Is TCM an effective pain remedy?

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a broad term that covers a range of complementary therapies that have been practiced in China for thousands of years.

TCM can refer to therapies like massage, herbal medicines and acupuncture, and many people who are in pain have tried TCM, especially in Asian countries like China, Singapore and Indonesia. But it’s also gaining fans outside of Asia, like in Australia and in the United Kingdom, as people become more open-minded about complementary therapies.

While the main TCM philosophy of restoring the right balance of yin and yang in the body isn’t backed by Western science, is there any scientific evidence that says TCM can help people in pain? And what are the risks you should be aware of if you’re considering TCM?

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#Sg Budget 2016

Update 15 Apr 2016: Parliament passes $79.7b Budget
Parliament yesterday approved a $79.7 billion Budget trained on transforming the economy and building a more caring and resilient society.
These twin spirits of enterprise and care for one another are what will enable Singapore to thrive for another 50 yrs, said Leader of the House Grace Fu as she wrapped up the debate on the Government's spending plans.
MPs filed 499 cuts to ministries' budgets this year, the highest in the past 5 such debates. Each cut lets them speak on the policies and programmes of the ministries.
Budget 2016 sets trend of change for next 50 years: Halimah Yacob
This year's Budget is an important one, even as it represents a number of firsts, said Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, as she drew the week-long Committee of Supply debates to a close on Thu (Apr 14).
"This year's Budget, with a number of firsts, is an important one. This is the 1st Budget of our 13th Parliament and the 1st Budget of our newly minted Finance Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat who, I must say, delivered the Budget with great panache. It is also the 1st Budget for our many newly-elected MPs, NCMPs and NMPs," Mdm Halimah said in Parliament.

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Who gets what from Budget 2016?

YESTERDAY, the Committee of Supply debates drew to a close. This is the first Budget for Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat and the 13th Parliament.

Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob has deemed this Budget “an important one”, citing the need for Singapore to transform and stay relevant in a fast-changing global environment.

Many schemes and programmes were introduced. Here is a summary of who may benefit from Budget 2016.
  • Fathers
  • Unwed Mothers
  • Families
  • Primary School Students
  • Secondary School Students
  • Prospective Polytechnic and University Students
  • National Servicemen
  • Muslims
  • Pedestrians and Cyclists
  • Elderlies
  • Small and Mediums-Sized Enterprises
  • Companies Looking to Automate and Grow
  • Companies Looking to Expand Overseas
Partnering for the Future

Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat, has delivered the FY2016 Budget Statement on 24 March 2016.
  • Transform - Budget 2016 provides support for enterprises and industries for the next phase of Singapore’s development. The new Industry Transformation Programme will help firms and industries to create new value and drive growth.
  • Innovate - Budget 2016 will see the launch of Jurong Innovation District and the setting up of the new “SG-Innovate” entity to drive transformation through innovation.
  • People - Measures such as the ‘Adapt and Grow Initiative’ and ‘TechSkills Accelerator’ will help our people adapt and develop their skills.
  • Seniors - The Silver Support Scheme will supplement the retirement incomes of eligible seniors, complementing other existing forms of support. The pilot Community Networks for Seniors will also forge a new way of service delivery for them.
  • Families - Budget 2016 provides families with children with enhanced support and opportunities, with measures such as the CDA First Step grant, the KidSTART initiative and the Fresh Start Housing Scheme.
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Singapore budget helps struggling sectors, avoids big stimulus

Singapore announced support for its battered offshore marine sector and small businesses in the budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1, but did not make big stimulus moves for an economy that's slowing but still expected to grow this year.

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat also decided to keep unchanged property cooling measures that have hit demand and pulled down home prices in one of the world's most expensive markets.

"Many of our firms are facing weaker top-line growth, rising manpower costs and tighter financing. Workers are anxious as retrenchments has increased, including among professionals," Heng said in a speech in parliament.

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MPs welcome new Business and IPC Partnership Scheme

Several Members of Parliament (MPs) have lauded the Business and IPC Partnership Scheme announced by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Thursday (Mar 24).

Mr Heng had said that under the scheme, the Government will offer qualifying businesses a 250 per cent tax cut on wages and incidental expenses when they send their employees to volunteer at charities registered under the Institutions of a Public Character (IPC).

IPCs are registered charities that are able to issue tax-deductible receipts for qualifying donations.

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SIATP says Budget builds on what has worked with fresh measures
THE Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP) on Monday applauds the Singapore Budget 2016 delivered in Parliament by Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat, on Thursday.
SIATP chairman Gerard Ee said it was admirable that Budget 2016 has rolled-out new measures, extended schemes that have been effective and rationalised initiatives that may not have achieved the original intentions.
"This is in symmetry to the tax professionals' body earlier call that as Singapore looks for fresh programmes and ideas to revitalise itself, it is also imperative to take rear-view mirror check on specific success factors already set in place for Singapore to be able to leap ahead towards SG100 in a prudent manner amidst a competitive global landscape," Mr Ee said.
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Budget 2016’s targeted approach is good, but there’s a catch

It still lacks specifics, analysts say.

Experts lauded Budget 2016’s more targeted approach at helping companies ride out the economic downturn, but cautioned that it remains to be seen how the new policies will be implemented in practice.

“The budget has a lot of specific, targeted schemes. It’s a lot of difficulty getting money out of the government for specific applications so I think jury’s still out on how this will work in practice,” said Shanker Iyer, FCCA, Chairman, Iyer Practice Advisers, speaking at the Singapore Business Review’s Budget Breakfast Briefing 2016.
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Budget 2016: 10 things you need to know
Budget 2016 is a prudent one, aimed at balancing the short-term economic concerns with long-term challenges. But it is also a Budget that seeks to take care of those who may be left behind in the restructuring of the economy while fostering a sense of community spirit. The Straits Times' Janice Heng, Charissa Yong and Aaron Low wrap up some of the Budget's priorities in this special guide.
  • Tackling challenges in the longer term
  • Short-term relief for companies
  • Investing heavily in skills upgrading
  • No change to property cooling measures
  • $3.4 billion surplus expected this year
  • Silver Support payouts for seniors
  • Help for families with children
  • 'Industrial park of the future' in Jurong
  • New $250m OBS campus on Coney Island
  • More cash assistance for needy households
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Singapore budget staves off monetary stimulus
Singapore's expanded fiscal program, unveiled in Thursday's 2016-2017 budget, may see the central bank hold off on monetary stimulus at its April meeting even as the economy flirts with technical recession.
The government will spend $53 billion for the fiscal year starting April 1, a 7.3 percent rise from the previous year and well above consensus expectations, bringing the overall budget surplus to $2.5 billion, Finance Minister Heng Swee Kiat announced on Thursday.
The bulk of funds are directed at supporting businesses, especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), with measures including higher corporate income tax rebates. Meanwhile, higher levies on foreign workers—monthly fees local businesses pay for each foreign worker—will be deferred for certain struggling industries, such as the marine sector. Investment in public infrastructure projects will also increase, said Heng.

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Budget 2016: Business leaders' wish list

GIVEN the uncertain economic landscape, we expect this Budget to focus on helping businesses, particularly local enterprises, create value through innovation.

One way in which the government can help such local enterprises (especially those without critical mass) in their pursuit of new markets is to set up a "one-stop shop" to help them navigate the plethora of assistance schemes (grants, tax incentives, financing, and so on) that are available. One agency acts as a "relationship manager" to perform a preliminary assessment of the SMEs' plans, recommend the most appropriate assistance schemes and guide them through the application process.

This collaborative approach will be yet another testament to the strength of Singapore Inc.

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Singapore Budget 2016: What’s in store for startups

Innovation and enterprise were some of the keywords in Singapore’s finance minister Heng Swee Keat’s speech during the 2016 Budget announcement today. A big part of the speech focused on the need for Singaporean businesses to grow, embrace modern technology, and grow beyond the country’s borders.

Here are the key highlights of the budget speech that are relevant to startups:
  • Industry transformation
  • More support for startups
  • Research top-up
  • Building technical talent
  • Innovation park
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More cash aid for low-income group in Singapore
Any responsible government takes pains to look after the welfare of its people, particularly those who need help most.
And Singapore is no different. Yesterday, its government announced special cash assistance to lower income group.
Different countries have different approaches. While some give out cash vouchers, others provide food stamps or even cash.

