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15 Health Benefits Of Nopales (Prickly Pear)

Nopales (Opuntia cacti) are eaten as vegetables and have soft pads (called nopalitos) of underdeveloped prickly pear cactus. Nopales is also known as nopal cactus. Nopales has been a major constituent of Mexican cuisine and its popularity is growing in US and European countries due to its numerous health benefits. The health benefits of nopales …

16 Health Benefits Of Bladderwrack

Although it has a weird name, bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) is one of the most common type of seaweed found in our oceans. Other common names of bladderwrack include; red fucus, rockweed, and black tang. Bladderwrack is an edible brown seaweed of the kelp variety. The characteristic physical feature of bladderwrack is its little air sacs …

39 Health Benefits Of Vitamin D (Calciferol)

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and it’s considered as a steroid vitamin as it increases absorption of phosphorus and calcium as well as increases body metabolism. Early morning sunlight is recommended for the production of vitamin D in the skin. Eating foods that are rich in vitamin D as well as taking vitamin D …

25 Health Benefits Of Coffee

Coffee is a brewed beverage that is prepared from roasted coffee beans. The coffee plant is native to Sudan and Ethiopia. It’s origin also stretches to regions like Comoros, Mauritius, and Madagascar. Coffee was first recorded as a beverage over 500 years ago in the Arabian peninsula. However, there are speculations that its consumption, as …

12 Health Benefits Of Cissus Quadrangularis (Veld Grape)

This amazing perennial plant is part of the grape family. Cissus quadrangularis is well-known for its healing properties due to its high levels of carotenoids, vitamins, triterpenoids, and minerals. Most people use it for weight loss or menstrual cramps. However, its gaining popularity in general medicine. It can be taken as an extract or supplement. …

22 Health Benefits Of Turkey Tail Mushrooms

Turkey tail mushrooms (also known as Trametes versicolor, Coriolus versicolor, and Polyporus versicolor) are well-known for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. They are typically multi-colored and have concentric bands of contrasting shades. They often appear in shades of gray, brown, red, blue, and black. These mushrooms are commonly found in large colonies in woodlands of …