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Linking High-fat Diet and Obesity to Increased Cancer Risk

2016-03-03 13:44

Many studies over several years have linked excess weight with an increase in a number of cancers, including colon cancer. Aside from not smoking, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important lifestyle changes you can make today to reduce your risk of cancer.

Researchers from many institutions have tried to focus in on the most important diet components that will help you achieve both a healthy weight and lowered cancer risk.

Semir Beyaz, Ömer H. Yilmaz et al. High-fat diet enhances stemness and tumorigenicity of intestinal progenitors. Nature, 2016; 531 (7592): 53 DOI: 10.1038/nature17173
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When Family Asks a Vegan Dieter to give Up Being a Vegan Just For the Trip

2016-03-02 20:24

2015 Vegan statistics show that 6 percent of US population is vegan. This means about 19.3 million people are vegan according to 2014 US population data. What happens when these people go on the road and make interstate trips? This creates issues in some families who sometimes ask their family members to give up being a vegan just for the trip.

"I am going out of town with my family next week to Iowa, but as we were planning things together food became a bit of a battle.

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What You Eat Affects Your Sleep

2016-01-16 11:06

If you want a good night’s sleep, pay more attention to what you eat. A new study explains how what you eat affects your sleep, which means you could be resting more peacefully by changing your eating habits.

One of the most interesting and surprising findings by the research team at Columbia University Medical Center in New York was that just one day of eating more of certain foods could have an impact

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8 Reasons to Love Seaweed

2016-01-06 09:21

Some people are touting seaweed as a super food for 2016, but this treasure from the oceans reached that status before the turn of the new year. In fact, experts have uncovered lots of reasons to love seaweed, so here are some of them plus a few ways to enjoy this sea vegetable during 2016 and many years to come.

First of all, there are many different kinds of seaweed, a blanket term that refers to several species of multicellular, macroscopic marine algae. Seaweed is commonly grouped by color

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Do You Donate Canned Food Past its Expiration Date?

2015-12-11 00:15

Should you feel a little guilty selecting canned food items from your pantry that are past its “sell-by” date and giving them to your kid’s food drive at school? Here’s a recent reminder from ABC News about what “sell-by” and “best-used-by” labeling really means on food items.

We’re all guilty of it at one time or another—digging through the pantry and picking out that old can of pumpkin pie mix or condensed milk with the sell-by dates expired and passing it onto our kid

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Pomegranate Seed Oil for Multiple Sclerosis

2015-11-30 12:35

The pomegranate is a challenging fruit with a tough rind, and it appears that fighting appearance harbors seeds with potential to battle multiple sclerosis. Researchers have found that pomegranate seed oil contains an extremely strong antioxidant that inhibited demyelination in a mouse model for MS.

Although it’s much too early in the game to stock up on pomegranate seed oil for multiple sclerosis, scientists have uncovered what appears to be a beneficial use for a nano droplet form of pomegra

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How Glutamine Can Help Sugar Addiction or Craving

2015-11-13 15:07

Maybe you are trying to cut carbs to lose weight; maybe you just want to cut down on sugar. Either way, there will come a time when most people have cravings. So, if sugar is your kryptonite, you should consider taking L-glutamine.

Why do we crave sugar? That’s like asking an alcoholic why that person craves alcohol. Sugar is addicting and elicits a physical and psychological response when ingested.

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Benefits of Mango and Why Mangos Are a Superfood

2015-11-09 19:31

Mangos while said to be the most eaten fruit on the planet may be one of the most underappreciated. Growing up in the southern U.S. mangos weren’t exactly part of our diet. I was in my 50’s before I came to appreciate this amazing fruit. Mangos belong to the drupe family meaning the fruit has a pit like peaches and apricots, as well as olives and dates. Mangos are a superfood that is high in fiber, vitamins, anti-oxidants, enzymes, and flavonoids. [1][8]

Mangos contain over 20 nutrients including.

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Papaya - Superfood and Natural Remedy

2015-11-09 16:01

Papayas are a large sweet seeded fruit that grow in tropical climates but are usually available year round in most developed countries. Papayas are native to Central America and have been long revered by the Latin American Indians. On their journeys, Spanish and Portuguese explorers brought papayas to many other subtropical lands. Christopher Columbus called papaya, “the fruit of the angels”. Papaya was introduced to the United States in the 20th century, and they have been cultivated in Hawaii, the major U.S. producer since the 1920s. Today, the largest commercial producers of papayas include the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. [2]

Eating papaya may help reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, digestive disorders, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and macular degeneration.

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