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The Many Fascinating Broccoli Sprout Benefits for Brain Health

Broccoli sprout benefits are numerous, and in part, come from a potent compound called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane easily crosses the blood-brain barrier which can reduce the effects of toxins; this is a big reason why it is thought to protect neurons and the brain. What are Broccoli Sprouts? Broccoli sprouts are tiny broccoli plants that are about …

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11 Marjoram Benefits + How to Grow and Use It

Marjoram benefits begin with its joyful qualities, but research even shows that this medicinal herb’s benefits may include reducing pain, and inflammation, improving memory, blood pressure, and more. A relative of oregano, this potent herb smells sweet, complex, and more subdued than oregano. In this post, learn about the benefits of marjoram, how to use …

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9 Fascinating Grapefruit Benefits + History

Grapefruit benefits for health are numerous, including supporting a healthy weight, heart health, immunity, and more.  Here is an in-depth review of the research supporting grapefruit benefits. Grapefruit Benefits Overview The benefits of grapefruit are emerging in research today.  Grapefruit is rich in antioxidants and may help with many aspects of health.  These include: Rich in …

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Are Chicken Wings Healthy? The Answer May Surprise You

Are chicken wings healthy? Contrary to popular belief, chicken wings can be one of the healthiest parts of the chicken. They certainly can be a healthy choice if you prepare them well and choose chicken wings that don’t have additives and preservatives. And for sure, you should make an effort to buy pasture-raised chickens when …

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Mucuna Pruriens Benefits- Is it The Powerful Dopa Bean?

Mucuna pruriens benefits are due to its antioxidant effects and its high L-dopamine content. Also known as the magic velvet bean, this plant has been used since 1500 b.c in Ayurvedic medicine.  Commonly mistaken for an herb, Mucuna is not an herb; it’s actually a type of legume or bean.  In some parts of the world, …

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18 Fascinating Capsicum Benefits and Uses

Capsicum benefits are many, owing primarily to their legendary heat properties, but also high nutrient content. The capsicum plants are used for both food and medicinal purposes. These health benefits include reducing pain, improving mood, improving heart health, and potentially reducing cancer and Alzheimer’s risk. While capsicum health benefits are many, they also play a …

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