Following a vegetarian or vegan diet may be difficult for some. After all, there are some nutrients that you can only find in animal-based food products. In addition, only a few plant-based foods are capable of providing protein, an essential nutrient that helps build and repair body tissues, among other functions. Fortunately, vegetarians and vegans can rely on dietary supplements to meet their daily protein requirements. One of the best protein sources for people who don’t eat animal products is spirulina.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder marked by excessive inflammation that can damage several organs besides the joints. These include the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, kidneys and blood vessels. The disease attacks the lining of the joints (synovium) and causes a painful swelling that thickens the synovium. Eventually, this can lead to joint deformity, bone erosion and permanent disability. Continue reading
People develop a cough all the time. It can be caused by a particularly bad allergic reaction, a viral infection like a cold or the flue, respiratory infections like pneumonia or bronchitis or it could be due to certain medications, such as those that supposedly help treat high blood pressure. Whatever the reason, coughs are usually not a big problem. However, if they are persistent, they can be difficult to live with, especially if it’s interfering with a person’s ability to get a good night’s rest. But before you reach for a bottle of cough syrup, you should know that drinking pineapple juice has been found to be a better remedy. Continue reading
Some of the best health advice around is to up your intake of legumes (beans) and switch out white rice for its brown cousin. Adding green vegetables and dried fruit to your regular diet is also adding healing foods to your repertoire. This story is about food cures, particularly those now proven to reduce your risk of colon polyps. Continue reading
One of the greatest food cures possible in our diet is the hidden element of fiber. This is nothing new to anyone who pays the slightest attention to nutrition news. But the message is not completely being heeded across society. A new health review shows that we should all, collectively, be eating more dietary fiber. Our health depends on it. Continue reading
Into the annals of food cures steps a new innovation in the pasta department. Researchers have created pasta made with barley, which could significantly improve the health benefits of this Italian cuisine staple. Continue reading