Berberine – Importance and Health Benefits

Berberine - Importance and Health Benefits

Berberine is a natural alkaloid that’s found in a variety of traditional herbs, including barberry, goldenseal and turmeric. It’s sold as an extract that can be used to fight bacteria, helping to treat conditions that are conventionally treated with antibiotics. Berberine also works as a natural remedy for diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, lung inflammation, SIBO and cancer. Berberine has been shown to regulate glucose and lipid metabolism in vitro and in vivo. This pilot study was to determine the efficacy and safety of berberine in the…

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Plant-based or vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check

Plant-based or vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check

It is linked to improved well-being, quality of life, weight loss and lower blood glucose. This diet is associated with improved psychological well-being, a reduction in some of the known risk factors for type 2 diabetes, and possibly some of those linked to cardiovascular disease, one of the main causes of early death in people with the condition, the findings indicate. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 642 million people will be living with diabetes by 2040. In the UK around 4.5 million people have been diagnosed with it; in…

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Bay Leaf – Importance and Health Benefits

Bay Leaf - Importance and Health Benefits

Bay leaves (Laurus nobilis) come from the ancient tree Laurus nobilis, and it’s often used in cooking because of its distinctive savory flavor. Bay leaf (Laurus nobilis) has antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties. It can be used to help fight cancer, improve insulin function, improve cholesterol levels, prevent candida, treat dandruff, improve skin infections and support wound healing. Bay leaves (Laurus nobilis) have been shown to improve insulin function in vitro but the effects on people have not been determined. The objective of this study was to determine if bay…

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Basil – Importance and Health Benefits

Basil - Importance and Health Benefits

Basil is an aromatic herb in the mint family that anti-inflammatory, anti-stress and antibacterial properties. It also works as a pain reliever, blood vessel protector, immune booster and cancer fighter. Basil contains essential oils that are rich in antioxidants and are responsible for the many benefits of basil as discussed below: The Proven Health Benefits of Basil Scientific studies show the following benefits of basil: Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant Cancer-fighter Pain-reducer (analgesic) Fever-reducer (antipyretic) Diabetes-preventer Liver-protector (hepatoprotective) Blood vessel-protector Anti-stress solution Immune-booster Basil contains antioxidant-rich volatile essential oils, which are considered hydrophobic. This means they…

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Health Benefits of Different Fruits and Vegetables

Health Benefits and Nutritional Values of Orange Fruit. Fruits and Vegetables

There are numerous health benefits of different types of fruits and vegetables we consume daily. Some of the fruits and vegetables with so many nutritional and health benefits includes but not limited to the following fruits and vegetables below. Health Benefits of Different Fruits and Vegetables (1) Bananas🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌 Bananas are among the world’s most popular fruits. Native to Southeast Asia, they are now grown in many warm parts of the world. Bananas vary in color, size and shape. The most common type is the Cavendish, which is a type of…

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10 Incredible Benefits of Eating Rice

10 Incredible Benefits of Rice

The health benefits of rice include its ability to provide instant energy, regulate and improve bowel movements, stabilize blood sugar levels, and slow down the aging process. It also plays a role in providing vitamin B1 to the human body. Other benefits include its ability to aid in skin care, boost metabolism, regulate digestion, and reduce high blood pressure. It helps in weight loss, boosts the immune system, and provides protection against dysentery, cancer and heart diseases. Definition of Rice Rice is cereal grain, which belongs to the grass species:…

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Clean your Kidney now with Garden Egg Leaves

Clean your Kidney now with Garden Egg Leaves

There are numerous health benefits of garden egg leaves and fruits. Today we going to look athow to use garden egg leaves to clean your kidney as well as other amazing health benefits of garden egg leaves below. Garden Egg Leaf just like other vegetables contains essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals in a good quantity which play an important role in human health improvement. These vegetables are known as natural blood pumping vegetable especially when eaten raw. In West Africa, notably in Nigeria where it is found in great…

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Health Benefits and Nutritional Values of Orange Fruit

Oranges are tropical fruits of the citrus species that are grown worldwide specifically here in Nigeria and other West African countries, containing several phytochemicals and flavonoids. Oranges are a round, segmented citrus fruit with a pitted peel. The taste can vary from juicy and sweet to bitter, depending on the variety – more common ones include Valencia, Seville and Hamlin. Most oranges are available year-round, except for varieties such as blood oranges, which have a shorter season. Oranges are among the world’s most popular fruits. Also called sweet oranges, they grow on…

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Barberry (Berberis vulgaris): Importance and Health Benefits

Barberry (Berberis vulgaris): Importance and Health Benefits

Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) is a berberine-containing plant that is used to fight infections due to its antibacterial, antifungal and antiprotozoal properties. Barberry can also be used to prevent and treat diabetes, aid digestion, cleanse your liver and gallbladder, and improve your cardiovascular health by improving hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias and ischemic heart disease. According to a recent research that was being carried out on this plant, the Chemical compounds of Berberis vulgaris L. (Imanshahidi et al., 2008) are as follows: Table 1 Chemical compounds of Berberis vulgaris L. (Imanshahidi et al.,…

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Do you know that High protein diet is associated with small increased heart failure risk in middle-aged men? Find out

For middle-aged men, eating higher amounts of protein was associated with a slightly elevated risk for heart failure than those who ate less protein, according to new research in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. Despite the popularity of high protein diets, there is little research about how diets high in protein might impact men’s heart failure risk. “As many people seem to take the health benefits of high-protein diets for granted, it is important to make clear the possible risks and benefits of these diets,” said Jyrki…

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