Health Benefits

Matcha green tea is high in anti-oxidants and other substances that can have a positive effect on health. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

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 originated in the Sui Dynasty in China (A.D. 581-619) and…

There are lots of ways to enjoy the health benefits of sweet potatoes. (Image via: wuestenigel Flickr via Compfight cc)

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 mineral. Studies have shown that increasing potassium intake leads to…

Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

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 rice, sorghum, rice, corn, wheat, sugar, and wine.

Was Halitosis Invented by Listerine?

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 by Listerine? The answer is yes.

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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…

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The Beneficial Broth

Broth is the touchstone of all traditional, gourmet cookery. “Without broth, one can do nothing,” claimed Auguste Escoffier, the grandfather of French cookery. But it wasn’t just the French who…

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4 Herbs for Healthy Skin

Since ancient times, the Chinese have formulated many secret recipes for beautifying the skin and nourishing the hair.

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Acupuncture and Science Intertwined

Acupuncture is thousands of years old, and is one of the five pillars of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Needles are inserted into points on the human body to alleviate illnesses…

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Ginseng: Wonder of the World

Ginseng has always been shrouded in folklore and magic. Like the rich mountain forests where it grows naturally, its use dates way back into the mists of antiquity.

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From Chinese Antiquity, Tea Has a Long History

As one of the most popular drinks in the world, tea has celebrated a triumphant procession into almost every household. The tea plant’s rich history began in China, where the…

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10 Biological Bullies That Tomatoes Will Crush

Tomato’s vitamin C content is about 10 times that of watermelon. With the protection of organic acids, its vitamin C content is not easily altered during storage and cooking. Tomatoes…

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More Benefits of Drinking Tea

Yes, tea is good for you, but how so? These facts shared on Chinese social media show just some of the awesomeness you can derive from drinking tea.

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10 Reasons to Eat More Bananas

Nutritious and delicious, bananas are a perfect food. They are ideal for students or young people on the go; they even come in their own packaging. So, why are they…

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Shiitake, the Sweetheart of Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are the sweetheart of the edible mushroom family — they’re honored as the queen of the plant kingdom. Rich in nutrition, shiitake are high in protein, vitamins (such…