BPA is a common chemical compound found in hard plastics and the linings of food and drink cans. It has been under a great deal of scrutiny over the past several years due to its link to various health problems, including erectile dysfunction, diabetes, heart disease, memory problems, asthma and cancer. Children appear to be most vulnerable to the effects of BPA, but it affects the health of everyone, regardless of age.
Garlic can be used to reduce blood pressure levels in people with uncontrolled hypertension, even if they are already being unsuccessfully treated with medication, according to an Austrialian trial. Although garlic is known for a range of health benefits, this is one of the first conclusive studies into its cardiovascular benefits.
What does the study show?
The trial, which was undertaken by the University of Adelaide, involved 50 patients, all of whom were being treated for hypertension, but who still had high blood pressure despite their medication. The volunteers were divided into two groups. The first group was given four capsules of aged garlic every day for 12 weeks. The second group was given a placebo instead.
The results of the trial, which were published in the scientific journal Maturitas, showed that the systolic blood pressure of the group who took the garlic capsules was around 10mmHg lower than the group that took the placebo. (more…)
Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
Have you heard about the amazing Himalayan crystal salt that comes directly from the Himalayan Mountains? It is packed with some pretty amazing benefits and is an amazing new staple to add to your pantry. It is an absolutely wonderful alternative to table salt, and soon I’ll explain why.Image credit: Jun Seita