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Singapore To Spend More For 2016

Singapore's 2016 Budget, which was unveiled today, will see the government's spending increase by 7.3 per cent, or S$5 billion (S$1=RM2.95), from last year.
"The increases will mainly be in healthcare, education, security and urban development," said Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, when delivering the Budget at the Parliament here today.
The budget has three key thrusts to address the challenges in its economy.
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Singapore's 2016 Budget: Back to basics

Singapore's government will use its latest budget to boost an economy at risk of technical recession, steering away from the recent focus placed on social spending sweeteners in one of the world's most expensive cities.

Since 2012, Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has concentrated its firepower on alleviating livelihood concerns, with measures aimed at addressing the widening income gap, under-investment in public housing and over-burdened transportation infrastructure.

The steps were "a wake-up call for the incumbent party after suffering its lowest public approval ratings in the 2011 general elections," observed Francis Tan, economist at United Overseas Bank (UOB).

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Budget 2016:  Inclusive goodies for families and businesses
Parents and parents-to-be, small and medium enterprises and the elderly were among the biggest winners in this year’s Budget, even as Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat warned of strong economic headwinds. His maiden Budget drew generally positive reactions from these groups, while other Singaporeans questioned if more could have been done for the vulnerable groups.
Small and Medium Enterprises - Among other initiatives, the corporate income tax rebate will be raised from 30 to 50 per cent of tax payable, with a cap of $20,000 rebate each year. The Special Employment Credit (SEC) is also being modified and extended to the end of 2019. This will provide employers with a wage offset for workers aged 55 and above who earn up to $4,000 a month.
Edward Chia, 27, owner of Korean take-out business Dosirak, cheered the Budget goodies to help enterprises like his. He said that the tax rebate would enable him to consider giving slightly higher bonuses to retain Singaporean employees, who are especially hard to come by in the F&B industry.

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Budget 2016: Greater Dependence on the Reserves

One of the things that jumped out in Budget 2016 was the huge increase in the projected Net Investment Return Contribution (NIRC) to $14.7b from the final figure of $9.9b for previous year, itself a large upward revision from the initial estimate of $8.9b.

The NIRC is the amount of expected long term real returns on financial assets managed in the main by GIC, MAS and Temasek which the government is permitted by the Constitution to spend, subject to a maximum of 50% of said returns.

For 2016, the $14.7b projected NIRC kept the overall budget in surplus by $3.45b (excluding land sales revenues and the remaining 50% of the NIRC). That means without such a large input from the NIRC, the government would be running a budget deficit of $11.255b or 2.6% of projected 2016 GDP. The table below shows the overall budget surplus or deficit position, the amount of NIRC and the budget position without the NIRC since 2011.

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Budget 2016 a good shift towards helping less-privileged get a fairer start

What a difference a year makes. Basking in the glow of SG50, and tapping on the reserves built up in their term of government; Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced one of Singapore’s most socially progressive budgets last year.

No one expected this year’s budget to be as generous, since this is the first Budget by the new government and it cannot tap on past years’ surpluses or the reserves.

This is also Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s maiden budget. Despite being a ‘business-minded’ budget, Heng did sneak in a couple of progressive social policies, targeting needy young families.

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Is this year’s Budget “particularly prudent”?

FINANCE Minister Heng Swee Keat told us to expect a “particularly prudent” Budget. In the absence of any further details, commentators figured there’d be at most a modest increase in spending. So Mr Heng’s announcement that the G plans to increase spending by $5.0 billion (7.3 per cent) this year caught some by surprise.

Could the G increase spending substantially and still end up in surplus? It already ran a record $6.7 billion deficit last year. To balance the books, revenues would need to jump $11.7 billion – 18 per cent from last year’s estimates – a very unlikely scenario given the lacklustre economy. So it would be in the strange situation of running a deficit, while claiming to be “prudent”.

And a deficit this early in the G’s term may have posed problems in the future. Because it must balance its books between elections: to start a new term with a deficit would mean we’d need surpluses to compensate over the next few years.

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Budgeting for the Future

The annual Budget is akin to the Government’s game plan for at least the financial year ahead. But as much as it essentially catalogues the Government’s goals and how it plans to achieve them, it also highlights the challenges that the country is facing.
Some of these challenges have to do with social issues. For example, there is the low birth rate of Singaporeans, as well as rising cost of living. Social activist and former Nominated Member of Parliament, Kanwaljit Soin, also points out that despite being the third richest country in the world in terms of GDP per capita, Singapore has high income inequality.
To address these issues, Budget 2016 “builds on the schemes introduced in the previous budget and provides more support to youths, families, vulnerable groups, low wage workers and seniors”, says Member of Parliament and Government Parliamentary Committee Member for Finance and Trade and Industry, Saktiandi Supaat. The measures announced include a3,000 SGD grant for children’s healthcare and childcare needs, a one-off GST voucher of up to 500 SGD for Singaporeans whose annual incomes are less than 26,000 SGD, and larger pay-outs to low wage workers through Workfare.

Budget 2016: Does The Future Economy Have A Future?
A frigid job market and an uncompetitive business landscape hang like a sword of Damocles over Singapore’s future. Not surprising then, a survey done by the Government's feedback portal REACH (FULL) showed that the slowing economy and jobs were top among Singaporeans’ concerns ahead of the Budget to be held today.
Early this year, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) staked its Budget wish on increasing the competitiveness of local businesses, such that they are able to set up shop overseas. SBF’s concern was that Singapore’s economy was too focused on attracting foreign investment.
This shift is in line with the Government's urge to transform Singapore’s economy from a value-adding one to a value-creating one, something Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat touched upon last year during the Semi-Centennial Leadership Conference, organised by the SBF.
Budget 2016: Singapore cut Transport Development Budget by S$1.58 billion

In the breakdown of the latest Budget 2016, the Singapore government cut the development expenditure of Transport by S$1.58 billion, or 15.3%, to S$8.76 billion in 2016. The budget cut contradicts the government’s commitment to improve public transport service especially with the increasing frequency of train breakdowns and overcrowding in public transport.

Another key expenditure that faced huge cuts is Culture, Community and Youth at 22.6% cut (S$589 million). The total expenditure for Economic Development were cut by 3.5% (S$559 million).

Two largest increases are the cost of government (Government Administration) which increased 17% (S$380 million) and health, at 18.95% increase (S$1.75 billion). The largest single component spending is Defence at S$13.96 billion, an increase of 6.4% over FY2015.
Budget 2016: The Super Simple Guide to Taking More Free Money from the Gahmen
If there’s 3 things to know about Budget 2016, this is it: gahmen is going to give more money to companies to help them grow, gahmen is going to give more money to the poor to help them eat, and gahmen is going to give money to your boss if you do charity.
Simple right? Let’s look at this in a little bit more detail so you know how to get your hands on the gahmen’s money.

Starting with:
  • Businesses
  • You, Me, Uncles and Aunties
  • Charity
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Health Benefits of Food

The health benefits of food have been studied by countless ancient civilizations and modern herbalists, naturopaths, and dieticians. Doctors have always told us that a properly balanced diet will help us prevent the incidence of a number of illnesses and diseases, treat most ailments, and help us live a healthy and happy life. Despite that advice, most people limit themselves to only a few types of food items, and do not always get the nutrition their body needs.

Our body requires a variety of nutrients for its metabolic functions. Here is a short list of nutrients that our body requires – calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins and fiber, minerals such as boron, calcium, chlorine, chromium, copper, fluorine, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium, sulfur, vanadium and zinc. Along with minerals, the body also needs vitamins such as vitamin A, Retinol, Vitamin B, Vitamin B1, Thiamine, Vitamin B2, Riboflavin, Vitamin B3, Niacin, Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine, Vitamin B7, Biotin, Vitamin B9, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Cyanocobalamin, Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Tocopherol, and Vitamin K. To get all these nutrients, it becomes necessary to eat a wider variety of food items.

Count the number of different food items that you have eaten in the past month. In most circumstances, you will not exceed 20 unique items. Now, look at all of the different types of food items that are popular throughout the world.
  • Cereals
  • Pulses
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Seeds
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Animals and Animal Products
  • Fish
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Health Benefits of Barley

If you are having a difficult time suffering from asthma, arthritis, impotence, skin problems, anemia, obesity, constipation, diabetes, hypertension, kidney problems  or heart disease, perhaps it’s time for you to learn about the health benefits of barley. Recent research says that consuming whole grain barley regulates blood sugar to a great extent. The health benefits of barley are mostly attributable to the eight essential amino acids which it contains, meaning that it represents a complete protein in our diet.

There are so many rampant ailments in recent years, which proves even more that our regular diets lack important nutrients. One of the most important nutrients that we often tend to neglect is fiber. Barley is an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which assures you good overall health over the long term. Before we move on to the health benefits of barley, you will be pleased to know that you can consume barley in many kinds of preparations like salads, soups, stew, and even with chicken, mutton or in the tandoori style. Therefore, it will not add value just to your health but also to your palate.

Health Benefits of Barley:
  • Keeps Colon and Intestine Healthy
  • Prevents Gallstones
  • Prevents Osteoporosis
  • Supports Immune System
  • Preserves Skin Elasticity
  • Controls Blood Cholesterol Levels
  • Manages Diabetes
  • Prevents Heart Disease & Cancer
  • Protects Against Atherosclerosis
  • Prevents Asthma
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Health Benefits of Grapefruits

The health benefits of grapefruits are wide-ranging and nearly unmatched by any other fruit. A glass of chilled grapefruit juice, especially in winter, helps seriously boost your levels of vitamin C, which gives grapefruits a high place amongst various citrus fruits. It’s packed with the benefits derived from various nutrients and vitamins, including potassium and lycopene. Along with these, it also contains calcium, sugar and phosphorous. In terms of its culinary value, it is considered a wonderful appetizer, and is regularly included for breakfast as a refreshing and energizing start to the day.

Grapefruits are high in fiber and low in calories, and they contain bioflavonoids and other plant chemicals that protect against serious diseases like cancer, heart disease, and the formation of tumors. Grapefruits increase the body’s metabolic rate, lower insulin levels and give you a feeling of fullness and normality. It assists the human body in fighting various conditions like fatigue, fever, malaria, diabetes, constipation, indigestion, urinary problems, excess acidity and many more.

There are plenty of major health benefits of grapefruits, which are also known to be powerful drug/poison eliminators. It works as a natural antiseptic for external wounds, and it functions as a liver tonic. It contains a high water content, which helps in changing the complexion of the skin and increasing the body’s metabolic rate. The pulp and fiber of grapefruits supply healthy bulk to our food intake, which aids bowel movements and reduces chances of colon cancer. It also helps to quench thirst and thus, reduces the burning sensation that arises during fever. The Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that the intake of grapefruit reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer.
  • Appetite Loss
  • Influenza
  • Malaria
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes
  • Acidity
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Urinary Disorders
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11 Incredible Health Benefits of Grapefruit (#6 IS MY FAVORITE)

Grapefruit is a beautiful pink and yellow citrus fruit with tangy, juicy flesh and is super-packed with health benefits for your entire body.

Just half a grapefruit eaten everyday can change the way you think, feel and react as it boosts many vital systems into their top condition.

Here are 11 incredible health benefits of grapefruit:
  • It Helps to Break Down Fat
  • It is Naturally Loaded with Vitamin C
  • It Keeps you Fuller for Longer
  • It’s a Low GI
  • It Prevents Night Blindness
  • It is Fat Free
  • It Helps to Lower Cholesterol
  • It is Extremely Alkalizing
  • It Gives you Deeper Sleep
  • It Reduces Blood Pressure
  • It Helps to Reduce Water Retention

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Pineapple: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts
Pineapples grow on the central stalk of a large plant with swordlike leaves

Spiny on the outside, sweet on the inside, pineapples are one fantastic fruit. Pineapples are members of the bromeliad family, and one of the few bromeliads to produce edible fruit, according to the biology department at Union County College. The fruit is actually made of many individual berries that fuse together around a central core. Each pineapple scale is an individual berry.

Pineapples’ nutritional benefits are as fascinating as their anatomy. “Pineapples contain high amounts of vitamin C and manganese,” said San Diego-based nutritionist Laura Flores. These tropical treats are also a good way to get important dietary fiber and bromelain (an enzyme).

“As well as having high amounts of manganese, which is important for antioxidant defenses, pineapples also contain high amounts of thiamin, a B vitamin that is involved in energy production,” Flores said. Health benefits:
  • Immune system support
  • Bone strength
  • Eye health
  • Digestion
  • Anti-Inflammatory benefits
  • Blood clot reduction
  • Common cold and sinus inflammation

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Health Benefits of Soursop

If you have traveled extensively in Mexico, the Caribbean, and parts of South America, then you have likely seen the soursop tree, which is an evergreen tree with the scientific name Anonna muricana. The taste of the soursop fruit is a delicious combination of strawberry and pineapple, with other sweet and citrus notes that make it very popular in these parts of the world. It is also cultivated in Africa, and occasionally in Southeast Asia, and even in Florida. However, it is most popularly grown for individual consumption as a garden fruit. The soursop is only one type of Annona, and one of the largest as well, with a number of different uses. The soft pulp and fiber of soursop fruit is used for beverages, desserts, smoothies, and candy, as well as a wealth of traditional medical treatments that are used in many parts of the world.

While the flavor is enough to make this a popular fruit, the rich vitamin and nutrient content within the fruit includes vitamin C, vitamin B, and a number of antioxidant compounds. The juice from soursop has been used topically, while pulverized seeds and decoctions made of leaves are also popular forms for natural remedies. You can also use the leaves and pulverized seeds to brew a powerful tea, that also has a number of impressive effects on the human body. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the many health benefits of soursop.

Health Benefits of Soursop:
  • Parasite Control
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Sedation and Stress
  • Skin Health
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Immune System Booster
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Analgesic Properties
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12 Incredible Health Benefits of Apples (#9 Is My Favorite)

Apples have been a symbol of health for thousands of years, coming in over 7000 varieties and each packed with superior nutrition and health benefits.

They can be pressed into a delicious golden juice, eaten sliced, chopped, grated or whole.  They can also be baked into pies, tarts and beautiful desserts and can be added to salads and smoothies, as well as often being made into healthful apple cider vinegar. They are delicious and juicy, filled with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and have been known to keep the Doctor far, far away. Studies have shown that apples can lower cholesterol, improve digestion, strengthen the heart, stimulate weight loss and prevent illnesses and disease.

Here are 12 reasons to pack an apple in your bag wherever you go:
  • They Stimulate Weight Loss
  • They Balance Blood Sugar Levels
  • They Strengthen Immunity
  • They Improve Your Eyesight
  • They Are Great for Your Teeth and Gums
  • They Build Stronger Bones
  • They Give You Energy
  • They Relieve Muscle Tension
  • They Improve Fertility in Women
  • They Improve Cardiovascular Health
  • They Improve Brain Function
  • They Are Incredibly Alkalizing

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10 Proven Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit (#7 WILL SURPRISE YOU)

Dragon fruit, also known as Pitaya, is a bright pink fruit native to Central America. It has soft white flesh with tiny black seeds, which both offer incredible nutrition and multiple health benefits. Due to its popularity, production has spread to the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, being aptly named “dragon fruit” due to its mystical appearance.

It is low in fat, high in fiber and contains an abundance of essential vitamins and minerals. The calcium, flavonoids and antioxidants have earned dragon fruit the reputation of having a high nutritional value, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. It helps to improve digestion, increase immunity and has even been linked to preventing heart disease and hypertension. It’s so safe and delicious that it has even been recommended as a source of nutrients for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Here are 10 reasons to eat more Dragon Fruit:
  • Balances Blood Sugar Levels
  • Gives Immunity a Boost
  • Excellent for the Heart
  • Helps with Weight Loss
  • High in Fiber for Great Digestion
  • Rids the Body of Toxins and Heavy Metals
  • Reduces the Risk of Prostate Cancer
  • Improves Mental Stamina
  • Amazing for Anti-Aging
  • Stronger Bones and Teeth

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13 Impressive Health Benefits of Cantaloupe (#10 IS MY FAVORITE)

Cantaloupe is a tasty pastel-orange colored fruit with a beautiful white and green skin, offering a delicious musky flavor and plenty of health benefits. It’s a dense source of nutrition, containing a powerhouse of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as being low in fat, low in sugar and offering plenty of dietary fiber.

Studies have proven that cantaloupe promotes better digestion, prevents cancer, regulates blood sugar and improves eye, skin and hair health significantly. It’s generally a summer fruit and serves as a great source of hydration and nutrition on any day.

