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Eat Plant Foods to Reduce Dementia Risk

Dementia Can Be Slowed and Even Prevented
​ Every 3 seconds , someone in the world develops dementia. In the United States, between 4 to 5 million people are suffering from dementia. A 2016 study that investigated the relationship between dementia and mortality risk suggests that this brain disorder may even kill more persons than cancer and heart disease combined as the number of people d...
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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 as...
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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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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 vit...
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Fruits and Vegetables Lower Chronic Disease Risk

Fruits and Vegetables Prevent Chronic Disease
The US National Center for Health Statistics defined chronic disease, also known as non-communicable disease, as any disease that lasts for 3 months or longer. They comprise a cluster of diseases that include diabetes, cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular disorders. Chronic diseases kill nearly 40 million people every year,...
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Canned Foods May Promote Breast Cancer

Even Plant-Based Canned Foods May Contain BPA
Caned goods that are not labelled BPA-free can raise the body's level of estrogen in non-detectable ways. This includes the estrogen at the cellular level of males as well as females. Notable canned foods include baked beans, cream of mushroom, canned fish, ham, tomatoes, tuna, sardines, and soup. While enjoying popular can...
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So where can we find BPA-free canned foods? Is there such a thing?
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 15:20
Linda Carney MD
There are some companies out there that use BPA free cans. Here is an article I just found with a list of some of them:http://www.... Read More
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 15:50
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Vegan Diets Beneficial for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Vegetable Bowl with Hummus
A group of Italian and American researchers have uncovered a simple diet that can help millions of people avoid diabetes. According to the researchers, strict adherence to a low-fat, oil-free plant-based diet can help prevent type 2 diabetes. For this study, the scientists divided 75 overweight adults with no history of diabetes into 2 gr...
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3 Health Benefits of Allium Vegetables

Whole and Halved Fresh Onion and Garlic
Allium vegetables are a group of monocotyledonous flowering plants used all over the world to prepare different delicacies. Some members of the allium vegetable family include onion, garlic, shallot, leek, and chives. In addition to embellishing different cuisines, alllium vegetables possess several outstanding health benefits. They contain a wide ...
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Red Meat Increases Mortality Risk

Dead Body at the Morgue
Probably you already know that dietary habits, such as habitual intake of red meat, can increase your risk of dying prematurely from cancer and cardiovascular disease. This is the finding of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine . This study conducted by a team of experts from Harvard School of Public Health tracked the m...
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Salty Foods Boost Kidney Stone Risk

Salt Crystals Surrounded by Salty Foods
Think again if you think dehydration, bad genes, overweight , gout, hyperthyroidism, urinary tract infection, Crohn's disease, and cystinuria are the only things that can give you kidney stones . In 2014, researchers at the University of Parma, Italy, made an interesting observation from their study; they found out that generous consumption of a co...
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Reduce Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Legumes on Wooden Spoons
Stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and ischemic heart disease were responsible for over 15 million deaths in 2015. According to a 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) report , stroke, type 2 diabetes, and ischemic heart disease killed more than 1.5 million, 8 million, and 6 million persons respectively in 2015. These 3 diseases are among the top 10 ...
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Salty Foods Boost Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Heart Disease Increased By Salty Foods
According to the  World Health Organization (WHO) , cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally. In 2015, an estimated 17.7 million people died from various types of cardiovascular disorders worldwide. Cardiovascular diseases kill more than 600,000 people every year in the United States. To put this into a SAD ...
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