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Onions: A Super Food

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Onions are low in calories and high in vitamin C, fiber, and many other health-promoting nutrients. Studies have shown that regular consumption of onions brings significant health benefits. Research indicates that eating onions several times a week lowers the risk of suffering from certain cancers, as well as helping to maintain healthy bones and reducing the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes. Onions also have anti-inflammatory effects, which means that they may be beneficial for those with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Onions have antiviral and antibacterial properties, so consuming them may help to protect against colds, flus, and the… read more

Keeping Colds At Bay

Keeping Colds At Bay

Colds and flu affect millions of people every year. Though they display many similar symptoms, they are not interchangeable. Some practices of cold prevention also work to keep the flu at bay, and vice-versa. Washing Hands – This is the single most effective way to prevent the spreading of cold and flu viruses. Yet, many either do not wash long enough or often enough. You should always wash your hands after using the restroom and after having contact with people who are carrying a virus themselves. When you wash your hands, be sure to get a rich lather going. Wash… read more

Garlic The Great

Garlic Is Great

Garlic is a super food that provides a variety of incredible health benefits when consumed regularly. Garlic contains compounds that protect against cancer and heart disease and strengthen the immune system. Garlic has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, so it may help to protect against contagious infections ranging from common colds and flus to more life-threatening illnesses. It may reduce the symptoms of arthritis and certain other chronic conditions. New research suggests that garlic may help with weight control and reduce the risk of becoming obese. Cooking meat with garlic (in a marinade, for example) reduces the production of… read more

Garlic For Good Health

Garlic For Good Health

In addition to cooking, garlic has been used throughout history in the home and for medicinal purposes. Garlic cloves can be purchased from the market, or you can grow your own garlic fairly easily with proper soil and moisture conditions. It can be grown inside or outdoors, though gardening experts say not to plantĀ garlic in the same area outside for two years in a row or it may promote plants to have disease issues. Garlic has many practical uses around the house and garden. It can be used instead of chemicals to keep away outdoor insects or ones residing in… read more

Garlic and Weight Loss

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Garlic is a health-promoting superfood that helps to protect against cancer and heart disease. It also has antibacterial and antiviral properties, which means that consuming it regularly may reduce the risk of suffering colds and flus. In addition, new research suggests that garlic may provide weight loss benefits. Korean researchers spent eight weeks fattening up a group of mice, after which they continued to provide a fattening diet but supplemented it with garlic for seven additional weeks. Both fat and overall body weight were reduced among the garlic-eating mice, along with the negative health impacts of the fattening diet (Sass,… read more