Here are 13 health benefits of Cantaloupe:
  • It Helps You to Lose Weight
  • It Improves Brain Function
  • It Supports Digestive Health
  • It Regulates Blood Sugar
  • It Helps to Regulate Hormones
  • It’s Excellent for Eye Health
  • It Strengthens Immunity
  • It’s Helps to Reduce Stress
  • It’s Super Hydrating
  • It Reverses Ageing
  • It Reduces Blood Pressure
  • It Combats the Growth of Cancer Cells
  • It Detoxifies your Whole Body

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13 Incredible Health Benefits of Papaya (Why You Need to Have It More Often)

Papayas are bright orange tropical fruits with black gelatinous seeds inside, and they are packed with incredible health benefits. They have been proven to improve digestion, strengthen immunity, promote weight loss, improve eyesight and reduce stress.

Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals and offering powerful antioxidants, as well as being low in fat and calories makes papaya an excellent source of optimum nutrition.

Here are 13 incredible reasons to eat more of this delicious fruit:
  • They Strengthen Immunity
  • They Improve Your Metabolic Health
  • They Clear Your Skin
  • Your Eyes Love Papayas
  • They Help to Lower Cholesterol
  • They Reduce Blood Pressure
  • They Help to Balance Blood Sugar
  • They Help You to Lose Fat
  • They Improve Digestion
  • They Reduce the Symptoms of PMS
  • They Are a Natural Anti-Inflammatory
  • They Are Super Hydrating
  • They Are an Alkalizing Food

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12 Incredible Health Benefits of Rambutan, The Delicious Exotic Fruit!

Rambutan is an exotic type of fruit from Southeast Asia which is known for its incredible health benefits. It has a spiky red and yellow skin and the inside consists of a seed and sweet white flesh, resembling a litchi.

It’s known as a “super fruit” because of its incredible nutritional value, helping to improve the health of the heart, digestion, bones, skin, kidneys, and more. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and protein, and it’s absolutely delicious on its own or in a fruit salad or smoothie.

What are the Health Benefits of Eating Rambutan:
  • Excellent for Weight Loss
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Improves Digestion
  • Strengthens Teeth and Bones
  • Increases Immunity
  • Hydrates and Energizes
  • Cleans the Kidneys
  • Tones Skin
  • Regulates Blood Sugar
  • Helps to Prevent Cancer
  • Source of Iron
  • Improves Sperm Mobility

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Sticky summer hands rinsed in trickling pools and sprinklers can mean only one thing: watermelon season has arrived! Not only are watermelon slices loaded with flavor and hydration, but they also offer your body bountiful health benefits that will see you skipping throughout the summer.

Native to South Africa, these beautifully dense globes of health have travelled the world, rising to popularity as the ultimate summer essential, both for enjoyment and as an investment in wellbeing.

Here are some of the intriguing kicks that you’ll get out of your next juicy indulgence:

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For thousands of years Pomegranates have been revered as the ultimate health fruit, offering a host of health benefits to its consumer. Each fruit contains edible pips and juice, which means that it can be eaten raw, blended, juiced and in the form of a powerful syrup.

Just one glass of Pomegranate juice contains more anti-oxidants than wine, green tea and blueberries, which makes it the top choice for those interested in health, beauty and vitality.

Here are 11 benefits that you will enjoy from your next Pomegranate fix:

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Coconut water is a natural, sweet and nutty tasting clear liquid found in the center of young green coconuts. Each coconut offers between 1 and 4 cups of hydrating, healthy refreshment, with the added benefit of containing vitamins, nutrients and the taste of tropical bliss!

What once was found only on the arms of sleepy palm trees on paradise beaches can now be bought at your local grocery store, sometimes still sealed in its little coconut treasure box. Not to be confused with coconut milk, cream or oil, you’ll find your next stash in the fruit and beverage section of your favorite store.


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14 Exciting Health Benefits of Strawberries (# 4 is My Favorite)

Strawberries are the symbol of summer, bursting with a bright red color and offering a beautiful fragrance to entice you into health. They are packed with health benefits and offer a superior choice of nutrition, giving you vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, protein and tangy fruit sugar, making a delicious snack or addition to any meal.

They can be used in so many ways: they can be served raw, blended into smoothies, preserved, and juiced, and can even been baked or cooked into amazing meals.

Here are 14 exciting health benefits of strawberries:
  • They Are Bursting With Antioxidants
  • They Prevent Colds and Flu
  • It’s Great for Heart Health
  • It Helps you to Lose Fat
  • They Are Excellent for Your Eyes
  • They Help to Prevent Cancer
  • They Reduce Wrinkles
  • They Lower Cholesterol
  • They Reduce Inflammation
  • They Help to Lower Blood Pressure
  • They Promote Excellent Digestion
  • They Repair Brittle Bones
  • They Prevent Birth Defects
  • They Improve Hair Health

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10 Proven Health Benefits of Carrots

Carrots are one of the most versatile and commonly used vegetables around the world that come packed with plenty of incredible health benefits, such as improving cardiovascular health, preventing cancer, and boosting eyesight

Carrots are one of the most versatile and commonly used vegetables around the world that come packed with plenty of incredible health benefits, such as improving cardiovascular health, preventing cancer, and boosting eyesight. They have been valued for their medicinal properties for centuries, being added to salads, soups, stews, and even used as a delicious juice. They are a type of root vegetable that is part of the same family as parsnips, parsley, fennel, cumin, and dill. While orange carrots are the most commonly cultivated kind today, purple, red, white, and yellow carrots are also available and were the most common color varieties before the 16th century.

They are crunchy and have a sweet and slightly minty aromatic flavor, which makes them excellent to add to any meal or to have on their own as a healthy snack. Both the taproot and the leaves are filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and phytonutrients that are extremely good for you and easy to make part of your healthy lifestyle. What are the Health Benefits of Carrots:
  • Prevents Heart Disease
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Enhances Eyesight
  • Improves Digestion
  • Slows Aging
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Natural Anti-Inflammatory
  • Good for the Brain
  • Improves Oral Health

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6 Health Benefits of Prunes Including Natures Best Way To Treat Constipation

Prune juice is made from dried plums, which are known as prunes, and is commonly known for its incredible digestive health benefits. It contains fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and plenty of natural energy, which makes it a powerfully healthy beverage for any occasion.

It originally comes from France, but since 1815, California has become the world’s biggest producer, supplying 70% of the world’s prunes and 99% of the prunes in the U.S. It is suitable for all ages, including babies, and has been found to help with constipation, preventing heart disease, strengthening bones, protecting the liver, and more.

Whether you’re looking for a delicious way to treat constipation or are simply after improving overall health, prune juice is definitely the way to go. What are the Health Benefits of Prune Juice:
  • Prevents Heart Disease
  • Anti-Aging Antioxidant
  • Strengthens Bones
  • Protects Against Liver Disease
  • Balances Blood Sugar
  • Natural Weight Loss

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Plums are Great for Your Health: 10 Reasons Why!

Plums are a delicious stone-fruit that form part of the same family as peaches, cherries, and almonds. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, ranging from purple, red, yellow, green, and white, and have a sweet to tart taste.

They can be eaten fresh or dried and can be made into jams, jellies, fruity wine or added to other recipes. They are packed with fiber, water, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which make them great for every system in your body.

Just one cup of chopped plum meets 26% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C, 13% of Vitamin K, and 11% of Vitamin A, which helps to improve immunity, cardiovascular health, eye function, digestive health, and more! Here are 10 Health Benefits of Plums:
  • Increases Cardiovascular Health
  • Improves Digestion
  • Boosts the Immune System
  • Strengthens Teeth and Bones
  • Supports Weight Loss
  • Supports Brain Function
  • High Source of Antioxidants
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Reduces the Risk of Cancer
  • Excellent for Eyes

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Top 12 Incredible Health Benefits of Raisins to Help You Decide!

Raisins have been revered as a healthy snack for centuries containing just the right amount of sugar, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to curb a sweet tooth while offering plenty of health benefits. They are made from seedless grapes, which are harvested and sun-dried to turn their skins into the gorgeous shades of caramel and brown that they are known for. Being a dense source of energy and nutrients, raisins are one of the best and most affordable health foods in the world and are they are perfectly suitable for all ages.

