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  • ’tis the season to be cherry…

    Health benefits of Cherry and Melatonin Have you heard of melatonin? You may have come across it as a remedy for jet-lag as it is a ‘sleep’ hormone which induces sleep. I certainly took my fair share when I did all those night shifts and couldn’t get to sleep during the day!! I don’t like […]

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  • Cook your tomatoes for more benefits

    Health benefits of tomato We have all heard about the mediterranean diet and the health benefits of tomato (especially for heart health). One of the most abundant ingredients in the mediterranean diet is tomatoes, loved for its content of the powerful antioxidant lycopene. Lycopene has been shown in studies to improve heart health (by preventing […]

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  • Asparagus for gut health

    Asparagus for gut health One of the reasons why I love asparagus as an allergy mom is its inulin and querceptin content: I talked about querceptin before – in test tubes, these compounds have been shown to prevent mast cells (one of the immune cells) release histamine, so it is a natural anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory. Querceptin is most […]

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  • Onions are another superfood

    Onions are another superfood Onions are another overlooked superfood which are cheap and abundant. They are full of polyphenols (which are essentially antioxidants) that help the body fight free radicals (and therefore is anti-aging and anti-cancer), fight inflammation, and protect the cardiovascular system. One of the compounds they contain is querceptin which is also a natural […]

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