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Gone Bananas – Why They Are Good For You

What Are Bananas? Bananas are a tasty and convenient source of some important nutrients. People have grown this tropical fruit since ancient times, and its health benefits have been promoted for more than a century.   You can eat bananas raw or mixed in your favorite smoothie. You can enjoy your own homemade peanut butter–banana sandwich, …

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10 Foods That Fight Pain

10 Foods That Fight Pain

1/11 Ginger A staple of traditional medicine, this pungent root is probably best known for its anti-nausea, stomach-soothing properties. But ginger can also fight pain, including aching joints from arthritis as well as menstrual cramps. One study found ginger capsules worked as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen at relieving period pain. 2/11 Blueberries …

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What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. We usually think of these as germs that cause diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. You can find probiotics …

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All About Herbal Tea

1/16 What’s the Difference? True tea — whether it’s black, green, white, or oolong, hot, or iced — comes from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. But the herbal kind comes from soaking various flowers, leaves, or spices in hot water. Most of these brews don’t have caffeine. You can start with premade bags or loose material you …

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Health Benefits of Turmeric

1/13 Help or Hype? A relative of ginger, this vivid yellow-orange spice is common in Indian, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern cooking. It’s also been used as medicine in places like India for centuries to treat issues such as breathing problems. Lately, turmeric has been touted as a super food that can fight cancer, ease …

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Home Remedies

Tea tree oil may help get rid of dandruff, clear up acne, and wipe out athlete’s foot Prescription or over-the-counter medications may work better and faster, but rubbing tea tree oil on your skin can help with several different conditions, mostly skin issues. Don’t ever swallow it, though — it can be toxic. Echinacea may …

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