Cherry Nutrients and Health Benefits

Sweet Cherries

I ate some cherries recently and at the same time I wanted to know what kind of Nutrients they contained. For some reason I assumed that I already had an article about Cherries, but the only article I found is How to get Cherry stain off Naturally. I was very surprised to find out that I didn’t have an article posted yet about Cherries. Cherry fruit is pretty popular around the world and I try to make sure that I have every popular fruit and/or vegetable included in GenuineAid blog.

The family of a Cherry is called Rosaceae and the Genus is Prunus. There are lots of species of the cherry. My article is going to be about the sweet cherry also know as Wild cherry, Sweet cherry, Gean, or botanically speaking Prunus Avium. In America I never heard anyone call the sour and the sweet cherries with their different names. In Russian language we always called the hard sweet Cherry as Черешня – Chereshnya, and the soft sour Cherry is called Вишня – Veeshnya. Personally, I never liked the sour Cherries, they are more acidic which is why they are much more sour than the sweet Cherry. At the same time, I just remembered that there is one dish that I really like made with sour Cherry, in Russian it’s called Вареники – Vareniki. It’s like dumplings, only instead of meat inside of the boiled dough, people put cleaned out sour cherries without the pits (or seeds). Continue reading

Apples Nutrients and Health Benefits

Apple and Apple Flowers in a basket.I decided to write a new and updated article post for a typical apple fruit. The older article can be found here, it was called Apple Nutrients and Benefits. An Apple in Russian look like this Яблоко, and you would pronounce it like this Yabloko. Apple’s Binomial name is Malus Domestica from the family of Rosaceae. Apple trees can grow as high as 39 feet (or 12 meters). Apple’s seeds are called pips.

Apple fruit is extremely popular throughout the world. For instance in 2005 at least 55 million tonnes of apples were grown worldwide, which value is about ten billion dollars. In 2008 the top ten apple producing countries were China, USA, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Italy, India, France, Chile, and Argentina.

Some people claim that the apple’s seeds are slightly poisonous, but on the other hand many people still eat them and claim that they are very healthy instead. As far as I know don’t overdose on apple’s seeds and you should be fine, but it’s totally up to you if you want to risk eating them. After reading and listening to people’s and scientists’ reviews on fruits’ seeds I came to conclusion that most the seeds contain Vitamin B17 (also called Laetrile or Amygdaline) which is the cure and prevention of most or all cancers. At the same time it is very easy to overdose on seeds, so just estimate how many fruits you could eat at one time and that is how much seeds should be safe for you to consume. Big medicine companies and some hospitals don’t want you to know about the Vitamin B17 because you can save lots of money by curing or preventing cancer by yourself. To find out more about Vitamin B17 read my older article called One of the Best Anti-cancers – Vitamin B17.

There are researches that suggest that apples can help reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer, Colon Cancer, and Lung Cancer. At the same time apples may decrease the cholesterol levels, prevent dementia, and prevent overweight problems. The Nutrients of one medium raw apple with skin which is about 3 inches in diameter and weighs about 182 grams are: Continue reading

Top 10 Oral Irrigators or Water Flossers

Water FlossersDo you brush your teeth on a regular basis? Do you use mouth wash and/or floss? Did you know that for most of the people that is not enough to keep their teeth and gums healthy? Well… now you do ;) Another important alternative answer for Oral Care is Water Pressure Flossing. Some people call these oral gadgets as Water Flossers, Dental Water Jets, or Oral Irrigators.

How do I know that Water Flossing is important? Well, I’d say there are two sure answers, proven Medical studies and my own experience. Water Jet Flossing is clinically proven to be up to 93 percent more effective than typical string flossing. I don’t know about you but to me that is more than enough of difference to consider using Oral Irrigators. There were many times when I brushed my teeth, string flossed, and used a mouth-wash. Then when I used a Jet Water Flosser I had so much left-over pieces of food come out that it impressed me every time.

