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  1. Processed Red Meat Linked To Heart Failure, Death In Men

    Processed Red Meat Linked To Heart Failure, Death In Men
    According to a recent study, men who eat moderate amounts of processed red meat may have an increased risk of incidence and death from heart failure. Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans. Over 600,000 people are diagnosed with heart failure each year, making it the leading cause of hospitalization in people older than 65. Processed meats - including cold...
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  2. Six Ways Flaxseeds Lower Breast Cancer Risk

    Six Ways Flaxseeds Lower Breast Cancer Risk
    Did you know that flaxseeds have potent anticancer effects?   Researchers from the University of Toronto recently reviewed a number of studies on flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, as well as lignans found in flaxseed. Lignans are a class of phytoestrogens or plant estrogens that also act as antioxidants. Other foods also contain lignans - including sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds...
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  3. Blood Glucose Levels In Hospitalized Patients Can Predict Diabetes Risk

    Blood Glucose Levels In Hospitalized Patients Can Predict Diabetes Risk
    According to recent research, blood glucose levels measured in hospitalized adults during acute illness can predict the risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the following 3 years. Type 2 diabetes - also known as hyperglycemia - is a common disease condition in which blood glucose is higher than normal. As of 2010, nearly 300 million people worldwide were diagnosed...
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  4. Are Sprouts Superfoods?

    Are Sprouts Superfoods?
    What is a superfood? According to Dr. Christine Horner, a superfood is any nutrient-dense food that contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and other ingredients proven to benefit health. Given this definition of a superfood, do sprouts qualify? Sprouts are indeed highly nutritious. Grown year round, they are an excellent source of protein and vitamin C. Typically, sprouts...
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  5. Acai Superfruit: A Nutritious And Powerful Superfood

    Acai Superfruit: A Nutritious And Powerful Superfood
    What are superfoods - and do they really exist?  According to Dr. Christine Horner, a superfood is any nutrient-dense food that contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compunds and other ingredients proven to benefit health. On the list of superfoods is one you may not have even heard of - Açaí. Studies have shown that the superfruit Açaí  berry...
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  6. Five Health Benefits Of Cinnamon

    Five Health Benefits Of Cinnamon
    The key to healthy aging is maintaining a healthy diet! You may think of cinnamon as a winter spice - but this fragrant, potent bark can actually play an important role in your summer dishes, along with offering many health benefits in the process. Here are five reasons you should include cinnamon in your diet, regardless of season: Anti-inflammatory properties...
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  7. 5 Tips On Staying Healthy And Fit During Those ‘Fabulous’ Fifties

    5 Tips On Staying Healthy And Fit During Those ‘Fabulous’ Fifties
    Each and every stage of life comes with different gifts and challenges - and who doesn't want to stay trim, youthful looking and energized with a well-functioning cardiovascular system as we enter the ‘fabulous’ fifties? Our bodies need different forms of nutritional support as we age - and that’s easy to understand, because each phase of life brings its own...
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  8. The Simple Spice that Eases Back Pain and Arthritis

    The Simple Spice that Eases Back Pain and Arthritis
    According to new research, ginger can reduce pain and inflammation in muscles and joints. Ginger has been used medicinally for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine in India, as a natural anti-inflammatory therapy to soothe upset stomachs and diminish nausea - and recent studies show it may help relieve pain and inflammation as well. In one study, arthritic patients were...
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  9. The Many Health Benefits Of Nutrient-Rich Wakame

    The Many Health Benefits Of Nutrient-Rich Wakame
    People living by the coast of the world’s great seas and oceans have been eating seaweed for thousands of years. The Native Americans ate it, as did many prehistoric cultures - and it is common in Asian cuisine today.   Science has confirmed that seaweeds are a very healthy food, extremely nutrient rich and containing 10 times as much fiber...
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  10. Health Consequences Of An Unbalanced pH

    Health Consequences Of An Unbalanced pH
    Life depends on having suitable pH levels in and around living organisms and cells. Human life in particular needs a tightly controlled blood pH level in the slightly alkaline range of 7.35 to 7.45 to survive. The term pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of any liquid solution and is expressed as a number from 1 to...
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