Diet and Nutrition

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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Enzymes are very delicate proteins that are responsible for carrying out virtually every metabolic function, from the digestion of food to the synthesis of DNA. We have around 3000 unique enzymes in our bodies that are involved in over 7000 enzymatic reactions. Simply put, your body can't function optimally without enzymes. Unfortunately, the average diet is almost completely [...]

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There is growing scientific consensus that one of the most common types of sugar, fructose, can be toxic to the liver, just like alcohol. Fructose is the sugar that makes fruit taste sweet. For most people, there's nothing wrong with eating fructose in its natural state, in fruit. But today, manufacturers extract and concentrate the [...]

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Tart cherries have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. According to new research from Oregon Health & Science University presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM) in San Francisco, tart cherries have the "highest anti-inflammatory content of any food" and can help people with arthritis manage their disease long-term without pain medications. Michigan researchers had [...]

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If you are taking ibuprofen tablets (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin & Nurofen) for everything ranging from headache, backache and other muscular aches and pains, you need to stop. Whilst ibuprofen is great at reducing pain and inflammation, there are many adverse effects from long-term use. The side-effects of long-term ibuprofen (and other NSAIDs) use can include nausea/diarrhea, [...]

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