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Doctor insights on: Habanero Seeds

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What are the benefits of black seed/black caraway seed?

Flavor: Spices and herb are best used for their flavors as there is not much objective evidence for their health benefits. ...Read more

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Taurineguarana seed extract? Any evidence for good uses?

Taurineguarana seed extract?  Any evidence for good uses?

Stimulant: A number of energy drinks contain the combination of taurine & guarana. Guarana stimulates through caffeine. Taurine is used by athletes as a performance enhancer. However some people are allergic to guarana & it has led to arrhythmias in others. Taurine has been associated with hypotension. ...Read more

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Is adding seeds to your diet the same as adding plant foods to diet?

Is adding seeds to your diet the same as adding plant foods to diet?

Yes and no: Seeds are obviously a plant food ; among the most nutritious, but when it's advised to add plant foods to one's diet they also mean vegetables, fruits, nuts ; whole grains. These foods contain a wide variety of crucial phytonutrients ; no single plant food contains more than a fraction of the many types of phytonutrients. A diet rich in a wide variety of plant foods helps prevent most illnesses. ...Read more

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What are these super seeds dupont makes for corn and grains? How safe?

What are these super seeds dupont makes for corn and grains? How safe?

Unknown but...: I do not know much about these drought-resistant super seeds but as best as i can tell, these were developed using "advanced hybrid technology" and are not technically "genetically modified." if this is true then they are probably safe. I question the safety of all gmo foods; while more research needs to be done, animal studies suggest they are quite hazardous- see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e for more. ...Read more

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How do you tell a teen what to do? Demand or plant the seed and let it grow?

How do you tell a teen what to do? Demand or plant the seed and let it grow?

Plant seeds...: You can "tell" a teen anything til you are blue in the face....Demanding seldom works...Does it work for you? Repeating things over and over and being a role model...Lead by example work. They do listen. Also set boundaries and be clear. In our house it was simple- anything immoral, illegal, or unsafe was simply not tolerated and there were swift consequences. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat sabja/Tukmaria Seeds? if yes how much and what time should they be consumed?

Is it good to eat sabja/Tukmaria Seeds? if yes how much and what time should they be consumed?

Sabja/Tukmaria Seeds: Hello and Welcome to HealthTap, There is not much data showing it's strengths and weakness. Historically it has been used for weight loss, hair strength, improving skin texture, constipation and for its cooling effect. The amount used for different reasons varies and depends why you want to use it. There are no set guidelines as to how much you should eat or how much is safe. Thank you! ...Read more

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Moringa seeds benefits?

Moringa seeds benefits?

Well you can google : It. It is a see which has beneficial antibiotic properties and also can be eaten. It is used in poultices and can be used to purify water. Most western medicine doctors are not trained to make poultices but in the past they were used for many ailments. I think today we tend to use antibiotics and anti inflammatory agents rather than poultices, spiderwebs and other treatments. ...Read more