Sunday, November 22, 2015

Honey health benefits
Honey has long and interesting history – over 4000 years ago honey was used as effective traditional “ayurvedic” medicine. Ancient Egyptian medicine used honey topically to treat wounds, skin and eye problems. According to ancient Greek books, consuming honey could help you live longer. Famous ancient doctors Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) and Aristoxenus (320 BC) also mentioned honey as an effective product for several cases.
Modern science noted that many historical claims about honey effectiveness are true honey can be effective for coughs, cuts, eyesight, weight loss, dandruff, impotency and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders (UTI), bronchial asthma, diarrhea, nausea and even drunkenness.
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cancer resistance in elephants
Elephants almost never get cancer. For decades scientists could not understand why elephants don’t have cancer – their remarkable resistance to cancer was a subject of many discussions and publications.
In general, big animals like elephants live longer and their cells have to divide more, so we would expect them to be more susceptible to cancer. But actually it is not the case and this exceptional phenomenon called “Peto’s paradox”.
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Monday, November 9, 2015

Anti-aging foods
The physical aging process can be influenced in a variety of ways including dietary and nutritional factors. Scientists noted that certain foods and specific diets can slow down natural physiological aging and keep our body biologically younger and healthier. Special healthy foods can help slow the aging process and perhaps even stave off age-related diseases, including osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease.
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Pumpkin health benefits
Pumpkin fruit is one of the widely grown vegetables incredibly rich in vital antioxidants (beta-carotene, lutein, xanthin), vitamins (mainly vitamin A and C), fiber and minerals. It is well known that consuming fruits or vegetables rich in beta-carotene could reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, protect from asthma and heart disease as well as delay aging and body degeneration.
There are endless options for using healthy pumpkins – pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup, pumpkin puree, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin pies, pumpkin risotto and pumpkin beer.
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Chili pepper health benefits
Chili pepper was grown in Central and South America for 7000 years. From South America (mainly from Mexico) chili peppers were imported to Philippines, India, China, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. Christopher Columbus was among the first Europeans to discover chili pepper in the region. In 1493 Dr Diego Alvarez Chanca (from Columbus team) brought the very first chili peppers to Spain and Portugal. In XVI-XVII centuries chili peppers were introduced to the rest of the world by Spanish and Portuguese explorers.
Chili peppers are well known for their medicinal and health benefiting properties – they are an excellent source of Vitamins C, A, K, E and B-complex (including folic acid B9); antioxidants (phytochemicals) and useful minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamin, copper, molybdenum – all are excellent source of fiber).
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