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Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper
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Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is a type of chili pepper. It is named after a city in French Guiana, and is also sometimes called the red pepper or cow-horn pepper. It is found in Tex Mex, Mexica, Szechuan and Cajun food. Fresh chillies can be sliced and added to dishes, alth...
Health Benefits of Celery
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Health Benefits of Celery

The humble celery is often used to provide a base flavor in sauces, soups and stews – it’s a workaday vegetable that most people would probably not associate with trendy superfoods. But celery has a surprising number of health benefits. Celery, like black c...
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

The tropical coconut tree, native to tropical climates the world over, has been a diet staple in equatorial areas for hundreds of years. In fact, many of these cultures – especially those in South Asia – get most of their dietary saturated fat from coconut oil...
Health Benefits of Coriander Seeds
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Health Benefits of Coriander Seeds

Coriander seeds, which are called cilantro seeds in some parts of the world, are very different from the plant’s pungent leaves. Many people who find the leaves unpalatable can happily consume sauces containing the seeds, which are one of the most-used spices ...
Health Benefits of Fish Oil
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Health Benefits of Fish Oil

Fish oil does not sound too pleasant, and has echoes of ‘cod liver oil’. But actually, if you like fish, then it’s easy to cook delicious dishes with oily fish. Varieties that are particularly rich in oil are mackerel, sardines, tuna, salmon and anchovies. If ...
Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been used as a folk remedy for various ailments for many years, and also as a beauty treatment. Little scientific research has been carried out on the uses of apple cider vinegar – however, most of the problems it is used to treat are m...
Health Benefits of Ginger Root
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Health Benefits of Ginger Root

Ginger root is found in curries, particularly Indian and Thai curries, and goes well with beef and seafood. Pickled ginger root is also routinely used in Chinese stir frys, and as an accompaniment to sushi. There are several ways of preparing ginger root, b...
Health Benefits of Flax Seeds
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Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are usually found in home baking – they can be delicious scattered on scones, cakes or muffins, and can be added to breakfast cereals and granolas. As well as being a useful garnish, they’re also healthy too. Flax seeds are a very good source of ...
Health Benefits of Green Tea
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Health Benefits of Green Tea

With the recent rise in interest for healthy foods in the West, perhaps no other item has been discussed and analyzed more than green tea. Its many health benefits – some scientifically supported and others with little backing evidence – have accounted for a h...
Health Benefits of Olive Leaf
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Health Benefits of Olive Leaf

Most people are at least partially familiar with the health benefits of olive oil, which is famous for its promotion of wellbeing. But the lesser-known leaves of the olive plant can also be very good for you too. Olive leaves can be manufactured into essential...