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Family: Leguminosae; other members include beans and peas Also known as: Chilean clover, buffalo grass, and lucerne (in Britain) Therapeutic Uses: Heart disease and stroke.  Animal studies show that alfalfa leaves help reduce blood cholesterol levels and plaque deposits on artery walls.  One study in the British medical journal Lancet documented substantial cholesterol reduction in…

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Health Benefit of Almonds Some facts about the health benefit of almonds.  They are a delicious and popular tree nut.  Although they are high in fat, they are highly nutritious and extremely healthy.  Below are some of the health benefits you can receipt from adding almonds into your diet. Almonds Deliver a Massive Amount of…

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Family: Liliaceae; other members include lily, tulip, garlic and onion Genus and species: Aloe vera and an estimated 500 other species Also known as: Cape, Barbados, Curaiao, Socotrine and Zanzibar aloe Parts used: Leaves (gel and juice, or latex) Therapeutic Uses Wounds (including burns, scalds, scrapes and sunburn), infections, psoriasis, general skin care. Aloe contains…

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Basil Basil is an amazing herb to include in your cooking.  Not only do basil leaves enhance soups, salads and more, they also pack both antibacterial and antioxidant properties, with some evidence also linking basil consumption to cancer prevention  

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Benefits Of Beets The benefits of beets started out thousands of years has been used as a folk remedy.  Just a little bit adds a sweet and nutritious punch to your salad.  In addition to fresh, look for pre-steamed beets in your local produce section or no sugar added varieties in jars. Many people are…

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This all-star booster provides 20 to 50 times the amount of sulforaphane, a phytochemical that can reduce risk of developing cancer, as broccoli florets.  Just 1 ounce (about 1 tablespoon) of sprouts contains as much cancer fighting sulforaphane as 1 1/2 pounds of broccoli.  Why not make some broccoli soup and add some sprouts to…

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Chocolate (Cocoa, Cacao) Parts Used: Seeds (beans) Cocoa and it’s derivative, chocolate, are rich in antioxidants that may contribute to longevity.  They also contain compounds that support good digestion, boost blood flow to the heart and help clear up chest congestion For centuries, Central Americans have used cocoa to treat fever, coughs, and problems associated…

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Cauliflower is often considered one of the healthiest foods on Earth, and there is good reason why.  With its high level of anti-inflammatory compounds, and ability to ward off cancer, heart disease, brain disease and even weight gain, it seems there isn’t much cauliflower is unable to do. Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous…

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Acne, ADHD, aging, alcohol or drug dependency, alcohol withdrawal, allergies (prevention/treatment), Alzheimer’s disease, angioedema (swelling under the skin), ankylosing spondylitis (inflammation of spine joints), anti-aging (including skin), antioxidant, anxiety, arthritis (caused by psoriasis), asthma, autoimmune diseases, bipolar disorder, blood pressure control, blood thinner, burns, cancer, chest pain, childbirth, claudication (leg pain from clogged arteries), constipation,…

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Chia Seeds Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, provide fiber, iron and calcium and are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.  Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke. Fun facts on chia seeds:Here are some key points about chia seeds. More detail is in the…

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