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Watermelon and its Rind, Both Beneficial

Watermelon is a summer picnic/get together staple but did you know that it has amazing health benefits in both its delicious flesh as well as in the rind? Watermelon and its rind are excellent sources of vitamins A and C and are high in lycopene, a powerful anti oxidant and citrulline, an amino acid that is converted by the body into another amino acid called arginine. . . . → Read More: Watermelon and its Rind, Both Beneficial


One cup of strawberries contains over 13% of the RDA of dietary fiber, yet only 43 calories. The dietary fiber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating. . . . → Read More: “S”trawberries


Our loves pies and cakes and other desserts made with rhubarb, but what are the health benefits to eating rhubarb? . . . → Read More: “R”hubarb

Stress Relieving Foods

With all the news lately, our levels of stress could be going high.  The April/May issue of Natural Grocers has a great article about using healthy foods to fight stess and bringing calm.  Here are the foods  Jack Challem gives some very good advice, “Healthy foods provide good general nutrition for your brain so it . . . → Read More: Stress Relieving Foods


Quercetin is very necessary to have in our bodies. . . . → Read More: “Q”uercetin


“Chop up a raw onion and cover it with honey (manuka honey is even better) and let it stand for four or five hours. It makes an excellent cough syrup and is wonderfully soothing for an inflamed throat.” Lynley Kempthorne: . . . → Read More: “O”nion


Nutmeg is also rich in many vital B-complex vitamins, including vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A and many flavonoid anti-oxidants like beta-carotene and cryptoxanthin that are essential for optimum health. . . . → Read More: “N”utmeg

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