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Delicious Sugar-Free Coconut Macaroons
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, January 29, 2010
These light, moist cookies are absolutely delicious and surprisingly contain no sugar. Instead, they are sweetened with Stevia, a natural plant extract that is not harmful to health like sugar is, but is much sweeter than sugar, so less is needed. They also contain ...
The Mineral Selenium and Omega-3 Fats Protect Against Colon Cancer
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, January 28, 2010
Vitamins and minerals found naturally in foods contain powerful phytochemicals. These substances have antioxidant properties and have consistently been linked to offering valuable protection against diseases like cancer. Two separate studies have now concluded that t ...
The Huge Importance of Omega-3 Fats in the Diet
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid - it is essential for optimal health. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) include both omega-3 fats and omega-6 fats. EFAs cannot be manufactured in the body but are required for good health and metabolism. Therefore, these fats must be obtai ...
Blueberries Boost Memory, Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Scientists have found evidence suggesting that blueberries help improve memory in older adults because of its antioxidant phytochemicals. The study found that supplemental blueberries for only 12 weeks boosted memory in older people with early memory problems. Resear ...
Latest Research on the Amazing Super-Nutrient Vitamin D
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, January 25, 2010
From the health of your immune system to the prevention of many diseases including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, depression, and even protecting against influenza, vitamin D is now seen as one of the most critical nutrients for overall health. But it is also one of ...
Obesity and Diabetes Caused By Food Sweetener Fructose
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, January 25, 2010
Scientists have proved for the first time that fructose, a cheap form of sugar used in thousands of food products and soft drinks, can damage human metabolism and is fueling the rise in obesity. Previous research has focused of the potentially adverse impact of fructose ...
The Link Between Sugar and Mental Health
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, January 25, 2010
Sugar is harmful to the body; it is a disease-causing artificial substance, devoid of nutrients and is linked to many diseases affecting society, including mental illnesses. Many studies have highlighted a relationship between diet and mental illness, and in particul ...
Running Boosts Brainpower, Animal Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, January 22, 2010
New research suggests that regular exercise does more than improve fitness - it can actually improve brain power and make you smarter. The report found that mice which took part in running exercises performed better on memory tests. These mice also grew more new cell ...
Vitamin B12: The Energy Nutrient Crucial For Brain and Blood Health
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, January 22, 2010
Vitamin B12, also called [b]cobalamin[/b], is one of the eight B vitamins. It is a significantly important nutrient for the body, and has a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is sometimes known as the [ ...
Non-Stick Chemical is Linked to Thyroid Disease
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, January 22, 2010
A chemical found in non-stick cookware and food packaging has been linked to thyroid disease in humans. The study found that the substance [i]perfluorooctanoic acid[/i] (PFOA) was found in higher concentrations in the blood of people with thyroid disease. PFOA i ...
Pomegranates Associated With Preventing Breast Cancer
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Eating pomegranates and other fruits that contain certain phytochemicals have been found to reduce the occurrence of hormone-dependent breast cancers, according to results of a new study. Pomegranate is enriched in a number of compounds known as [i]ellagitannins[/i] ...
Pistachios: The Heart-Healthy Nuts That Protect Against Cancer
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Pistachio nuts not only taste great, they're also packed with heaps of healthful nutrients and have anti-cancer, heart-health and eye health benefits. Pistachios are related to the cashew, peach and mango family. They are high in fiber and, in fact, a serving of pi ...
Eat Fruits and Vegetables for Better Vision
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, January 18, 2010
Carotenoids, found in green leafy vegetables and colored fruits, have been found to benefit eye health and are associated with preventing age-related eye diseases, according to a new study. Researchers from the [i]University of Georgia[/i] compiled the results of mul ...
Health-Protective Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, January 18, 2010
Consumption of polyphenol-rich dark chocolate may protect DNA from oxidative damage, preventing artery hardening and heart disease, says a new study. This study adds to a growing body of research supporting the health-protective benefits of polyphenol-rich chocolate ...
Date and Pecan Balls With Coconut
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, January 18, 2010
Eating healthily doesn't have to mean eliminating sweet treats from your diet. Here's a really simple recipe for a delicious all-natural dessert made from 100% wholesome foods that contains no sugar. [title]Ingredients[/title] [ul][li]1 cup pecan nuts [li]1 cu ...
Doubts cast on H1N1 (Swine Flu) scare
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Monday, January 11, 2010
An article posted on the English al-Jazeerah News site: [quote][title]Doubts cast on H1N1 scare [/title] The severity of the H1N1 outbreak was deliberately exaggerated by pharmaceutical companies that stood to make billions of dollars from a worldwide scare, a lea ...
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