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STUDY: Vitamin C and zinc supplementation can increase the effectiveness of antimalarial agents

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that’s caused by parasites from the genus Plasmodium. Five species are known to cause malaria infections in humans, namely, P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. vivax, P. ovale and P. knowlesi. Of these parasites, P. falciparum is said to cause the most life-threatening form of malaria. Patients with falciparum malaria suffer from convulsions, develop liver and kidney failure ...

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Medicinal plants: What you need to know about herbal antibiotics

Bacteria tend to develop resistance to industrial antibiotics sooner or later, but this isn’t the case with herbal antibiotics. Herbal antibiotics work in a way where bacteria resistance becomes unlikely, even futile. Medicinal plants, including herbal antibiotics, have been used in the management of infectious diseases since ancient times. In modern times, the effectiveness of many of these remedies has been proven ...

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French Lentil Niçoise Salad

Jump to Recipe This French lentil Niçoise salad is a delightful vegan spin on the classic recipe! Marinated French lentils serve as a protein source in place of eggs or tuna. The salad is bursting with flavor and texture, and it’s perfect for sharing. French lentil Niçoise salad ingredients Potatoes I used new potatoes in my salad, but you can ...

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Study finds that consuming more edible mushrooms lowers cancer risk

Many people, especially those following a vegan diet, usually consume edible mushrooms to fulfill their bodies’ protein needs. However, a study from March 2021 found another benefit of including mushrooms in the daily diet. A team of scientists discovered that consuming more mushrooms is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University and Penn State ...

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Lufa Farms to feed Montreal with produce from world’s largest rooftop greenhouse

The world’s biggest commercial rooftop greenhouse, which spans over three acres, sits on top of a former Sears warehouse in a borough in Montreal, Canada. It produces over 24,000 pounds of tomatoes, eggplants and other vegetables each week. The massive greenhouse belongs to Lufa Farms. Since its inception in 2009, Lufa Farms has been fine-tuning its process around farming on ...

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The tangy, peppery superfood: 7 Reasons to eat more arugula

Arugula is a green leafy vegetable used in salads, pizza and other popular dishes. The bitter vegetable, also known as garden rocket or roquette, is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine and widely used in France and Italy. These days, the plant is also found in dishes in the U.S., where its peppery flavor enhances the taste of pasta, sandwiches and ...

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Study: Ashwagandha extract can be used to improve sleep quality and relieve stress

Finding it hard to fall asleep? Ashwagandha root may be for you. Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera or Indian ginseng, is a medicinal herb native to India and North Africa. It has been used for over 3,000 years to relieve stress, as well as to increase energy levels and improve concentration. A recent study published in the journal Cureus suggests it may ...

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Here’s how you can boost your dopamine levels naturally

When it comes to the brain’s chemical messengers (neurotransmitters), nothing compares to dopamine. A neurotransmitter that activates the brain’s pleasure and reward centers, dopamine plays an important role in stimulating motivation, mental energy and drive. Because of its effects on the brain’s pleasure centers, it’s not surprising that many unhealthy and even dangerous habits, such as drug use and gambling, is somewhat associated ...

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Autumn Vegetable Tofu Bake

This autumn vegetable tofu bake is an easy, nutritious plant-based sheet pan meal! Serve over your favorite whole grain or greens. Whether you’re doing more cooking than usual this week, or feeling tired of cooking—as many of us are—this autumn vegetable tofu bake is for you. It’s a satisfying, nutritious meal that comes together with minimal work. Why sheet pan ...

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Jackfruit Carnitas Burrito Bowl

Sharing a delicious and healthy vegan lunch idea: jackfruit carnitas burrito bowl! You can make the jackfruit in advance to enjoy in bowls, burritos, or on sandwiches throughout the week.  Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? I hope you’re having a lovely morning. I’m going to get in an upper body workout and I think we may hit ...

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