Helping to improve digestion, lower cholesterol, increase energy, boost heart health, and reduce the risk of several diseases, raisins are the perfect addition to any lunchbox, snack pack or salad. They can also be used in cooking and baking, increasing the health and nutritional value of any meal.

Here are 12 Incredible Health Benefits of Raisins:
  • Amazing for Digestion
  • Improves Oral Health
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Regulates Blood Sugar
  • Plenty of Natural Energy
  • Reduces the Risk of Cancer
  • Excellent Source of Iron
  • Stimulates Libido
  • Weight Management
  • Boosts Bone Health
  • Prevents Cramping
  • Strengthens Immunity

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13 Incredible Health Benefits of Cauliflower (#12 WILL SURPRISE YOU)

Cauliflower is a highly nutritious cruciferous vegetable that offers incredible health benefits for your entire body. It is low in calories, contains no fat and fills you up with fiber, as well as containing essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Studies have shown that the consumption of cauliflower improves digestion, boosts immunity, strengthens teeth and bones, improves cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, and so much more! It can be eaten in multiple ways: raw, steamed, grilled, and stir fried, and can even be made into a delicious type of mash. It’s most recent form replaces multiple types of flour, being used as pizza bases, tortillas, and wraps.

Here are 13 health benefits of cauliflower:
  • It Helps You to Lose Weight
  • It Keeps Your Digestive Tract Healthy
  • It’s Excellent for Immunity
  • It Maintains and Protects Youthfulness
  • It Boosts Brain Function
  • It’s an Anti-Inflammatory
  • It’s a Natural Diuretic
  • It Prevents Diabetes
  • It Reduces Bad Cholesterol
  • It Protects the Skeletal System
  • It Prevents Cancer
  • It Keeps Your Heart Healthy
  • It’s Nutrient Dense

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A beautiful, green cruciferous vegetable, broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked, and offers more than a handful of health benefits.

Broccoli’s crunchy stems and delicate blossoms make it the most nutritious edible flower on earth, and finds itself a family member of cabbage, kale, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. It is nutrient dense, full of fiber and offers a refreshingly bittersweet flavor, the perfect inclusion in any meal.

Here’s a list of health benefits that you will get from crunching through just a few florets of broccoli per week:

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Kale is a frilly, leafy cruciferous vegetable that has recently been discovered by super-food detectives, quickly rising to the top of the charts as being a superior source of fiber, vitamins and essential minerals.

Resembling a mix of parsley and crinkly lettuce, Kale was once thought to be nothing more than decorative, but has since been unashamedly presented as an item of vitality and necessity for ultimate health. Offering more than 7 times the daily recommended value of Vitamin K, as well as being packed with iron, Vitamin A, B6, C, E and a multitude of anti-oxidants, it becomes obvious why its name has been proudly displayed on the chests of the health conscious. Whether choosing green or purple varieties, Kale offers you and your family the nutritional advantage that you deserve, being known to improve your health from the very first bite!


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10 Health Benefits of Green Beans (#5 WILL SURPRISE YOU)

Green beans, also known as snap peas and string beans are a healthy addition to any diet as they contain abundant health benefits which impact your entire body.

They are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and water, as well antioxidants, flavonoids and flavor. Best served steamed, they can also be eaten raw or added to your favorite dish.

Here are 10 health benefits that green beans offer you:
  • They are Full of Dietary Fiber
  • They are Loaded with Vitamin C
  • They Contain a Healthy Dose of Iron
  • They Protect Your Heart from Cardiovascular Disease
  • They Contain Silicon
  • They are Excellent for Eye Health
  • They are Very Low in Calories
  • They Contain Protein
  • They Prevent Osteoporosis
  • They are Excellent for Pre-Natal Support

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10 Health Benefits Of Spinach (NO 7 IS MY FAVOURITE)

Spinach is a beautifully light leafy green vegetable made famous by Popeye’s exploding biceps and knock-out punch.

While many would laugh it off as a simple salad ingredient with no real power, they couldn’t be more wrong! Spinach is one of nature’s most powerful sources of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, offering a heap of health benefits in every fistful.

Here’s a list of health kicks that you can expect every time you eat it:

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10 Incredible Health Benefits of Cabbage (#4 WILL SURPRISE YOU)

Cabbage is a delicious leafy green or purple plant that compliments any dish, and it comes packed with incredible health benefits. Studies have proven that cabbage improves digestion, promotes weight loss, prevents cancer, strengthens the cardiovascular system and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.

It’s part of the cruciferous vegetable family, making it one of nature’s best health foods as well as offering plenty of life giving hydration for every cell of your body.

You can add it to salads, stir fries, tacos, wraps or simply eat it raw. The more, the better, and here’s why:
  • It Is Super Low in Calories
  • It’s Packed with Fiber
  • It Lowers Cholesterol
  • It’s a Powerful Immune Booster
  • It Build Better Bones
  • It is a Natural Diuretic
  • It Helps to Relieve Hypertension
  • It Prevents Cancer
  • It’s a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory
  • It Heals Injuries Faster

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13 Bountiful Benefits of Bok Choy (#10 Will Surprise You)

Bok Choy is a delicious green vegetable from the cabbage family that offers your body incredible health benefits. Being a cruciferous vegetable makes it one of nature’s most powerful healers for multiple ailments: it boosts immunity, improves digestion, prevents cancer and lowers blood pressure.

Bok Choy is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, energy and antioxidants, which make it a great addition to salads, stir fries, soups and can even be served on its own.

Here are 13 bountiful benefits of Boy Choy:
  • It’s a Powerful Immune Booster
  • It Improves Eyesight
  • It Repairs Brittle Bones and Teeth
  • It Oxygenates Your Body
  • It Helps to Eliminate Excess Fluid
  • It Reduces Caloric Load
  • It Is Fat Free
  • It’s Full of Dietary Fiber
  • It Helps to Reduce Blood Pressure
  • It’s Great for Your Brain
  • It’s Extremely Hydrating
  • It Prevents Cancer
  • It’s Exceptionally Alkalizing

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Health Benefits of Green Peas: 10 Reasons to Make Them Part of Your Lifestyle!

Green peas are an ancient type of cultivated vegetable that has incredible health benefits, such as improving digestion, preventing heart disease, lowering cholesterol, and keeping the entire body strong and young.

They are green in color and grow in pods, which are also edible, and are categorized as legumes. The American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Cancer Society recommend adding legumes to the diet to increase health, lifespan, and energy. Filled with protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, these sweet seed-like bulbs are perfect to add to any meal or to have on their own. They can be bought fresh, canned, frozen, and dried, and are popular to add to curries, soups, wraps, and as a side dish.

Here are 10 Health Benefits of  Green Peas:
  • Healthy for the Heart
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Regulates Blood Sugar
  • Strengthens Immunity
  • Naturally Anti-Aging
  • Excellent for Digestion
  • Keeps Bones Strong
  • Promotes Good Eyesight
  • Prevents Stomach Cancer
  • Anti-Inflammatory

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12 Incredible Health Benefits of Celery

Celery is a crispy, crunchy savory green vegetable, most often overlooked as a diet snack.

However, it contains so many vitamins and minerals and healthy compounds that are so incredibly good for you that you should be happy to snack on it- no matter what your frame looks like!

Here are 12 incredible health benefits of celery:
  • It Keeps You Hydrated
  • It is a Negative Calorie Food
  • It Helps to Relieve Hypertension
  • It Soothes Heartburn
  • It is high in Vitamin K
  • It Reduces Bloating and Constipation
  • It’s the Perfect Low Sodium Salty Snack
  • It Promotes Sexual Arousal
  • It Lowers LDL (Bad) Cholesterol Levels
  • It is Full of Antioxidants and Minerals
  • It Reduces Stress
  • It Freshens Up Your Breath

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Top 10 Proven Health Benefits of Mint Leaves (#7 Is My Favorite)

Mint is a medicinal herb that has incredible flavor and amazing health benefits. Its leaves are commonly used in salads, teas and in cocktails, both for their refreshing taste and for their healing properties. It dates back thousands of years, even being discovered in Egyptian pyramids where it was once used as a breath freshener, aphrodisiac and healer of multiple ailments. Today mint is used to flavor toothpaste, chewing gum and candy as well as being used in multiple cosmetic products as the ultimate freshener.

