vitex berry

Are Benefits of Vitex or Chaste Tree Berry Bogus?

What is chaste berry used for? Its name comes from the word chastity, as that was its most famous use. Clergymen wishing to remain celibate would eat this berry, because it was believed to decrease sex drive. In the middle ages, it was ground and ...
crushed raw garlic

Raw Garlic For Colds and Flu: Studies For & Against

Since you were a little kid, you’ve probably heard that garlic is good for colds and sore throats. We have all heard it before, perhaps even sharing that same tip at one time or another. But aside from the fact that you might have heard it from yo...
hands of yellow, red, and green bananas

The Benefits of Red Banana vs. Yellow Are Unexpected

Are red bananas real? Yes. Over 99% of the bananas consumed in North America are the yellow Cavendish but elsewhere, particularly Central America and South East Asia, a different cultivar from the same species is more popular. It produces smaller ban...
vitamin C as a pro-oxidant

Pro-oxidants: Are Antioxidants Actually Bad For You?

What are antioxidants? In a nutshell, they “donate” electrons to unstable molecules which are known as free radicals (oxidants). This stabilizes them, so they are no longer reactive. The oxidant is neutralized. It can no longer damage cells. Ba...