Chocolate is simply the ultimate comfort food. It's a sure-fire standby in times of stress, a reliable source of comfort when life lets you down, and a quick mood-booster when you're in need of a pick-me-up.
But is it at all healthy? The good news is yes - chocolate is great for your heart health!
Good chocolate, which is to say dark chocolate, with a cocoa percentage of 70% or more, is espe... ››› more
Researchers from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) release a paper early this year explaining the possible health benefits of butein.
Now, not many people have heard about this compound but, as the researchers explain, it's a common polyphenol and, what's more, it's been around in the Asian community for decades.
As with many other natural supplements the western world has now ado... ››› more
As you get older, you're probably worried about your mental health.
And with the steady increase in number of patients suffering from dementia, it's essential you know how to keep yours in check!
The truth is, there are many reasons you'd develop dementia - and it's not all to do with age.
Luckily, whether you're forgetting where you left your keys more often, or you're suffering more ... ››› more
The old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” rings as true today as it always did, especially when it has do with your fatigue.
If you constantly feel tired this winter, it's time to get off that couch and get yourself a bag of apples. Because, research from the University of South Carolina shows that red apples may conquer your exhaustion for good. This because a... ››› more
In an effort to help their patients control their blood sugar levels, some doctors recommend a low carb diet. If that's the case with you, make sure you also take these three supplements to keep your blood sugar in check. According to Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition&Healing, in addition to a general vitamin-mineral supplement programme, there are a few supplements very specific for low-carb diets ... ››› more
According to the Mayo Clinic, although most bruises are harmless and go away without treatment, easy bruising can sometimes be a sign of more serious health problems. Read on to discover the reason behind easy bruising and what you can do to remedy the situation. Most bruises form when small blood vessels (capillaries) near the skin’s surface are broken by the impact of an injury, often on the a... ››› more
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