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Dip Into the Health Benefits of Olives and Olive Oil

The health benefits of olives— and associated natural products such as olive oil—have long been recognized and touted by proponents of the Mediterranean diet.

However, little was previously known about what specific compounds and biochemical interactions in the fruit contribute to its medical and nutritional benefits such as weight loss and prevention of type 2 diabetes.

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.

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.

Breast cancer survivors INCREASE the risk of dying prematurely when eating grilled and smoked meats

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that 230,815 women were diagnosed with this disease in 2013 alone. Now, disturbing study results show that female breast cancer survivors who ate more grilled, barbecued and smoked meats had a greater risk of dying, compared to those with lower intakes. Keep reading to discover how cooking meats at high temperatures can generate dangerous toxins – and the best way to protect your health.

10 Interesting Facts About Chocolate

Chocolate is one of those dreamy foods that almost everyone loves. It is the favorite of children, as well as adults. People of all walks of life tend to enjoy a good square of delicious chocolate. And it’s popular all over the globe. Chocolate isn’t a simple food. There are entire books, websites, documentaries and podcasts devoted to chocolate and its delectable intricacies. Though we could fill our own book of interesting facts about chocolate, we’ve chosen just ten facts that we thought were the most fascinating to share with you. Enjoy!

5 Things To Know About Goitrogenic Foods

It’s been awhile since I’ve written an article on goitrogens, and so I figured I’d put together a blog post discussing 5 different things you should know with regards to goitrogenic foods. For those reading this who are unfamiliar with goitrogenic foods, there are certain foods that can potentially suppress the function of the thyroid gland, and it accomplishes this by interfering with the uptake of iodine. This in turn can result in the formation of a goiter, which is an enlargement of the thyroid gland.

Eating Tomatoes Could Slash Your Skin Cancer Risk In Half

Anyone worrying about skin cancer may benefit from eating a diet rich in antioxidants containing tomatoes as these can naturally boost your skin’s levels of sun protection.

According to a new study by Ohio State University, daily tomato consumption can ‘slash skin cancer tumor development by as much as 50 per cent’.

The study published in Scientific Reports discovered that male mice fed a diet of ten per cent tomato powder each day over a course of 35 weeks had a 50% reduction in skin cancer tumors.

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Macaroni and cheese products test positive for toxic chemicals

In an alarming revelation from food industry watchdogs, it’s been found that 29 of 30 mac and cheese products test positive for toxic chemicals called phthalates. Keep reading to learn more about why these food products should be avoided.

Should Dark Chocolate Be Eaten By Those With Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s?

The chocolate industry is massive globally, with countries such as Switzerland and the United States eating large amounts of the sweet stuff. The largest consumption is in the former, with the average Swiss enjoying about 9.1kg of this food annually. The rest of the world may not be as much into chocolate, but it is evident that many people like having a bite occasionally.

Move Over, PBR: Millennial Hipsters are Buying Up All the Fresh Vegetables Now Instead

Consumption of fresh vegetables in the U.S. has increased by more than 20 percent since 2008, finds a recent report. Fresh fruit consumption is up just over 16 percent. But for people under age 40, that number is more than double. During the same time frame, consumption of processed fruits and vegetables, including frozen produce, has decreased by nearly 11 percent.

Have Americans suddenly developed a taste for fresh produce? Are we finally taking our health seriously? Yes and no, finds the research.

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