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Composting May Prompt People To Embrace Other Eco-Friendly Choices

Composting food waste could propel people to accept other earth-friendly options.

Fun Facts About Cranberries For Thanksgiving

Everyone loves Thanksgiving and we can also attest to the fact that it would not be the same without cranberries. Here are loads of cranberry facts.

Health News: Rethinking A Healthy Diet

Scientists with the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences are using research from several large global studies to develop an updated, international approach of identifying a healthy diet.

Dietary Fiber, Aging And Brain Health

Researchers have found out that the butyrate from fiber can make all the difference as it contains anti-inflammatory qualities to stop the activities of the microglia.

The Wonderful Ways To Use Shea Butter

Here are all the reasons why shea butter is an absolute godsend for your skin.

 

Broccoli Compound May Help Diabetes Patients, Study Finds

Broccoli Compound May Help Diabetes Patients, Study Finds

Researchers quickly zeroed in on sulforaphane, a natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. This compound seemed so useful because it diminished glucose production in liver cells; when administered to diabetic rats, the compound altered their gene expression.

Recent Studies Shed Light On Benefits Of Vitamin D

Recent Studies Shed Light On Benefits Of Vitamin D

Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin - is thought to protect against respiratory infections by boosting levels of antimicrobial peptides - natural antibiotic-like substances - in the lungs. Results of the study fit with the observation that colds and flu are commonest in winter and spring, when levels of vitamin D are at their lowest. They may also explain why vitamin D protects against asthma attacks, which are commonly triggered by respiratory viruses.

Positive Properties Of Pistachio Oil

Positive Properties Of Pistachio Oil

When it comes to nut oils, many others come to mind before the oil of pistachio such as macadamia and peanut. However, just because pistachio oil isn't used as readily doesn't mean it's not an oil that should definitely be explored and considered. This oil is a great option when you want an oil that is nutrient rich and dense with healthy properties. It can be used both internally and externally.

Plant-Grafted Seedless Watermelons Resist Disease

Plant-Grafted Seedless Watermelons Resist Disease

Seedless watermelons are in high demand, but seedless cultivars appear to be more susceptible to common diseases present in soil, such as fusarium wilt. Using the plant-grafting technique, researchers joined seedless watermelons with squash rootstocks, which are more resistant to many soil-borne diseases.

Salt Consumption Control

Salt Consumption Control

A study was conducted that modeled the specific cause and effects prevalent in those who consume high amounts of salt via what costs would be seen even only in a small decline.

The Benefits Of Walnut Oil

The Benefits Of Walnut Oil

The walnut isn't as readily consumed because some don't necessarily want to deal with the hard shell in order to eat the nut. However, there is an alternative way to consume these healthy, high in omega 3 fatty acid nuts. Not only is the consumption of this nut advised, but the oil form can also be used in a whole host of ways.

What Is A Dika Nut?

What Is A Dika Nut?

One of the more unique and unknown oils comes from a nut or seed just as commonly unheard of. This unfamiliar nut is called a dika nut. It is most commonly referred to as African mango seed. The reason it's called dika in certain circumstances is that the seeds that come from African mangos actually go by many different names, depending on region, common practice and so on. This seed is incredibly beneficial for many different ailments and is such a cultural staple in certain parts of the world that it is used as a common ingredient in stews and soups.
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