5 Reasons Persimmons Are Also Called The Fruit of the Gods

The persimmon has many nicknames: “The Apple of the Orient,” “The Fruit of the Gods,” “Jove’s Fire,” “Nature’s Candy,” and more. This fruit originally comes from China, but there are other varieties, including the Japanese, American, Indian and the black persimmon.

Trace Minerals: What They Are And Why You Need Them

Iron, chromium, copper, zinc, iodine, manganese, magnesium, selenium— are we talking about science class or my dinner?

Watercress Can Make You Healthier (Especially if You Smoke)

Watercress is an aquatic plant with succulent leaves. It is native to Europe and Asia and is among one of the oldest known leaf vegetables consumed by humans. Traditional English tea sandwiches usually have watercress, and in Britain watercress was often referred to as “poor man’s bread.” It was inexpensive to eat plain watercress between two pieces of bread.

Is Poor Nutrition Keeping You Up at Night? What You Need to Know About Diet and Sleep

Most of us know what sleep deprivation feels like, and it is not pleasant. If we do not get enough healthy sleep (some children need 10 hours nightly, while most adults need at least seven), we may be left feeling irritable and disoriented. It can also be dangerous to be sleep deprived.

Grapefruits May Not Be The Sweetest Fruit, but They Are Among The Healthiest

Oranges, lemons and limes. These are citrus fruits we associate with being cleansing, invigorating and refreshing. Grapefruits are part of the citrus family too, and this versatile fruit is something you may want to put at the top of your grocery list.

7 Little Known Reasons Kiwi Is One of The Best Fruits To Eat

The kiwifruit, also known as the Chinese gooseberry, is native to China and is the national fruit of this country. Kiwis are also very popular in New Zealand, where they reportedly have been grown for about 100 years. They were first harvested in California in the 1970s.

How Selena Gomez Fought Back From Lupus (And How You Can Too)

She’s young, beautiful and her career is on fire as a singer and dancer who performs around the world, so Selena Gomez’s millions of fans were shocked when she cancelled a world tour in 2016 and revealed to the world that she had been battling lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease.

How to Make a Healthy and Tasty Hot Dog for National Hot Dog Day

We are in the thick of summer, and today is National Hot Dog Day! What better excuse to fire up the barbeque and enjoy one of the most classic American treats?

Lung Cancer, The Leading Cause of Cancer Death, Just Took George Romero

I’m deeply saddened to hear there has been yet another loss of a young life in the entertainment industry. “Night of the Living Dead” director, filmmaker, writer and horror film trendsetter George Romero died this past Sunday after enduring a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer.”

Papaya: The Fruit Salma Hayek Swears By and One You Should Not Overlook

I’m all ears when it comes to the gorgeous Salma Hayek giving beauty advice. The ageless 50-year-old actress, who was born in Mexico, recently launched a line of smoothies that are not only meant for drinking but also for use as face masks. Hayek was inspired to create this line of edible smoothies by her grandmother, who would crush up papaya and apply it to her face as a mask.

Why Everyone Should Upgrade Parsley from Plain Old Garnish to Healthy Salad

Whenever the word parsley comes to mind, I usually think of decorations for my dinner table at Christmas or Thanksgiving time. I don’t recall ever eating it, so I decided to do some research to see if it was worth the effort to start eating this plant.

Sickle Cell Has Taken One of Our Rap Greats, Prodigy

Sadly, it seems like so many young lives are being lost in the entertainment industry. Albert Johnson, better known as Prodigy, a rapper who was one half of the New York City hip-hop duo Mobb Deep died last month. He was only 42-years-old.

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