Don’t make a sour face over lemons. They provide plenty of health benefits, such as being a natural diuretic, which means lemons help the body to shed excess fluid. In other words, lemons can make you have to urinate more often. Also, lemons mixed with water are supposed to bring about a calming effect, helping one deal with stress and depress. Click the link above to find out more about the health benefits of lemons.
Carrots aren’t just for rabbits, you know. Carrots are good for people, too. Why? Because carrots are loaded with Vitamin A, which is good for eyesight, and beta-carotene, which works as an anti-oxidant to help the body heal cells damaged by toxins. Carrots have plenty of other health offerings, too.
This leafy green vegetable is popular in salads or sometimes cooked, but it usually offers most of its health benefits when it is not cooked. What are some of those health benefits? For one thing, spinach has lots of Vitamin K, which is good for building calcium in the body, thus helping to build stronger bones. Also, spinach has plenty of magnesium, which tends to help diabetics regulate their blood sugar levels.
Surprised to see this on the list? Don’t be. Taken in moderation, chocolate has plenty of healthy properties. For instance, one study has show that those who eat chocolate are less likely to suffer from a stroke. Too, another study has suggested those who eat chocolate tend to live longer than those who don’t. Check out the link above to find out more.
Often oatmeal isn’t known for its health properties, which is unfortunate because there are plenty of them. Oatmeal is good for acne when applied to the face. And oatmeal has lots of Vitamin B, which helps the brain and nervous system to function. Read on, because oatmeal has plenty more to offer.
Remember the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, maybe the same thing should be said for bananas. Bananas are high in potassium, which makes them excellent for dealing with high blood pressure. Also, bananas are known to be good for those who are trying to give up tobacco by helping them to cope with their nicotine withdrawal.
Lots of people drink coffee, especially for breakfast, but many of them don’t realize coffee might help to lower the chances of contacting Parkinson’s Disease, at least according to one study. Also, coffee lowers the levels of cholesterol in the stomach, helping the body to prevent a build-up of gall stones.
Tomatoes have Vitamin B and potassium, two things that are good for dealing with cholesterol. Tomatoes also have lots of Vitamin A, which is good for the hair, bones and teeth.
Okay, admittedly not every loves broccoli, but it does offer plenty of health benefits. In fact, broccoli is loaded with tons of vitamins, it’s low on calories and fat, thus it’s an excellent food to help fight starvation in suffering countries.
This is another one you likely didn’t expect to find here. Beer? Yes. Beer has lots of health benefits, when taken in moderation. For example, beer might be able to help prevent the pains caused by kidney stones. As another example, beer helps to relieve stress, but you probably knew about that one. To learn more about beer and health, go to the link above.
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