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Why Drinking Black Tea Can Fight Diabetes

Why Drinking Black Tea Can Fight Diabetes

Long known for its antioxidants, immune boosting and, most recently, antihypertensive properties, black tea could have another health benefit. Black tea may be used to control diabetes, according to a study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists…

July 28, 22
Meet ACE the Worlds New Super Pepper

Meet ACE the Worlds New Super Pepper

Scientists have developed a pepper that contains more vitamins and antioxidants than any other variety. Just one ACE pepper, named after the vitamins it is rich in, contains the recommended daily intake of vitamin C and half that of A and E. The ACE pepper was discovered in Israel then…

July 28, 2
The Health Benefits of Organic Raw Chocolate

The Health Benefits of Organic Raw Chocolate

Chocolate is a healthy superfood that is bursting with antioxidants. Additionally, it benefits your heart, helps increase alertness and improves mood – all with very little caffeine. However, to reap the health benefits, you have to choose the right chocolate: chocolate that is pure, 100% organically grown, and…

July 27, 13
A Secret Experiment of Genetically Modified Potato Crops Discovered in England

A Secret Experiment of Genetically Modified Potato Crops Discovered in England

It was discovered yesterday that controversial trials of genetically modified crops have begun in ‘secret’ on a British farm. Locals were not told the GM potatoes that are engineered to be resistant to pests were planted earlier this year. But environmental campaigners warned that neighboring farms could be put at risk…

July 27, 9
The Mystery of Blue Ginger

The Mystery of Blue Ginger

I was at the grocery store yesterday when I noticed something I’d never seen… Blue Ginger. I was incredibly intrigued…it looked like ginger but had white flesh and pinkish skin with reddish brown rings. I decided to buy some and do a little research on this new herb I discovered. Turns out that…

July 23, 5
A Simple Guide to: What is High Cholesterol?

A Simple Guide to: What is High Cholesterol?

What is cholesterol? How much is to much cholesterol? Is cholesterol good or bad? Do I even need cholesterol? Over 40% of Americans have high cholesterol, but many have no idea what it is. I’ve created a simple guide to help demystify this fatty substance we call cholesterol.

July 21, 12
Are You Protecting Your Heart by Eating Turmeric

Are You Protecting Your Heart by Eating Turmeric

The compound that gives curry spice powder its yellowish color may protect arteries from fatty buildup, new research in mice shows. Curcumin, the main ingredient in the curry spice turmeric, is a naturally occurring antioxidant known as a polyphenol. Polyphenols are found in plants that have anti-inflammatory and…

July 21, 12
Don’t Miss the Longest Total Solar Eclipse of the Century

Don’t Miss the Longest Total Solar Eclipse of the Century

A total solar eclipse passing over some of Earth’s most densely populated regions will occur on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, and may become the most viewed eclipse ever. The next solar eclipse that’ll last that long won’t occur until 2132. If your location doesn’t permit you to see the eclipse directly, worry not, as you can still follow it online.

July 21, 1
What Your Tongue is Telling You About Your Health

What Your Tongue is Telling You About Your Health

You may not give your tongue much thought, but chances are your doctor does. Telling a patient to stick out their tongue is a valid way to start examining someone, says Dr. Jordan S. Josephson, attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. In fact, in Chinese medicine they believe that the tongue…

July 20, 4
Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera

Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera benefits for health have just been popular since lately years ago. All of the hundreds of varieties of Aloe Vera around the world have benefits to our body. You can use it for external treatment or consume it, both have their own purposes. Aloe Vera’s rich content of…

July 18, 6
5 Plants You Can Easily Grow Organically In Your Home

5 Plants You Can Easily Grow Organically In Your Home

For some of us gardening in a traditional garden just isn’t a reality. Much of the population is packed into large cities with little to no green space to speak of. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t grow your own plants and some of your own food. I would also have to advise that if you’re interested in actually…

July 17, 8
Monsanto Does ‘Dust and Ditch’ Destroying Local Organic Farm

Monsanto Does ‘Dust and Ditch’ Destroying Local Organic Farm

A family farm in Iowa is only a few months shy of receiving their formal certification as an organic farm, when to their horror, a rustic-looking old biplane owned by Monsanto, swooped in to spray toxic fungicide on their fields. Monsanto basically laughs in their face saying…

July 16, 42
Is Cheap Food Worth Risking Your Life?

Is Cheap Food Worth Risking Your Life?

According to the latest statistics, more than 75 million Americans are sentient about their health and the environment that they are willing to pay more for all-organic products, despite the present economic state. These organic consumers are aware that healthy living is to eat organic, as fresh unpreserved organic foods contain…

July 15, 2
World’s Largest Solar Project Planned for Saharan Desert

World’s Largest Solar Project Planned for Saharan Desert

Can you imagine harnessing sufficient quantities of solar power to supply electricity to cities in Africa and cities in Europe, maybe the world? Did you know if just 0.3% of the Saharan Desert was used for a solar plant, it would produce enough power to provide all of Europe with clean renewable energy. Amazingly this is…

July 14, 6
Top 10 Green Eating Tips

Top 10 Green Eating Tips

Eating green is perhaps the most impactful single act we engage in. The products we buy all have very specific impacts — from where the cows graze before supplying your milk, to how near your home your bread is baked. Of course, it isn’t quite that simple; there are numerous factors throughout the entire life…

July 13, 5
Has the Recession Taken Its Toll On Your Eating Habits?

Has the Recession Taken Its Toll On Your Eating Habits?

If the answer is yes, you would obviously not be alone, so there are no shockers in this bit of news: Organic farmers, reports the New York Times, have been hit hard by the recession, and many appear to be giving up certification and natural farming techniques for more conventional farming. So its bad news…

July 11, 2
Whole Foods to Use New ‘Non-GMO’ Seal

Whole Foods to Use New ‘Non-GMO’ Seal

Whole Foods Market has partnered with the Non-GMO Project to test its private label products for genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), a move company officials say will help consumers make more informed food choices. As much as 75 percent of the processed food in the U.S. may contain parts of genetically modified…

July 11, 1
Fluoride Linked To Cancer

Fluoride Linked To Cancer

Well, in case you didn’t know it, fluoride is highly toxic. In fact, before fluoride was deemed a cavity fighter, it was used as insecticide and rat poison. Fluoride now appears to have the potential to initiate or promote cancers, particularly of the…

July 09, 8
Was Ancient Earth A Green Planet

Was Ancient Earth A Green Planet

Earth’s landmasses in the late Precambrian probably weren’t pleasant, but at least they were green. A new analysis of limestone rocks laid down between 1 billion and 500 million years ago suggests that there was extensive plant life on land much earlier than previously thought. Amazingly the plants…

July 09, 9

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