Cinnamon aids in the regulation of weight and lowers blood sugar. It is delicious on toast, apples, oatmeal, rice pudding, and in coffee or tea. I add cinnamon (and sometimes turmeric) to health-promoting smoothies.
Ingesting cinnamon helps to reduce the food-supply to tumors, and is a natural anti-inflammatory agent.
Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, and is sometimes added to a foot-soak or a facial treatment to soften skin.
Tea made with cinnamon can soothe a sore throat.
Cinnamon may help to preserve one’s power of memory.
Blueberries contain vitamins A and C, zinc, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium, are high in fiber and low in calories. The USDA Human Nutrition Center (HNRCA) has ranked blueberries at the very top of antioxidant activity within a range of forty-one fruits and vegetables.
Blueberries are rich in natural health-enhancers, including vitamin C, vitamin A, zinc, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium. They also have many antioxidant properties, and help in the prevention of:
Blueberries have recently acquired a reputation for enhancing one’s cardiovascular health, and their antioxidants naturally help in the prevention of cancer. Recent research has added to the blueberry’s list of powerful properties.
Metabolic syndrome, or pre-diabetes, is exhibited in those with a particular combination of health anomalies, including larger-than-normal amounts of abdominal fat, elevated blood-sugar, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides. Together, those conditions are likely to cause diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes.
Laboratory-rats that for 90 days consumed blueberry-enriched powder as two percent of their diet had less abdominal fat, lower triglycerides, lower cholesterol, and improved fasting glucose and insulin sensitivity than the control-group, who had no blueberry component in their diets.
Blueberry ingestion was determined to have a positive affect on specific genes related to fat-burning and fat-storage. Where muscle tissue is concerned, alterations in genes related to glucose-uptake were discovered to have been caused by the intake of blueberries.
Research also indicated that “metabolic syndrome” is caused not only by abdominal fat, as previously believed by the medical industry, but by insulin resistance in one’s skeletal muscle system, an anomaly which alters energy-storage and causes metabolic syndrome.
Eating blueberries can help to prevent insulin-resistance, lower the related belly-fat, reduce cholesterol levels, and its numerous antioxidants can help to stave-off age-related brain disorders.
Blueberries contain an antioxidant compound called pterostilbene, a compound similar to resveratrol, which has been found to reduce cholesterol as well as dangerous prescription drugs.
Just as dried cherries do, blueberries, when added to ground beef before cooking, help reduce the formation of cancer-causing heterocyclic amines (HCA).
In Europe, the bilberry has most of the same properties as the blueberry. One of the many things they have in common is anthocyanin, the substance that makes them blue, which is beneficial to the cardiovascular system and is believed to lower blood-pressure. Bilberries have been used to enhance eyesight since World War 11, when pilots who ate bilberry jam attributed their improved night-vision to the tiny fruit. Bilberries are also said to aid in relief of varicose veins and gum-disease as they promote healthy circulation. Caution must be taken with bilberries by those who are taking blood-thinnning drugs, as they are a natural blood-thinner.
Blueberries can be added to a morning smoothie that you make with yogurt in a blender, together with whatever other fruits you have in stock. Frozen blueberries can be much less expensive than fresh ones, easier to store, and retain most of their antioxidant properties. When used in a smoothie, frozen blueberries make it ice-cold (see my photograph). This preparation makes a health-promoting breakfast, and is delicious as well. Staying well is the best thing you can do in this ailing world.
Apples, because of their pectin, polyphenols and bioflavonoids, have properties that really can, like the old adage says, keep the doctor away.
In 1996, a study was conducted in Finland to determine whether or not eating apples can lower cholesterol. The Finnish team determined that eating three apples a day for three months can help lower a person’s LDL, or low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) level by twenty points. Apples contain quercetin, an antioxidant which also helps to reduce the amount of LDL in the bloodstream.
Another Finnish study’s results promote the theory that the polyphenols in apples can inhibit lung cancer.
Apples, having natural ACE-inhibitor properties, can help to relax arteries, lower blood pressure and improve the pumping ability of the heart. The apple is also a hemetic, an agent that builds up the blood.
Eating apples can reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease. The well-known Women’s Health Study found that females who regularly ate foods high in flavonoids, such as apples and onions, had a 35% reduction in cardiovascular events. The Finnish study found a lower risk of thrombic stroke among those who eat apples often. The study concluded that “flavonoid intake was strongly correlated with a decreased mortality from heart disease in elderly men and also negatively correlated with myocardial infarction.” The Finnish research team proved that the apple’s bioflavonoids have an effect on cerebrovascular health. Apples provide antioxidants for the body. Oxidative damage on cells by free radicals contributes to age-related brain deterioration. Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia are examples. The apple is an anti-Alzheimer’s agent. A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts suggests that whether the brain-oxidation is caused by genetics, metabolism, or dietary insufficiencies, apples can improve the condition. The apple can help to prevent sugar alcohol, or sorbitol, from being trapped in nerve and eye cells. Apples contain a natural aldose-reductase inhibitor, which can help to prevent this devastating effect of diabetes. Apples are a digestive aid, and help to prevent the absorption of fats. The health-benefits of apples are numerous, and autumn is harvest time.
