November 23, 2011

applesIn late autumn and winter, many specialists recommend us taking vitamin pills or daily dietary supplements in order to support our body with vitamins, micro-elements and other basic nutrients we need for normal functioning of all our systems. In particular, it is very important to take sufficient amounts of vitamin C in order to ward off respiratory diseases and all possible infections. At the same time, it is obvious that receiving those vitamins and nutrients from natural sources like garlic, ginseng, aloe vera and other natural superfoods or herbal remedies is much better than taking synthesized vitamin pills. What to do if it is not possible to consume such unique natural vitamin sources every day? Read the rest of this entry »

Health Benefits Of Apples

Author: Carla Fiscina
September 8, 2010

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! We all know this very well. However, in average we eat only 65-70 apples a year… But who does not like warm and almost therapeutic smell of an apple pie with cinnamon? Apples are definitely among the most common fruit in our latitudes, which are available and affordable year round. But do they really as beneficial and healthy as the old proverb says? Let’s try to find out together. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Anti Aging Foods

Author: Carla Fiscina
September 28, 2009

Unfortunately, our Mother Nature gave us no knowledge about possible foods or herbal remedies, which can reverse the process of aging. But the good news is: there are foods and natural products which can slow down unwanted and damaging processes in our body, including hair and skin changes (hair loss, loss of skin elasticity, wrinkles and brown spots on the skin, etc.), behavioral and mental changes, decrease of vision and hearing, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »

July 27, 2009

One of the world’s most known nutritionists, Dr. Alan Greene, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, Attending Pediatrician at Packard Children’s Hospital, and Senior Fellow at the University California San Francisco Center for the Health Professions, is also known as a book writer, a blogger and a health care enthusiast. Recently, he published a list of 5 most important organic foods, which every today’s woman should add to her healthy nutrition plan.

The list includes the following 5 organic foods:

1. Dairy products. As a rule, modern time’s women have a certain lack of high quality dairy products in their diet, which is sometimes compensated by occasional consumption of low-fat yogurts or low-fat milk with cereal for breakfast. At the same time, dairy products are very useful for children and adults as these products are rich in omega 3 and other fatty acids necessary for normal function of our body systems.

2. Lettuce and other leafy vegetables. Organic green leafy veggies, such as lettuce, broccoli, spinach, Chinese cabbage, parsley, and a great number of others, are perfect sources of antioxidants and should be added to the menu of every modern person. At that, organic green vegetables usually have 25% more antioxidants than usual ones we can find in any today’s supermarkets or grocery shops.

3. Organic Apples. The apples we usual buy from our markets are overloaded with dangerous toxic chemicals and pesticides, but organic apples (as well as organic peaches, imported grapes, strawberries, nectarines, cherries, oranges, pears, and other fruit) are considered to be among the most useful natural foods for good woman’s health. Remember that eating only ORGANIC apples can keeps all the doctor away!

4. Organic Tomatoes. Tomatoes are a type of the foods we eat very frequently, that is why it is important to be sure in the quality of these vegetables. Instead of using various tomato pastes and souses, choose organic tomatoes for your cooking. It is very important for women as tomatoes contain an antioxidant lycopene, which prevents breast cancer.

5. Red Wine. It is enough to have just a half glass of red wine every day to enjoy numerous health benefits of this product. First of all, great amounts of antioxidants in red wine can help to slow down aging and make our skin look better. Also, antioxidants assist in preventing various types of cancer. Remember that organic wine has up to 30% more antioxidants than a usual wine.