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Red cabbage microgreens help reduce LDL cholesterol
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Red cabbage microgreens help reduce LDL cholesterol

Research in animal studies has uncovered that red cabbage microgreens help reduce LDL cholesterol – bad cholesterol. Microgreens are gaining traction in the food industry and showing up in more dishes. Microgreens are a tender, immature plant which grow within two weeks time. Researchers suggest that microgreens can offer greater benefits to health as opposed to their fully-grown counterparts. Red cabbage has already been found to help protect against excess cholesterol and so the researchers wanted to see if their microgreens counterparts could offer greater benefits. The researchers wanted to test the benefits of red cabbage microgreens on mice who consumed a high-fat diet as a means of reducing cardiovascular disease risk. The mice who consumed the red cabbage microgreens had redu...
Introducing the MIND Diet
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Introducing the MIND Diet

The MIND diet, as the name implies, is designed to promote a healthy mind and lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease. It is a mash-up of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet — two diets that have been found to have several health benefits. MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. The Mediterranean diet focuses on eating foods that are as natural as possible, while limiting unhealthy fats and red meat. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, as its name suggests, is aimed at helping to ease hypertension. It focuses on helping people to eat foods that can lower their sodium intake and blood pressure. The MIND diet recommends eating 10 foods daily and avoiding five types of foods. The healthy-food group contains: Vegetables; Gre...
Disease Risk Lowered with a Handful of Nuts
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Disease Risk Lowered with a Handful of Nuts

New research suggests that consuming a handful of nuts a day can greatly benefit your health. The study found that eating 20 grams of nuts daily lowers the risk of developing various conditions. Heart disease risk was found to be reduced by 30 percent, cancer risk lowered by 15 percent, and premature death risk was lowered by 22 percent. Consuming 20 g of nuts a day was also associated with a risk of death from respiratory disease cut by half and a 40 percent reduction in the risk of diabetes. The study looked at the consumption of all types of nuts. Aune added, “Nuts and peanuts are high in fiber, magnesium, and polyunsaturated fats – nutrients that are beneficial for cutting cardiovascular disease risk and which can reduce cholesterol levels. Some nuts, particularly walnuts and ...
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Salmon is Not As Fishy As You Think

Salmon has been on the palate for some time now. And while we know that Norwegian salmon is the best in the world, what is it about this species that makes it so special? Norwegian salmon is fed an all-natural diet, comprising of both vegetable raw and marine raw materials. The salmon’s diet is thus packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, guaranteeing its delicious taste. Is it fresh? Salmon from Norway is raised in cold, clear waters. It grows at its own pace, gaining a pure and fresh taste, fat marbling and an attractive red-orange coloring. It also has a firm consistency, making it a pleasure to eat. Some innovative Norwegians decided to farm the salmon and supply the market year-round. Norway’s ocean-farmed Atlantic salmon comes from the same origins as wild salmon. Hea...
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Tired all the time? Boost Your Energy Levels with these foods!

There are natural ways to boost low energy, and nutritionist Sarah Flowers spoke to Express.co.uk to reveal her top tips. “Despite being told that eating lots of carbohydrates will give us energy, we need to look at more nutrient dense ways to feed our body with slow releasing carbohydrates, such as sweet potato, quinoa and wholegrain rice. “Although we consume high levels of refined carbohydrates; we are often devoid of essential nutrients as these cause blood sugar fluctuations, which can leave you drained and lacking in energy and put you at risk of obesity and diabetes.” Recommendations: Sarah recommended adding Vitamin B to your diet: “To boost your energy levels, ensure you take a good quality B Vitamin Complex, which will deliver all essential B vitamins. A magnesium ...
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Get Rid of Cholesterol with One Powerful Natural Antibiotic

This natural antibiotic is none other than basil. According to research, basil helps to fight bacteria, viruses, and other chronic diseases Not many people know about the fact that basil contains powerful antioxidants that can help cleanse the arteries from LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Basil is rich in essential nutrients like Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and beta-carotene. These antioxidants also protect us from free radicals. These nutrients further prevent cardiovascular diseases. Apart from this, regular intake of basil leaves gives us a hoard of other health benefits like helping our body fight against ailments like diarrhea, constipation, headaches, cough, flu, kidney problems and other diseases as well. BoldSky Health
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The Thyroid Diet: 6 Ways to Heal Thyroid with Food

1.) Seaweeds - the numero uno food for iodine deficiency. They offer the broadest range of nutrients, containing virtually all the minerals found in the ocean, which are also essential for the human body. Seaweeds like kelp, nori and kombu can play a major role in supporting thyroid function. 2.) Protein - include eggs, nuts, seeds, fish and legumes in your diet as protein transports the thyroid hormone to all your tissues 3.) Avoid Goitrogens like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc. - They have chemical substances that intervene with iodine absorption. 4.) Feed your gut with probiotics or good gut ecology. 5.) Eat naturally healthy fats like ghee, nuts, full fat cheese, butter, coconut oil /milk, flaxseeds, chai seeds and oily fish like salmon as they are great for producing ...