Before my dentist deep cleaned my teeth I had lots of problems with my Oral Health. My gums would bleed from even a light brushing, string flossing, water flossing, and mouth-washing. My gums kept on getting easily infected by some left-over food that got stuck between my teeth which led to some swelling. My mouth would horribly and embarrassingly stink. Around some of my teeth I had some kind of dark crusty stuff growing. My mouth had some serious problems Periodontal disease (or Periodontitis) and Gingivitis. Continue reading

Pear Nutrients and Health Benefits

Pears in BasketPear fruit is pretty popular throughout the world. Its Scientific Genus name is Pyrus and there are about 30 different species. This year our Pear tree bloomed with lots of beautiful white flowers, but when I came up to smell them I was surprised. The beautiful white flowers on our pear tree smelled like crap, seriously, they smelled like poop. Another weird thing about our Pear tree is that it’s blooming and growing just fine even better than before, while our apple, apricot, and plum trees are suffering from some kind of a problem. Many people claimed that for the last two years this problem is either nation-wide in USA or even world-wide. Some say it’s because of frost and some say it’s because of the disappearance of bees. I think it’s both of those issues plus something that we probably don’t know about yet.

It’s very interesting how people prefer to eat pears at different ripening times. Some like to eat pears when they are fully ripened which is when they are very yellow, very sweet, juicy, and pretty soft. I like to eat pears when they are still green, pretty sweet, not very juicy, and pretty hard. Have you noticed how the seeds in pears taste yummier than in apples? I did… I like that the seeds are kind of sour and easy to chew, because seeds are very important for our health boost and for preventing/curing cancer. Also, as a reminder this is an updated post for my earlier Pears Nutrients and Benefits article post.

One Raw Medium Pear can contain these Nutrients: Continue reading

How Natural Energy Drinks Work

Monavie Natural Energy DrinkNatural energy drinks are currently bursting in popularity. The are growing so popular that it seems as if it won’t be very long before all energy drinks will be labeled as natural in one way or another. These types of drinks are especially popular with the types of people who enjoy taking supplements for the health and well being.

One of the biggest reasons that these natural energy drinks have become so popular is the fact that they are seen as being safer than the artificial alternatives. At the same time, they are promoted as being healthy for the person who takes them, so they are more appealing to naturalists. People who take advantage of a natural energy drink are not only getting a boost of energy, they are also receiving the health benefits of the herbal extracts and vitamins that may be present in the drink, depending on the type of natural energy drink that it is. Continue reading

Carrots Nutrients and Health Benefits

CarrotsHere it is again, another rewritten article. Like I said before in one or more of my previous articles that some of my very old articles were not created and/or put together as organized as the recent ones. My old article about carrots can be found here – Carrots Nutrients and Benefits. So, let’s sit back, relax, and begin our new and updated research on carrots.

Carrots are in the family of Apiaceae and their binomial name is Daucus Carota. Carrot is considered as a Root Vegetable. In Russian carrots are called Markovka, and the actual Russian word looks like this – Марковка. Make sure to pronounce the R or roll your R’s in Markovka the Spanish or Russian way and not the English way. (I’m still having trouble saying the letter R the English way, but I’m working on it).

Carrots come in multiple different colors like; Red, Yellow, Orange, White, Light Purple, and Dark Purple. Depending on the environment, mature carrots can be kept after picking for about three to four weeks, but the young carrots can only survive for about two weeks. If you want to make the carrot’s shelf life longer, make sure to remove their green tops.

Did you know that the tops of the carrots are also edible? I really didn’t know that. Hmm… Interesting. The Orange part of the carrot is called a Taproot. Some people claim that Carrots are very good companion plants, especially in tomato production, because the white carrot’s flowers attract wasps which help protect the tomatoes from different kinds of pests.

People around the world enjoy carrots in very many ways like; chopping, boiling, frying, steaming, or by just eating them raw and fresh. You can use or cook carrots in soups, stews, salads, cakes, puddings, rice, and baby foods. The Nutrients in one cup (or 128 grams) of Raw Chopped Carrots are: Continue reading

Coconut Meat Nutrients and Health Benefits

Coconut Meat.I recently posted an article about Coconut Oil Nutrients and Health Benefits, and now I decided to post about the white chewy part of the Coconut which is called Coconut Meat. Coconuts grow on a large palm tree called Cocos Nucifera. They can grow up to 98 feet (30 meters) high. One tall Coconut tree could produce about 75 Coconuts in one year. An old fashioned spelling of the Coconut word was Cocoanut but now it is changed to Coconut. Coconuts are popularly used for Domestic, Industrial, and Commercial purposes. If you would like to check out Coconut related products at Amazon, then just click Here. The Nutrients in one cup (or 80 grams) of Raw Shredded Coconut Meat are: Continue reading

Strawberries Nutrients and Health Benefits

StrawberriesSince I pretty much have all or most of the popular fruits, vegetables, nuts, and meats in my blog collection, I decided to update some of the very first ones. My earlier article posts weren’t as detailed, full, and interesting as newer ones. The reason for that is because I’m noticing that I got some more and some better experience in writing about the Nutrients and Health Benefits of different kinds of foods. So, this article is going to be an update of my older article post about Strawberries Nutrients and Benefits. Only I’ll give this article a little bit different title, let’s call it Strawberries Nutrients and Health Benefits.

