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Bitter Gourd Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells, Benefits Diabetics ("juice it, eat it, make tea... ")

Bitter Gourd Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells, Benefits Diabetics ("juice it, eat it, make tea... ") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
One study shows how bitter melon juice kills pancreatic cancer cells by restricting the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose.

A study published in the scientific journal Carcinogenesis has shown that bitter gourd juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, and in the process cuts off the cancer’s energy source, effectively killing them.

Anomalous cancer cells in the pancreas have no chance to grow with bitter gourd, but the fruit also helps to regulate pancreatic secretions, an important function that many diabetics have trouble doing on their own.

Similar studies done three years ago had shown that breast cancer cells could not survive in a petri dish with bitter gourd juice. Many people in Asia already consume bitter gourd juice in large quantities, and this may indicate the lower rates of many types of cancers.

Instead of utilizing cancer drugs that cause expensive chemo and radiation treatments or decidedly unsavory side effects, people can consume bitter melon juice to help support the overall health of the pancreas and prevent both diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 16, 2013 5:58 PM

All for it... but what will happen to the multibillion dollar cancer industry if we can heal ourselves so easily?

Bert Guevara's comment, September 25, 2013 3:01 AM
I think that the cancer industry can train their sights to other health problems. There are so many new strains of diseases that need attention, which have not been properly analyzed yet.

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Test finds 60% of raw shrimp tainted with bacteria, including superbug MRSA ("better if from the wild")

Test finds 60% of raw shrimp tainted with bacteria, including superbug MRSA ("better if from the wild") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
A jumbo problem?

If you’re one of many people who eat shrimp regularly, this may give you pause: A new study by Consumer Reports found that 60% of the raw shrimp that it tested was tainted with bacteria, including some with a dangerous, drug-resistant strain.

Most shrimp is farmed in exporting countries like Thailand, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia, which provide 94% of the US supply. And conditions are pretty gross: If ponds aren’t properly managed, “a sludge of fecal matter, chemicals and excess food can build up and decay,” Consumer Reports said in its study, “How Safe is Your Shrimp?” Shrimp are often given heavy doses of antibiotics to ward off bacteria and algae that thrive in their crowded tanks and ponds.

Shrimp exports from the three biggest exporters—Thailand, Vietnam and China—have suffered in recent years due to an outbreak of early mortality syndrome (EMS), a bacterial disease, which has hurt restaurant chains like Red Lobster.

Consumer Reports tested 342 frozen samples purchased from supermarkets and other food retailers in 27 US cities. Sixty percent were contaminated with bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, and listeria. Two percent of the samples tested positive for the superbug MRSA(Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a scary strain of drug-resistant bacteria that causes hard-to-treat, life-threatening infections. Three percent of samples had illegally high levels of antibiotic residue.

Raw, farmed shrimp from Bangladesh and India were the most likely to carry bacteria, with 83% and 74% tainted, respectively. Raw, wild-caught shrimp from Argentina and the United States were the least likely to be tainted, at 33% and 20%, respectively.

But the presence of drug-resistant strains suggests that shrimp farms are overusing antibiotics, which can give rise to more dangerous and hard-to-treat superbugs strains.

Bert Guevara's insight:

Shrimp tastes so good, demand is high; so they have to farm it. There lies the problem. Farmed shrimp has its problems, specially if eaten raw.

 

"Harmful bacteria can be neutralized if shrimp are cooked properly—though they can still contaminate other food if they are not prepared carefully. And finding that 60% of shrimp had some levels of bacteria pales in comparison to some other foods: a similar Consumer Reports study found 97% of raw chicken contained harmful bacteria.

"But the presence of drug-resistant strains suggests that shrimp farms are overusing antibiotics, which can give rise to more dangerous and hard-to-treat superbugs strains.

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Organic Food Industry Explodes as Consumer Demand Spikes » EcoWatch ("wiser buyers spend for health")

Organic Food Industry Explodes as Consumer Demand Spikes » EcoWatch ("wiser buyers spend for health") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
A new report from the Organic Trade Association shows organic food sales in 2014 were the highest ever. The USDA will propose standards for organic seafood

Fruits and vegetables—the number one selling organic category—raked in $13 billion in sales, a 12 percent increase from the prior year. Organic fruits and vegetables now account for 12 percent of all produce sold in the nation. Organic dairy also jumped 11 percent in sales last year to $5.46 billion, the biggest percentage increase for that category in six years. Organic food has consistently far outshone the three percent growth pace for the total food industry, the OTA said.

