Archives for January 25, 2014

The Health Benefits of Vitamin A

Vitamin A (retinol) is a fat soluble vitamin occurring in animal foods.  Beta-carotene comes from fruits, vegetables and whole grains such as carrots, kale, cantaloupe, liver, spinach, sweet potatoes and broccoli.  Beta-carotene is the second type of vitamin A. Vitamin A is especially known for its support of a healthy vision.  However, there are many […]

The Health Benefits of Kefir

Kefir means feel good in Turkish and this is exactly what can happen when you drink it.  Kefir is a fermented milk product.  It resembles a creamy yogurt like drink and some folks think the plain Kefir tastes like butter milk.  Kefir is available in several fruit flavors too. Kefir is a combination of kefir […]

The Health Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba

The ginkgo biloba tree has been around since ancient times.  This is a tree which can live for over one thousand years and can grow over 130 feet tall.  The leaves of this plant were originally used in traditional Chinese medicine and in Chinese cooking since the Ginkgo Biloba once grew only in parts of […]

Health Benefits of Chromium Picolinate

Chromium is a mineral that is important for the body to function properly.  Since only a very small amount of chromium is necessary it is considered an essential trace element.   Most people receive the necessary amount of chromium through their diet.  However, to add to a diet that is not providing enough chromium there are […]

The Many Health Benefits of Cherries

Eating cherries can increase the antioxidant activity in the body for up to twelve hours.  Cherries have vitamin A and C, protein and fiber.  They are low in calories with only 90 calories in a cup of cherries. There are many health benefits of both the tart or sour cherries and the sweet cherries. You […]