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3 Health Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

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Many health benefits are associated with eating whole food, plant-based, oil free diets. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , " appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropr...
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Reduce Cataract Risk With Dietary Antioxidants

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From 2000 to 2010, the number of cataract cases in the United States rose from  20.5 million to 24.4 million . The National Eye Institute estimates the number of people with cataracts will double from 24.4 million in 2010 to 50 million by 2050 . Cataracts are cloudy patches that develops in the lens of the eye, causing blurred vision. Thi...
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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Increased by Red Meat

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Consuming animal-based foods containing L-carnitine promotes the development of cardiovascular diseases , such as atherosclerosis, stroke, and myocardial infarction. L-carnitine is a nutrient that helps to transport fatty acids to the mitochondria, the energy-producing furnaces in the cells, for use as fuel. However, the human body can al...
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Improve Brain Function by Eating Plants

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Eating fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables can dramatically improve brain function and reduce the risk of suffering from dementia. These were the findings of a 2017 study published in the journal of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. A team of Chinese researchers studied the dietary data of 31,004 subjects and compared the cognitive...
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Three Colorectal Cancer Fighting Foods

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​One out of every twenty one men and one out of every twenty three women will get colorectal cancer at some point in their lives. In 2012, nearly 1.4 million cases of colorectal cancer were recorded globally. Over 130,000 persons are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2017, and more than 50,000 men and women will die from the diseas...
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Reduce Stroke Risk With Fruits and Vegetables

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Every four minutes, someone dies of stroke. Isn't that sad? Stroke, also called brain attack, is one of the major causes of long-term disability and death worldwide. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States , killing about 140,000 people every year. Pu...
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Alcohol Helps Fuel Pancreatitis Risk

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About 2 billion people across the world consume alcoholic drinks. The United States is among the world's upper echelon in terms of alcohol consumption by volume. The findings from a 2012 Gallup's Annual Consumption Habits Poll revealed that roughly four in ten Americans are regular consumers of alcoholic drinks. Despite the claim by the alcohol ind...
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Vegetarian Diets Clean-Up Cholesterol Numbers

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Higher levels of cholesterol in the blood correlate strongly with higher chances of suffering from a heart attack, stroke, or other complications from coronary heart disease . Physicians often prescribe statins, a class of drugs used to lower blood levels of cholesterol. However, like other drugs, statins come with side effects, including headache,...
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Protect Your Liver From Cancer

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The liver is an incredibly important organ in the human body, working as our own personal chemical processing plant. It performs over 500 functions that are vital to life. In fact, the liver processes everything we eat, drink, breathe, and rub on our skin. To a large extent, the health of the liver determines the health of the rest o...
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Dairy Increases Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

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The dairy industry wrongly tells us, through massive marketing campaigns, that dairy products are some of the healthiest, and most nutritious foods. However, evidence from various scientific studies have shown that dairy products can be among the most disease promoting foods people put in their ...
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Beat Type 2 Diabetes With These 3 Foods

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According to a 2017 report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 30.3 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin, resulting in abnormal metabolism of sugars and elevated blood glucos...
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Prostate Cancer Linked to Western Diet

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Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in US men. 1 out of every 7 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime, and 1 in 39 American men will die from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. An estimated 26,730 men are expected to die from prosta...
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