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19 Health Benefits Of Juniper Essential Oil

Juniper essential oil is obtained via the steam distillation of the juniper plant (Juniperus communis). Juniper is an evergreen shrub that is quite common in Europe. The steam distillation extraction can be done from several parts of the juniper plant such as the wood, needles, or powdered fruits. The main components of juniper essential oil …

33 Health Benefits Of Taurine

Taurine is an organic compound found in animal tissues as well as in numerous human organs such as the large intestine.  Taurine plays a role in numerous body processes such as processes that occur in the nervous and cardiovascular system. Taurine is not technically an amino acid. However, it is an acid which possesses an …

23 Health Benefits Of Turnips

Turnip (Brassica rapa) is a root vegetable that is commonly cultivated in temperate regions for its nutritional and medicinal taproot. Turnips are popular for both human and livestock consumption. Its health benefits include; cancer prevention, protecting the heart, reducing inflammation, improving one’s digestion, and improving one’s bone health. Turnip greens (the stem and leaf of …

28 Health Benefits Of Beets

Beets, also commonly called beetroot, is the taproot of the beet plant. Beets are often added as ingredients in pickles, salads, and soups. Besides their use as food, beets are also used to make refined sugar due to their relatively high sucrose content. In as much as beets have the highest sugar content for vegetables …

41 Health Benefits Of Almonds

Almonds are the fruit/nut of the almond tree (Prunus dulcis). Almond trees are native to North Africa, India, and Middle Eastern Countries. The delicious seed/pit of the almond fruit is what is consumed once the fruit is cracked open. Almond trees come in bitter or sweet varieties. The sweet almonds are the ones that are …

13 Health Benefits Of Chipotle

Chipotle peppers are a form of smoked-dried jalapeno peppers. Their nutritional constituents include; capsaicin, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, and dietary fiber as well as vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Chipotle is a popular spice in Mexican or Central American dishes and it’s commonly found in their salsas and barbecue sauces. Below …