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Monthly Archive:: August 2016

Potassium: Health Benefits, Recommended Intake

Potassium is one of the seven essential macrominerals, along with calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, chloride and sulfur. We require at least 100 mg of potassium daily to support key bodily processes. High potassium intakes are associated with a 20% decreased risk of …

Zinc: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Zinc (Zn) is a transition metal belonging to group 12 of the periodic table. As an “essential trace element” zinc has a substantial biological importance of plants and animals. Zinc is responsible for a number of different functions in the human body …

Cauliflower: Health Benefits

You have probably heard that the most nutritious foods are the ones that are the most colorful. There are even several fad diets that tell you to avoid any white or colorless food, but don’t write off cauliflower and other white veggies …

The 23 Best Ways to Quit Smoking

Not sure how to quit smoking cigarettes? Try one of these 20+ ways to stop smoking and start your path towards a healthier, smoke-free life. Make an honest list of all the things you like about smoking. Draw a line down the …

Common chicory

Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, Is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family, usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chickens (blanched buds), or roots (var. sativum), which are baked, ground, and …

Health Benefits of Manganese

Some of the health benefits of manganese include a benefit to healthy bone structure, bone metabolism, and helping to create essential enzymes for building bones. It also acts as a co-enzyme to assist metabolic activity in the human body. Apart from these, …

Home Remedies for Chapped lips

Chapped or dry lips are a common problem that can be painful and unattractive. Common symptoms are dryness, redness, cracking, flaking, and tender or sore lips.   Some of the main causes are vitamin deficient, allergic reaction, dehydration, smoking, excessive licking of …