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A Handful of Walnuts a Day May Help Lower Cholesterol: Study

A Handful of Walnuts a Day May Help Lower Cholesterol: Study

Relaxnews    Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Results of a study published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of those at high risk of developing diabetes lowered cholesterol and improved blood vessel cell wall function while also boosting overall quality of diet. Researchers followed 31 women and 81 men, all varying in age between 25 and 75, and all at a high risk of developing diabetes. Participants were in two…

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Trans fat ban proposal in U.S. may affect Canadians

Trans fat ban proposal in U.S. may affect Canadians

Move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 heart-related deaths in U.S. CBC News      Posted: Nov 07, 2013      Last Updated: Nov 08, 2013  Canadians could benefit under a U.S. proposal to require the food industry to gradually phase out trans fats, says a consumer advocate who wants Health Canada to follow the FDA’s lead.  On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration proposed banning artificial trans fat in processed food, saying the elimination could prevent  20,000 heart…

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Chia Seeds – The Miracle Food

Chia Seeds – The Miracle Food

Posted By admin On Sunday, September 29, 2013  Salvia hispanica, commonly known as Chia, is a blooming plant that belongs to the family Lamiaceae ( mint ).It is believed to have originated in southern Mexico and Central America, where the seed played an important role in the diet of the Mayans and Aztecs .Chia Seeds Nutrition FactsNowadays, the popularity of chia seeds grows due to its high nutritional value. Chia seed is a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates, fat and…

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10 reasons to take spirulina every day

10 reasons to take spirulina every day

by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer    Sunday, October 27, 2013 (NaturalNews) We talk a lot about “superfoods” here at NaturalNews because there are literally thousands of nutrient-dense superfood options from which to choose, all of which contain a unique array of disease-fighting vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other healing components. But the one superfood that stands out among the rest – and the one that you should be taking every single day for your health – is spirulina, a special type of…

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Surprising Facts About Cinnamon

Surprising Facts About Cinnamon

Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati   September 8, 2013 Cinnamon has long been enjoyed both as a culinary spice and natural medicine. Health benefits of Cinnamon: Nutritional:  Anti-Clotting: Cinnamaldehyde (a volatile/essential) oil in cinnamon may help stop blood from clotting unnecessarily. According to whfoods.com, cinnamon accomplishes this, “by inhibiting the release of an inflammatory fatty acid called arachidonic acid from platelet membranes and reducing the formation of an inflammatory messaging molecule called thromboxane A2.)” This same property (inhibiting the release of arachidonic acid) makes…

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Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say

Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association cites stress-busting, dog-walking benefits of companion animals WebMD News from HealthDay   By Robert Preidt   HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) – That four-legged friend of yours may be more than a companion – he also may be boosting your heart health, experts say. An official statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association says there is evidence that having a pet, particularly a dog, may lower your risk of heart disease. Cardiology specialists weren’t all that…

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Pour on the olive oil: Big study finds Mediterranean-style diet cuts heart attack, stroke risk

Pour on the olive oil: Big study finds Mediterranean-style diet cuts heart attack, stroke risk

MARILYNN MARCHIONE / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS    FEBRUARY 25, 2013 Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them. The study lasted five years and involved about 7,500 people in Spain. Those who ate Mediterranean-style with lots of olive oil or nuts had a…

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It’s Not Just the Fat: There’s Another Way Red Meat May Harm the Heart

It’s Not Just the Fat: There’s Another Way Red Meat May Harm the Heart

By Alexandra Sifferlin   April 08, 2013 Eating Red, Processed Meat Raises Your Risk of Early Death Saturated fat? Cholesterol? Sure, red meat has plenty of those, but it also contains a compound that toys with gut bacteria and can lead to clogged arteries.When it comes to explaining exactly why steaks and hamburgers and other red meats can be so harmful to the heart, the saturated fat that the body breaks down and sequesters in blood vessel walls where they…

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9 Reasons to Love Lentils

9 Reasons to Love Lentils

Diana Herrington  May 18, 2011One of the Top 5 Healthiest Foods On The Planet…as selected by Health Magazine.Lentils are good for so many parts of your life: your body, your blood, your pocketbook, your taste buds, and even the environment.Most recipes with lentils are gluten-free and sugar-free.9 Big Benefits of these Tiny Beans1. Low Cost:Just 20-30 cents will you buy one cup of lentils which can supply 1/3 of the daily protein requirement for a 150-pound adult, plus a truckload…

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9 Incredible Health Benefits of Bell Peppers

9 Incredible Health Benefits of Bell Peppers

Shubhra Krishan    March 23, 2013I simply love bell peppers, particularly the brightly colored ones.  Although they belong to the chili pepper family, bell peppers are mild and can jazz up a salad in an instant, lend a perky crunch to your pizza, and taste fantastic when roasted.But the appeal of bell peppers goes way beyond their stunning good looks. Here’s a short list of the good things they can do for your health:Bell peppers are low in calories! So,…

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