Mighty Pomegranate (Punica granatum)

Inside a lumpy, thick-skinned pomegranate you'll find a treasure of jewel-like arils--ruby seeds surrounded by sacs of flavorful juice. Pomegranate is sweet, tart and exceptionally refreshing. Savor the flavor by eating the arils by the spoonful, adding them to salads or to a bowl of Greek yogurt. Any way you choose, you'll reap the health [...]

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Winter Pear, Pomegranate & Spinach Salad with Hazelnut

If you're looking for the perfect starter to a romantic dinner, or simply want to treat yourself to a festive salad robust in color, crunch and flavor, then this winter salad is the one for you. Pomegranate seeds add beautiful color against the dark green and nutrient rich spinach. Not to mention, the uniquely tangy-sweet [...]

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The Power of Breath: Lower Blood Pressure, Reduce Stress

When you don't manage stress effectively you place an unnecessary burden on the one muscle that keeps you alive: the heart. When you’re stressed, your body goes into "fight or flight" mode. The brain releases hormones that cause your heart to pump faster, thicken your blood, and raise blood pressure. If you constantly experience this [...]

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Garlic: Good for Your Heart!

It may not smell like a lily, but Garlic (Allium sativum) is an edible bulb from the lily family. Fondly known to herbalists as "the stinking rose," for centuries, there has been many traditional medicine uses for Garlic, including treatment of skin conditions, immune support, as an antimicrobial, and to reduce risk for cancer and [...]

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Secrets to a Healthy Heart

A key element of a healthy body is a healthy heart. The heart is the center of our cardiovascular system and beats an average of 100,000 times per day supplying oxygen rich blood to the whole body. Every day we make choices that have a profound effect on the health of this vital organ. Most [...]

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Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha)

Hawthorn, also known as Maybush, is a thorny shrub found on hillsides and in sunlit woodsy areas throughout the world. Over centuries, all parts of the plant have been used to prepare foods, beverages, and medicines. In folk medicine, it was used for the treatment of diarrhea, insomnia, and asthma. In China, it has been used [...]

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