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Research: Pomegranate Reduces the Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's Disease

Pomegranate isn’t exactly the ‘new kid on the block’ where superfoods are concerned — most of us have been well-versed in the exceptional health benefits of this tasty fruit for quite some time. From its heart-healthy attributes to its ability to reduce cancer risk and its stellar antioxidant profile, pomegranate is a winner on many health fronts.

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  Fermented Papaya Boosts Immunity and Detoxification  

Fermented Papaya Boosts Immunity and Detoxification

Fermented papaya is a delicious way to boost immunity and detoxification within the body. This is the conclusion of multiple research studies over the past decade.

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Four Ways to Filter and Purify Water with Fruit

There is a cheap and easy way for any community in the developed (or underdeveloped) world to purify their water. The peels of some of the most widely consumed fruits in the world are remarkably efficient at absorbing a wide variety of harmful pollutants, including heavy metals, and they can be transformed into effective water filters with only minor preparation.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Guava Leaf Tea Fights Cancer, Lowers Cholesterol and Treats Diabetes

Mulberry (Morus alba) leaf and stem come with a long history of success in traditional medicines. They have been used for a variety of blood and metabolic disorders. Modern research is now finding that extracts from mulberry leaf and/or stem can seriously help correct conditions related to diabetes, poor cholesterol and weight gain.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Mulberry Reduces Weight, Blood Sugar, LDL, Triglycerides

Mulberry (Morus alba) leaf and stem come with a long history of success in traditional medicines. They have been used for a variety of blood and metabolic disorders. Modern research is now finding that extracts from mulberry leaf and/or stem can seriously help correct conditions related to diabetes, poor cholesterol and weight gain.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Twelve Diseases Treated with Rose Hips

Roses are beautiful, but rose hips are bursting with phytonutrients and health benefits. Indeed, they have a long history of being used to treat disease in traditional medicines around the world. We can now validate this with scientific research.

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  Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water   Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

A glass of lemon water to start your day can help keep the doctor away. Why do I say that? According to Hippocrates “All disease begins in the gut”, and modern research has also concluded that an unhealthy gut environment impacts the immune system and leads to a myriad of diseases.

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  Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss during Menopause   Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss during Menopause

For years, calcium was lauded as the cure for ageing bone loss. Move over calcium, dried plums are here to stay.Dried plums – also referred to as prunes – are tasty and healthy. Plums are delicious fruits when eaten fresh and they are also good dried.

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  Jackfruit: Can This Nutritional Powerhouse Prevent Widespread Famine?   Jackfruit: Can This Nutritional Powerhouse Prevent Widespread Famine?

Unlike the United States — where self-sufficiency and food security is persecuted — the government of Venezuela is pushing its population to grow urban gardens and raise chickens in response to severe food shortages. Venezuelan president Maduro himself produces everything his family eats with the help of 60 laying hens. While not considered a famine yet, the shortages are acute enough that malnutrition is a serious concern, especially in the case of children.

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  7 Healthy Reasons To Eat More Garlic Every Day   15 Effective Foods For Mood and Happiness

There are many foods that may be hurting your mood, making you sick, and even pushing you toward depression! On the flip side there are many foods that promote your health, give you energy, turbo charge your memory and focus, and improve your mood. These are some of the most effective foods in that category.

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A daily glass of cranberry juice reduces urinary tract infections and antibiotic use in women

If you are among the 50 to 60 percent of women who suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs), then you can say goodbye to the antibiotics, as cranberry juice comes to the rescue. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that drinking an 8-ounce (240 ml) glass of cranberry juice a day reduces symptomatic UTIs by nearly 40 percent in women with recurrent infections.

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  Learn to recognise and prevent early warning signs of high blood sugar and diabetes  

Learn to recognise and prevent early warning signs of high blood sugar and diabetes

With obesity on the rise in America, the incidence of diabetes has also climbed dramatically, and this is especially true, unfortunately, among our youth.

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  9 Foods To Cut Your Risk Of A Deadly Stroke  

9 Foods To Cut Your Risk Of A Deadly Stroke

Five million people die from stroke every year. Those deaths can be cruel and lingering. These 9 foods can help keep you safe.

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9 Other Reasons to Eat More Fibre

Even your great-grandmother knew fibre was the secret to keeping you “regular.” But fibre has many other surprisingly powerful health benefits. Here are nine other excellent reasons to bulk up on fibre.

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How pomegranates can help every inch of your body - from oral care, to skin care, to fertility and more

There is hardly a better superfood than pomegranates, and for all the good they do your body, they should be a daily part of your diet.

