Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Hazelnuts are also known as cob nuts or, filberts which are slightly larger than hazelnuts. There are over one hundred varieties of these nuts grown throughout the world including the United States and Canada. Over 70% of hazelnuts are grown in Turkey, making it the largest commercial grower of hazelnuts in the world. 

There are many health benefits to hazelnuts, but the most widely known benefits are the benefits they provide for the heart. They have no cholesterol and are low in saturated fats but high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats help to lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and decrease the risk of heart disease. Read More... 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Diseases that Cause Body Odor

Body odor is caused when the body has accumulated toxins that it cannot eliminate through the urine or stool. As a last resort, it eliminates those toxins through sweat, which then causes a foul body odor to occur.

Body odor has become a norm for most people, as they have learned to control it with proper personal hygiene such as showering frequently and using deodorants and antiperspirants.

But for many, body odor can be a nightmare, as they are unable to control the offensive odors. They can shower several times per day, but the odors keep coming back. When this happens, the odor is usually brought on by a disease. Read More...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sprouting For Your Health

Sprouting is very economical, and you can have fresh sprouts in as little as 2-3 days. If you have a wide-mouth jar, some cheese-cloth, and a rubber band, you can grow sprouts right in your kitchen without any hassles, and hardly any effort. But the real reason you should sprout is your health. They are a great substitute for meat because of their high nutrition content per calorie, and they are a good source of protein. Plus they are alkaline which helps to balance the pH, while meat is acidic. They are also very low in calories, and have a low glycemic index. Read More...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunflower Seeds

Who doesn't like sunflower seeds, especially when they are salted, roasted or toasted? They can be eaten in just about any way that you can imagine, as they are excellent when baked in cookies, sprinkled on salads, eaten raw or toasted, either by themselves or added to a trail-mix.

The sunflower is thought to be the most cheerful flower in the world, and it is a symbol of light, hope, innocence, strength and endurance. 

The sunflower follows the sun; in the morning it faces east, and as the sun moves toward the west the sunflower follows and by evening it faces westward where the sun sets. Read More...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Healing Power of Cinnamon

Who would have thought that cinnamon is actually the inner bark of a small evergreen tree which grows in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Vietnam, Asia and Egypt. 

The tree stems are cut down so that new shoots will grow. These shoots are then stripped of their bark; the outer bark is removed and discarded and only the inner bark is dried. As the inner bark dries it curls up into neat rolls known as quills. These quills are then cut into sticks of desired length, or they are ground into a fine powder. Read More...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How To Prevent Getting Fat

Nobody wants to be fat, but the sad truth is that many people are. Weight gain does not happen overnight, but rather it is a process that can take months and in most cases several years before it gets really noticeable. As a result many do not know what caused them to gain weight, and thus they continue to gain more and more, and eventually they end up getting fat.

However, with a little education and a bit of self-discipline, anyone can stop gaining excess weight. Here are some practical tips on how to prevent getting fat. Read More...

Friday, June 3, 2011

How To Manage High Cholesterol With Good Nutrition

High cholesterol can lead to serious cardiovascular diseases, and may even result in death when not taken care of. There are many drugs that can help, but being able to manage high cholesterol with good nutrition is more favorable, as foods normally do not cause negative side effects.

There are many foods that have the same effect as prescription drugs, and therefore it only makes sense to use good nutrition as a means to manage and lower high cholesterol levels. Read More...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Vitamin D and Cholesterol

Due to the high amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol in the Western diet, we have been led to believe that all saturated fats and cholesterol are bad for us. However, that is not the case. Cholesterol and saturated fats in moderation are essential for our bodies. One of the benefits of cholesterol is that it is absolutely necessary for the production of vitamin D. Following is an indepth article on how this works. Read More...

Eating High Fiber Fruits & Vegetables

To add high fiber fruits into your diet will essentially help yourself to a better-rounded diet. The majority of us strive to lead a healthy long life and high fiber fruits increase our chances of achieving such goals. It is not widely known that a diet including fiber rich foods and fruits can be used well by our bodies and also have great benefits for us over time. Read More...

Health Benefits of Methionine

There are many health benefits of methionine, such as a better heart health and increased strength. All organs can benefits from methionine, and thereby it can help to promote a long and healthy life by keeping the body functioning properly.

Methionine is one of the nine essential amino acids that cannot be synthesized in the body. Rather, it must be obtained from dietary foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds. Sesame seeds and Brazil nuts in particular are excellent sources of methionine. It is one of the proteinogenic amino acids, often referred to as the building blocks that help the body to manufacture protein. Aside from helping to manufacture protein, methionine also helps to produce creatine, cysteine, carnitine, lecithin, taurine, and phospholipids. Read More...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Health Benefits of Avocados

Avocados are nothing to be afraid of even though they are high in calories and fats. This is because the calories are also high in essential nutrients which will fill you up and reduce cravings for other foods.

The fats in avocados are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which are good for you, as they can help to lower your bad cholesterol levels, while maintaining your good cholesterol levels. Therefore the health benefits that you can obtain from these fats are numerous, for by adding them to your daily diet you can enjoy a long and healthy life. Read More...