Health Benefits of Kale

Many people enjoy a small salad before their dinner, stating that they are “getting in their greens for the day.” Lettuce is certainly good for a person, but the ultimate green that someone can put into their salad is kale. Kale is extremely high in all kinds of nutrients that are necessary for maximal output in everyday bodily functioning. Why Should You Eat Kale? Obviously, different people have different taste preferences, but even if a person thinks that kale tastes horrible, they should make every effort to include at least a little bit of kale into their diet. Why? Kale […]

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Chia Seeds

The word chia is actually pronounced phonetically as “ky-uh”, meaning that a chia seed is not in the same family as the freakishly odd chia pets, plants, etc. that have been popularized on television by growing green-colored hair at a rapid rate. Actually, chia seeds come from a type of plant that has flowers. Similarly to sunflower seeds, they can be harvested in their season (meaning whenever they look ripe). Chia seeds can only be grown well in Mexico and Guatemala. It has been proposed that the chia plant was a main factor in the diet of ancient civilizations in […]

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Argan Oil

Argan oil is an oil which is extracted from the seeds of the fruit from the Argan trees. Argan oil is widely used in beauty products to alleviate certain skin conditions, by softening skin, reducing dry and brittleness and helping the skin repair more readily from scarring. It is used medicinally to improve circulation and boost the immune system, and as an anti-inflammatory which may alleviate common muscle and joint conditions. When prepared for cosmetic purposes, Argan oil is also referred to as Moroccan oil. What is Argan oil? The tree from which argan oil is produced in called scientifically Argania […]

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Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a plant that is commonly used in Asian cuisine but which may provide therapeutic and medical benefits. Easily available from any ethnic store, health food store, online merchant or in the seasoning aisle of the supermarket, its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, antioxidant and therapeutic properties make lemongrass a useful alternative or complementary remedy for a wide spectrum of common ailments. Whether using the dried leaves steeped to make tea or the extracted essential oil, lemongrass produces considerable benefits. What is lemongrass? Lemongrass is a perennial plant with thin, long leaves and is indigenous to India and other areas of the […]

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