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25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas

25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas
JB Bardot (NaturalNews) You'll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness. If you think bananas are just for monkeys, think again. Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -- the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter. Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body. Oh, and remember -- bananas make great snacks and delicious smoothies. Creamy Banana & Avocado Smoothie Recipe! Serves 2 Ingredients Method Place all ingredients in a blender. Now you know why monkeys are so happy. Related:  Plants, Fruits, Vegies

Spirulina protects the body from radioactive exposure Tue. Oct. 8, 2013 by Michelle Marks, staff writer (NaturalHealth365) Natural radioactive exposure in small quantities has been happening since life began on planet Earth. The big question – can we protect ourselves from radiation exposure? The controversy surrounding radiation exposure to humans has been raging for many years now. Some ‘experts’ would argue there’s nothing that can be done. From this perspective, spirulina, a microalgae promises to be a potential radio-protective agent that can help protect us from radiation damage. Could a micro-algae be the panacea for radiation damage? Spirulina, a superfood, is often valued for its nutrient-dense properties because it is 70% protein by weight. The first ever reported effect of spirulina being able to treat and minimize radiation damage came from the Chernobyl incident. Spirulina has been shown to have powerful radio-protective properties Now to our big question, what gives spirulina this ‘power’ to minimize radiation damage?

45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off These 45 health benefits and ways to use lemons will definitely motivate you to keep lemons on hand at all times and maybe even work lemon water into your diet. Credit: Au Feminin Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However, the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24/7. 1. Freshen the Fridge Remove refrigerator odors with ease. 2. 3. 4. Credit: Organic Facts 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Credit: Galore Mag 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Credit: Healthy Food Spirit 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Credit: Live Science 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. * If you do consume lemon peel, stick to organic lemons to reduce your pesticide exposure. John Summerly is nutritionist, herbologist, and homeopathic practitioner. Credits:

Goji berries can help improve your vision Tue. Oct. 15, 2013 by Karen Sanders, staff writer (NaturalHealth365) Although the goji berry has a plain outer appearance – somewhat like a raisin – its nutritional value is simply outstanding. With its sweet, nutty and tart-like flavor, this fruit has been a favorite of superfood enthusiasts for many years. Where do goji berries come from? These brightly-colored berries, also called wolfberry and desert-thorn, are the fruits of the Lycium barbarum plant, a member of the boxwood family. Most commercially produced goji berries come from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of north central China, which lies along the floodplains of the Yellow River. What makes the goji berry such a ‘superfood’? Like other brightly colored fruits, goji berries contain high levels of antioxidant carotenoids – including beta-carotene. This is the kind of nutritional profile every body could use Without trans fats or processed sugar, goji berries are relatively high in protein and fiber.

50 of the Best Uses for Coconut Oil - Sunwarrior News | Vegan, Vegetarian & Raw Food Recipes 50 of the Best Uses for Coconut Oil 4.14/5 (82.72%) 389 votes Coconut oil has a bit of a craze surrounding it lately. People have put together hundreds of different uses for this beneficial oil and it’s found its way into pantries, medicine cupboards, and even first aid kits. Some of the uses may seem bizarre at first, but coconut oil has garnered this newfound fame for good reason. It works. For years, coconut oil has had a bad name, lumped in with unhealthy saturated fats. This means coconut oil boosts energy levels, raises good cholesterol, and balances out blood sugar without the weight gain, cholesterol, and other health risks that come from other saturated or trans fats. Massage Oil – Coconut oil soothes tired and sore muscles. Toothaches – Coconut oil eases the pain and strengthens teeth. These are just the beginning of what coconut oil can be used for. Read: The Healing Wonders of Coconuts Read: Cherry Garcia Ice Cream About Charlie Pulsipher

How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit The future of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment will not be found in your medicine cabinet, rather in your kitchen cupboard or in your back yard growing on a tree. Pomegranate Found To Prevent Coronary Artery Disease Progression A new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis confirms that pomegranate extract may prevent and/or reverse the primary pathology associated with cardiac mortality: the progressive thickening of the coronary arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty materials known as atherosclerosis.[i] Mice with a genetic susceptibility towards spontaneous coronary artery blockages were given pomegranate extract via their drinking water for two weeks, beginning at three weeks of age. Remarkably, the researchers also found that pomegranate extract treatment resulted in the following beneficial effects: Discussion This study adds to the already extant body of clinical research indicating that pomegranate can help unclog your arteries.