Did you know that Strawberries are not really considered as berries? It’s because the red yummy part of the strawberry is called a Receptacle. Botanically speaking, Receptacle is the thick part of a stem from which flower’s organs grow, but in the strawberries the Receptacle gives the rise to the red edible part. The seeds of the Strawberry are called Achenes. Achenes are a type of a simple dry fruit. In other words, Strawberries are considered as an Aggregate Accessory Fruit. Continue reading

Coconut Oil Nutrients and Health Benefits

Coconut and a Straw.I would like to introduce you to an extremely healthy oil… yep… that is right… Oil. Did you know that an Organic Extra Virgin Unrefined Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil is very healthy for you and it doesn’t have trans fats, hydrogenated fats, cholesterol and hexane. It supports your metabolism, yep… many people actually started losing weight by using this kind of Coconut oil instead of other cooking oils, and many people actually believe that this oil is better than Butter. Coconut Oil is one of the world’s most nourishing super foods. Also, you can use Coconut Oil for small wounds and cuts because it helps them heal faster. If you use Coconut oil in your diet then you will fill up faster and your body will begin replacing the bad fats and oil in your body with this extremely healthy organic coconut oil. Also, I wanted to let you know that you can keep this kind of coconut oil on a normal kitchen shelf. When your house will get warmer, your Coconut Oil will melt into liquid, don’t worry, that is normal. At the same time, when your house will get colder, this kind of Coconut oil will get white and hard, just like butter. Sometimes you can melt this oil by just holding it in your hands.

So please, search your local stores for this kind of oil: Organic, Unrefined, Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin, without trans fats, without hydrogenated fats, without cholesterol and without hexane Coconut Oil. If you don’t want to look for it in your local stores, then below this article you’ll find three pictures of different size Coconut Oil products which I really recommend. We use it and we love it. I really love the smell of this oil. I personally hate the Coconut cakes and candies, but for some reason I love this oil, especially on a toasted bread with honey, hmmm, makes me want to make some now :) So far I only heard some “government-related organizations” tell people to lay off of the Coconut oil because it may not be good for you because of the large amounts of some kind of Fats, but at the same time, more and more of normal people like you and me are claiming how this kind of extremely healthy oil helped them in multiple health issues. The Nutrients in 14 grams (or 1 Table Spoon) of Coconut Oil are: Continue reading

10 Very Healthy Natural Toothpaste Products

Natural Toothpaste Products with Xylitol and No Fluoride.I have been wanting to put together an article specifically like this where I could provide my readers with not just information but with very useful and healthy products too. This might make your research easier and probably save you some time and money while deciding on which toothpaste to buy. All of these Toothpastes and Tooth Gels are at Amazon website, all you need to do is click on a specific image below and the link will take you to that exact product. Yep, I’ll get some kind of commission from Amazon if you’ll buy any of these Oral Care Products.

When I look for Toothpaste products, I make sure that there is No Fluoride, because Fluoride is more poisonous than the Lead and just slightly less poisonous than the Arsenic. Also, I like to stay away from SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), because it is a very corrosive ingredient and is very harmful to skin and hair. SLS is usually put in hair and skin care products like soaps and shampoos, but I never actually seen it in oral care products. If you care about the health of your and your children’s teeth, then I really recommend for you to make sure that your family consumes Xylitol through gums, mouth rinses, tooth gels, and through toothpastes. Xylitol is a Naturally occurring Carbohydrate and is used for a long time now as a Natural Sweetener. As far as people know it is really good for our teeth, but it is very bad or even deadly for pets. For People – Xylitol Helps keep neutral pH in the mouth, Xylitol Prevents Bacteria from sticking to the teeth, Xylitol protects from tooth decay, Xylitol stops acid attacks, Xylitol decreases the Plaque amount in your mouth, and finally Xylitol repairs damaged Enamel on your teeth. Continue reading