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Coconut, Oat and Walnut Cookies
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, December 31, 2010
These deliciously soft, crumbly cookies are made with coconut oil instead of butter, and also contain shredded coconut, so they are a great way of incorporating coconut into your diet. They provide all the amazing health benefits of coconuts and coconut oil in a mouth-w ...
Pomegranate Juice 'Could Slow the Spread of Cancer'
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Pomegranate juice is associated with slowing the spread of cancer, research suggests. Scientists have found components in the juice which stop the movement of prostate cancer cells, and weaken their attraction to chemical signals which cause them to spread. They f ...
Whole Grains Foods Reduce Blood Pressure, Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Eating whole grain foods can significantly reduce blood pressure and have been found to be as effective as drugs at reducing the risk of stroke, according to research by Aberdeen University. The team found that eating foods such as whole-grain bread, cereal, rice and ...
Vegetarian Harira: Chickpea and Lentil Soup
Posted by SoundHealth on Saturday, December 25, 2010
This is a vegetarian version of harira, a delightful Moroccan chick pea and lentil soup. This recipe makes a substantial soup which provides a rich and filling meal on its own. It is bursting with nutrient-dense foods like fiber- and protein-rich chickpeas, lentils and ...
Garlic Protects Against Arthritis, Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, December 20, 2010
Garlic is one of the most impressive and potent of natural foods. It is known for its powerful smell and taste, but its protective powers are even stronger, ranging from fighting cancer to powerful antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. A ...
More Unique Healing Properties of Honey
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, December 20, 2010
Honey is a remarkable food in many different ways. The noble scholar Ibn al-Qayyim classed honey as both a food and medicine. In his [i]Prophetic Medicine[/i], he gives many benefits of this unique substance, describing it as being a nutritious food and that [i]"nothi ...
Eye-Protective Effects of Omega-3-Rich Fish
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, December 20, 2010
A diet rich in oily fish could hold the key to preventing blindness among thousands of the elderly, research has found. The omega-3 group of fatty acids, found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and fresh tuna, are associated with helping to protect against the mo ...
Creamy Leek and Potato Soup with Smoked Salmon
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Leeks share many of the same health benefits of onions and garlic, but with a milder and sweeter taste. This recipe combines the delicate flavor of leeks and potatoes with the delicious richness of smoked salmon to make a creamy, hearty and nourishing soup. Ser ...
Are You Getting Enough Fiber in Your Diet?
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, December 13, 2010
Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet and vital for your body to function properly. Fiber helps the digestive system to process food and absorb nutrients. However, it is not something the body can absorb - this means that it is not a nutrient and contains no vit ...
The Mineral Iron Is Essential For Good Health
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, December 13, 2010
Iron is one of the most important of all nutrients - without it, your body can't make [i]hemoglobin[/i], the substance that gives blood its red color. It's hemoglobin that transports oxygen via the blood to every living cell in the body. Your body needs iron for healthy ...
Ten of the Most Powerful Healing Herbs and Spices
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Some of the most powerful healers can be found in the kitchen - herbs and spices. These wonderfully fragrant and flavor-enhancing additions to food also contain a wealth of natural healing properties that have a number of diverse benefits, from aiding digestion to reduc ...
Apples Are Delicious, Nutritious and Highly Beneficial For Health
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Apples have a huge number of health benefits, and many of their numerous life-enhancing nutrients are only starting to be identified by scientists. Some of their most important roles are in digestion and detoxification, and regularly eating apples is also highly benefic ...
Regular Exercise Reduces Risk of 24 Illnesses Including Dementia and Cancer, Review Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, December 03, 2010
Regular exercise such as a daily walk is linked to reducing around two dozen physical and mental health conditions and slowing down how quickly the body ages, according to an extensive research review. Health conditions covered by the review include: [b]cancer, heart ...
Essential Fats Keep the Mind and Body Well Oiled
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, December 03, 2010
Certain fats are essential for health and are among the most powerful medicines, acting as natural painkillers and more potent antidepressants than conventional drugs. These are the [b]omega-3 fats[/b], and they are known to control our mental and physical health, and p ...
Carrots and Other Foods High in Alpha-Carotene Associated With Longer Life
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, December 02, 2010
Vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and winter squashes - are all packed with [i]alpha-carotene[/i], a carotenoid that has been found to help to fight off disease. High blood levels of this beneficial antioxidant are associated with a reduced risk o ...
Pomegranate Juice Reduces Inflammation, Tissue Damage and Infections, Study Suggests
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, December 02, 2010
Pomegranates are rich in vitamins B and C, and many other antioxidants. Pomegranate juice has three times the amount of polyphenols than are found in green tea. These polyphenols are antioxidants that have been proven to protect against cancer, heart disease and lower b ...
Regular Exercise 'Cuts Chance of Cold By Half'
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, December 02, 2010
The best way to prevent a cold this winter is to exercise regularly, researchers have found. They discovered that people who exercised for at least five days a week and felt physically fit and active, cut their chances of having a cold by almost half (43 to 46 per c ...
Rise in Rickets Caused By Vitamin D Deficiency
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, December 02, 2010
A leading doctor has warned that children in the UK are suffering from the crippling bone disease [i]rickets[/i] as parents cover them in sunscreen and limit their time outside in the sunshine. The childhood disease, caused by low levels of vitamin D generated in th ...
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