This natural antibiotic is none other than basil. According to research, basil helps to fight bacteria, viruses, and other chronic diseases
Not many people know about the fact that basil contains powerful antioxidants that can help cleanse the arteries from LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Basil is rich in essential nutrients like Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and beta-carotene. These antioxidants also protect us from free radicals. These nutrients further prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Apart from this, regular intake of basil leaves gives us a hoard of other health benefits like helping our body fight against ailments like diarrhea, constipation, headaches, cough, flu, kidney problems and other diseases as well.
George Washington, the first US President had simple eating diets. He enjoyed nuts, fish, and Madeira Wine.
Thomas Jefferson may have been America’s first foodie. The Founding Father developed a taste for French cuisine, grew a vast vegetable garden and cherished a farm-to-table diet.
The 11th President, James Polk was known to be a finicky eater.
Abraham Lincoln was more of a modest eater. According to historians, the 16th president “liked apples and hot coffee,” and didn’t demand much in a meal.
The eighteenth president Ulysses S. Grant enjoyed coffee and was fond of rice pudding.
Franklin D. Roosevelt enjoyed hotdogs, fruit cake, and toasted cheese.
On the other hand, Ronald Reagan was known for his sweet tooth. The country’s 40th president munched on jelly beans to quit smoking and quickly fell in love with the candy
More fun facts on the Presidential Diet over the years at CNN.com
Here are a few foods you may think are healthy although the science tells us otherwise.
Rice malt syrup
Often considered ‘much’ better than sugar, the truth is that rice malt syrup is a refined sugar. The sugar mix of rice malt syrup is 3% glucose, 45% maltose and maltotriose 52% so while it may be fructose free, it does not mean calorie free so not only is it misleading to claim it is free of sugar, but it will contribute to an excessive calorie intake when over consumed just as regular sugar will.
While coconut water, especially when served in a real coconut parades as the ultimate health drink for hydration, with 18g of sugars, or almost 4 teaspoons per 250ml serve it is still a high sugar choice of fluid.
Popular on paleo regimes and for those who which to avoid animal milk, unsweetened almond milk contains few calories per serve and literally no sugars. However, these milk are generally low in almond content with the most common brands containing as little as 2% resulting in a ‘milk’ that is low in protein and calcium.
While some European cultures enjoy a light breakfast of coffee and a few sweet biscuits, it is then a big jump to claim that they are a ‘healthy’ breakfast choice. With just 4g of protein, plenty of carbs, up to 10g of sugars and just 3g of fiber, there are many, many other more nutritious breakfast options than a sweet packet of biscuits.
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