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July 1, 2008

Nuts vs Diabetes

Filed under: HEALTH TIPS — mossagrow @ 1:49 am
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You’ve heard that nuts can fit into a healthy diet. Though they are fatty, most kernels are packed with monounsaturated fat that boosts good cholesterol counts.

Harvard researchers have found that women who eat roughly a handful of nuts (or a tablespoon of peanut butter) five times a week are 20 per cent less likely to develop Type II diabetes.

Dont feel left out, guys … the researchers believe the findings apply to you too.



Filed under: QUOTABLE QUOTES — mossagrow @ 1:27 am
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Eat Fish, Breathe Easy?

Filed under: HEALTH TIPS — mossagrow @ 12:59 am

Eating fish is a good idea. It protects against heart disease and may even ease depression. Now comes news that comsuming oily fish may reduce the risk of developing asthma. In a University of Cambridge study of 770 volunteers, researches found that those with symptomatic asthma were less likely to report having eaten fish at least twice a week throughout the year than those without asthma.

Oily fish such as salmon and mackerel are high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which, according to study author Dr Bipen Patel, may reduce the production of substances that can cause constriction and inflammation in the airway. More research is needed to confirm this, but in the meantime, enjoy fish for its other benefits.

Health Cartoon

Filed under: JUST FOR FUN — mossagrow @ 12:41 am
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Cancer-Fighting Foods

Filed under: HEALTH TIPS,PRODUCT INFO — mossagrow @ 12:18 am

A healthy, balanced diet is key, experts say, but these foods may have an extra punch.

Leafy greens: Deep green leafy vegetables are packed with lutein, vitamin A and folate, nutrients that may help prevent colon and ovarian cancer.

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Collard greens
  • Dandelion greens

Curry: Yellow curry contains cur-cumin, a pungent spice that may help prevent melanoma and other types of cancer cells from proliferating.

Cruciferous veggies: These contain phytochemicals that may cut the risk of stomach, breast and skin cancers.

  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Bok choy
  • Cauliflower
  • Watercress
  • Swiss chard

Berries: These fruits contain antioxidants such as polyphenols, which counteract and repair cell damage.

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cranberries
  • Red grapes

    Tomatoes: Studies suggest that having a tomato-rich diet may help lower the risk of developing both lung and stomach cancer.

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