Monthly Archives: January 2015

6 Health Benefits of Apples

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We have all heard the saying an apple day keeps the doctor away. Well, that saying holds a lot of truth to it. Apples are not only delicious as well as nutritious but they contain many health benefits. So the next time you reach for an apple, not only are you making a healthy snack choice, you are making a wise decision for your health. Provided below  is a list of the benefits they possess.

1.Reduces cholesterol level

  • The soluble fiber found in apples binds with fats in the intestine to help lower cholesterol.

2. Helps stop constipation and diarrhea 

  • Fiber within an apple  can either pull water out of your colon to keep things moving correctly when you’re backed up, or it can help absorb excess water from your stool to slow your bowels down.

3.  Lowers chance of diabetes

  • People who eat at least one apple a day are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
  • Soluble fiber aids in stopping blood sugar swings.

4. Helps to maintain a healthy heart

  • The  compound found in apple skins  prevents the cholesterol that gets into your system from hardening  on your artery walls.

5. Detox your liver

  • Apples are one of the best fruits to eat  to help detoxify your liver.

6. Boost your immune system

  • Apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin,which can help boost and fortify your immune system and help relieve stress.

 

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Healing Herbs

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There are many natural ways to help heal us when we are feeling ill. Don’t reach for a medicine bottle! Use what God has given us through nature. Did you know there are several herbs that help to provide healing?

Here are a list of  herbs that are wonderful for healing:

Ginger:

  • Helps with nausea.
  • Calms digestive problems.
  • Provides relief in stomach pain.

Peppermint:

  • Great for headaches.
  • Helps with stomach discomfort.
  • Helps to reduce pain.

Oregano:

  • Contains Vitamin A,C, and E.
  • Helps in reducing the pain of menstrual cramps.
  • Provides comfort from inflammation.
  • Anti-fungal
  • Relieves the symptoms in respiratory infections.

Rosemary:

  • Soothes a sore throat.
  • Loosens chest congestion.
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties.