Onions. They are known for being the veggie that makes you cry and gives you bad breath. But before you steer clear of this smelly veggie, consider that this pungent, bulbous vegetable is packed with potentially unexpected health benefits.
You may not know it, but there are 13 reasons why you should be watching your waistline.
I can still remember how excited I was when I got my driving license. In addition to giving me an enormous sense of pride and independence, it also was tangible proof that I was now really a “grown up” with all the rights and privileges that came with it.
Ginger root, more commonly called ginger, is a flowering plant believed to have originated in southeastern Asia. It was reportedly introduced to Jamaica in 1525, which may explain why many Jamaican dishes incorporate this delicious, aromatic spice. You may be familiar with Jamaican ginger beer, a refreshing non-alcoholic drink that can be enjoyed alone or used as a cocktail mixer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year in the United States about 15,000 people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer. The CDC also reports that less than 15% of esophageal cancer cases occur in people under the age of 55. This type of cancer is also reportedly more common in men.
You likely have heard the saying: “Prevention is better than cure.” And in regards to a recent study about treating depression, we couldn’t agree more.
If you do not already follow a vegan or vegetarian diet, make today a #MeatlessMonday. If you go meatless every Monday for a year (52 days total), you may reduce your risk for certain diseases, including cancer, heart disease and more.
September is Whole Grain Awareness Month, and I know what you may be thinking… Grains are carbs. Stay away from carbs! But don’t believe the misconception that carbohydrates (bread, rice, etc.) are bad for you or that if you want to lose weight, you should avoid them like the plague.
Did you know that blood cancers are the third leading cancer killer in the United States? Today, nearly 1.3 million people in the U.S. are either living with, or in remission from the 3 types of blood cancer: leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. These cancers are sometimes highlighted by famous people such as Jill Clayburgh, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Ryan O’Neal. We recently reported about this cancer when it took the life of comedian, Charlie Murphy.
Most people probably remember iconic Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner. He recently died of natural causes at the age of 91. Hefner was a sharp businessman who was surrounded by beautiful, young women at his Playboy mansion.
Football star Aaron Hernandez had a fiancé, a young daughter and a multimillion dollar contract with the NFL, playing for the New England Patriots as a tight end.
You’ve likely heard the phrase that too much of a good thing can be just as bad as not enough. And in the case of a recent study regarding serum magnesium levels, this may be evident.