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Consume more fiber and slash your mortality risk by 16 percent

By PF Louis: (NaturalNews) You've probably heard it or read it before: The importance of including high fiber foods in our diet. Most probably consider this is good for being "regular" with bowel movements, nothing more than that.

But according to a recent epidemiological meta-analysis, it can be a matter of longer life or premature death, as people who ate the most fiber were less likely to die of any disease cause.

Eating legumes fights off bad cholesterol


Cholesterol is not a bad word. Like many other substances, there is the necessity in clarifying the information that is provided by popular media. Cholesterol is actually a natural compound that is made by the body and is necessary for good health. The problem lies with the types of cholesterol that are found within the blood stream. New research sheds light on how levels of 'bad' cholestrol can be reduced by eating more legumes.

Ask the Expert: Omega-3 Fatty Acid


Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are also associated with many health benefits, including protection against heart disease and possibly stroke. New studies are identifying potential benefits for a wide range of conditions including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Man loses 120 pounds, is off medications due to raw food diet


After taking cholesterol-lowering drugs and water pills for 20 years and blood pressure medication for 25 years, Luis Melendez says he no longer needs any of them. Not only is he free from the pills, but he's also free of the extra weight that he was carrying around... 120 pounds, to be exact. In eight months, he went from 270 pounds to 150. Today, he maintains a healthy weight, never exceeding 180 pounds.
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Woman gets rid of asthma and allergies with raw food diet


When Jenni, who worked in a factory in her late teens, was convinced that she was having a heart attack, doctors informed her that she had developed asthma. Fortunately, her heart was not in trouble, but her ability to breathe easy was. Turns out, the dusty conditions and poor air quality at her workplace contributed to her diagnosis.

Research proves chlorella has antioxidative effects, 'should be included as a key component of a healthy diet'


In addition to its disease-fighting and nutritional benefits, research shows that chlorella is a powerful antioxidant that even boosts immune system function in healthy people.
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