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  1. Why You Should Be Eating Cruciferous Vegetables At Least Once A Week

    Why You Should Be Eating Cruciferous Vegetables At Least Once A Week
    As you probably already know, consuming fruits and vegetables regularly is very beneficial for your health and may even extend your lifespan. What many people don’t realize is just how good these foods are for you and how exactly they benefit your health. For instance, broccoli should be in the weekly menu of every person on the planet. That’s because...
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  2. Daily Peanut Consumption Offers Multiple Health Benefits

    Daily Peanut Consumption Offers Multiple Health Benefits
    A new study has found that daily consumption of peanuts leads to many positive health benefits. If you’re concerned about heart health, eat peanuts as part of your high blood pressure diet. Here’s why. Conducted at Purdue University, this study included over 150 men and women who incorporated peanuts into their daily diet for 12 weeks. Study participants were randomly assigned...
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  3. Eating Alkaline Foods Helps Regulate Body pH Levels

    Eating Alkaline Foods Helps Regulate Body pH Levels
    Eating alkaline foods can have the important effect of regulating your body's pH levels. In general, a diet consisting of at least 50% alkaline foods is recommended.  In this article, we will look at some of the alkaline foods that you can eat to regulate your body's pH level.  We will also address how you can get more of these important...
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  4. What are Antioxidants and How Do They Benefit Your Health?

    What are Antioxidants and How Do They Benefit Your Health?
    The old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” may, after all, have some medical grounding. Recent tests found that the polyphenol antioxidants in apples may be the fountain of youth, at least if you are a fruit fly! Studies still have to be carried out on humans but it is already accepted that antioxidants help fight the...
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  5. Learn Why You Should Be Eating KiwiFruit

    Learn Why You Should Be Eating KiwiFruit
    According to a study from New Zealand, consuming two kiwifruits a day as part of a healthy diet has a positive effect on blood cholesterol levels - more so than eating a healthy diet alone.   In this study, 85 adult men with high blood cholesterol levels consumed a healthy diet over 12 weeks. In four out of these twelve...
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  6. The Health Benefits of Superfoods

    The Health Benefits of Superfoods
    In the past few decades it has been determined that signs of aging like wrinkles and diminished skin elasticity are enhanced by oxidation, a process in which damaging free radicals begin to break down DNA.  Research is showing that we can slow the aging process with the consumption of antioxidant-rich foods.  Studies also show that the amount of antioxidants consumed...
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  7. The Benefits of Amaranth

    The Benefits of Amaranth
    Congratulations! You’ve expanded your dietary horizons to venture past the ubiquitous wheat pasta to include other whole grains into your daily menus. Maybe you enjoy brown rice with your chicken … toss a handful of barley into simmering soups … perhaps even checked out the new recipes for quinoa in your favorite magazine? Now it’s time to add another “superfood”...
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  8. Another Reason To Eat Seven Or More Portions Of Fruits And Vegetables Daily

    Another Reason To Eat Seven Or More Portions Of Fruits And Vegetables Daily
    Wondering how to have more energy and live longer? According to a dramatic new study from University College London, consuming seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces risk of death at any point in time by 42%, compared to eating less than one portion. Study researchers studied the eating habits of over 65,000 people representative of the...
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  9. Schizophrenics Have Higher Than Normal Antibodies Against Gluten

    Schizophrenics Have Higher Than Normal Antibodies Against Gluten
    Do you suffer from celiac disease or know someone who does? If you do, there may be a lot more at stake than just the digestive troubles we commonly associate with this condition. According to health experts, consumption of gluten-containing grains may actually contribute to the development of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. In support of this point of view, a...
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  10. Quinoa Does Not Worsen Digestive Disorder Associated With Celiac Disease

    Quinoa Does Not Worsen Digestive Disorder Associated With Celiac Disease
    According to new research, adding quinoa to the gluten-free diet of patients with celiac disease is well tolerated and does not worsen the digestive disorder typically associated with it. Quinoa is a highly nutritious grain that is traditionally recommended as part of a gluten-free diet - although some studies have suggested that so-called ‘storage proteins’ in quinoa can stimulate unhealthy...
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