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Study shows ginger is a potent natural anti-obesity agent

Obesity is a global problem in dire need of concrete solutions. In the United States alone, almost 50 percent of adults are obese. The 2023 State of Obesity Report by Trust for America’s Health, a non-partisan public health organization, reveals that obesity rates are the highest among Black and Latino adults, and that childhood obesity is also on the rise. Data from 2017 ...

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The sweet spice: Health benefits of nutmeg and tips for proper storage

Nutmeg is a popular spice used on eggnog, desserts and various baked goods. But did you know that nutmeg also offers some health benefits and contains beneficial antioxidants? What is nutmeg? Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) is a spice that is commonly used in baked goods, holiday treats, ethnic cuisine and different beverages. Nutmeg is produced by grinding nutmeg seeds from a ...

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How to keep your brain healthy and sharp as you age

Memory lapses, colloquially referred to as occasional “senior moments,” can occur at any age. Evidence shows that aging alone is generally not a cause of cognitive decline. Here are some science-proven ways to keep your brain healthy and sharp, and preserve your mental abilities as you get older. Incorporate simple brain exercises into your daily life Playing jigsaw puzzles can ...

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Pickled Vegetable and Smoky Tofu Sandwich

Jump to Recipe This pickled vegetable and smoky tofu sandwich is high protein and full of smoky and briny flavors. The sandwich includes crisp layers of pickled cucumber slices and carrot ribbons, baked tofu, and creamy, homemade plant-based mayonnaise with cashews. You can make all of the components ahead of time and assemble the sandwiches when you’re ready for a ...

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Baked Smoky Tofu

Jump to Recipe This oven-baked, smoky tofu is made with a simple marinade of soy sauce or tamari, rice vinegar, and spices, including smoked paprika. You don’t need to purchase liquid smoke in order to make it, and you definitely don’t need a home smoker! The tofu is super versatile: use it in sandwiches or wraps, as a breakfast side, ...

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Ginseng’s secret weapon: Battling cancer with ancient wisdom

Western medicine hasn’t really recognized the incredible value of antioxidant-rich ginseng, until a review article was published in the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines. The paper reported on the therapeutic potential of ginsenosides, the herb’s main bioactive component, and their prospects in the treatment of fatal diseases such as cancer. Studied extensively, ginsenosides display anticancer and anti-metastatic properties – not ...

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Ways to Use Chili Crisp to Get a Spicy Culinary Kick

Chili crisp (sometimes known as chili crunch) has been commercially sold since the late 1990s. But, it’s seen a rapid rise in popularity over the years, thanks in part to influencers and well-known “foodies” on social media. People can’t get enough of the spicy, savory, crunchy condiment, so it’s no surprise there are a large handful of brands making their ...

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STUDY: Eating foods high in flavonols (like quercetin) can help you stay strong as you age

Frailty is a state of health often experienced by older adults. It is generally characterized by health problems such as loss of muscle mass and strength and constant fatigue. Older people who are frail are vulnerable to sudden changes in their health, which can be triggered by small events such as a change in their environment or medications, or a minor infection. ...

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4 Science-backed benefits of dark chocolate for the brain

People may be surprised to learn that chocolate is considered a healthy superfood. After all, chocolate has a bad rap for being a sugary, highly processed snack that can cause food addiction. According to studies, foods that are rich in refined carbohydrates and/or added fats are like tobacco, meaning they trigger strong urges or cravings due to their effects on the brain. ...

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