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Enhancing Immune Health: Strategies for Strengthening Your Body’s Defenses

In today’s fast-paced world, we encounter a plethora of challenges ranging from viral threats to unprecedented levels of toxins, all of which can compromise our immune systems and trigger chronic inflammation. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial to prioritize bolstering our immune health to better combat these challenges. Here are some scientifically-backed strategies to help…

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Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Benefits of Grapefruit Tangy, juicy, fragrant, with a versatile flavor all its own, the grapefruit originated on the island of Barbados, and is a cross between a sweet orange and a large citrus fruit called a pomelo. Here are some insights on what makes grapefruit a delicious part of a healthy diet. Benefits of Grapefruit Although…

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What are Raisins?

What Are Raisins? Raisins are dried grapes. The drying process concentrates both the nutrients and sugars present in grapes, making raisins nutrient-dense and calorie-dense.  Raisins originated in the Middle East before making their way to Europe, where they were especially popular among the Greeks and Romans. Historically, raisins were used as currency, as awards in sporting…

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Health Benefits of Strawberries

The strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) originated in Europe in the 18th century. It is a hybrid of two wild strawberry species from North America and Chile. Strawberries are bright red, juicy, and sweet. They’re an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and also contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium. Strawberries are very…

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Proven Health Benefits of Ginger

This information is intended for educational use only and not intended to treat or diagnose any health condition. Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and it’s closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. The rhizome (underground…

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Super Healthy Seeds You Should Eat

Seeds contain all the starting materials necessary to develop into complex plants. Because of this, they are extremely nutritious. Seeds are great sources of fiber. They also contain healthy monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. When consumed as part of a healthy diet, seeds can help reduce blood sugar, cholesterol…

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Proteins are made up of many complex cells call amino acids and are attached to each other by long chains. They are large complex molecules that play many critical roles in the body and are required for the structure function and regulation of body tissues and organs (Genetics Home reference, 2016). Twenty different types of…

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Cold, Flu, or Allergy?

Treatment depends on which you have. A health professional can help you choose the best therapy. Common ColdSymptoms last up to 2 weeksStuffy, runny nose; sore throat; coughTreated with rest, fluids, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to ease symptoms Seasonal FluSymptoms usually last 1-2 weeksHigh fever (100-102 °F, or higher in youngsters), headache, aches and pains, weakness,…

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Benefits of Fiber

9 Health Benefits of Fiber There’s no shortage of research showing how fiber may boost your health. Some of its top potential benefits include: 1. Blood sugar control: Soluble fiber may help to slow your body’s breakdown of carbohydrates and the absorption of sugar, helping with blood sugar control. 2. Heart health: An inverse association has been found between…

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