There are many reasons why more consumers are buying organic, including the perception that it’s healthier, more sustainable and has fewer pesticides. As we previously reported, the Rodale Institute found that there is 7 percent pesticide residue in organic foods as opposed to 38 percent in conventional produce.

The U.S. is the top grower of corn and soybeans in the world and yet we are importing these products because about 90 percent of U.S. corn and soybeans are genetically modified, and thus, cannot be certified as organic. As a result, imports to the U.S. of Romanian corn rose to $11.6 million in 2014 from $545,000 the year before and soybean imports from India more than doubled to $73.8 million, according to Bloomberg News.

Bert Guevara's insight:

Consumer education leads to a greater demand for better products. Organic food will find its place in every table as health concerns influence spending patterns. This trend is happening in most countries, including the Philippines.

 

"Looks like organic food has gone from a new-age trend to a staple in supermarkets and many American diets. According to a new analysis from the Organic Trade Association (OTA), organicfood sales in 2014 jumped 11 percent to $35.9 billion, claiming almost 5 percent of the total food sales in the U.S."

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Man Reverses Stage IV Prostate Cancer with Baking Soda and Molasses ("cheap natural medicine works")

Man Reverses Stage IV Prostate Cancer with Baking Soda and Molasses ("cheap natural medicine works") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Could you use something as simple as baking powder or baking soda to reverse cancer? One man, Vernon Johnston, did just that with prostate and bone cancer.

After Vernon was diagnosed, Vernon’s brother Larry told him to work on raising his pH since cancer cannot thrive in a high or alkaline pH. Larry recommended cesium chloride to raise Vernon’s pH levels into a high alkaline level physiologically.

Vernon did not undergo any harmful orthodox treatments after he was diagnosed. That meant his alternative therapy would be more effective. He optimistically ordered the cesium chloride, but it got lost in the mail. So he frantically looked for another source of raising his pH level into the alkaline range.

That’s when he discovered the remedy of baking soda or bicarbonate of soda with maple syrup. Not having maple syrup in his kitchen, he decided to use the molasses that was handy. He was anxious to kill the cancer before it killed him.

Cancer cells reportedly thrive on fermenting sugar instead of respirating oxygen for their survival. Maple syrup acts like a Trojan horse to allow high pH bicarbonate of soda to enter cancer cells and shock them with a sudden surge of alkalinity to oxygenate them and lead to their demise.

Molasses was all Vernon could use, but it worked and actually wound up creating a more solid mineral base for his nutritional support. Most experts recommend more than one protocol if one is doing it alone at home. Keep in mind that part of any alternative cancer therapy involves abstinence from processed foods and sugars – sugars especially fuel cancer growth.

Bert Guevara's insight:

Read and make your own conclusions.


"After a few weeks, Vernon received a medical examination that confirmed his complete reversal of prostate and bone cancer. His 2008 story was written up in a local Anza area California newspaper, The Valley News in 2009. And yes, Vernon is still telling his story today."

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Why You Should Be Eating Watermelon Seeds, Instead Of Spitting Them Out ("just like eating peanuts")

Why You Should Be Eating Watermelon Seeds, Instead Of Spitting Them Out ("just like eating peanuts") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
They've got protein, people!...

You may have once believed that swallowing a watermelon seed would ignite the growth of an enormous fruit inside your belly. So instead of ingesting, you diligently plucked out each individual seed before chomping into the juicy fruit. Or you kept an arsenal of seeds in the pocket of your cheek to use as spitting ammo against your older brother.

But these seeds will not bud fruit inside your body and they shouldn't be tossed or shot at an annoying sibling. Instead, they should be eaten. (Here's the catch: You shouldn't eat them straight from the fruit. To make the most of them, the seeds need to be sprouted and shelled.) Once sprouted, shelled and dried, watermelon seeds become edible, protein-packed treasures. Just a one-ounce serving (about 1/8 of a cup) boasts 10 grams of protein -- comparable to the amount found in your Greek yogurt breakfast.

"Sprouted" seeds are germinated and oftentimes are higher in nutrients than their non-sprouted versions. Sprouting removes compounds in the food that make it difficult to absorb all of its nutrients, increases nutrient density and makes the food easier to digest. In the case of watermelon, the seeds are stripped of their black shells and resemble seeds.

But any old seed this is not. Truly, these seeds are a robust snack: They're packed with protein, vitamin B, magnesium, and monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, which have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels, inflammation and risk for heart disease and stroke.

