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Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteria



Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteria Date: July 28, 2017 Source: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Summary: A new study has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health. Share: Research led by Lauri Byerley, PhD, RD, Research Associate Professor of Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that walnuts in...

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Magnesium



Magnesium: Health Benefits, Facts, Research By Megan Ware RDN LD Reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT 1286 Magnesium plays an important role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body including the metabolism of food, synthesis of fatty acids and proteins, and the transmission of nerve impulses. Magnesium is one of the seven essential macrominerals; these are minerals that need to be consumed in relatively large amounts - at least 100...

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Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause



Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause Study shows modest but significant lower risk Date: June 26, 2017 Source: University of Massachusetts at Amherst Summary: Long-term, high intake of vegetable protein from such foods as whole grains, soy and tofu, may protect women from early menopause and could prolong reproductive function, results of a new study from epidemiologists suggest. Results of a new study from epidemiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and...

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Daily consumption of tea may protect the elderly from cognitive decline



Daily consumption of tea may protect the elderly from cognitive decline, study suggests Date: March 16, 2017 Source: National University of Singapore Summary: Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer's, new research suggests. A cup of tea a day can keep dementia away, and this is especially so for those who...

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Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight



Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study finds Date: June 12, 2017 Source: Taylor & Francis Summary: Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study has found. Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle...

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Starving prostate cancer with what you eat: Apple peels, red grapes, turmeric



Starving prostate cancer with what you eat: Apple peels, red grapes, turmeric Date: June 6, 2017 Source: University of Texas at Austin Summary: When you dine on curry and baked apples, enjoy the fact that you are eating something that could play a role starving -- or even preventing -- cancer. New research identifies several natural compounds found in food, including turmeric, apple peels and red grapes, as key ingredients that could thwart the growth...

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Study confirms benefits of fennel in reducing postmenopause symptoms



Study confirms benefits of fennel in reducing postmenopause symptoms Herbal medicine grows in popularity because of its effectiveness without serious side effects Date: May 17, 2017 Source: The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Summary: Fennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms. A new study confirms that it is also effective in the management of postmenopause symptoms such...

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Herb Cooking Chart



Herb Cooking ChartFoodsComplementary HerbsBaked Goods (cookies, muffins, cakes)Anise, edible chamomile flowers (to decorate cakes), lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, mint, poppy seedBeansCoriander, garlic, ginger, marjoram, mint, parsley, oregano, rosemary, savoryBeefBasil, bay, chervil, garlic, oregano, parsley, savory, tarragonBreadsBasil, caraway, chives, dill, garlic chives, lavender, lemon balm, lavender, mint, poppy seed, rosemary, sage, thymeCarrotsChives, dill, ginger, parsley, rosemary, thymeCornBasil, coriander, dill, mint, oregano, parsleyEggsCelery, chervil, chives, dill, fennel, parsley, saffron, savory, sorrel, tarragon, thymeFish and SeafoodBasil, bay,...

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Diet can impact migraines



Diet can impact migraines Date: November 1, 2016 Source: University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Summary: Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, suggests a new report. Share: FULL STORY Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential...

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Mediterranean diet linked to a lower risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder



Mediterranean diet linked to a lower risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Date: February 1, 2017 Source: Universidad de Barcelona Summary: Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study. Share: FULL STORY Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, led by María Izquierdo...

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Study tallies extra calories Americans consume in their coffee, tea



Study tallies extra calories Americans consume in their coffee, tea January 30, 2017 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign More than 160 million people in the US drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored syrups or other calorie-laden additives in their drinks of choice. A new analysis reveals just how much Americans are adding to their caloric intake by spicing up or sweetening their coffee or...

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Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders Date: October 3, 2016 Source: Wiley Summary: A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies-including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products-for the treatment of bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, and ulcerative colitis.   A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness...

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The secret slimming effect of sweet potato cooking water



The secret slimming effect of sweet potato waste Proteins in wastewater from sweet potato processing reduce fat levels, weight in mice Date: December 7, 2016 Source: Elsevier Summary: The sweet potato pie you eat during the holidays might not be good for your waistline, but according to a new study, the starchy water left over from cooking the sweet potato could have slimming effects -- at least in mice.   The sweet potato pie you...

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Time to rethink your vegetable oil?



Risk of heart disease and diabetes may be lowered by a diet higher in a lipid found in grapeseed and other oils, but not in olive oil, a new study suggests.Researchers at The Ohio State University found that men and women with higher linoleic acid levels tended to have less heart-threatening fat nestled between their vital organs, more lean body mass and less inflammation.And higher linoleic acid levels also meant lower likelihood of insulin resistance,...

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Green Tea and Iron a Bad Combination



Green tea is touted for its many health benefits as a powerful antioxidant, but experiments in a laboratory mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease suggest that consuming green tea along with dietary iron may actually lessen green tea's benefits."If you drink green tea after an iron-rich meal, the main compound in the tea will bind to the iron," said Matam Vijay-Kumar, assistant professor of nutritional sciences, Penn State. "When that occurs, the green tea loses...

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Fiber for Good Gut Bacteria



Scientists are pushing to restore human health in Western countries by changing our diet to restore the microbial species lost over the evolution of Western diet. In a Commentary published April 11 in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers at the University of Alberta advocate for strategically increasing dietary fiber intake as one path forward in regaining microbial biodiversity.Insufficient nutrients for our gut microbes have been linked to a loss of certain beneficial bacterial species in...

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Another reason for wine lovers to toast resveratrol Resveratrol found in red wine could help counteract the negative impact of high fat/high sugar diets



Another reason for wine lovers to toast resveratrol Resveratrol found in red wine could help counteract the negative impact of high fat/high sugar diets  Red wine lovers have a new reason to celebrate. Researchers have found a new health benefit of resveratrol, which occurs naturally in blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, grape skins and consequently in red wine. While studying the effects of resveratrol in the diet of rhesus monkeys, Dr. J.P. Hyatt, an associate professor at Georgetown...

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FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods



FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods Action expected to prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not "generally recognized as safe" or GRAS for use in human food. Food manufacturers will have three years to...

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Nut consumption associated with reduced risk of some types of cancer



Nut consumption associated with reduced risk of some types of cancer Cancer and type 2 diabetes are two of the most significant public health burdens facing the world today, and currently available data suggests their prevalence is expected to continue to increase. Nut consumption has long been hypothesized to have a role in preventing both of these diseases, but until now evidence has been inconsistent. A new systematic review and meta-analysis published in Nutrition Reviews...

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Vitamin E Protective in Lung Function



Vitamin E Protective in Lung Function A new study from King's College London and the University of Nottingham has found an association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function. The paper adds to growing evidence from previous studies suggesting that some vitamins may play a role in helping to protect the lungs from air pollution. Although the new study did not specifically demonstrate a protective effect,...

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