Health Benefits

Pumpkin seeds are a common staple food loaded with nutrients, anti-oxidants, and health benefits. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a common staple food that are loaded with nutrients, anti-oxidants, and health benefits. For example, eating pumpkin seeds every day can help you delay aging and reduce body fat. With these benefits in mind, it’s a good…

The largest-ever analysis of couples' pronoun use affirms the relationship between 'we-talk' and interdependence. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The Real Power of ‘We’

A healthy relationship starts with the word “we.” Past research by UC Riverside psychologist Megan Robbins has emphasized the power of first-person personal pronouns such as “we” and “us” in relationships. “We-talk” is an indicator of interdependence, meaning partners affect…

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.

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10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a common staple food that are loaded with nutrients, anti-oxidants, and health benefits. For example, eating pumpkin seeds every day can help you delay aging and reduce…

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The Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health benefits of sunflowers…

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The Real Power of ‘We’

A healthy relationship starts with the word “we.” Past research by UC Riverside psychologist Megan Robbins has emphasized the power of first-person personal pronouns such as “we” and “us” in…

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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…