It’s available all year round and can easily be grown at home, offering beautiful green leaves that can help to cure headaches, relieve indigestion and boost immunity. It’s also great for maintaining healthy eyes, skin and bones due to its rich source of vitamins and minerals as well as being loaded with plenty of cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Here are 10 reasons to include more mint in your diet:
  • Improves Digestion
  • Stimulates the Brain
  • Helps to Prevent Colds and Flu
  • Keeps Eyes Naturally Healthy
  • Maintains Strong Bones and Teeth
  • Reduces IBS Symptoms
  • Protects Against Cancer and Radiation
  • Eliminates Viruses and Bacteria
  • Helps to Combat Depression
  • Stimulates Weight Loss

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10 Health Benefits of Olives to Help You Find Out!

Native to the Mediterranean region, olives are a small type of drupe fruit which is packed with plenty of life-giving health benefits, such as helping to increase energy, nourish skin and hair, stabilize blood sugar, and prevent several types of disease. Many olives start off green and turn black when they ripen and can be cured in different ways: pickled, salted, dried, and soaked in brine, water, or an alkali solution. They are delicious, nutritious, and super healthy, making them easy to incorporate into your healthy lifestyle.

Both green and black olives can be eaten on their own or added to a variety of dishes, ranging from pasta dishes, pizza, seafood paellas, rice plates, salads, soups, and can even be used in martinis and cocktail drinks. They contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plenty of healthy fats, which makes them one of nature’s most delicious ways to improve overall health.

Here are 10 Health benefits of Olives:
  • Reduces the Risk of Obesity
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Improves Cardiovascular Health
  • Stabilizes Blood Pressure
  • Helps to Prevent Cancer
  • Keeps Skeletal System Healthy
  • Natural Anti-Inflammatory
  • Excellent for Digestive Health
  • Boosts Energy
  • Amazing for Skin and Hair

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10 Proven Health Benefits of Crimini Mushrooms (#7 WILL SURPRISE YOU)

Crimini mushrooms, also known as Baby Bella, Portobello and Cremini mushrooms are coffee colored button mushrooms that are prominent in the kitchens of top chefs, wives and anyone who wants to improve their health.

They are low fat, high flavor vitamin and mineral bombs that spice up any dish with the promise of adding flavor and boosting overall wellbeing.

Here are 10 health benefits of Crimini Mushrooms:
  • They are Very Low in Calories
  • They Fill You Up With Fiber
  • They Contain Vitamin D
  • They Improve Your Metabolism
  • They Contain a Good Amount of Zinc
  • They are a Great Source of Iron
  • They Improve Fertility
  • They Help to Reduce Estrogen Dominanc
  • They Keep You Younger for Longer
  • They Contain Copper

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Top 10 Incredible Health Benefits of Corn (#6 WILL SURPRISE YOU)

Corn, also known as maize, is an incredibly delicious vegetable which is full of nutrition and contains plenty of health benefits for your entire body. It’s a summer treat that is so simple to prepare and easy to immediately incorporate into any diet, offering fiber, vitamins, minerals and plenty of energy-giving carbohydrates.

Many people have fallen for the claim that corn is bad for your health, either due to its GMO (genetically modified) profile or its perceived sugar load. It’s important to keep in mind that raw, whole, organic corn is an entirely different product to corn syrup, GMO field corn and maize products like chips and bread. Only 3-4% of US corn is GMO, which means that 96-97% is ready for you to get your hands and teeth on for better health. While corn does contain excellent amounts of carbohydrates and natural plant sugars, it also contains a heavy dose of dietary fiber, offering as much as 50% of the daily requirement per cup serving. This prevents any blood sugar imbalances and allows your body to absorb the sugar at an optimum rate, making it a healthy choice even for diabetics.

Here are 10 compelling reasons to eat more corn:
  • Speeds Up Weight Loss
  • Improves Digestive Health
  • Brilliant for Eyesight
  • Helps to Lower LDL Cholesterol Levels
  • An Excellent Pre-Biotic
  • Prevents Anemia
  • Rich Source of Protein
  • Helps to Keep Blood Healthy
  • Keeps Nerves and Muscles Healthy
  • Extremely Nourishing for Your Body

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10 Extraordinary Health Benefits of Coffee (#8 WILL SURPRISE YOU)

Coffee is a delicious drink with a signature scent and plenty of health benefits, including boosting energy, improving liver health, reducing stress and even helping to prevent life threatening diseases such as cancer. It has been brewed for centuries, using freshly dried coffee beans originating from Africa and Asia, now boasting cultivation in over 70 tropical countries in the world. Coffee is the second most popular drink of all time, with water being the only thirst quencher to beat it.

It’s best taken in its purest, most organic form without adding too much fat, milk, sugar and syrups, and even better when brewed with filtered water. One to five cups per day has proven to do your body worlds of good, and is encouraged as a regular in your diet.

Here are 10 extraordinary health benefits of drinking coffee:
  • It’s A Fat Free Fix
  • It Pumps up Your Energy Levels
  • It’s Low in Calories
  • It’s Full of Antioxidants
  • It Balances Cholesterol
  • It Boosts Brain Power
  • It Improves Athletic Performance
  • It Protects Your Liver
  • It’s a Natural Diuretic
  • It Reduces Stress

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Chamomile tea has long been a source of calm before bedtime, but this tea is so much more than just a soothing night cap!

It offers multiple health benefits for your entire body, which makes it worth investing in for optimum health.

Here’s how you can benefit from drinking more chamomile tea:

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The Top 10 Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is the oldest herbal tea known on earth, dating back more than 4000 years since its discovery in China.

It is the least processed tea on the market, offering a host of long-term health benefits if consumed regularly. Green tea was originally used in Chinese and Indian medicine to heal and soothe just about any ailment, and has since gained global popularity. Containing powerful antioxidants, caffeine and nutrients this should become your beverage of choice if you truly value your wellbeing!


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11 Amazing Health Benefits of Ginseng Tea: Why You Need to Try It!

Ginseng tea is one of the most popular herbal supplements in the world because it contains so many incredible health benefits and is easy to include as a part of any healthy lifestyle plan. It is both nutritious and delicious takes less than 2-minutes to brew and enjoy. There are 3 main varieties of ginseng tea, namely American, Asian, and Siberian, which all contain the same powerful health benefits, such as improving digestion, increasing immunity, relieving menstrual symptoms, and boosting brain function.

The American Academy of Family Physicians has confirmed that ginseng tea is full of anti-carcinogenic compounds, which makes it a great health tonic to reduce the risk of developing cancer and several other forms of disease. Panax, the botanical name for ginseng, means “all heal” in Greek, which implies just how incredible it can be for your entire body just by the name it’s been given! Containing plenty of polyphenolic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant compounds makes this tea one of nature’s best beverages for better health!

Here are 11 Health Benefits of Ginseng Tea:
  • Boosts the Immune System
  • Keeps the Heart Healthy
  • Improves Brain Function
  • Supports Natural Weight Loss
  • Helps to Prevent Cancer
  • Stabilizes Blood Sugar Levels
  • Naturally Reduces Inflammation
  • Treats Sexual Dysfunction
  • Reduces Anxiety and Improves Mood
  • Keeps Lungs Healthy
  • Soothes Menstrual Cramps and Symptoms

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25 INCREDIBLE Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water on an Empty Stomach (#14 IS MY FAVOURITE)

Lemon water is incredibly good for you, with incredible health benefits.

Filled with vitamins, minerals, fiber and energy. It helps to kick start your metabolism, eliminates toxins, rejuvenates skin and has an alkaline effect on every cell in your body.

Whether you have it hot or cold, here are 25 reasons to drink more lemon water:
  • It Revs Your Metabolism
  • It Detoxifies Your Body
  • It Relieves Constipation
  • It Wakes You Up
  • It Is a Natural Diuretic
  • It Prevents Colds and Flu
  • It Reduces Blood Pressure
  • It’s a Natural Anti-Inflammatory
  • It Gives You Clearer Skin
  • It Rehydrates your Entire Body
  • It Promotes Weight Loss
  • It Reduces Stress Levels
  • It Gives You Better Breath
  • It’s Protects Your Body from Disease
  • It Keeps Your Eyes Healthy
  • It Makes You Happy
  • It Improves Athletic Recovery
  • It Helps to Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels
  • It’s Good for Your Brain
  • It’s a Great Bone Builder
  • It’s Fat Free
  • It’s Low in Calories
  • It’s Excellent for Pregnant Women
  • It’s Good for Your Liver
  • It’s Vitamin and Mineral Rich

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13 Incredible Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an incredibly healthy addition to your diet, filled with multiple health benefits in its rich, tangy flavor. It dates back thousands of years, treating every ailment from cuts to warts to diabetes, heart disease and congested sinuses.

