Archive | February, 2017

Acerola Cherry: Nutrition Content, Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects

This fruit goes by many names—Barbados cherry, wild crapemyrtle, and West Indian myrtle, to name a few. However, it is more known to the public as the acerola cherry. This tiny fruit is grown on small shrubs and evergreen acerola trees. They thrive in the warm climates of Central America, South America, Florida, California, and […]

Acai Berry Benefits That You Should Know About

Plenty of superfoods are gaining momentum and popularity nowadays. This makes it difficult to decide which one to try out first. Well, let’s make the choice a little easier. How about the acai berry? Long before Garcinia Cambogia, the acai berry was marketed as a miracle weight loss pill. That was mostly hype, but it is one a […]

Probiotic Food to Eat for Optimum Health

Whoever thought that bacteria could actually be good for you? That’s right, you heard me. There’s a thing called good bacteria, and they exist. Probiotic food contains these good bacteria. What Are Probiotics? Probiotics  are live microorganisms. They provide the human body with many health benefits when consumed. These are especially helpful to the digestive system. They […]

Metformin Shows Promise As A New Treatment For The Premature Aging Disease Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Image: Left is a HGPS patient. Right top is a normal smooth cell nucleus while under it you see an abnormal ‘blebbed’ nucleus from a patient with HGPS. Metformin is a drug used primarily for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Multiple studies conducted in the last 4 decades have demonstrated that metformin extends lifespan […]