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Avoid Heart Failure With Whole Plant Foods

Hearts Nourished with Fruits and Vegetables are Healthier Hearts
An estimated 5.7 million adults in the United States are currently battling with heart failure. For a person to be technically diagnosed with heart failure, it means his heart cannot pump enough blood to support other organs in the body, resulting in various symptoms, often (but not always) including fatigue, swelling in the ankles, short...
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An Apple a Day Keeps Colorectal Cancer Away?

Apple on Tree with Sunburst in Background
An apple a day may help to keep the doctor away. This statement is not news to many of us. But most of us are not aware that an apple a day may also help keep colorectal cancer away. A growing number of studies have shown that generous consumption of apples can help to prevent the onset of colorectal cancer.A 2009 study that explored the assoc...
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Reduce High Blood Pressure With Plates, Forks, and Exercise

Reduce High Blood Pressure With Plates, Forks, and Exercise
Hypertension is an epidemic in the United States, despite many people not even realizing they are at risk with blood pressures higher than 120/80. Nearly half of the adult population has high blood pressure or its precursor, called pre-hypertension. That's more than 100 million American men and women! Therefore, it is not surprising that hyper...
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Reverse Angina With Plant Foods

Angina Can Be Reversed With a Plant-based Diet
​Another study confirms additional reasons why it pays to follow a plant-based diet. It turns out that a whole-food, plant-based diet can help reverse angina without medication and procedures. Angina is a type of chest pain or discomfort resulting from reduced blood flow to the heart. Angina is not the same as an heart attack, but it is a...
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Allium Vegetables May Fend off Gastric Cancer

Baskets of Red and White Onions and Garlic
People concerned about avoiding gastric cancer may want to consider adding more allium vegetables to their diet. Vegetables in the allium family include onions, garlic, leeks, chives, shallots, and scallions. There is compelling evidence that high dietary ingestion of allium vegetables can help to halt the development of stomach cancer. A...
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Three Diseases Linked to Sugary Beverages

Sugary Drinks Increase Gout, Hypertension and Kidney Disease Risk
The sugary beverage industry spends billions of dollars on advertisement and marketing campaigns aimed at showing us the sweet side of their products. But what these advertisements do not tell us is the bitter and unhealthy side of these drinks. Regular consumption of large quantities of sugary drinks can lead to some serious he...
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Anthocyanins Rich Food Decreases Parkinson's Risk

Blackberries Blueberries and Raspberries
The United States has one of the highest incidence rates of Parkinson's disease in the world. About 1 million cases out of the more than 10 million cases of Parkinson's disease worldwide occurred in the United States. Every year, nearly 60,000 Americans are added to the growing list of people living with this neurodegenerative condit...
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Eggs Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Eggs are Just Too Risky
The higher the consumption of eggs, the greater the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This is according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Unfortunately, the United States is among the top egg consuming nations in the world. An estimated of 274.2 eggs were consumed per person per year in the United ...
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Why Eating Legumes May Help Your Heart

Variety of Beans in Spoons and Bowls
Whenever possible, eat a daily serving of legumes, which are an essential component of every heart-healthy diet. (Beans! Beans! Good for your heart!) The legume family of split peas, beans, lentils, and dal is rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals that promote heart health. In addition, legumes do not c...
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Benefits of Eating Citrus Fruits Daily

Beautiful Assorted Citrus Fruits
What do oranges, lemons, grapefruits, limes and tangerines have in common, besides all being members of the citrus fruit family? These fruits are widely cultivated and consumed all over the world for their pleasant taste and health benefits. They are loaded with minerals, phytochemicals, dietary fiber, and vitamins, particularly vita...
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Protect Your Lungs From Cancer

Lung Cancer Diagram
Lung cancer causes the most deaths from cancer in the US for both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer accounts for 26% of all cancer deaths and 14% of all new cancer diagnosis. Smoking tobacco or vaping nicotine is the principal cause of lung cancer, responsible for nearly 85% of all cases o...
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Reduce Cancer Risk With Cruciferous Vegetables

Brocolli and Colorful Cauliflower
When it comes to the health and nutritional benefits of cruciferous vegetables, the science is clear. The wide array of nutrients found in these vegetables are beneficial in the prevention of various chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer. Now a new study has added to the (already larg...
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Russell Prentice
I find it interesting that the rate of cancer seems to be higher per 100,000 people in the North East Than the South West. See th... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2019 10:54
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