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.
Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women worldwide. According to the American Cancer Society, about 13,240 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2018. And about 4,170 women are predicted to die from cervical cancer this year. Many cases of cervical cancer occur in women younger than 50.
Fatigue and lack of energy are two very common complaints you may have after you engage in physical activity or have not had enough sleep. However, persistent complaints may be attributed to anemia - a very common blood disease that affects over 3 million Americans.
One of my resolutions this year is to cook more meals at home. And this can be a challenge because if I am not careful, my meals may all start to taste the same. So I have had to educate myself on a myriad of spices and herbs to vary the flavor.
It’s that time of year again when we focus on positive changes we want to make in our lives. This is commonly referred to as New Year’s resolutions. One popular type of resolution is a lifestyle change that is likely to make us healthier - like eating healthier.
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