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Soy protein may benefit treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

Apr 27 2017 - 5:26am
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Researchers say that consuming soy protein may lessen the severity of inflammatory bowel disease.

The severe diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss which is generally associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be very debilitating and may lead to complications which are life-threaten

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The One Natural Food that Cuts Recovery Time in Half at the Gym

Apr 26 2017 - 12:19pm
Gym Training Nutrition Diet

If you don't take the opportunity to replenish your blood sugar and muscle glycogen stores after a workout, forty-eight hours may be needed before these stores are refilled. This is typically the standard recovery time for most fitness enthusiasts, with the second day often feeling worse than the first, but it doesn't have to be this way. You can cut your recovery time in half by simply eating fruit.

How many days do you need to recover after weight training or a cardio workout? If you’re eating a high protein diet, the answer is forty-eight hours.

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Diet food dangers and why you need to avoid low-fat marketing promises

Apr 26 2017 - 10:36am
Low-fat food dangers

Researchers warn about falling for so-called diet foods designed to help cut calories and lose weight. A University of Georgia study highlights how diet foods can cause liver damage, brain inflammation and make you fatter. There is good reason we should avoid low-fat food marketing promises.

Health conscious consumers can be easily lulled into the so-called diet food trap.

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5 vegetarian recipes that will help you boost your calcium levels

Apr 24 2017 - 9:00pm
5 vegetarian recipes that will help you boost your calcium levels

Calcium is one of the most important minerals in the body. While calcium is mostly present in bones and teeth, its is also necessary for other vital bodily processes. Eating calcium rich foods, is the best way to boost your calcium levels. So, here are 5 vegetarian recipes that will help you boost your calcium levels naturally.

Some of the greatest vegetarian foods to consume frequently have been reported to be figs, because they are high in Psoralen, which is a natural component that helps fight cancer, broccoli plant t

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22 Diet Soda Alternatives that Won't Damage Your Brain or Add to Your Waistline

Apr 21 2017 - 7:45pm
Diet Soda Alternatives

Recent news suggests that people who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who rarely drink them and other research indicated that diet soda actually leads to weight gain and the potential for heart disease and diabetes. Scary statistics to say the least, so you may want to consider a few healthy alternatives.

Before we move on consider looking at these three stories about diet soda.

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Strawberries hold promise in the fight against breast cancer

Apr 20 2017 - 6:03am
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Researchers have said a study on mice has demonstrated the action of strawberries in fighting breast cancer.

The diagnosis of breast cancer is devastating news for afflicted women and their loved ones. Fortunately with aggressive treatment there are many cures.

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Foods that will help you manage your PMS

Apr 13 2017 - 10:43pm
Foods that will help you manage your PMS

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) in generally treated with anti-depressants and anti-inflammatory medications, which increase the risks of developing other undesirable side effects. However, the natural way to manage your PMS, might just be in increasing vitamin D and E, reveals study. So, here are foods that will help you manage your PMS.

Before we get to the list of foods that will help you manage your PMS, let's read what science says

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Home remedies that will help you treat irritable bowel syndrome

Apr 10 2017 - 10:42pm
Home remedies that will help you treat irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with constant abdominal cramping, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. The international foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder, says that IBS affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States. But, new research reveals that certain home remedies will help you treat irritable bowel syndrome once and for all.

Home remedies will help treat irritable bowel syndrome

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Eggplant is More Than Parmigiana; Learn More About This Healthy Vegetable

Apr 7 2017 - 3:45pm
Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant is not the most commonly eaten vegetable in the United States and is more known for Parmigiana recipe, in part due to its unique taste. But with its many nutritional benefits, you should try one today!

Eggplants - also known as aubergine in France – is a vegetable that is well known for its beautiful purple color, but sometimes avoided due to its bitter taste and spongy texture.

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Infants need adequate vitamin B1 for normal development

Mar 30 2017 - 6:45am
Kids

Researchers say that vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency in infants adversely affects their motor functioning when they are preschoolers.

An essential component for the healthy development of children is good nutrition. Lack of vital nutrients can cause serious developmental problems in kids.

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Try tea to prevent neurocognitive disorders

Mar 19 2017 - 12:33am

Researchers have reported drinking tea can lower the incidence of neurocognitive disorders.

It is not a myth that drinking tea is good for your overall health. In fact recent research has shown that frequent consumption of tea is good for brain health.

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Atherosclerosis risk linked to the Herpes virus. So, what can you do to keep your heart in shape?

Mar 18 2017 - 3:53am
Heart disease linked to re-activation of herpes virus. What can you do to keep your heart in shape?

In a meta - analysis of 17 studies, it was found that patients which carry Herpes virus type 1 and type 2 are at high risk of developing Atherosclesosis, which is a disease of the heart arteries characterized by the deposition of fatty material on their inner walls.

In another study on acute coronary syndrome, a disease resultant from the progression of atherosclerosis.

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Guinness beer has some health benefits

Mar 17 2017 - 11:52pm
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Guinness is a world famous Irish beer that is perhaps one of the most popular drinks in the world on St. Patrick’s Day. News that there are a considerable number of health benefits to Guinness has many beer drinkers feeling good.

St. Paddy's day is a day when a lot of people who aren't Irish feel like joining their Irish friends for some beer. This sounds like a terribly unhealthy thing to do.

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2 Things You Shouldn't Forget Before Driving to Buy Vegetables

Mar 16 2017 - 11:04am
vegetables, stress, women

Before you get in the car to go veggie shopping, remember to keep these things in mind.

Vegetables are great, and it's mandatory that you eat at least one serving with each meal. In fact, you're supposed to eat 5 to 13 servings of veggies everyday!

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There's now a brain health food guide from Canada

Mar 16 2017 - 8:38am
Brain healthy sardines

Baycrest scientists associated with the University of Toronto have published a Canadian Brain Health Food Guide. The primary mission of this publication is to help adults who are over 50 years old preserve their thinking and memory skills as they grow older.

It is important to treat your brain well to maintain optimal cognitive functioning, particularly as you get older.

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Avoid using antibiotics with these 3 foods that can prevent and manage antibiotic -acquired childhood asthma

Mar 15 2017 - 10:58pm
fruits and vegetables boost immunity, avoid antibiotic usage and help prevent and manage asthma!

The best way to avoid using antibiotics too often, is to have a strong immunity. But, many of us do not have the knowledge on what we should consume food wise or give our children in order to keep strong. So, more often than not, we end up resorting to antibiotics to fight infections and inflammations. However, there has been extensive research pointing to the fact that exposure to at least one course of antibiotics in the first year of life, increases the chances of childhood asthma, which may persist through out adult life.

In one recent

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How Blueberries May Help Improve Brain Function

Mar 13 2017 - 2:09pm
blueberries and brain function

Not only is this berry tasty, it is loaded with nutrients that helps you enjoy good health well into old age.

What is your favorite fruit? According to the US Census Bureau, it is probably the banana as Americans eat more of this than any other type of fresh fruit.

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Yogurt holds promise to help treat depression

Mar 12 2017 - 8:12am
Delicious, nutritious yogurt

Researchers say a probiotic called lactobacillus which is found in yogurt can help to reverse symptoms of depression in mice. They are now planning to investigate if lactobacillus can help treat depression in people.

Depression is a horribly painful state of being which can be very costly for your life and which can even lead to suicide.

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Optimal nutrition is needed to prolong life with major diseases

Mar 9 2017 - 2:58pm
A healthy salad

Researchers say many deaths from diabetes, heart disease and stroke are associated with diet. It is therefore necessary for those afflicted with these conditions to have optimal nutrition to prolong their lives.

In spite of a growing understanding of just how essential good nutrition is to overall good health there remains many people who adhere to very poor dietary habits.

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5 natural ways, scientifically proven, to counter toxoplasmosis infection

Mar 8 2017 - 8:37pm
Toxoplasma gondii Life Cycle can be countered naturally, according to new research

Toxoplasmosis infection has been linked with many neurological disorders and is the leading cause of death attributed to foodborne illness in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A recent study on the global burden of latent toxoplasmosis infection, found that this parasitical disease is becoming a global health hazard, as it infects 30–50% of the world human population.

The Toxoplasma gondii parasite is the causer of toxoplasmosis infection and it has a complex life cycle. But, its most dangerous life cycle is when it enters an extra-intestinal stage.

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Vegan DHA Source Found to Help Those with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mar 6 2017 - 12:19pm

Fish and fish oils are thought to help relieve symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis, but what if you don’t eat fish due to beliefs or allergies? A new study finds DHA from algae may be of help.

Docosahexaenoic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) which has been linked to many benefits in humans including improving health and quality of life for those with inflammatory conditions su

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