Living the healthy way doesn’t really equate to living without food that delights our taste buds as it’s not the sweet or delicious taste that we’re trying to avoid. Bad cholesterol and unhealthy saturated fats are really what we’re trying to avoid. In fact, desserts help us keep our cravings under control.
Thanks to the famous animated series of Popeye the Sailor Man, even the youngest kids know the benefits of eating spinach. It is true that the cartoon strongly exaggerates these benefits, but at least it can be helpful for every caring mother to persuade their children to eat this delicious leaf vegetable.
Spring can bring out a whole host of new allergies, from pollen and new cut grass in the air, to mold and dust that is uncovered by the melting snow and cleaning. But there are a few ways you can naturally cure and prevent these allergies from stopping your love of the new season.
So many of the natural health practitioners readily expound upon the benefits of lemon and honey. Often a home remedy given by mothers and grandmothers, they pack a one-two health punch when used in conjunction, whether in water or tea. As an herbal consultant, they are my go-to remedy in colds and flus, but they have so many more benefits in store for us.
They’ve been telling us for years the untruth that we can’t rebuild the enamel on our teeth. All this while, whitening toothpastes and products are shoved at us, containing agents known to eat away at that precious enamel. And we have fluoride too, which studies have shown causes the brittling of teeth and bones, and yet we still add it to our toothpastes, and even our water.
Jamaican Callaloo is a green leafy plant that has been culturally consumed in the West Indies, namely Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, etc. Callaloo is more or less like spinach, though people will swear that it’s totally different. It does have a distinct taste and is very savory.
The name Sea Buckthorn doesn’t readily roll off my tongue, but this fruited plant is definitely aesthetically pleasing to my eye. The plant, which is very rich in Vitamins C and E and essential fatty acids, was written about by ancient Greek scholars and Tibetan physicians. It is touted for its environmental benefits and its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties.
Drawing their nutrition from the ocean and seas, kelp and seaweed are extremely rich in iodine and calcium, as well as many other vitamins and minerals. Depending on the strain, seaweed can be high in protein (Spirulina) or Vitamin C (red and brown algae). And, although these aquatic plants are low in fat, they have a higher content of essential fatty acids than land plants.
There is a world of excitement in the pine tree in all the ways it can improve our health beginning with its delicate needles, that give it its unique character, and make a pine needle tea that is beneficial for deep, internal healing and is rich with Vitamin C and Bioflavanoids. It also provides a wealth of potential health benefits for us when we consume its nuts and oils.
Cherries’ health benefits are remarkable. Read on to find out about some of the ways that cherries can help you lose weight , fight free radicals, gain control of blood sugar, lessen arthritis pain, and more. Let’s jump into the health benefits of cherries!