Blueberries, why they are Nutritional Stars

With flavors that range from mildly sweet to tart and tangy, blueberries are nutritional stars bursting with nutrition and flavor while being very low in calories. Blueberries are at their best from May through October when they are in season.

Blueberries are literally bursting with nutrients and flavour, yet very low in calories. Researchers at Tufts University in Boston USA, analysed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capability. Blueberries came out on top, rating highest in their capacity to destroy free radicals.

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Health Benefits of Watermelon

Aside from watermelon's thirst quenching taste it has many health benefits. It is green on the outside, is part of the cucurbitadae family an the edible part is inside the watermelon and has a red pinkish color. Watermelon comes in many forms.

watermelon_2The Health Benefits
  • energy production
  • protects against macular degeneration
  • fights heart disease
  • loaded with antioxidants
  • reduces the risk of cancer
  • prevents erectile dysfunction
  • good source of vitamins and minerals

Watermelon is concentrated with b-vitamins. B-vitamins are responsible for alot of your body's energy production. This means eating watermelon can give you substantial energy. It also has high amounts of the the energizing nutrients magnesium and potassium. Eating watermelon is a safe alternative to taking energy drinks prior to exercise. It also hydrates you due to its high water content as opposed to caffeine filled energy drinks that dehydrate you.

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What is a Raw Foods Diet?

By Siri Datta

Taken from the book Mini Size Me - The Raw Yoga Revolution
“Let me share my vision with you; I see the world without sickness, sorrow or mental disturbances in which we are living in perfect balance and abundant health and harmony.”
Dr Ann Wigmore Phd (Co-Founder of the Hippocrates Institute)

I couldn't of said that better myself. I, too share this vision, and I hope that at the end of reading this article, you may be inspired to actually taste this experience for yourselves.

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What You Need to Know About Acai Berry

There is a global invasion of acai berry products, both online and offline. Formerly tagged as a wonder fruit for its anti-aging benefits, manufacturers and distributors now claim that acai berries also play a big role in weight loss. The biggest consumers of acai berry products now include fitness instructors, athletes, and people with medical problems involving obesity.

Why Is Weight Loss Necessary?
We eat a significant more amount of junk food and trans fat compared to three decades ago. Do you see your mothers 24-inch waistline? That took an effortless fruit and oatmeal diet to pull off. One of the reasons why losing weight is often a challenge is because it’s hard to resist the temptation for burgers and sodas, especially when the establishments sit just around the corner. So when the media complains about the need for people to lose weight, it’s actually less of a sales pitch and more of a question about image building. A huge chunk of it has to do with health.

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The Truth About Green Tea

To understand the truth behind the medical claims for green tea and the antioxidant properties of EGCG, it is first necessary to have a close look at what green tea is, and why these claims are being made.

green-teaGreen tea is a form of tea made from the leaves of the Carmellia Sinensis, a shrub that is native to China and has spread to other areas of Asia including Japan and the Middle East. Drinking it is believed to impart many health benefits, including the prevention of obesity, heart disease and some forms of cancer and it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 400 years.

Tea is known to have been consumed in China for around 5,000 years, and used, not only in Chinese medicine, but also in that of Japan, Thailand and India for a number of ailments including regulating blood sugar, treating wounds and digestive problems. The drinking of green tea to benefit the heart and other vital organs is described in the Kissa Yojoki (Book of Tea), written in 1191 by Eisai, a Japanese Zen priest.

This two-part book talks about the various medicinal benefits of green tea, such as preventing fatigue, curing beriberi, quenching thirst, clearing the thoughts, maintaining health of the urinary tract and improving digestive problems. It also explains how to grow tea and how to prepare and use the leaves. The methods of treatment of various ailments and medical conditions are described in the second part of the book.

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