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What Are the Benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon?

People use cinnamon spice around the world as a way to season foods and enhance either a sweet or savory taste. Many different types of cinnamon exists, including ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamon zeylanicum) and cinnamon cassia. But people are familiar with cinnamon cassia and you may even have some available in your kitchen. On the other hand, Ceylon cinnamon is different, both in taste and the benefits that it may provide to your health....
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The Health Benefits of Grape Seed Extract

Most people understand that eating grapes gives us some unique health benefits. Those benefits and more are seen in greater measure when you take a concentrated form of grape seed extract (Vitis vinifera) 1. That natural substance often comes from grapes provided by wine manufacturers. What are the Health Benefits? Using grapes for medicinal purposes is nothing new. In fact, whole or parts of grapes have been used for thousands o...
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7 Possible Benefits of Astaxanthin

The ocean provides us with many things that can be beneficial to our health. This includes Astaxanthin, a type of pigment that occurs in trout, microalgae, yeast, and shrimp and other sea creatures. Most people are familiar with it because of the pinkish color found in Pacific salmon. Astaxanthin may have a number of health benefits to humans. Included among the benefits are the possibility for healthier skin, heart health, reduction in...
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5 Possible Benefits and Uses of Saw Palmetto

If you live in the southeastern United States, you are likely familiar with a native palm, the saw palmetto (Serenoa repens). The berries from the plant are used in supplements to help balance hormone levels, prevent male hair loss and improve prostate health. There may be other benefits to using saw palmetto, including reducing inflammation and improving urinary function. The following five benefits and uses of saw palmetto...
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Taking a Closer Look at the Health Benefits of Maca Root

You may not have heard of maca before but it grows in the Andes Mountains as a Peruvian plant. It is similar to broccoli, kale, and cabbage because it is a cruciferous vegetable. Many Peruvian recipes will use maca as an ingredient. It helps to provide an earthy flavor to the dishes but it can also be ground up to use in smoothies or with any meal. Aside from the fact that it is used for culinary purposes it may also have benefits...
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Outdoor Exercises That Are Perfect for Autumn

Autumn is a great time of year to get outside and do some physical activity. The temperature is cooler, the sun is bright and the weather tends to be ideal. Getting outside and exercising is a fun way to enjoy the weather before the snow starts falling and we tend to hibernate during the winter months. For those reasons, it's a good idea to try certain outdoor exercises that are just right for fall. What is the first thing that comes to...
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