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HEALTHY CHILI

What is Capsaicin? Capsaicin is a vanilloid compound commonly found in Chili peppers, and is the reason for its spicy flavor. Capsaicin was first isolated by John Clough Thresh. The exact chemical structure of capsaicin was determined by E. K. Nelson in 1919. It was synthesized by Ernst Spath and Stephen F. Darling in 1930. Although those...

FOODS THAT INCREASE AND DECREASE THE RISKS OF PROSTATE CANCER

If you want to fend off cancer, knowing which foods can increase the risks and likewise decrease it is very important. For starters, let’s discuss the foods that can increase it. The foods to avoid. Many foods can contribute to the development or spread of prostate cancer. An example would be red meat. It was...

Natural Prostate Cancer Fighting Foods

We all know that eating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats is the best way to keep a healthy body – besides exercising, of course. Different types of food have been scientifically proven to boost overall health. We have lycopene rich tomatoes for the heart, vitamin C in...

Cantaloupe

What is a cantaloupe? Cantaloupes are also commonly known as muskmelons, mush melons, rock melons and Persian melons. They are a member of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae, along with honeydew and watermelons. It is known to contain substances that can help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing the risks of heart disease,...

JALAPENO: COOKING WITH BENEFITS

When it comes to beginners to peppers and cooking, most people would turn to jalapenos. This is because they aren’t exaggeratedly hot like the habanero nor is it dull like the bell pepper. If we talk about it in Scoville Heat Index standards, the habaneros are considered “crazy hot” while bell peppers are “not...

FOOD TO FIGHT ULCER

Ulcers are sores in the lining of the digestive tract. Contrary to popular belief, ulcers don’t only occur in the stomach, wherein this type of ulcer is called gastric ulcer. It can also occur in the esophagus and in the duodenum. These ulcers are called esophageal ulcer and duodenal ulcer respectively. Duodenal ulcer, in the...

Foods you need to remember

All of us may already know the basics of healthy and unhealthy food. Fruits and vegetables are healthy, junk foods, sweets and oily foods are not. However, if you’re looking for the best food to stock to have the best nutrition all the while conserving fridge and shelf space, the following foods are recommended. Of...

Anti-Carcinogenic and Anti-Carcinoma Foods

What does anti-carcinogenic mean? An anti-carcinogen, also known as a carcinopreventive agent, is a substance that counteracts the effects of a carcinogen consequentially inhibiting the development of cancer. Though the development of cancer is indeed linked to many factors such as environment, exercise and even family history. A person’s diet can still greatly affect the...

SPICY FOOD IMPROVE HEALTH IN MANY WAYS

The heat that spicy food provide come from an active alkaloid compound called capsaicin. These spicy food are not limited to hot peppers, but are also present in some food or vegetable with any tangible heat. Adding a little bit of spice to the dishes are not only satisfying to our taste buds but...

FOODS AND HERBS THAT CAN FIGHT CANCER

As cancer becomes more prevalent given today’s environmental conditions, make sure to fill your diet with these highly nutritional but also beneficial foods and herbs that can help prevent and fight cancer. Don’t worry, it won’t drain your pockets. Vegetables. We all know that vegetables are definitely healthy – like, the epitome of healthiness. It...

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