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Eating citrus fruits lowers risk of dementia by 23 percent, study finds

New research is indicating that eating more oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits could help to offset the effects of age-related cognitive impairment and dementia. The research was conducted by scientists at Tohuku University in Japan.

How Do You Like Them Apples!

On September 16th, you can take part in International Eat an Apple Day by enjoying a piece of this delicious fruit. But don’t stop there and make it a one-day celebration. There are approximately 7,500 varieties of apples grown today, and they offer a great range of flavor from tart to tangy to sweet. However, the one thing they all have in common is major health benefits, making them not only tasty but a nutritious part of your diet all the time.

NOPAL

The Prickly Pear Medicinal Vegetable

Herbs and medicinal plants have been a part of folk medicine and culture for centuries. In our age of science and technology, it can be fascinating when old traditions can be proved valid through research. This is certainly the case with this natural healthy ingredient, nopal. You may know this ingredient as prickly pear cactus or nopales. Found naturally in the southwestern desert regions of the United States and Mexico, nopal has been used not only as a medicinal plant, but is also a staple in the Latin American diet.

Grilled and smoked meat consumption associated with greater mortality risk in breast cancer survivors over 17.6 year median follow-up period

January 06 2017. A study reported in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute found a greater risk of dying over a median 17.6 years of follow-up among female breast cancersurvivors who had a higher intake of grilled, barbecued, and smoked meat in comparison with those who consumed lower amounts.

The Budwig Diet: How two simple ingredients may help heal cancer

The Budwig Diet is an amazing protocol that has proven to help heal cancer and it consists of two basic ingredients: flax seeds and cottage cheese.

Did you hear that right?

You bet! And, this diet has proven to work for more than half a century.

The origins of the Budwig Diet date back to the 1950’s

The Budwig Diet was created by Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist, blood specialist, physicist and top cancer researcher. She was also a 7-time Nobel prize nominee and an expert on nutrition and pharmaceuticals for the German government in the 1950’s.

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THE EVIL POTATO

One of the first foods that someone on a diet learns to avoid, by well-meaning friends, relative, doctors, and diet books, are potatoes. Potatoes are rich in complex carbs, which turn into sugar in the body, and make you fat. Right? Well not so fast.

Nobody has ever gotten obese eating potatoes. Rather, it’s all the stuff that people put on potatoes that’s to blame. I’ll argue that displacing other fatty foods with potatoes can only result in better health outcomes.

If you only ate potatoes all day, to get all of your 2000 calories, you would get:

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Pre-Workout Nutrition: How to Maximize (or Jeopardize) Your Chance to Burn Fat

By Ori Hofmekler

I'd like to set the record straight regarding pre-workout nutrition. This is a tricky topic that requires a short biological and science overview, so bear with me.

A growing body of research indicates that nature selects underfed species for extended lifespan and vice versa – it shortens the life expectancy of overfed species. Humans are no exception. The human body evolved to thrive under nutritional stress.

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10 Benefits of Eating Pineapple Every Day

We love articles that tell us to eat what we already love. This one is no exception. Pineapples are delicious in a fruit salad, with ham, or on a pizza – they’re sweet, delicious, and also just so happen to be really good for your health.

10 Reasons Pineapples Are Amazing

  1. Every Serving Contains 10 Essential Nutrients

That’s right, in and around all that yellowy goodness is a ton of different nutrients, including:

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Long-Time Vegetarians may Have Altered DNA – This is What it Means

A new study published in Molecular Biology and Evolution suggests that consuming a long-term vegetarian diet may alter human DNA and make people more susceptible to some cancers and heart disease.