Health Benefits

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…

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…

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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…

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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…