Health Benefits

A defect shared among short-sleeping fruit fly mutants suggests that sleep supports antioxidant processes. (Image: pbio.2005206)

The Antioxidant Benefits of Sleep

Understanding sleep has become increasingly important in modern society, where chronic loss of sleep has become rampant and pervasive. As evidence mounts of a correlation between lack of sleep and negative health effects, the core function of sleep remains a…

Blueberries' taste and hue have made them a favorite of chefs and foodies alike. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries’ taste and hue have made them a favorite of chefs and foodies alike. But it’s the brain-boosting, disease-fighting benefits that give blueberries an appeal that endures long after other food fads fade.

Curry is a huge package of flavor that is boosted with spiciness, heat, and an earthiness. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Is Curry Good for You?

Curry is a huge package of flavor that is boosted with spiciness, heat, and an earthiness. Curry, native to South and East Asian cuisine, is a blend of spices and generally includes turmeric, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dried chilies, black pepper, fenugreek…

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Taste Makinohara Tea, the Finest Tea in Japan

The town of Makinohara is recognized as Japan’s greatest area for tea cultivation.  The abundance of tea plantations that border the highways and fill the region, making it possible to…

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The Antioxidant Benefits of Sleep

Understanding sleep has become increasingly important in modern society, where chronic loss of sleep has become rampant and pervasive. As evidence mounts of a correlation between lack of sleep and…

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The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

Have you ever noticed that you feel better when you’re around your pet? Spending quality time with a dog, cat, or other animals can have a positive impact on your…

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The Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries’ taste and hue have made them a favorite of chefs and foodies alike. But it’s the brain-boosting, disease-fighting benefits that give blueberries an appeal that endures long after other…

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Is Curry Good for You?

Curry is a huge package of flavor that is boosted with spiciness, heat, and an earthiness. Curry, native to South and East Asian cuisine, is a blend of spices and generally…

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The Miracle of Matcha Tea

Why do most Japanese monks live a long life? One of the secrets is that they drink matcha, a specially-made green tea with a history of hundreds of years. Matcha…

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Sweet Potato Recipe Ideas

Sweet potatoes can be a delicious healthy part of anyone’s diet. They contain more potassium than bananas, the “go-to” food for people wanting to increase their dietary intake of this…

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Health Benefits of the Simple Onion

Never mind the tears they bring, onions are an ace ally in your fight against disease. A prized member of the lily family, onions lavish you with health benefits while…

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A Brief History of Vinegar

Vinegar is one of the essential seasonings in food preparation. It is also good for health maintenance, as well as acting as a medicine. The raw materials for vinegar include glutinous…

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Was Halitosis Invented by Listerine?

Before I start, I am not saying Listerine invented bad breath — human mouths have stunk for millennia and there are ancient breath freshening solutions to prove it. The question is: Was halitosis invented…

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Food With ‘5 Colors’ Benefit Health the Most

In Chinese culture, food and medicine are closely related. The practice of traditional Chinese medicine places great emphasis on achieving balance in one’s body for the regeneration of the body’s…