Apple PeelMany of us are used to peeling apples before consuming as fresh fruits or using them for cooking. It is especially common for moms who usually peel apples and some other fruits before giving those to their kids. Apple peel removal can really make sense because, according to the findings of recent scientific studies, most of harmful chemicals and toxic elements are collected exactly in apple peel, so peeling apples makes the fruit more healthy. On the other hand, along with toxic elements, apple peel is a deposit of most of the useful elements, vitamins and minerals found in apples. That is why, provided the apples are organic and grown with minimal use of fertilizers and chemicals, it is strongly recommended to eat the fruits without removing the peel.  The scientists are convinced that this way apples can be a great natural protective tool against such common health conditions as elevated blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, and even obesity, the latest studies have reported. Read the rest of this entry »

July 19, 2012

Watermelon benefitsSummer is the best season for enjoying the benefits of watermelons. These amazing juicy refreshing natural foods came to the world from North Africa and nowadays they are being widely cultivated and sold throughout the world. Cultivators make true miracles, and in our times it is possible to find famous cubic watermelons, seed-free watermelons, or watermelons with orange flesh. Health benefits of watermelon are derived from rich nutritional content of these fruits. Watermelons are rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B complex, vitamin A and amino acids, as well as in dietary fiber, making this natural food a very good choice for preventing various digestion problems and relieving the symptoms of digestive disorders. It was also found out recently that watermelons can be a good natural remedy for atherosclerosis prevention, and it is possible to benefit from this amazing property by either adding watermelons to our daily diet or by drinking watermelon juice on a regular basis. Read the rest of this entry »

FAQ About Elevated Blood Pressure

Author: Carla Fiscina
April 5, 2012

What Is High Blood Pressure?

What Is High Blood PressureHigh blood pressure is quite a common health condition in our times, which is know also as hypertension (this name creates a popular misunderstanding, and some people suppose that hypertension is something liked to being too nervous and too tense). Blood pressure represents the force that our blood applies to our blood vessels when it is being pumped by our heart. This force is measured and estimated in two numbers: the one for systolic blood pressure, or the pressure when our heart is in the peak of pumping , and the one for diastolic blood pressure, when our heart is relaxed. Thus, our blood pressure is always given as the systolic number before diastolic number, like 120/80 mmHg. Read the rest of this entry »