If you've ever daringly chewed on a seed while munching on the fruit, you know they taste nothing like watermelon. Watermelon seeds are most similar to sunflower seeds in flavor, but a little less nutty and thick. They'd taste great topped on salads, blended into trail mix or eaten out of the palm of your very own hand.

Bert Guevara's insight:

Butong pakwan mabuti sa katawan.


"Truly, these seeds are a robust snack: They're packed with protein, vitamin B, magnesium, and monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, which have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels, inflammation and risk for heart disease and stroke."

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Nuts Are a Nutritional Powerhouse ("going nuts over peanuts & other nuts for longer life")

Nuts Are a Nutritional Powerhouse ("going nuts over peanuts & other nuts for longer life") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
A series of studies found that the more nuts people consumed, the less likely they were to die at any given age, across classes and ethnic groups.

However, these studies were conducted almost entirely among relatively well-to-do, well educated, white individuals, and despite the researchers’ care in controlling for other factors that could have influenced the results, there remained the possibility that characteristics of the participants other than nut consumption could account for their reduced death rates.

Now, strong links between nuts and peanuts and better health have also been found in a major study of people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and varied ethnic groups — blacks, whites and Asians — many of whom had serious risk factors for premature death, like smoking, obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.

The results were published in March in JAMA Internal Medicine by researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Their study, conducted among more than 200,000 men and women in the Southern United States and Shanghai, found that the more nuts people consumed, the lower their death rates from all causes and especially from heart disease and stroke.

And while it is true that more people today are allergic to nuts, and to peanuts in particular, than ever before, two recent studies have pointed to ways that may prevent children from developing a nut allergy. The first study, published last year in JAMA Pediatrics, found that women who consumed the most nuts or peanuts during their pregnancies were least likely to have children with this allergy. The reduction in risk was highest among children whose mothers ate nuts five or more times a month.

Bert Guevara's insight:

Going nuts for a longer life.

"... Dr. Mattes and colleagues reported that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast helps to control hunger, stabilizing blood sugar and reducing the desire to eat for up to 8 to 12 hours. (My favorite breakfast: half a banana, sliced, with each slice topped by a half-teaspoon of crunchy peanut butter.)

"Nuts are also rich sources of dietary fiber, and almonds, Brazil nuts, peanuts and walnuts may actually help prevent constipation, countering my long-held concerns about their effects on digestion. Other beneficial substances in nuts include vitamins, antioxidants and other phytochemicals. All of which adds up to nuts as a nutritional powerhouse."

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Study: 70% of People on Antidepressants Don't Have Depression ("back to tradtional counseling and family support")

Study: 70% of People on Antidepressants Don't Have Depression ("back to tradtional counseling and family support") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Recent research has found that a whopping 70 percent of people taking antidepressants do not even meet the criteria for clinical depression.

In addition to finding that nearly two-thirds of antidepressant-takers don’t meet criteria for depression, the researchers also note how 38% of those taking antidepressants for other psychiatric disorders do not meet the criteria. These include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobio, general anxiety, and a number of other arguably fabricated mental disorders.

Prescriptions for anti-depressants have skyrocketed over the past several decades. In 1998, 11.2 million Americans used these drugs. By 2010, it was 23.3 million.

A few years back, Harvard conducted a study to reiterate what many in the psych professionals already know – Americans are addicted to anti-depression meds. We collectively pop Prozac, Celexa, Effexor, Paxil, and Zoloft pills like they are candy in an attempt to boost mood and feel better. The increase in sales of anti-depressants is up a startling 400%. This pill-popping became the norm, even though clinical studies suggest there are numerous natural remedies that can help us feel better, without the pricey and life altering side-effects that many of these drugs can cause.

Unfortunately, we are fighting a partnership between the psychiatric community and doctors that exists in the background. An astonishing 70 percent of the panel members of psychiatric bible, known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, reported having financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies. About 57 percent reported ties in the previous edition. This is just one reason pharmaceuticals are sweeping the nation.

Bert Guevara's insight:

Don't worry, BE HAPPY! The pill isn't always the answer; you may not need one. Maybe you have a gap in your life that needs the Lord.

"…Conclusions: Many individuals who are prescribed and use antidepressant medications may not have met criteria for mental disorders. Our data indicate that antidepressants are commonly used in the absence of clear evidence-based indications.”