(Natural News) As a one-time vegan, I have tremendous respect for the varied diets of people who are seeking improved health. But as a leading food scientist — and founder of CWC Labs — I pay attention to what’s really in food, regardless of how it’s positioned with marketing or propaganda. So I hate to... Read More […]
(Natural News) There is plenty that the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want you to know, and one of those inconvenient truths just got a huge credibility boost and renewed attention as a new study shows that it is possible to reverse type 2 diabetes through weight management alone. A groundbreaking study that was published in The... Read More […]
(Natural News) The liver is a very important organ that is, unfortunately, vulnerable to various toxic agents and harmful elements. Among these are drugs like paracetamol that, when taken in doses that exceed what’s recommended, can stress out or even damage the liver. Fortunately, an investigative team comprising of researchers from Saudi Arabia, Cairo, and […]
(Natural News) Robotic weeders are growing in popularity, an expert said, to support the growth and proliferation of specialty crops, or crops that are not mass-produced, and which include vegetables like broccoli, onions, lettuce, and tomatoes. The necessity for the utilization of robotic weeders comes from two issues: one, a lack of herbicides that can be. […]
(Natural News) While it’s no secret that battery technology has come quite a long way since the first time it was used in mobile devices, there are still many pitfalls associated with its usage. For one thing, lithium batteries, like the ones used in most smartphones, laptops, and other kinds of consumer electronics, tend to... Read More […]
(Natural News) The amount of electricity required to mine and transact Bitcoin is now so high that a small county in Washington state is having to kick production into overdrive. According to reports, Douglas County, located in almost the dead-center of the state, has some of the cheapest electricity rates in the country, and this has... Read More […]
(Natural News) It’s winter, so get that blood flowing to help you feel warm this season. Wisconsin-based doctor John Brill recommended six tips on how to improve blood circulation to get you warm this season. Wear loose clothes – Brill says that the most important tip is to keep hands and feet covered during winter. He... Read More […]
(Natural News) A new tax on sugary drinks that went into effect in Seattle at the beginning of the month has caused the price of some products there to double, and residents are voicing their unhappiness with the new rule. Seattle joined several other American cities in taxing sodas and other beverages sweetened with sugar.... Read More […]
(Natural News) As of Jan. 9, 2018, the U.K. will no longer allow manufacturers to use plastic microbeads in personal care products and cosmetics. To follow is a full ban on the sale of microbead-containing products, which will be implemented in July of this year. According to the DailyMail.co.uk, this is part of a nationwide... Read More […]
(Natural News) When we think of the dangers of Google and Facebook for kids, we tend to worry about them stumbling across information that isn’t age-appropriate or that they will become victims of internet predators. However, there is yet another legitimate concern that not everyone takes into account and that even the best parental control... Read More […]
EXCLUSIVE! The Gateway Pundit has obtained the stack of police reports filed in conjunction with the Joey Nelson case. Joseph Nelson is the active duty Marine who drew and fired on an armed intruder trying to break into his home, where his fiance and their 3 week old baby were. Nelson is currently in the […] The post Facts, Alternative Facts, & Inconsist […]
Never Trump hack Ana Navarro, who routinely criticizes President Trump for his language, cursed at the president in Spanish. Not only did Ana Navarro call President Trump a ‘c*nt’ and or ‘pussy’ (depending on the translation), she accused the president of being a racist. Stay classy Ana Navarro. Ana Navarro tweeted,”If @realDonaldTrump wants to try […] The p […]
AMERICAN HORROR STORY………. ELVIS, SNOW WHITE and WEDDINGS WITH ONLY THE KIDS! A California couple was arrested after police found their 13 children starved and shackled to their beds. The children were kept captive by their parents in filthy conditions. Several of the children are adults. The victims are age 2 to 29. When the […] The post FOUND=> FACEBOOK […]
Project Veritas set Twitter ablaze last week with back to back bombshell undercover videos exposing the social media giant for their ‘big brother’ practices and censorship of Trump supporters. New undercover footage reveals Twitter pays hundreds of employees to view everything you post in private messages including “sex messages” and “dick pics”. Twitter en […]
On Sunday RINO Jeff Flake compared President Trump to Joseph Stalin on ABC’s This Week. Flake believes he’s a brilliant historian. Sen. Flake says Pres. Trump is like Stalin by calling news media the "enemy of the people." https://t.co/ZPrz1GgRwv #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/yt8OBGzBsz — ABC News (@ABC) January 15, 2018 Flake also announced he was goi […]
Speaking at a function organized to start work on the Rs 43,129 crore Barmer oil refinery project here, Modi said drought and Congress walk hand-in-hand and the state saw end of drought when the party was shown the door. He said the Cong had only laid foundation stones for projects to claim credit.
Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif today compared the corruption cases against him to a 'flop' movie as he appeared before an accountability court trying him for graft in the Panama Papers scandal that forced him to resign.
US officials were concerned that the ex-wife of media magnate Rupert Murdoch -- who owns the newspaper -- was lobbying to push a major Chinese-funded construction project in Washington, a media report said.
Across the Middle East, millions of people who depend on UNRWA are bracing for the worst. The expected the US cut could also add instability to struggling host countries already coping with spillover from other regional crises.