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Aug'17

Which Nut Is Highest in Antioxidants?

Move over pecans. You’ve been unseated by the walnut for the nut highest in antioxidants. Pecans once carried this coveted distinction, but according to a new study, walnuts have the highest level of top-quality antioxidants of any nut tested. One more reason to eat walnuts.

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22

May'17

5 Simple Ways to Eat More Green, Leafy Vegetables

They’re green and leafy – and good for you. Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough of these “powerhouses of nutrition”. Green, leafy vegetables are loaded with fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and some, like kale, contain anti-cancer compounds that help your liver break down cancer-causing chemicals you’re exposed to every day...

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13

May'17

The Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

Could you be vitamin D deficient? If you were you probably wouldn’t know it since vitamin D deficiency usually has no symptoms unless the deficiency is severe. Vitamin D deficient contribute to bone disease, there is increasing evidence that it may increase the risk of certain types of cancer as well as autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

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01

Feb'17

Vitamin K Deficiency: It’s Bad for Your Heart and Your Bones

It’s the forgotten vitamin. Vitamin K hasn’t been the focus of fanfare like vitamins such as vitamin C or vitamin D, but don’t underestimate its importance. According to a new research, older people need more vitamin K – to help protect their bones.

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15

Jan'17

Are Fresh Eggs From Pastured Poultry Healthier?

Did you know the colour of an egg yolk indicates how nutritious it is? How is an egg from a pastured hen different than an egg from confined factory hens? If you are used to a pale yellow runny yolk from a supermarket egg, you will be astounded and amazed at the colour of an egg yolk from a pasture raised hen.

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22

Dec'16

Cashew Nuts Nutrition Facts

The cashew tree produces cashew nuts, which is native to the northeast coast of Brazil. The tree bears a pear-shaped "false" fruit, known in Brazil as Caju, meaning "the fruit". It is also called the cashew apple, and is typically yellow or red.

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20

Nov'16

Western Diet Linked to ADHD

A Western diet that contains too many processed foods isn’t healthy for anyone, but it may be especially harmful for adolescents prone to ADHD. According to a study from Australia, the typical Western style of eating may increase the risk of ADHD in adolescents — along with the risk of other health problems.

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29

Oct'16

The Health Benefits of Zucchini

Zucchinis contain useful amounts of folate (24 mcg/100 g), potassium (280 mg/100 g) and vitamin A (384 IU 115 mcg/100 g). Zucchinis are also an excellent source of vitamin C. Dark green zucchini also have some beta carotene and all types provide small quantities of minerals...

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14

Oct'16

The Role of Diet in Depression

Even though there are medications to treat the symptoms of depression, recent research shows they may only be effective for treating severe depression. This leaves people with mild to moderate depression few treatment options that really work. What about diet? Does it play a role in causing and treating depression?

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11

Aug'16

Benefits of Drinking Rooibos Tea: Does It Help Allergies?

As allergy season approaches, people start reaching for their trusty box of tissues - and their antihistamines. Unfortunately, some antihistamines you buy at the drugstore make you feel groggy and give you a dry mouth. What if you could get allergy relief by sipping tea?

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