What are the Health Benefits of Soy?

Over the past few decades, soybeans have gotten a lot of attention. So what’s the deal with soybeans? Well read on and find out”¦ Soybeans, the high-protein seeds of the soy plant, are a type of legume native to East Asia. The Chinese hav ...

Just Say No to Leg Cramps!

I occasionally suffer from minor leg cramps, or what I refer to as a “charley horse.” They usually occur after running or vigorous exercise, and sometimes during rainy weather. I have always wondered what causes these painful muscl ...

Hawthorn Extract for a Healthy Heart

The Hawthorn is a small thorny tree that is part of the rose family. In the Middle Ages, a Hawthorn branch was hung over a home’s entrance to keep away evil spirits. The flowers and berries of the hawthorn plant have been used for centuries for ...

Fantastic Flax Oil

Throw out that margarine or butter”¦ there is a healthier alternative available! Cooking with flax seed oil is a great way to benefit from all the nutritious properties of flax seeds. Use flax seed oil to cook with or add it as a topping. It ta ...

An Apple a Day”¦

Most of us have a bottle of apple cider vinegar somewhere in our kitchen. It is commonly used for marinating meat and creating salad dressings. But did you know that apple cider vinegar (the organic, unfiltered kind) is full of vital nutrients and ma ...

Lycopene: The Heart Helper!

If you love eating pasta with marinara sauce, did you know you are doing your heart a favor? Tomatoes, especially processed tomatoes, contain large amounts of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has many health benefits. Lycopene is a beta carotene ...

Resveratrol for Cardiovascular Health

It is common knowledge that a glass or two of red wine may deliver health benefits. But it isn’t the alcohol in wine that is good for you; it is the antioxidants (polyphenols, anthocyanidins and resveratrol) it contains. Resveratrol is a plant- ...