strawberryNowadays, everyone is talking about numerous benefits and therapeutic effects of antioxidants. Many of us are trying to add to our daily diet as many natural foods rich in antioxidants (green tea, chocolate, blueberries, black berries, raisins, kale, spinach, broccoli and so on) as possible. The main effects of antioxidants are centered around reducing oxidative stress, the imbalance in the cells which is linked to various dangerous diseases (cancer or cardiovascular diseases) and aging. Antioxidants can block the activities of free radicals and this way improve body’s defensive properties to prevent aging, especially premature aging. Read the rest of this entry »

kiwisKiwi fruits have a great number of health benefits and therapeutic values. According to a recent study conducted by a group of Japanese specialists at Teikyo University, Tokyo, kiwi fruit should be considered among the healthiest natural remedies which can help us fight a great number of various diseases and ailments. These amazing healing qualities of kiwis are contributed to a very high content of natural antioxidants known as polyphenols. Read the rest of this entry »

For the last month, with tears in our eyes and sadness in our souls we are following the events in Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude quake followed by devastating 33 ft tsunami hit northeast Japan on March 11th, 2011 causing thousands of deaths, hundreds of fires, swept away homes, lost families, and other terrible consequences. The whole world has been following the situation at Fukushima nuclear plant which had a series of explosions right after earthquake and started leaking serious amounts of radiation (radioactive iodine). Shortly after, radiation from Fukushima was found in the US, and in a few days the fallout reached Europe. Though the amounts of radiation are quite small and do not pose serious health risks, we started living a sort of panic and looking for ways to protect ourselves against radiation. Read the rest of this entry »

February 5, 2010

Soy sauceAccording to the recommendations of modern nutritionists, in the year 2010 we are encouraged to consume the products which contain lots of antioxidants. High quality red wine is highly suggested as one of the best and the richest sources of these useful substances, but what can be other options for those people who are trying to keep away from alcoholic drinks, by one or another reason? Read the rest of this entry »

Too Much Green Tea Can Be Harmful

Author: Carla Fiscina
September 2, 2009

Green Tea ExtractsFor the last decades, the army of true green tea lovers has become really huge. I guess, we all know everything about numerous curative properties and therapeutic effects of green tea. The benefits of this miraculous herb are associated with longevity, cancer-free and diabetes-free life, perfect skin and absence of tooth cavities, low cholesterol levels and effective weight management, lower risks of having problems with the function of cardio-vascular and digestive systems. However, consuming something, even very useful and therapeutic, in large quantities will not do anything good to us. Therefore, doctors warn us about harmful effects of taking too much of even such beneficial herbal remedy as green tea. Read the rest of this entry »

The Mysteries of Pu-erh Tea

Author: Carla Fiscina
August 26, 2009

Pu-erh TeaHas anyone of you, my friends, ever tried Pu-erh tea? I wonder so much, how you felt about it… This summer I had a chance to try a high quality Pu-erh tea, and it was some really weird experience, even for an advanced tea lover like me. Now, here’s the story. My brother Marc, who lives in Italy (where my family comes from), has been always making fun of my habit of drinking 6-7 big cups of tea a day. And, certainly, I have been always promoting excellent health benefits and beautiful tastes of various teas. This time he decided to prove me that not all therapeutic teas have a great taste, so he decided to send me some Pu-erh tea. He knew that I will not resist and try, in spite of warnings about its…well, a little unpleasant taste and aroma. Read the rest of this entry »