Blogs on various topics
Imagine this: a fruit that tastes great and actually helps us prevent obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease. That’s what researchers at Texas AgriLife say they have found in peaches, plums and nectarines.
There has been so much media hype over Raspberry Ketones and their ability to shred pounds off your body. If you’re a Dr. Oz fan, you’ve likely heard him discussing the health benefits of raspberry ketones. This supplement trend has quickly spread – much like with acai a few years ago. But what makes raspberry ketones different from other weight loss supplements? I’m looking for scientific research to give Raspberry Ketones the official stamp of awesome!
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble substance that is found naturally in the body and is important for its role in energy metabolism. CoQ10 is found in almost every cell in the body, and is a powerful antioxidant.
Antioxidants fight damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Scientists believe free radicals contribute to the aging process, as well as a number of health problems, including heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants, such as CoQ10, can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. CoQ10 is well known for its ability to support cardiovascular health, slow atherosclerosis, prevent heart attacks, and lower blood pressure.
For a small vegetable, garlic sure has a big, and well-deserved reputation. Although garlic may not always ward off vampires, it is guaranteed to transform any meal into a bold, aromatic and healthy culinary experience.
The arrival of gourmet sea salts on store shelves has many people wondering about how it compares to table salt, and whether it is healthier and worth paying the extra money.
Healthfulness can be evaluated based on its sodium content and mineral composition. So, in comparison, sea salt does contain minerals and its’ texture, taste and the way it is processed varies from table salt. However, both sea salt and table salt have the exact chemical make-up. They both contain sodium chloride and research indicates that it’s around the same amount.
It would be overkill to say that the carrot you eat today has very little nutrition in it especially compared to some of the other less healthy foods you likely may eat – but it’s true that fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than what most of us get today. The result of this decline in nutritional value is because of soil depletion.
If you’re like many Ottawa-tarians, you spend the majority of your day sitting at your desk without much other than lunch and a few coffee (decaffeinated I hope) breaks to keep your blood flowing to your lower limbs. Although many of us try to maintain an active lifestyle, 45 minutes at the gym can’t counteract 8 hours or more at your desk.