When prepared right, artichokes can be delicious – this is no secret. But what many people aren’t aware of is that the spiny globes (actually called “globe artichokes”) pack quite a nutritious punch. Below you will learn of 8 artichoke health benefits that will keep you coming back for that delicious heart.
Artichokes are in the thistle group of the sunflower family. They’re not really a vegetable, per-se…they’re actually flower buds. Dating back to 371-287 B.C., artichoke [...]
When Coloradans voted in November of 2012 to fully legalize marijuana, they did so with the intent of using the tax money made from it to make our schools better for kids. K-12 education receives the money from an excise tax applied to all recreational marijuana sales.
According to KOAA, the local news outlet for Colorado Springs, tax collections have reached nearly $14 million in the first 5 months of 2015. The 2015 total of $13.7 million beats out last year, which came in at $13.3 million by m [...]
By Kristen AndersonIn September of 2014, the FDA began a coordinated attack on companies that market essential oils. The top brands are dōTERRA and Young Living. Both companies offer essential oils to help manage a variety of symptoms ranging from headaches to anxiety to hyperactivity. Many essential oil users claim to have eliminated the need for over-the-counter medications due to using specific combinations of essential oils to target common maladies.Back in 2014, Young Living received a w [...]
(NaturalNews) Beets have long been known as a healthy source of nutrients, but – now, more than ever - scientific evidence continues to support beets as a natural cure for cancer. Labeled "beet root chemotherapy" by some health experts, actual scientific research reveals the... [...]
(NaturalNews) The warmer months are upon us, and so the craving for fresh, cooling foods becomes commonplace. A winter of roasted and toasty warm dishes gives way to the desire for lighter fare. If you are looking to add some tang and a burst of refreshing flavor to your spring and... [...]
(NaturalNews) Most people who shop in health food stores, or go into the health food section of a regular grocery market, have probably seen a variety of products advertising that they are made from sprouted grains. However, while the consumption of sprouted vegetables (especially... [...]
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(NaturalNews) Lemons have always been cherished for their significant medicinal qualities. The ancient people of India, China and Mesopotamia regularly used lemons to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, while the ancient Egyptians took advantage of the fruit's antiseptic qualities... [...]
(NaturalNews) If you are a tomato lover, whether you chop them up for a salad, eat them whole as a juicy snack or cook them for a sauce recipe, you can be assured you are boosting your overall health in addition to enjoying their yummy goodness. Studies show that tomatoes fight the... [...]
(NaturalNews) For thousands of years, honey has been used across the globe not only as a sweet treat and natural sweetener in recipes, but as a healing substance used for numerous ailments. Modern science is beginning to recognize the many good uses for honey as well. Some of the... [...]
(NaturalNews) Along with long days, swimming, walks on the beach and watching the fireflies at night, one of the great joys of summer is when the cucumbers come in. These classic warm weather vegetables are deliciously cooling, versatile – and great for people who are trying... [...]
(NaturalNews) Garlic is an important plant to grow because it is so good for the body! It is also easy to grow at home. Including garlic in one's daily life adds many benefits. However, the majority of the garlic that is sold in the US is grown in China. Although it is categorized... [...]
(NaturalNews) When I was a youngster growing up in Southeast Texas, my family ate a lot of what is considered Southern cooking or "soul food." My father grew up on a Depression-era farm, and he liked to cook a lot of the same foods they grew back then -- foods that were the staples... [...]
If you have decided to skip bananas because somebody said they are fattening or loaded with sugar, it’s probably time to re-evaluate. Bananas, like so many other natural whole foods, have so much to offer for your health. Here you will find at least 4 banana health benefits that everyone should know about.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that a 35 year old woman who exercises 30 to 60 minutes a day needs to eat 2 cups of fruit daily. This leaves plenty of room to fit in a banana ev [...]
(NaturalNews) Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern food that has found its way into many American homes. Made of garbanzo beans, lemon juice, sesame tahini, garlic, salt and olive oil, hummus is a good source of nutrition and is easy to use as a dip or a spread. Hummus is good for... [...]