Natural Happiness: The Truth About Exercise and... Original post: Exercise and Depression We all want to be happy. But is there anything you can actually do to feel happier more often? Or at the very least... can you limit the likelihood that you'll feel sad and depressed? There isn't a single perfect answer, of course, but research is starting to reveal the incredible connection between our physical actions and our mental health. As an example, let's take a look at the link between exercise and depression. Dealing With Depression: Exercise vs. James Blumenthal is a neuroscientist at Duke University who specializes in depression. The patients were split into three groups. Group 1 was treated with sertraline, an antidepressant drug. Group 2 used a combination of exercise and medication. Group 3 used an exercise only treatment. Here's what happened... Each patient received treatment for 16 weeks (4 months) under the supervision of the researchers and professional staff. Exercise and Depression: The Long-Term Impact What made the difference? Dr.

Perennial Garlic – Plant It once and Harvest For 20 years! | Center For Deep Ecology There’s a way to grow garlic without replanting each year. A Washington gardener explains how. Joe Capriotti doesn’t plant garlic, but every year he harvests hundreds of pounds from his backyard in Montesano, Wash. His technique goes against the common practice of planting and harvesting garlic each year as if it were an annual plant. Most people don’t realize that garlic can be grown as a perennial. Capriotti, who once worked as a chef and as a logger in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, developed his technique over many years of experimenting on his 1-acre homestead. “This patch of elephant garlic hasn’t been planted or plowed for more than 20 years,” Capriotti says, leading me to a 25-by-40-foot area where healthy garlic tops of various sizes grow without apparent order. In August Capriotti pulls up the largest plants that have been pinched. After harvesting, Capriotti uses a hand-push cultivator to lightly till the surface and uproot weeds that are already growing.

Health - Why money can't buy you happiness Hope a lottery win will make you happy forever? Think again, evidence suggests a big payout won’t make that much of a difference. Tom Stafford explains why. Think a lottery win would make you happy forever? Many of us do, including a US shopkeeper who just scooped $338 million in the Powerball lottery – the fourth largest prize in the game's history. Winning the lottery isn't a ticket to true happiness, however enticing it might be to imagine never working again and being able to afford anything you want. One way of accounting for this is to assume that lottery winners get used to their new level of wealth, and simply adjust back to a baseline level of happiness – something called the “hedonic treadmill”. Both of these phenomena undoubtedly play a role, but the deeper mystery is why we're so bad at knowing what will give us true satisfaction in the first place. Picking up points It even seems like the very act of trying to measuring it can distract us from what might make us most happy.

Soursop Fruit 100 Fold Stronger At Killing Cancer Than Chemotherapy The Soursop is a flowering, evergreen tree native to tropical regions of the world. It also contains a long, prickly green fruit which happens to kill cancer up to 10,000 times more effectively than strong chemotherapy drugs, all without the nasty side effects and without harming healthy cells. The fruit's extracts from Annona muricata tree selectively inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells. According to Cancer Research UK, Annona muricata is an active principle in an herbal remedy marketed under the brand name Triamazon. This tree is low and is called graviola in Brazil, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders. Where Can You Find It?