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Over 6 Okra Health Benefits and Growing Tips ("unknown to many but very powerful health regiment")

Over 6 Okra Health Benefits and Growing Tips ("unknown to many but very powerful health regiment") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Okra dates back 3500 years, but the many okra health benefits are still being seen today. Here are over 6 health benefits of okra.

While the “amount of nutrition” from okra varies based on how it’s consumed (pods, grams, etc), some of the key substances in the vegetable remain the same. Here are some prominent vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in okra that deserve some spotlight. Each figure is based on 1 cup (100g) of okra.

Fiber – 2.5 grams. 10% of RDA (recommended daily value)

Vitamin C – 16.3 milligrams. 27% RDA.

Folate – 46 micrograms. 11% RDA.

Vitamin A – 283 international units. 6% RDA.

Vitamin K – 40 micrograms. 50% RDA. The vitamin K found in okra is known as vitamin K1, one of two beneficial forms. The other beneficial form is K2; K3 is synthetic and should be avoided.

Niacin (Vitamin B3) – 0.9 mg. 4% RDA.

Thiamin (Vitamin B1) – 0.1 mg. 9% RDA.

Vitamin B6 – 0.2 mg. 9% RDA.

Magnesium – 36 mg. 9% RDA.

Manganese –  0.3 mg. 15% RDA.Beta carotene – 225 mcg.

Lutein, Zeaxanthin – 516 mcg.

As mentioned, Okra is rich in numerous vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are responsible for the health benefits the plant has to offer. Here are some of okra’s health benefits:

Okra Promotes a Healthy Pregnancy – An extremely important B vitamin for producing and maintaining new cells, folate is an essential compound for optimal pregnancy.

Helps Prevent Diabetes – Thanks to fiber and other nutrients, okra proves beneficial in normalizing blood sugar in the body, helping with diabetes.

Helps with Kidney Disease – This also ties in with diabetes, as nearly 50% of kidney disease cases are caused by diabetes.

Supports Colon Health – Okra is full of dietary fiber, which is essential for colon health and digestive health as a whole. 

Could Help with Respiratory Issues like Asthma – Okra contains vitamin C, which has been shown to help with respiratory issues like asthma.

Bert Guevara's insight:

Super OKRA; read about it. Easy to grow and cheap to buy.

A Health Benefits of Okra Summary – Okra is Great for:

Preventing diabetes

Promoting colon health and preventing colon cancer

Boosting digestive health

Weight management

Promoting a healthy pregnancy

Maintaining healthy skin

Protecting against free radical damage

Relief from respiratory issues like asthma, cough, or trouble breathing

Promoting eye health

Boosting moodConstipation

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My southern mother knows about okra!

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Is This Cooking Mistake Causing Premature Aging? ("lessons on cooking oil choices & health issues")

Is This Cooking Mistake Causing Premature Aging? ("lessons on cooking oil choices & health issues") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Not all cooking oils are safe at any cooking temperature. In fact, using the wrong oil could be hurting you. Here is what to use and when.

The fat you choose to use in cooking can make the difference between a meal that supports health and a meal that throws off free radicals (thought to be a primary cause of the degeneration we refer to as aging). The higher the cooking heat, the more likely you are to be bombarded with free radicals, set off by breaks in fatty acid chains. There are only a few fats that can defy oxidation and its cousin, rancidity. What’s the determining factor? It’s the stability of the fatty acid chain.

Learn to Use Fats and Oils with ConfidenceCoconut Oil

The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil top the list of fats suitable for cooking at high temperatures because more than 90% of them are saturated. Coconut oil can maintain its integrity, changing form from liquid to solid repeatedly for years without sustaining damage. Extra virgin coconut oil is the best for cooking because it has been only minimally processed.

Butter

Yes, butter is slowly making a comeback as the healthful food it always was. Butter’s short and medium chain fatty acids are 68% saturated, putting it in second place for high heat cooking. But there’s more to butter than the frying pan.

Other Animal Fats

This group includes the much maligned bacon grease and lard, with its saturated fatty acids running about 40%. These fats should be a consideration for medium heat cooking because they abound in nutrients such as vitamins A, D and K, choline, DHA (the same nutrient found in the popular and expensive fish oil), and arachidonic acid, all necessary for optimal brain functioning.

Olive Oil

This is a long chain monounsaturated fat that is 14% saturated, making it a good candidate for cooking a low temperatures. Probably the best way to use this oil is by adding it to foods after they have been cooked. Be sure the olive oil you buy says it is 100% extra virgin. One of the biggest scams around is the alteration of olive oil.

