Sodium is a mineral that significantly improves the taste of your food. “Sodium improves the sensory properties of foods, by increasing saltiness, decreasing bitterness, and increasing sweetness and other congruent flavor effects,” according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
As part of your annual physical, your doctor may order a complete blood count (CBC) to evaluate your overall health. This is a very important test that measures your white blood cells. Your white blood cells play a critical role in your fight against the flu and other viruses and infections. Think of your white blood cells as being “immune system cells.” You want to have the optimal number of these cells to ensure you are in the best position to combat viruses and infections.
As parents we often forget that if we are not healthy, neither will our children be. Healthy parents make healthy kids.
Some healthy foods are sometimes hidden right beneath our noses. Mint, is one of those foods.
Sage is a musky, aromatic herb and part of the mint family. It is closely related to another herb you may be familiar with - rosemary. There are more than 900 species of sage throughout the world, and many of them are native to the Mediterranean region.
It is that time of year again when you may be focusing on eating healthier. One way to accomplish this goal is avoiding, as much as possible, ‘empty calories,’ i.e., foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.
If you have a good dentist, he probably told you to avoid acidic beverages to prevent tooth decay. “Cut back on the sodas and drink more water,” he might have said. But I bet he never told you to avoid certain kinds of water.
If you needed yet another reason to have more “salad days,” researchers have just confirmed that eating green leafy vegetables can help keep your brain younger for longer.
It’s the flu season again! And it seems like the incidence of flu related deaths, especially among younger people, has increased.
Arugula is one of those magical plants that is usually touted as being good for male fertility. It has been used as a natural aphrodisiac as early as the first century and is associated with the Roman god of fertility.
Many people have the same goal in mind at the beginning of a new year - lose a few pounds. The idea of losing weight usually includes eating less of certain foods and increasing physical activity. And both of these activities are necessary in order to maintain a healthy weight.
Pears are one of the oldest fruits cultivated by man. They are believed to have originated in China and be native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. There is evidence of these fruits being consumed since prehistoric times.
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