By John Summerly
Thyme is an incredibly potent yet simple herb affecting multiple systems in the body and capable of treating dozens of diseases. It contains one of the strongest antioxidants known and is proven to kill 98% of breast cancer cells.
Oil of thyme is derived from thyme, also known as Thymus vulgaris. The perennial herb, a member of the mint family, is used in aromatherapy, cooking, potpourri, mouthwashes, and elixirs, as well as added to ointments. Thyme also has [...]
The genetically modified obstacle course in the produce section is about to get some new hurdles
Our good friends at the FDA, always-kissing-corporate-butt always vigilant, have deemed GMO apples and potatoes to be a safe, even beneficial, part of the food supply. Warning: I cringe over the fact that most of this article sounds like something from the Onion or another snarky satire website. The quotes below don’t even sound real, but all came straight from an AP report.
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(NaturalNews) There are many physical reasons to begin practicing yoga. Yoga will increase your flexibility, strengthen and condition your muscles, and give you better balance and posture. That's the good news but the good news gets even better for those just starting this artful... [...]
Many people are not comfortable sleeping naked, and that’s fine! Not everyone is going to be comfortable sleeping naked, however, it is important to acknowledge the benefits on sleeping naked when it comes to not only your health and well-being, but your love life as well.
Certain forms of insomnia have been tied to faulty regulation of body temperature. According to The Los Angeles Sleep Study Institute, improper body temperature regulation not only throws off your regular [...]
24 Hour Whole Wheat Sourdough Sandwich Bread Loaves
By Shannon Stonger
Health Impact News
In recent years we have seen a resurgence of interest in breads given a longer fermentation time via sourdough leavening. While these may seem like a lot of work due to the delay between mixing and baking the dough, they can actually be prepared quite simply with no more hands-on time than your usual loaf of bread. A little timing and planning are all that are required.
The reasons for the longer fermenta [...]
If you’ve been wondering what all that coffee is doing to you, cheer up. A recent review of data completed at Gill Heart Institute in Kentucky focused on the cardiovascular, genetic, antioxidant and caffeine effects of coffee and found that drinking the brew reduces the risk of mortality right across the board. They also documented that coffee:
Reduces risk of stroke
Does not increase risk of coronary heart disease
Does not increase risk of congestive heart failure and may be preventative [...]
(NaturalNews) Frankincense and myrrh have long been touted for their healing abilities and protective powers. For example, both have ties to Christianity, where they were gifts brought to Bethlehem by the Wise Men. They were also used across a variety of cultures in ancient times... [...]
(NaturalNews) A good man is currently being persecuted by the venal U.S. justice system and faces up to 37 years in federal prison, for the alleged "crime" of helping people purify their own water for just pennies a day. Daniel Smith is the latest victim of the corporate "justice... [...]
(NaturalNews) While most preppers do take the threat of a financial crisis, a solar flare, or even a zombie apocalypse very seriously, there are many benefits to prepping even if these TEOTWAWKI situations never come about in our lifetimes. (Story by Elise Xavier, republished from... [...]
(NaturalNews) India is a country with over 1 billion people spread over five large regions. This population is incredibly diverse. Indians speak more than122 different languages and their cuisines vary greatly among the regions. Despite these differences, there is still something... [...]
(NaturalNews) I remember the days when the typical American salad was a bowl full of torn, crisp, iceberg lettuce with a few tiny pieces of red cabbage and carrot, a wedge or two of tomato, a slice of onion, a slice of cucumber, and several slices of red radish.The only other... [...]
(NaturalNews) Olive oil, which is obtained by pressing the fruits of the olive tree, is considered to be one of the most nutritious oils in the world. According to Hippocrates, it could heal a large number of serious ailments, including mental illness. The ancient Greeks and Romans... [...]
(NaturalNews) Since the beginning of recorded history, apple cider vinegar has been used as an effective medicine to remedy a wide variety of ailments. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, for instance, was known to treat his patients with apple cider vinegar and honey for serious... [...]