It has commonly been used as a salad dressing, and tastes delicious with olive oil and seasoning, but can also be taken in a glass of water or in everyday cooking. Being a form of sour wine, it contains plenty of antioxidants, acids and anti-bacterial properties, all of which improve the health of your body.

Here are 13 incredible benefits of apple cider vinegar:
  • It Improves Heart Health
  • It Increases Satiation
  • It Helps to Relieve Nasal Congestion
  • It Reduces Heartburn
  • It Improves Energy
  • It Helps to Balance Blood Sugar
  • It Soothes a Sore Throat
  • It Keeps You Young
  • It Reduces Fat Absorption
  • It Prevents Cancer
  • It Detoxifies Your Body
  • It Improves Your Breath
  • It Reduces Muscle Cramps

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Balsamic Vinegar: 12 Incredible Health Benefits

Used primarily as a condiment, balsamic vinegar can be drizzled on salads, berries, and pasta dishes to increase not only the flavor but also the nutritional value of any meal. It contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and polyphenols that are incredibly good for your health, and it’s low in sodium and has no fat.

Traditional balsamic vinegar is made from the reduction of a white grape which originates from Modena in Italy. Its use dates back as far as 1046 A.D and it is highly valued by gourmet chefs for its velvety color and rich flavor today. It ages in wooden barrels for 3-12 years and ranges in fluidity and taste accordingly.

Here are 12 health benefits of balsamic vinegar:
  • Promotes fat loss
  • Improves digestion
  • Keeps the immune system strong
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Reduces the Risk of Hypertension
  • Prevents cancer
  • Balances blood sugar
  • Strengthens bones
  • Treats Wounds
  • Anti-aging
  • Treats heartburn and acid reflux
  • Mineral rich

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10 Amazing Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Thought all fats are made equal? Think again. Coconut oil is officially a super food, offering you a multitude of health benefits and many fun ways to use it. Whether you sizzle it, melt it or simply slather it all over your body, here’s some of the health benefits that you can expect from this one simple addition to your daily routine:
  • Coconut oil makes you lean
  • Coconut oil reduces stress
  • Keeps your teeth and bones strong
  • Prevents disease
  • Makes your hair stronger
  • Kills germs
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Keeps your liver healthy
  • Improves digestion
  • Coconut oil helps you look younger

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil (#8 IS MY FAVORITE)

The health benefits of lavender oil are incredible and include improving circulation, promoting better sleep and clearing problem skin. Ancient manuscripts confirm that it has been used for over 2000 years both for its medicinal properties and for its unforgettable fragrance. Lavender essential oil has proven to be the most versatile of essential oils and is one of the few that can be applied directly onto your skin without using a carrier oil. It is gentle and calming, but exceptionally powerful and is used primarily for medicinal purposes.

A few drops can be added to pillows or a hot bath to relieve stress, and can be applied to skin irritations and wounds to soothe and heal. It can also be used as a room spray or insect repellant while clearing your mind and toning your skin. Lavender essential oil can also be used in the kitchen and has become a popular addition to a variety of baked goods and chocolate. It can be added to sauces and pies, or drizzled into an exotic dish: a few drops offer a powerful aroma and plenty of flavor.

Health Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil:
  • Sleep Aid
  • Acne
  • Muscle Tension
  • Migraines
  • Urine Flow
  • Candida
  • Skin Infections
  • Respiratory Support
  • Healthy Blood
  • Diabetes

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12 Amazing Health Benefits of Chia Seeds (#9 Will Surprise You)

Chia seeds may not be the most common item on your shopping list, but they should be because they are packed with nutrition and multiple health benefits! They are easy to digest and even easier to prepare, adding a mild and nutty flavor to smoothies, porridge and desserts.

Their cultivation dates back as far as 5000 years and Chia seeds have become a popular go-to item in the health community. Studies have shown that they offer incredible energy and powerful nutrients that can significantly boost your health.

Here are 12 reasons to eat more Chia seeds:
  • They Boost Your Energy Levels
  • They Meet Your Fiber Requirements
  • They Increase Brain Power
  • They Help you to Lose Weight
  • They Build Lean and Strong Muscles
  • They Improve Dental Health
  • They are Great for Your Heart
  • They are Naturally Anti-Inflammatory
  • They are Anti-Ageing Super Foods
  • They Help to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
  • They Oxygenate Your Body
  • They Relieve Stress

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10 Proven Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a flavorful spice, perfect for sweet and savory dishes and packed with abundant benefits for your health.

What once was considered a luxury item can be bought almost anywhere today, either whole bark or ground, and it’s the perfect addition to your spice rack if you want to invest in your health. Whether you sprinkle it on pancakes, or have it in your tea, or whether it’s tucked deeply into savory dishes and baked goodies.

Here are some of the amazing health benefits you will reap from having it:

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10 Incredible Health Benefits Of Using Clove Oil

For over 2000 years Indian and Asian cultures have relied on the buds of the evergreen clove tree, both for its powerful flavor and for its incredible health benefits. Whole cloves are still commonly used in multiple cuisines today, but it’s the clove essential oil that has homeopaths, medical practitioners and the health community abuzz.

Clove oil has been proven to relieve tooth ache, treat injuries and improve problem skin. For centuries, it has been used as a powerful aphrodisiac as well as aiding in curing digestive disorders, eye infections, and respiratory problems. It is such a powerful oil that it should be used in diluted in a 1:4 ratio solution with a carrier oil, such as jojoba or grapeseed oil, which can then be massaged into skin, dabbed onto swollen gums or used as an ingredient in an exotic meal. Clove oil has become so popular for its medicinal purposes that it is currently added to soaps, perfumes, and skin care products. It also serves as an effective insect repellant, as well as deterring cats and unwelcomed visitors.

Here are 10 reasons to include clove essential oil in your lifestyle:
  • Clears Acne
  • Tooth Ache
  • Candida
  • Antioxidants
  • Intestinal Parasites
  • Improves Circulation
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Heals Infections
  • Diabetes
  • Eye Infections

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8 Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric has many interesting uses apart from giving your curries that have a deep orangey and yellowy sunset color. It is also used for: flavoring; in certain spiritual rituals; as a preservative; a good pesticide as well as in beauty products. It truly is one diverse plant and that is why so many people love it!

It comes from the ginger family and its binomial name is Curcuma longa. It is native to Indonesia and India and was originally used as dye however people soon after realized that it had some impressive health benefits. Because of its deep color, it was traditionally called “Indian saffron”. It is also rich in potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, iron as well as in dietary fiber. It almost has no cholesterol nor calories. As the calorie watchers celebrate! In a nutshell Turmeric could possibly be one of the most useful and significant nutritional supplements that is available right now!

Let’s look at some of the amazing 8 Health Benefits of Turmeric (they are definitely plenty more but we just wanted to highlight a few otherwise this would be a never ending article because turmeric is THAT amazing!):
  • A super effective and safe Anti-Inflammatory
  • The chief active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcumin
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis reliever
  • Can prevent cancer
  • Diabetes Type 2 can be prevented
  • It plays a role in fighting depression
  • Guards and protects yours cardiovascular
  • May prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease
  • Aging may be slowed down

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12 Health Benefits of Wasabi: Why It’s So Good for You

Wasabi, also known as Japanese horseradish, comes from the same family of plants as mustard, cabbage, and cauliflower and offers incredible health benefits. It has been highly regarded for its medicinal properties since ancient times, which includes improving the digestive, cardiovascular, and immune systems while also reducing the risk of developing several diseases.

