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Study: SESAME OIL found to promote bone health in post-menopausal women

The fragrant aroma of some Chinese dishes comes from sesame oil, which comes from the seeds of the sesame plant (Sesamum indicum). But aside from infusing a delicious scent to food, sesame oil can also provide health benefits – in this case, promoting healthy bones for post-menopausal women. Researchers from Taiwan analyzed this possibility in an animal study published in Scientific Reports. They ...

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Studies reveal potential benefits of chlorophyll in cancer prevention and treatment

Multiple cancer studies have unveiled a beacon of hope in an unexpected source: chlorophyll, the green pigment that gives plants their vibrant color. Chlorophyll, primarily found in green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and broccoli, is known for its role in photosynthesis – the process by which plants convert sunlight into energy. Recent studies have shed light on its potential health benefits ...

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Study shows EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL can promote weight loss, reduce body fat and improve liver health

Coconut oil is known for its many beneficial properties, which include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Highly moisturizing and soothing to the skin, coconut oil is also widely used as an ingredient in many skincare products. In recent years, many people have begun including “extra virgin” (unrefined and typically cold-pressed) coconut oil (EVCO) in their diets because of its reported ...

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Thai black ginger found to delay arthritis progression and suppress inflammation

Kaempferia parviflora, commonly known as Thai black ginger or Thai ginseng, is a medicinal plant that belongs to the ginger family. Native to Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and the Sumatra island in Indonesia, the rhizome of this herbaceous plant has been used as folk medicine for thousands of years. The Hmong hill tribe, one of the largest ethnic groups in Northern Thailand, believes ...

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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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Is eating chili peppers the key to a longer life? Studies link chili consumption to lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer

The fruits of the Capsicum annuum plant, commonly known as red peppers or chili peppers, are one of the most widely used spices in modern cuisine. Famed for their spicy, hot taste that can instantly elevate the flavor of any dish, chili peppers are enjoyed globally and have become a staple of diets in Africa, Asia, some parts of Europe, the Pacific ...

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Study: Citrus fruits can help you maintain healthy cognitive function as you age

Organic fruits are rich sources of essential vitamins and minerals and beneficial plant compounds. They are also loaded with dietary fiber, which you need to maintain a healthy heart and digestive system, as well as healthy blood sugar levels. Because they’re packed with all these health-giving components, it’s not surprising that experts recommend eating a variety of organic fruits as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. ...

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Nutrient in meat, dairy found to fight cancer – just make sure it comes from clean animals

New research out of The University of Chicago has found that meat and dairy are much more nutritious than many people think. Rich in a nutrient called trans-vaccenic acid, or TVA, meat and dairy products can actually be beneficial for cancer patients because of TVA’s anti-cancer properties. According to the findings, TVA infiltrates tumors and kills cancer cells. Cancer patients ...

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Research suggests nutrient from meat and dairy can help KILL cancer cells

According to a study published in Nature Journal, a nutrient found in both dairy and meat products may help protect against cancer by killing cancer cells. Researchers from the University of Chicago also reported that the nutrient showed promise for use in cancer treatments. While conducting the study, the research team looked for compounds that could activate a group of immune cells called CD8+ ...

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Healthy reasons to eat sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are nutrient-rich, with a sweet yet earthy flavor profile. This superfood is a great source of nutrients like dietary fiber and vitamins A and C. One large sweet potato (180 grams (g)) provides 162 calories, 3.6 g of protein, 37 g of carbohydrates and 0.2 g of fat. It also contains the following nutrients: Fiber: 3.9 g Protein: 3.6g Sodium: ...

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