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Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, the spice that's often used in curries, has long been known to have medicinal benefits. A recent study published in Nature, tells us that not only does curcumin have the ability to treat arthritis, heartburn, stomach ulcers and diarrhoea, it's also been shown to have the potential to help patients with post-traumatic stress [...]

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Supplementation with cinnamon has been found to lower blood pressure in pre-diabetic and diabetic people. Cinnamon combined with magnesium, diet and lifestyle changes may lead to overall reductions in blood pressure. Data from 22 trials with magnesium supplements revealed that the mineral may reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, researchers from the University of Hertfordshire [...]

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It looks like manly men may have a thing for spicy food. That’s according to a study by researchers from France’s University of Grenoble, which found a link between higher levels of testosterone and a desire to consume spicy food. According to Time, 114 male subjects were offered mashed potatoes and were free to add [...]

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Eating wild blueberries diminishes the adverse effects of a high-fat diet, according to a recent study at the University of Eastern Finland. For the first time, wild blueberries were shown to have beneficial effects on both blood pressure and nutrition-derived inflammatory responses. Bilberries (wild blueberries) are recognized as a good source of flavonoids, especially anthocyanins, [...]

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There’s no need to worry about consuming egg yolks. Long thought to contribute to the body’s cholesterol levels, groups like the American Heart Association recommended against their consumption. That has changed in recent years, with studies finding only slight links between dietary cholesterol and the kind that can lead to heart disease. But confusion still [...]

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Carrots aren’t only good for your eyesight, and though beta-carotene is often thought of as the most beneficial compound within this root vegetable, carrots have another “secret weapon” that offers powerful anti-cancer benefits as well. Known as falcarinol, this secret weapon acts to protect carrots from fungal disease. It’s a natural defense mechanism for the [...]

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