The onion plant kills E. coli bacteria Wed. Oct. 9, 2013 by Karen Sanders, staff writer (NaturalHealth365) The humble onion plant – which lacks the attractive blossoms of its close relative, the lily – won’t do much to beautify a garden. But wait – the health benefits are amazing! This underground root vegetable more than makes up for its homely appearance with its beneficial qualities. Recent scientific research supports the onion’s antibacterial and anti-infective qualities, and strongly suggests that this kitchen staple possesses additional powers, which include promoting heart health and helping to prevent cancer. The truth about onions – revealed The onion, scientifically known as Allium cepa, is native to Asia and the Middle East. The culinary and medicinal uses of onion date back thousands of years. In medieval England, they were employed to ward off evil spirits and diseases. What makes onions so healthy? Interesting to note – a sulfur molecule known as Onionin A gives onions their natural anti-inflammatory properties.

28 Simple & Natural Ways to Detox your Body Make sure you like Bembu on Facebook to be updated everytime we post new tips on ways to detox & live clean. We hear so much about cleansing and may wonder just how beneficial it can be. A proper cleansing or good habits for naturally detoxifying the body can really help you to achieve amazing health benefits. Just as you focus on the foods that you eat and proper exercise, there are many other elements to living your best and healthiest lifestyle. 1. Though you never want to go to extreme measures where your diet is concerned, there are some ideas that can work wonders. It’s important not to jump on the bandwagon for the more extreme measures and to opt for a smoothie that uses natural ingredients at the core. Turning to a smoothie for one of your meals is a great way to jumpstart your metabolism and to kick your digestive system into overdrive. Green Smoothie Combine kale, apple, banana, parsley, and 2 1/4 cups water in a blender; blend until smooth. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Aloe vera juice helps lower blood sugar and cholesterol Mon. Nov. 4, 2013 by Karen Sanders, staff writer (NaturalHealth365) Drinking aloe vera juice is often advised by natural healers as a way to lower cholesterol, boost circulation, increase blood oxygenation and stabilize blood sugar. Aloe vera, an ornamental succulent that grows in tropical and subtropical landscapes, also thrives indoors as a houseplant. But the same plant that provides safe, drug-free soothing of your skin may also allow you to improve your health from the inside out. Aloe has a rich history for healing the digestive system The aloe, scientifically known as aloe vera and aloe barbadensis L., gets its name from the Arabic word “alloeh,” meaning “bitter, shining substance” – a reference to the gel’s tart taste and crystal-clear, lustrous appearance. Aloe vera juice, made from the inner gel of the leaves, is not to be confused with aloe vera latex, found in the leaves’ outer layers. Why is aloe such a potent healing substance? Diabetics feel better on aloe vera juice

The Amazing Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Coconut oil has been called the healthiest dietary oil on earth. If you're not using coconut oil for your daily cooking and body care needs, you're missing out on one of nature's most amazing health foods. Coconut oil is nature's perfect food and there are an incredible number of benefits to using coconut oil in everyday life – from minor infections to serious diseases, coconut oil cures it all. After being demonized as an artery clogger for the last 60 years by the majority of health care officials and the mainstream media, coconut oil stayed out of the public consciousness until now. Multiple studies on Pacific Island populations (who get 30-60 percent of their total caloric intake from fully saturated coconut oil) have all shown nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and obesity – issues we have come to accept as only being cured by pharmaceuticals. We now know that not all saturated fats are created equal. Dr. 5 Ways to Enjoy Coconut Oil 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dr.

14 Reasons why cucumbers should be given more attention (NaturalNews) Cucumbers are one of those foods that never seem to get any time in the limelight, even though it is one of the most widely cultivated vegetables in the world. For various reasons, this vegetable should be given more attention than it is currently getting.Cucumbers Keep the Body HydratedCucumbers are 90% water, which means eating one is as refreshing as a glass of water. Eating cucumbers, especially in the hot summer months, will keep the body hydrated.Sunburn ReliefCucumbers can also refresh topically. Slices of cucumber will help soothe and relieve sunburns.Toxin EliminatorWith 90% water content, cucumbers can help flush out toxins from the body. Sources for this article include: About the author:Sandeep is an mountain climber, runner, and fitness coach. More articles from Sandeep:The eight best foods for your heart health Top inflammatory foods to avoid eating