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Afraid of Alzheimer’s Disease? Eat Your Berries!

Fear of Alzheimer's disease is rampant. But there is berry good evidence that a particular food significantly decreases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

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Artist creates amazing multi-coloured tree that produces 40 types of fruit

Imagine picking 40 different types of fruit from a single tree. This is precisely the goal of New York-based sculptor and artist Sam Van Aken. The Tree of 40 Fruit can simultaneously produce apricots, almonds, nectarines, peaches, plums and cherries.

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9 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties of Oranges

The orange is both a literal and symbolic embodiment of the sun, from whose light it is formed. As a whole food it irradiates us with a spectrum of healing properties, the most prominent of which some call "vitamin C activity," but which is not reducible to the chemical skeleton known as 'ascorbic acid.' Science now confirms the orange has a broad range of medicinal properties, which is why the ancients knew it both as a food and a medicine.

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Coconut Water: Far More Than Just a Refreshing Beverage

Few beverages on this planet are as biocompatible to the human body and its hydration needs as coconut water. Indeed, coconut water has been reported to have been used for intravenous hydration and resuscitation of critically ill patients in remote regions of the world for over half a century. It is also an excellent preserving medium for avulsed teeth (and semen!), besting even Hank's balanced salt solution, a commonly used medical solution.

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Got Prunes? Drop the Milk for This Exceptional Bone Builder

Ask anyone to name the one food that is best for building strong bones and you will, of course, hear overwhelmingly that it is milk. But not so fast - when it comes to improving bone health in postmenopausal women — and people of all ages for that matter — one researcher says prunes are a superstar for preventing fractures and osteoporosis.

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Grapefruit and helichrysum extract combat diabetes and obesity

In the Nutrition Department at the University of Navarra in Spain, Professor Alfredo Martinez and lecturer Fermin Milagro made a clinical breakthrough. They found out that both grapefruit and helichrysum extract can effectively combat diabetes and obesity. The work was presented by Ana Laura de la Garza in a PhD thesis titled "Anti-obesity and anti-diabetic properties of two natural extracts rich in flavonoids (Helichrysum and Grapefruit): physiological and molecular mechanisms."

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Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

A glass of lemon water to start your day can help keep the doctor away. Why do I say that? According to Hippocrates “All disease begins in the gut”, and modern research has also concluded that an unhealthy gut environment impacts the immune system and leads to a myriad of diseases.

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How bananas are better than pills for treating depression, constipation and more
They're often the fruit of choice for athletes looking to boost their electrolyte levels and get a quick energy boost, but bananas are a whole lot more than just a sweet treat or a pleasant addition to a morning smoothie. Rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds, bananas can also serve as a natural remedy for treating depression, promoting regularity, boosting brain power and calming the nerves, among other important functions within the body.

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How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit

The future of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment will not be found in your medicine cabinet, rather in your kitchen cupboard or in your back yard growing on a tree.

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  How to Stay Healthy on a Budget with Citrus Rind   How to Stay Healthy on a Budget with Citrus Rind

While enjoying your favourite citrus fruit, little did you know that you were tossing out the most powerful, health-enhancing part — the peel. Brimming with beneficial natural compounds, like d-limonene, the skin of citrus helps to discourage inflammation, tame anxiety, improve digestion and reduce excessive weight gain. Not only that, promising research has shown limonene deters and helps to heal cancers of the skin, breast, colon, liver, lung and pancreas.

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  Outlawed Berries Boost Brain Power and Mood   Outlawed Berries Boost Brain Power and Mood

Over a hundred years ago Congress outlawed black currants. Today this forbidden fruit is making a comeback and may help improve your mood and brain power.

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Power-Packed Longevity Fruit a Boon for Diabetics (and Health Enthusiasts Too)

A fruit belonging to the gourd family is causing quite a stir among health conscious consumers as an all-natural sweetener that won’t aggravate diabetes or contribute to maladies like cancer, heart disease, obesity, candida or tooth decay. Many times sweeter than sugar, Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvernorii) only contains 2 calories per serving and will not elevate blood sugar levels. The secret to its sweetness is found in mogroside, a compound from the same glycoside family as stevia.

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  You don't need harmful chemicals to get rid of gout, acne or toenail fungus   You don't need harmful chemicals to get rid of gout,
acne or toenail fungus

In a recent column, Fox News health writer Dr. Manny Alvarez was asked about three separate medical conditions — gout; cystic acne on the face, back and chest; and toenail fungus. In each case, instead of recommending chemicals, he suggested natural remedies that have been proven to work every bit as well.

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