The Folklore. The kombucha craze is on! Cravings for this tangy, gut-healthy brew are rising with the verve of its natural fizz. Kombucha, with its myriad flavors, is not only lining retail shelves on its own, this tea concoction is on trend blended into coffee, cocktails, juices, and even cupcake
The health benefits of kimchi, the traditional mix of fermented vegetables that is an indispensable component of Korean cuisine, are just beginning to be uncovered by modern scientific research
What most people commonly know as “heartburn” is a symptom of Gastrointestinal Esophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD. Heartburn—a sharp, burning feeling in the chest—can be an occasional problem that doesn’t require anything more than symptom relief with an over-the-counter (OTC) antacid. But if heartburn becomes a persistent problem, it could
The quest for a faster metabolism is a sort of health-and-nutrition holy grail, especially as people leave their young adult years behind. When you find it hard to lose weight—or easier to gain—it’s tempting to blame a sluggish metabolism. However, most people have a metabolism within a normal range, and
Tea is the most frequently consumed beverage worldwide, besides water —and for good reason. In addition to the soothing calm that a nice cup of tea brings, drinking tea also provides a range of potential benefits, from improved cardiovascular health and brain function, to diabetes and cancer prevention.
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The importance of fiber in the diet cannot be overemphasized. Dietary fiber—what we used to call “roughage” or “bulk”—can help prevent or alleviate chronic constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, IBS, and possibly colorectal cancer. There is some early evidence suggesting that a high-fiber diet may lessen or prevent food allergies, and dietary
Oregano oil is truly a remarkable little miracle herb. Research studies confirm oregano oil benefits a variety of conditions, but its most impressive use involves its ability to fight a variety of infections. Oregano oil is such a powerful home remedy, it may very well be the most important bottle
Q: Cabbage soup is getting a lot of buzz as a way to lose weight. But does it work?
A: Cabbage is a very healthy vegetable. It’s low in calories (just six per leaf) and more than 90-percent water. It is full of nutrients including calcium, potassium, folate, protein, fiber, and
People sometimes think they have to eliminate bread from their diet to eat healthfully or to lose weight. Bread is actually a good source of protein, calcium, iron, B vitamins, and fiber. But it also can be a source of many unhealthy ingredients, such as sugar, sodium, and preservatives.