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  1. Strawberry Consumption Lowers Cardiovascular Risk Markers

    Strawberry Consumption Lowers Cardiovascular Risk Markers
    Looking for a list of high blood pressure diet foods? Strawberries top that list! In an unusual new study, a team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries daily for a month while researchers examined whether their blood parameters were affected in any way. At the end of the study, the volunteers’ levels of LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol and...
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  2. Five Reasons to Add Cranberries to Your Daily Diet

    Five Reasons to Add Cranberries to Your Daily Diet
    Growing scientific evidence shows that it might be a good idea to add cranberry juice to your shopping cart the next time you see it in the supermarket.  Known for their bold, tart taste, cranberries have gained an enviable reputation for a growing list of healthful properties. From their exceptional taste to their multiple health benefits, these delicious natural foods...
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  3. Exercise Improves Long-Term Memory

    Exercise Improves Long-Term Memory
    According to a recent study, an intense workout of 20 minutes can enhance long-term memory in healthy young adults, with respect to remembering previous events. While many studies have already shown that aerobic exercises such as running can improve memory, this study was different in that it had participants lift weights just once, two days before they were tested.  Also...
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  4. Cognitive Health Benefits of the Ayurvedic Herb 'Brahmi'

    Cognitive Health Benefits of the Ayurvedic Herb 'Brahmi'
    Did you know that ‘Brahmi’ (Bacopa monnieri), a traditional Indian Ayurvedic herbal medicine, has been used for centuries as a neurological tonic and memory enhancer?   The Brahmi plant typically grows in humid, marshy areas. The whole plant, plant extracts as well as isolated bioactive compounds known as bacosides have been traditionally used for their cognitive health benefits. In our modern...
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  5. Chronic Pain Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency in Men

    Chronic Pain Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency in Men
    According to a new study, low levels of vitamin D may be the underlying cause of chronic widespread pain, a major public health problem in the UK that affects around 1 in 5 people.  Around 50% of UK adults have a vitamin D deficiency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vitamin D is found naturally in...
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  6. Can Nettle Root Protect Against Hair Loss?

    Can Nettle Root Protect Against Hair Loss?
    Nettle root extract is a common ingredient found in hair products to stimulate hair growth and is believed to be effective for treating both male and female pattern baldness. Nettle root is also taken orally as a vitamin supplement. The common or stinging nettle is a flowering plant with hollow stinging hairs on its leaves and stems, which act like...
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  7. Can Bitter Melon Counter Obesity-Associated Inflammation in the Brain?

    Can Bitter Melon Counter Obesity-Associated Inflammation in the Brain?
    According to a study from the University of Hawaii, bitter melon can counter inflammation in the brain caused by obesity, thereby lowering risk for brain-related diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and others. The global epidemic of obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases, including those affecting the brain; and it is a major preventable cause of death worldwide. In...
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  8. The Best "HEALTHY" Guacamole Recipe

    The Best "HEALTHY" Guacamole Recipe
    The key to healthy aging is maintaining a healthy diet. Check out this guacamole recipe that has the added bonus of wheatgrass powder! Ingredients: 6 ripe avocados 1 package guacamole seasoning 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons wheatgrass powder of your choice (this amount can vary depending on the brand) 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped   Directions...
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  9. Broccoli Sprouts Can Neutralize Air Pollution

    Broccoli Sprouts Can Neutralize Air Pollution
    Did you know that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has recently classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans? Air pollution is also the underlying cause of other health problems, including pulmonary disease and chronic respiratory conditions. According to a new clinical trial, broccoli sprouts can neutralize some of the harmful effects of air pollution. In this study...
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  10. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH): Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment

    Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH): Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment
    Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a common adverse health condition typically seen in aging men. It is associated with lower urinary tract symptoms that affect quality of life by interfering with daily activities and normal sleep patterns. The prevalence of BPH has been shown to increase with age.  It is present in approximately 8...
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