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How Vitamin D Keeps Diseases At Bay
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, August 26, 2010
Vitamin D is increasingly being recognized as a powerful super-nutrient essential for good health. Although vitamin D deficiency has been linked with a growing list of illnesses, including cancer, heart disease and autoimmune diseases, until now scientists have not been ...
Eating Berries Helps Keep the Brain Young, Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, August 26, 2010
All types of berries are loaded with health-protective properties. These super-fruits have been to fight cancer, heart disease, infections and more. Now, for the first time, evidence has found that those who eat blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries daily can also ...
Green Leafy Vegetables Reduce Diabetes Risk, Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, August 23, 2010
Eating more green leafy vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, UK research has found. In an analysis of six studies into fruit and vegetable intake, food including spinach, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli was found to have a sig ...
Eating For Better Digestion
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, August 23, 2010
The key to healthy digestion is to keep the gut and immune system healthy by eating the right foods, which can be broken down and absorbed properly, and by avoiding foods that are difficult to digest. How efficiently we digest food makes the difference between feeli ...
Watercress Has Cancer-Fighting Properties
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, August 23, 2010
Eating a portion of watercress every day could help protect against cancer, according to new research. The pilot study suggests that eating watercress could help prevent the development of breast cancer while also helping recovering breast cancer victims avoid a rec ...
Four Ways to Slow Down Aging and Promote Longevity
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, August 19, 2010
Dangerous processes that age our bodies and are triggered by the foods we eat and the lifestyles we lead. Trying to minimize your exposure to these toxins has been found to not only enable you to live longer, but also look younger. Here are some ways to slow dow ...
Pistachios Contain Heart Healthy Antioxidants
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Pistachio nuts, when eaten as part of a healthy diet, are associated with increasing the levels of antioxidants in the bloodstream, according to an international team of nutritional scientists. Antioxidants are molecules that prevent oxidation damage to other molecul ...
Cruciferous Vegetables Such As Broccoli Stop the Spread of Breast and Other Cancers
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, August 18, 2010
A natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts has been found to have the ability to stop the spread of cancer. Eating these vegetables encourages the body to produce a substance known as 13C ([i]indole-3-carbinol[/i]) which fig ...
Immune-Boosting Benefits of White Button Mushrooms
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, August 10, 2010
White button mushrooms are the most widely available and commonly consumed mushroom. All types of mushroom are health-beneficial but recent research has now confirmed that white button mushrooms also play a powerful role in keeping the immune system healthy. Scienti ...
The Brain Diet for Improved Mood, Memory and Better Concentration
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The brain only weighs about 3lbs or so - a fraction of overall body weight - but it uses up about 20 per cent of daily calorie intake. A brain-healthy diet is essential for keeping your memory and intellect sharp, improving concentration and boosting your mood. Here ...
Eating Oily Fish Helps Protect Eyesight
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, August 04, 2010
A study suggests that older adults who eat fatty fish at least once a week have a lower risk of losing their eyesight from age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease that causes vision impairment and blindness. These findings add to the growing list of health bene ...
Rosemary Is a Powerful Brain and Nerve Tonic
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Rosemary is a wonderfully fragrant and intensely-flavored herb which has a range of health-enhancing properties, making it an essential herb to have in the kitchen. It is a powerful detoxifier, and has a calming effect on the nervous system, boosting mood and relieving ...
Junk Food Diet Increases Allergies in Children
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Children who have junk food diets are at greater risk of allergies as well as obesity, according to a new study. Scientists compared youngsters from a rural African village who had diets rich in fiber with another group living in Italy, and found a dramatic differen ...
Exercise Enhances Brainpower and Mood, and Prolongs Lifespan
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Exercise offers much more than weight loss. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to keep your mind sharp, boost your mood and ward off dementia. In fact, regular exercise, even started late in life, can help slow down the aging process altogether, so you'll be l ...
Vitamin D Better Than Vaccines At Preventing Flu, Report Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Doctors from Japan have found that the risk of children suffering from flu can be halved if they take vitamin D. Vitamin D is naturally produced by the human body when exposed to direct sunlight, and unlike vaccines has no significant side effects, and can be severa ...
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