The Effect of Hibiscus Tea on Blood Pressure

  Hibiscus is a tropical wild plant rich in organic acids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, polysaccharides, beneficial for the cardiovascular system. Meta analyses and randomised controlled trials  show that daily consumption of hibiscus tea significantly lowered blood pressure greater than the control groups. Extracts showed antibacterial, anti-oxidant, nephro and hepato-protective, renal/diuretic effect, effects on lipid metabolism, anti-diabetic …

Mushrooms – Nature’s Vitamin D Supplement

Normally grown in the dark, mushrooms are pretty low in vitamin D unless exposed to UVB light. Researchers have discovered that exposing Oyster, Shiitake or even common button mushrooms to ultraviolet light, boosts the vitamin D levels to impressive numbers. (as much as 46,000iu).They found that exposing the gills (the ridges underneath the cap) generates …

Food For Thought

Researchers have found that people with Alzheimer’s disease have more undesirable bacteria in their gut microbiome (the collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes that live in the gut), with less abundant amounts of beneficial bacteria like Bifidobacteria.The authors of “Gut microbiome alterations in Alzheimer’s disease,” add Alzheimer’s disease to the growing list of …