or cook them for a sauce recipe, you can be assured you are boosting your overall health in addition to enjoying their yummy goodness. Studies show that tomatoes fight the formation of free radicals (known to cause cancer, decrease your chances of getting prostate and colorectal cancer, and even reduce your blood pressure!(1)



Let's take a look at the many ways tomatoes can make you healthier.

Cucumber heals - The superb health benefits of cucumber

By Godiyal: (NaturalNews) Along with long days, swimming, walks on the beach and watching the fireflies at night, one of the great joys of summer is when the cucumbers come in. These classic warm weather vegetables are deliciously cooling, versatile – and great for people who are trying to slim down for the start of bathing suit season!

And apart from being delicious no matter which way they are prepared, cucumbers are also incredibly healthy. Read on to find out more about all the superb health benefits that this ultimate summer vegetable can literally bring to the table.

How to use turmeric as a potent cancer fighting food

By Sinlair: (NaturalNews) Turmeric is a spice that comes from the Curcuma plant. If you want to purchase fresh turmeric, you may be able to find it at a farmer's market. If not, look for it online.

The rhizome (commonly called a root) looks a lot like ginger root with its brown peel, but it is bright orange to yellow inside. You can cut it up, grate it, juice it, crush it through a garlic press, and add it to almost anything (smoothies, beans, lentils, quinoa, meat, etc.)

The health benefits of cinnamon and how to use this amazing spice

By Edwards: (NaturalNews) While there are definitely color, taste, and texture variations between Ceylon, Cassia, Korintje, and Saigon cinnamon, the differences in respect to health benefits are minor.

Nutrients - One teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder has up to 16% of the U.S. recommended daily allowance for Manganese, 5% for fiber 3% for iron, and 3% for calcium.

Cinnamon, Blood, and Inflammation Reduction

Curry - the health benefits of its common spices

By Martin: (NaturalNews) India is a country with over 1 billion people spread over five large regions. This population is incredibly diverse. Indians speak more than122 different languages and their cuisines vary greatly among the regions. Despite these differences, there is still something Indians have in common - their love of curry.

Benefits of common root vegetables

By Sinclair:(NaturalNews) Root vegetables are exactly what the name implies - they are the root of the plant. The most common root vegetables have become family staples: potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, and beets. High in vitamins and minerals that they absorb from the ground, root vegetables are full of nutrients and are an excellent source of fiber. Many are high in vitamin C, B vitamins, and vitamin A. Many are high in antioxidants. Several have remarkable healing properties.

Maple sugar important for strong immune system, provides host of health benefits


It's no secret that added or unhealthy sugars can wreak havoc on the body. For example, the large quantities of sugar in sodas contribute to the obesity epidemic and throw blood sugar levels out of whack. Plus, the dangerous ingredients in artificial sweeteners are toxic to the body and can negatively impact mental and physical health.

The amazing health benefits of okra


Okra, also called gumbo or lady's finger, is a tall, flowering plant that is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions around the world. It has been prized for centuries for its edible green pods, which transform into a thick, gooey mucilage once cooked. However, many cultures like to cook okra pods with acidic ingredients, such as lemon juice, which reduces their mucilage and makes them suitable for drier vegetable dishes.

Tarragon and its many surprising health benefits


There are different kinds of the tarragon herb, but the most notable are the Russian and French ones. The French variety happens to be one of the most important herbs used in French cuisine thanks to the exquisite flavor and scent it brings to various dishes. It is also an excellent source of various vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, B and C, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc.

Seven health benefits of ginseng


It's simply amazing how natural herbs and foods can have multiple, wonderful health benefits! Take for instance ginseng (usually Korean/Asian Red Ginseng, Panax ginseng), it lives up to its cure-all description (Panax means "all-curing/healing" in Greek)! Add another health benefit to the list! Recently published research in Nutrients has demonstrated that ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza!