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Breast Cancer Risk Increases with Alcohol Consumption

Breast Cancer Risk Increases with Alcohol Consumption
There are many reasons why consuming alcohol is not a smart decision. Studies have shown another reason why women should stay away from alcoholic drinks: it increases breast cancer risk. Breast cancer is the number one leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, nearly 1.7 million new...
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Three Health Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol

Three Health Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol
Out of the approximately 7 billion people living in the world, nearly 2 billion people consume alcoholic drinks ! This means more than 1 in 4 persons are consumers of alcoholic beverages. While this number is good for the financial health of companies in the alcohol business, it does not translate to good health for...
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What Could Be Better Than Natural Flavors?

What Could Be Better Than Natural Flavors?
My guess is that you woud not be surprised to learn that mouth watering flavors are frequently engineered in laboratories, with their original inspiration often coming from whole natural foods. I do however believe you might be surprised at just how many products In your local supermarket have been flavor enhanced in this way. This...
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Why Some World Regions Have Low Incidence of Breast Cancer?

Why Some World Regions Have Low Incidence of Breast Cancer?
In 2012, approximately 1.7 million women in the world were told “you have breast cancer.” No one really enjoys receiving such heartbreaking news. This disease is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide. According to 2013 data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Estimates, 508,000 women died from breast...
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Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Regular consumption of large servings of cruciferous vegetables lowers the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a recent Chinese study . Increased intake of cruciferous vegetables was found to reduce pancreatic cancer odds ratio to 0.78 in this study. Cruciferous vegetables are a class of vegetables with cross-shaped flowers. Cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, turnips,...
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Eating Pickled Foods Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

Eating Pickled Foods Increases Stomach Cancer Risk
Pickled foods are foods that have been preserved in an acidic medium. Almost any food item can be pickled, including fruits, meat, and vegetables. The preservative medium used in processing most pickled foods usually contains vinegar, salt, nitrite, nitrate, and seasoning. Salt, nitrate, and nitrite have been linked with the development of stomach cancer. Pickled...
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How to Eat a Balanced WFPB Diet

How to Eat a Balanced WFPB Diet
What is a balanced diet? A diet that supplies the proper proportions of all the nutrients necessary for health is considered a balanced diet. But despite our best efforts to eat healthfully, many of us worry that maybe we're not getting enough of certain nutrients. The entire supplement industry is largely built on that fear....
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Health is the Prize at the End of the Rainbow

Health is the Prize at the End of the Rainbow
"Eating a rainbow" is a popular technique for making nutrition fun for children. Kids are encouraged to eat a wide variety of colorful foods like red watermelon, orange carrots, yellow peppers, green beans, blueberries, and purple grapes — a rainbow of colors. The technique works for adults, too. Thinking of food in terms of a...
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Do artificial sweeteners have a place in weight-loss programs?

Yes. The perfect place for artificial sweeteners is in the garbage. (ba da bing!) Unfortunately sweet tastes, whether experienced by sugar or by artificial sweeteners, increase our appetite.
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Why Weight Loss Might Be Evading Us?

Why Weight Loss Might Be Evading Us?
I am Frequently contacted by people who after adopting a whole-foods plant-based lifestyle in order to lose weight, have become frustrated due to not seeing the results they had been hoping for. Some become extremely discouraged and contemplate giving up on this way of eating entirely. If that is you, please do not give up....
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Are Plant Foods Low-Fat or No-Fat?

Are Plant Foods Low-Fat or No-Fat?
Because I emphasize a low-fat version of a whole-food, plant-based diet, some people may think that I consider all fat a bad thing. That's absolutely untrue. The human body requires fat. Our bodies use fat for for energy, to help us absorb certain vitamins and minerals, and to build the membranes of our body's more...
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Sue Louise Gilmore
Love this! No such thing as a no-fat diet if we get enough calories. Totally amazed me the first time I learned that even lettuce ... Read More
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:20
Chris Dove
There are no "good" fats. Only "essential" fats in adequate quantities.
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:50
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Is the Standard American Diet Child Abuse?

Is the Standard American Diet Child Abuse?
A proposed Italian law has put the spotlight on the merits of a vegan diet for children. In four cases in recent months, Italian children have been hospitalized for micronutrient deficiencies purportedly related to the vegan diet fed them by their parents. The proposed law recommends prison sentences for up to four years for parents...
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