The pomegranate has been consumed and used for thousands of years. It is even believed by some that the pomegranate is the fruit that grew in the Garden of Eden, and not actually the apple. Literally meaning seeded apple, the pomegranate is one of the world’s most popular fruits. When you look a little closer, it's easy to see why.
Broccoli.Raw fresh broccoli on old wooden table.
by Paul Fassa Health Impact News
Among cruciferous vegetables, which include cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussel sprouts, broccoli seems to be the most researched for its antioxidant, cancer preventative, and anti-carcinogen qualities.
A 2017 study at Penn State University was centered on how broccoli and cruciferous vegetables may affect gut health, including permeability or leaky gut and other gut disturbances.
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Parsley may possibly be considered the world’s most popular herb and, as you can imagine, has quite a long history. From the Apiaceae family, parsley is native to the central Mediterranean region, but it is also widely cultivated around the globe. The parsley plant is a relative to celery, and its name is actually derived from the Ancient Greek word petrosélinon which means "rock celery."
When I was a kid, I had the unfortunate experience of stepping on a yellow jacket nest while scavenging the woods looking for teepee poles. In seconds, it seemed, a cloud of the flying things swarmed my body from head to foot, stinging me all over many times. My parents ran to my aid when they heard me screaming, and though they swatted at the yellow jackets with their bare hands, neither of them got stung even once. I, on the other hand, ended up with dozens of stings and a cortisone shot.
We know we need to drink plenty of water each day to hydrate ourselves. Our bodies, when we’re born, are about 90% water, and as adults, they are closer to 70%. When we die, that amount has dipped to 50% or even lower. Chronic low-level dehydration is a keystone of degenerative disease, in contrast with vibrant, healthful, hydrated bodies. Hydrated, plump cells and plenty in fluids in the body help cells to communicate better with each other, remove waste, produce energy, and heal themselves.
A Japanese study of broccoli sprouts and liver function has found the sulforaphane-rich food to be highly beneficial. An extract from broccoli sprouts given to male participants was shown to improve hepatic abnormalities and overall liver function significantly.
For the study, the researchers conducted a double blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial of males with fatty liver disease. The subjects received either extract of broccoli sprouts in capsule form, or a placebo. The capsules contained glucoraphanin, a precursor for the sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts.
You’re certainly well aware by now that being overweight or obese can put you at risk for developing many diseases including diabetes, heart problems, and cancer. But what you might not think about is how it can impact your life in other ways, from shortness of breath just trying to climb a flight of stairs to experiencing joint pain on a regular basis. And now there is research that suggests another negative outcome for heavier men, which is lower sperm quality that could affect fertility significantly.
With so much information circulating out there about nutrition, it can be challenging to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need each day. In fact, with some sources listing as many as 90 essential nutrients, following a balanced diet can quickly become overwhelming.
However, getting all the nutrients you need doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, by just being mindful about a few specific nutrients, eating a healthy diet full of nutrient-dense foods can be pretty simple.
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If you’re looking for a flavorful way to help fight and prevent cancer, add red onion to your shopping list. It will be worth the effort … as you will soon see why. In the first study of its kind, University of Guelph researchers looked at how the Ontario-grown red onion and several others affected the growth and proliferation of cancer cells. Their findings indicate that all onions are not created equal.