The newest research comes from Italy’s University of Pisa. The researchers tested garlic against the infective bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. The research found that all three bacteria species were inhibited by the Garlic extract, which was taken from fresh Garlic bulbs.
The health benefits of celery are often overlooked because it is generally thought of as “crunchy water” and assumed to have no nutritional value.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Celery belongs to the Apiaceae / Umbellerifereae family and there are records its cultivation in Egypt, Europe and the Mediterranean as far back as 1323 BC when Pharaoh Tutankhamen was entombed with celery leaf garlands.
In the United States alone, more than one billion pounds of celery are harvested each year, primarily in Michigan and Florida. Continue reading →
A recent study from scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies suggests that a strawberry a day (or more accurately, 37 of them) could keep not just one doctor away, but an entire fleet of them, including the neurologist, the endocrinologist, and maybe even the oncologist.
Investigations conducted in the Salk Institute’s Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory (CNL) will appear in the June 27, 2011, issue of PLoS ONE. The report explains that fisetin, a naturally-occurring flavonoid found most abundantly in strawberries and to a lesser extent in other fruits and vegetables, lessens complications of diabetes. Previously, the lab showed that fisetin promoted survival of neurons grown in culture and enhanced memory in healthy mice. That fisetin can target multiple organs strongly suggests that a single drug could be used to mitigate numerous medical complications.
“This manuscript describes for the first time a drug that prevents both kidney and brain complications Continue reading →