Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that cinnamic aldehyde, which is obtained from cinnamon oil, actually decreases the bacteria in your mouth that are the culprits behind bad breath and gum problems. Since there are more than 90 million people who are plagued with chronic bad breath (or halitosis), cinnamon, such as in gum, can be a lifesaver.
The super-spicy Korean food/condiment kimchi is one of the world’s most healthful foods.
Packed with vitamins A, B and C, and high in fiber, Kimchi has been a part of Korean culture for thousands of years. Its first recorded appearance came in the 7th century. In Korea, Kimchi is consumed at an annual rate of about 40 pounds per person.
Drinking too much wine has obvious negative impacts on cognition, but a new study shows that moderate wine intake could help protect against hearing and cognitive decline in the long term.
The diet of many Americans consists mostly of processed and fast foods. These are foods that are mass produced and devoid of nutrition.
Processed and fast foods are loaded with chemical additives and preservatives. The meat — which is taken from animals medicated with synthetic growth hormones and antibiotics and grown in unhealthy and unnatural conditions — is often more meat by-products and fillers than real meat. The “beef” version of these meat by-products is often what the U.S. Department of Agriculture has come to term “pink slime,” which is beef trimmings and fat treated with ammonia.
Sinus infections affect about 30 million U.S. adults annually. Many people get them twice a year. The standard treatment protocol is a round of antibiotics and steroids taken orally or by nasal spray.
Next time you’re hit with a sinus infection, try a natural remedy instead.
In developed countries, heart disease is the single largest cause of death, responsible for 65,000 deaths each year in the U.K. In the United States, that number is a shocking 600,000.
A recent study proved that a diet rich in strawberries can have a beneficial effect when it comes to preventing gastric illnesses that are related to the generation of free radicals or other reactive oxygen species. The berry could very well slow down the formation of stomach ulcers in humans.
Researchers at the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has found that not all dairy products are equally beneficial in promoting strength.
If you have low levels of vitamin D, supplementing with the sunshine vitamin may make you less prone to respiratory tract infections and decrease reliance on antibiotics, according to a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital.
Is honey the ultimate superfood? Based on the numerous health benefits, honey may provide more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than meat, eggs, milk, grains and vegetables. Plus, it contains only about 100 calories per teaspoon.