Wasabi root is traditionally grown in streams and moist, shady areas in Japan, but is now also being commercially grown in similar areas in the US. Authentic wasabi, when grated, forms a light green, roughly textured, and pungent paste that is far more beneficial to health than any other radish or attempts at mimicking the real product. It is most commonly known as the green paste on a sushi plate, but being a spicy root vegetable means that it can also be added to soups, salads, sauces, and alongside roasts. It has also been used as a spicy coating on peanuts, which serves as a healthy snack packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Here are 12 Health Benefits of Including Wasabi in Your Diet
  • Improves Digestion and Promotes Weight Loss
  • Excellent for Cardiovascular Health
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Naturally Antibacterial
  • Prevents Cavities
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Prevents Several Types of Cancer
  • Relieves Respiratory Conditions
  • Stimulates Bone Metabolism
  • Can Treat Eczema
  • Fights Fungal Infections
  • Incredibly Nutritious

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Health Benefits of Okra

The health benefits of okra include its ability to lower total cholesterol levels, improve digestive health, improve vision, boost skin health, protect infant health, prevent certain cancers, strengthen bones, improve cardiovascular health, aid the immune system, lower blood pressure, and protect heart health.

Okra is a flowering plant that is known in many parts of the world as ladies’ fingers or bhindi, and is most highly prized because of its seed pods. The scientific name of this interesting plant is Abelmoschus esculentus and it is unsure where the actual beginning of this vegetable was. Contrasting research says that it could have been South Asian, West African, and Ethiopian in origin, but the jury is still out. America is the main country that calls this vegetable okra, and it has many names around the world.

Health Benefits of Okra:
  • Digestive Health
  • Vision Booster
  • Skin Health
  • Immune System
  • Blood Pressure and Heart Health
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Health Benefits of Coriander

The health benefits of coriander include its use in the treatment of skin inflammation , high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, mouth ulcers, anemia, indigestion, menstrual disorders, smallpox, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, and blood sugar disorders, while also benefiting eye care.

Coriander, commonly known as Dhania in the Indian Subcontinent and Cilantro in the Americas and some parts of Europe, is an herb that is extensively used around the world as a condiment, garnish, or decoration on culinary dishes. Its scientific name is Coriandrum Sativum L. Its leaves and fruits have a recognizable and pleasant aroma and are commonly used raw or dried for culinary applications.

Its uses in global food preparation is only the tip of the iceberg. Unbeknownst to many people, coriander is packed with potential health benefits that most people completely miss when they toss this garnish into the garbage after eating their meal. It has eleven components of essential oils, six types of acids (including ascorbic acid, better known as vitamin-C), minerals and vitamins, each having a number of beneficial properties. A more complete list is given below.
  • Skin inflammation
  • Skin disorders
  • Low cholesterol levels
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood pressure
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Anemia
  • Anti-allergic properties
  • Salmonella protection
  • Bone health
  • Digestion
  • Smallpox
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Eye care
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Blood sugar and diabetes

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Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

The health benefits of Aloe Vera are numerous, beginning with improving the digestive system all the way to preserving food; it can result in optimal health in the long run. Aloe Vera strengthens the immune system, delays the aging process, cures dermatitis, alleviates menstrual problems, reduces arthritis pain, heals wounds, cures nausea, eliminates ulcers, lowers blood sugar levels, prevents diabetes, reduces oxidative stress, inhibits cancerous growth, heals the side effects of radiotherapy treatments, promotes hair growth, and soothes acid reflux symptoms.

This widely useful plant also lowers cholesterol and triglycerides, improves cardiovascular functions, alleviates joint and muscle pain, enhances life span, and cures gum diseases. This plant has been used for ages to alleviate pain, since it has excellent anti-inflammatory properties.

Studies are still being conducted to discover more benefits of the aloe plant that will undoubtedly make it even more important in the medicinal practices of cultures all around the world. Health Benefits of Aloe Vera:
  • Improves Digestive System
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Halts Cancerous Growth
  • Heals Side Effects of Radiotherapy Treatments
  • Cures Dermatitis
  • Promotes Hair Growth
  • Reduces Arthritis Pain
  • Relieves Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Cures Wounds
  • Cures Menstrual Problems
  • Alleviates Nausea
  • Reduces Blood Sugar Level
  • Prevents Oxidative Stress
  • Soothes Acid Reflux Symptoms
  • Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides
  • Improves Cardiovascular Functions
  • Cures Gum Diseases
  • Preserves Food
  • Boosts Oxygenation of the Blood
  • Delays the Aging Process

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10 Proven Health Benefits of Rosemary

Rosemary is a beautiful Mediterranean herb, popularized for its multiple health benefits and grown globally on evergreen bushes. It has a pine-like scent, giving a hot cup of water or your favorite dish an inviting aroma and unforgettable flavor.

It’s easy to grow in pots, and even easier to locate at your local supermarket: however you next have it.

Here are the health benefits of including it in your diet:
  • It Boosts Mental Performance
  • It is Great for Eye Health
  • It Powers Up Your Immune System
  • It is Excellent for Circulation
  • It Supports Strong Bones
  • It Prevents Hearing Loss
  • It is Full of B-Vitamins
  • It Helps to Relieve Tension
  • It Balances Body Fluids
  • It Contains Healthy Fats

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12 Proven Health Benefits of Lemongrass (#8 IS MY FAVORITE)

Lemongrass is a delicious culinary and medicinal herb used in multiple forms for it’s incredible health benefits. It can be steeped into a fragrant cup of tea, or can be added to salads and various types of cuisine.

It has a wonderful lemon scent and offers a mild and slightly sweet taste. Studies have proven that lemongrass can improve digestion, lower cholesterol and reduce stress. It also helps to cure infections, boost immunity and improve brain function.

Whether you decide to have it as a tea or add it to your favorite meal, here are 12 reasons to include lemongrass in your lifestyle:
  • Improves Digestion
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Detoxifies Your Entire Body
  • Cures Colds and Flu
  • Helps You to Lose Weight
  • Relieves Joint Pain
  • Destroys Cancer Cells
  • Elevates Your Mood
  • Great for New Mothers
  • Improves Your Complexion
  • Relieves Tension
  • Boosts Brain Function

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Health Benefits Of Lemongrass (Serai)

The health benefits of lemongrass include relief from stomach disorders, insomnia, respiratory disorders, fever, aches, infections, rheumatism and edema. The defensive antioxidant activity of the lemongrass herb protects against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and helps in maintaining optimum cholesterol levels, cellular health, nervous system, healthy skin and immune system. It is also effective in treating type 2 diabetes, cancer, and obesity, while also aiding in detoxification. It is extensively used in aromatherapy and helps to combat fatigue, anxiety and body odor.

Lemongrass contains antioxidants, flavonoids and phenolic compounds such as luteolin, glycosides, quercetin, kaempferol, elimicin, catecol, chlorogenic acid, and caffeic acid, all of which help in providing an impressive range of medicinal aids. The main component of lemongrass is lemonal or citral, which has anti-fungal and antimicrobial qualities, while also providing a distinct lemony smell. Some of the most well known health benefits of lemongrass include:

Health Benefits Of Lemongrass:
  • Cholesterol
  • Detoxification
  • Cancer
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Fever
  • Infections
  • Aches
  • Nervous System
  • Type-2 Diabetes
  • Rheumatism
  • Immune System
  • Skin Care
  • Cellular Health
  • Edema
  • Aromatherapy
  • Obesity
  • Body Odor
  • Insect Repellant
  • Culinary Usage

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Health Benefits of Moringa

Moringa oleifera, also known as drumstick tree, is a highly valued and versatile plant which belongs to the Moringaceae family. Moringa is a fast growing, deciduous tree that is native to India and is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas all over Asia, Africa and South America. It is widely known with many other names, including Horseradish tree and Ben oil tree.

Although modern science has only recently discovered its value, moringa has been imparting a multitude of benefits across various cultures since ancient times. Moringa was valued by the Romans, Egyptians and Greeks for its medicinal impact on a range of ailments. Today, usage of moringa has been encouraged by various humanitarian organizations to combat malnutrition and its effects in poverty-stricken regions, mainly due to its economic viability and rapid growth.

The moringa tree has thick, whitish bark with droopy, fragile branches and long, green, oval-shaped leaflets. In Ayurvedic therapy, moringa is valued for its impressive range of therapeutic uses, commonly attributed to its antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties. In some areas, it is simply known as ‘shigru’.

Health Benefits of Moringa:
  • Antioxidants
  • Edema
  • Liver Protection
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Healthy Skin
  • Diabetes
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Cancer
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Bone Health
  • Immunosuppressive Effects
  • Herpes
  • Cardiovascular Protection
  • Anti-allergenic Behavior
  • Asthma
  • Anti-fungal Properties
  • Hair Care
  • Urolithiasis
  • Wound Healing
  • Hypertension
  • Sickle Cell Disease
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