TAG: Anti-oxidant

Goji Berries – The Facts

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Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, grow in China and Tibet and have been used in traditional Chinese medicine. These orangey-red berries have a flavor somewhere between raisins and cherries, though slightly bitter. They can be eaten cooked, raw, dried, juiced, or in teas and wines. Goji berries have been marketed as a cure-all for everything, but despite the hype, there hasn’t been sufficient research undertaken to draw any definitive conclusions about these health claims. Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, so they may help protect against cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and many other illnesses, but most studies of… read more

Suits Me To A Tea

Types of teas

There are hundreds of varieties of teas which can be prepared as a refreshing beverage. However, some teas have medicinal properties and may be worth incorporating into your everyday diet. Parsley Tea Parsley tea displays healing properties for the liver and kidneys which are both important for detoxing all those nasties from the body. Great for eyes and wrinkles. Fights free radicals, high in iron also. Great for bladder infections and is said to combat cellulite. Green Tea Green tea has many health benefits. It is considered a miracle tea as it apparently reduces your risk of cancer. Packed full of anti-oxidants,… read more

Green Smoothies

Vitamin boosting smoothies

Green smoothies are a fast growing fad that could see you give off a new glow and have boundless energy! Packed full of antioxidants, green smoothies are natures youth elixir. A great start to the day and a perfect alternative for an afternoon snack. Below are some ideas to get you started, however there are endless options and it is always up to your preferred tastes.   Place all ingredients in a blender and serve immediately. If too thick add some filtered water to the blending process. Vitamin Booster ½ bunch Kale – high in beta carotene, vitamin k, vitamin c,… read more

Anti-inflammatory foods

Blueberries are a great anti-inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory eating has many health benefits that could see us live healthier, longer lives. If we incorporate lots of plant foods and moderate portions of animal foods into our diet, we would see a much healthier population. Below are ten foods that are high in anti-inflammatory properties which have anti-aging benefits also. 1. Blueberry A rich source of anti-oxidants, blueberries are high in phytochemicals which can help prevent some diseases and reduce inflammation. 2. Green Tea Green tea has many polyphenols that have potent antioxidant properties which are said to be greater than vitamin C. The flavonoids in green tea… read more