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  1. The Amazing Health Benefits of Bitter Melon

    The Amazing Health Benefits of Bitter Melon

    Bitter melon is a little-known fruit that looks very similar to the cucumber and zucchini, which is because it comes from the same family of plants. While each type of food offers some health benefits, bitter melon may surpass its relatives in what it can do for the human body. Among the vast health benefits of bitter melon, recent research...
  2. Is Resveratrol Responsible for the Health Benefits of Red Wine?

    Is Resveratrol Responsible for the Health Benefits of Red Wine?

    While there are many proven health benefits of red wine, the majority can be attributed to one specific compound found in the grapes used to make the wine. This plant constituent is called resveratrol, and it's the compound that helps give color to the skin of red grapes. It also helps protect grapes from fungal infections, droughts, extreme sun exposure...
  3. New Study Bolsters Claim That Resveratrol Supports Healthy Aging

    New Study Bolsters Claim That Resveratrol Supports Healthy Aging

    Multiple research studies have now confirmed that the compound resveratrol supports healthy aging by protecting the body from a host of potential issues. Read on for more information about what resveratrol is, how you can incorporate this powerful naturally-occurring compound into your diet and how it can help you to lead a healthier and longer life. What is Reservatrol? Reservatrol is...
  4. March 13th is World Sleep Day: What's the Significance?

    March 13th is World Sleep Day: What's the Significance?

    March 13th is World Sleep Day. On this day, the World Sleep Society is issuing a worldwide call to action regarding the importance of getting quality sleep each night. Read below to learn how you can achieve a more restful night. How Does Getting Sufficient Sleep Improve Your Quality of Life? It's common to hear that getting a full seven...
  5. The Best Time of Day to Take Nutrients for Heart Health

    The Best Time of Day to Take Nutrients for Heart Health

    Our bodies' biological functions are regulated by a 24-hour internal clock, more commonly known as the circadian rhythm. This system determines when certain compounds are released and used by our organs, as well as when different organ systems are most active. By studying the bodily systems and processes that adhere to this 24-hour rhythm, scientists have discovered that certain nutrients...
  6. High Cholesterol and Erectile Dysfunction: What's the Connection?

    High Cholesterol and Erectile Dysfunction: What's the Connection?

    Erectile dysfunction is a frustrating and often embarrassing condition that involves the inability to achieve and maintain an erection. Although it's natural to have difficulty obtaining an erection from time to time, this condition infers a more long-term problem. While erectile dysfunction is more common in older men, adult males of any age can develop this condition. New research has...
  7. Unleash the Powerful Health Benefits of Superfruits

    Unleash the Powerful Health Benefits of Superfruits

    In simple terms, a superfruit is a food that contains a condensed serving of vitamins and powerful phyto-nutrients that are beneficial to human health. These foods benefit the immune system in a variety of ways and it has been found that they can even benefit the health of bone marrow. Research is only beginning to uncover some of the significant...
  8. Cholesterol and Heart Health: Dietary Cholesterol Not Tied to Cardiovascular Risk

    Cholesterol and Heart Health: Dietary Cholesterol Not Tied to Cardiovascular Risk

    High cholesterol has long been recognized as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. For many years, the theory has been that the quantity of dietary cholesterol (foods containing cholesterol) consumed was directly related to high levels of cholesterol in the blood, contributing to heart disease risk. However, more recent research has disputed this theory, sparking an ongoing controversy. According to...
  9. Exploring the Beneficial Effects of Melatonin

    Exploring the Beneficial Effects of Melatonin

    Melatonin is a hormone best known for its role in preparing the brain for sleep. Due to its effectiveness in this respect, it's the primary ingredient in many sleep supplements. Outside of the United States and Canada, melatonin-based formulas are only available with a doctor's prescription. While some argue that using melatonin for sleep isn't always effective, people suffering from...
  10. Confirmed: Season of Birth Influences Mortality Risk

    Confirmed: Season of Birth Influences Mortality Risk

    The time and place of one's birth and the relationship it has with mortality rates has been a topic studied by scientists throughout the world. Several studies have found that season of birth influences mortality, while other research suggests vitamin D may provide a crucial counterbalance. Research Suggests Season of Birth Influences Mortality Past research has found that individuals born...

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