Nut and Peanut Oils

These oils are predominantly polyunsaturated, and lack the stability needed for cooking. They taste great, so use them in salad dressings or as additions to foods that have already been cooked and have cooled a bit.

Bert Guevara's insight:

A lesson on cooking oil. Which ones are healthier?

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Why Eating Fats Really Doesn't Make You Fat ("our body needs good amount of fat from good sources")

Why Eating Fats Really Doesn't Make You Fat ("our body needs good amount of fat from good sources") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Does eating fat really make you fat? Recent evidence shows that we have been told a big fat lie, and that eating fat does not cause weight gain or disease.

Dr. Mark Hyman, the physician called in to help President Clinton recover from his bypass surgery, warns that it isn’t the fats, but rather processed carbohydrates that make us fat and sick. He points to a review of data from the British Journal of Medicine that shatters the myth that fat causes obesity and heart disease. Researchers found that while lowering saturated fat in the diet may lower total cholesterol, it’s actually lowering the good kind of LDL cholesterol, and not the bad kind.

The green light on eating fat given by Dr. Hyman even includes saturated fat. Another of the studies he notes refuted the idea that reducing dietary saturated fat improves cardiovascular health. Researchers summarized the evidence related to dietary saturated fat and risk of coronary heart disease, stoke, and cardiovascular disease. They found that there was no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease.

One of the characteristics of dietary fat is its ability to make people feel satiated and complete after eating a normal-sized meal. When there is less fat consumed, the tendency is to try to find the feeling of satiety by eating more starchy and sugary foods. But since these cannot match the feelings produced by fats, the outcome is to eat even more and more starches and sugars, which can lead to tremendous weight gain.

Bert Guevara's insight:

What fats does Dr. Hyman suggest we eat? Here’s his list:

- Avocados

- Nuts, including walnuts, almonds, pecans, but not peanuts

- Seeds including pumpkin, sesame, chia and hemp

- Fatty fish including sardines, mackerel, herring, and wild salmon

- Extra virgin olive oil

- Grass-fed sustainably raised animal products

- Saturated fats such as extra virgin coconut butter

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Salt is Good for You ("another myth challenged; are sodium and chloride bad, or is it the salt?")

Salt is Good for You ("another myth challenged; are sodium and chloride bad, or is it the salt?") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
One of the most pervasive and stupid things that we are currently told to do is to reduce salt intake. This advice has never been based on controlled clinical studies, ever. Yet, as with the cholesterol myth, the dogma that we should all reduce salt intake has become impervious to facts.

One of the most pervasive and stupid things that we are currently told to do is to reduce salt intake. This advice has never been based on controlled clinical studies, ever. Yet, as with the cholesterol myth, the dogma that we should all reduce salt intake has become impervious to facts. I find that the ‘salt hypothesis’ is rather like a monster from a 1950s B movie. Every time you attack it with evidence it simply shrugs it off and grows even stronger.

Very recently, a study was done in Australia looking at salt intake. Actually it looked at sodium intake, not salt intake. I find this interesting, as no-one that I know eats sodium. In fact, it would be interesting to see someone try.

So why do people talk about sodium consumption? I have never really worked this one out. But it does make things rather confusing. The latest guidelines suggest we should consume less than 2300mg of sodium a day, even as low as 1500mg. Go on, try it. Any idea how much salt (NaCl) that would be? Any idea how much salt you consume every day? No, thought not.

Yes, we have been given guidelines that are totally meaningless, and impossible to follow. In fact 2300mg of sodium is roughly 6000mg of salt (NaCl). So why are we not advise to eat six grams of salt a day? I have no idea. Perhaps someone can tell me. What is this sodium nonsense? [Not that anyone has any idea what six grams of salt even looks like poured out of a salt shaker – I know, I have tried this several times.]

Bert Guevara's insight:

Actually, salt is good! (iodized or not)

"If we eat salt we are eating both sodium, and chloride. You cannot have one without the other. So I became interested in the chloride issue, not the sodium. We are always warned about sodium, but no-one ever mentions chloride levels. Is there any evidence that high chloride consumption is bad for us? This is an area mostly defined by silence, and zero research. ..."

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Five ways to eat yourself healthier - CNN.com ("superfoods + balanced diet is the key")

Five ways to eat yourself healthier - CNN.com ("superfoods + balanced diet is the key") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Forget which foods are "super" -- we asked experts which foods to include as part of a balanced diet, to keep our bodies fit and healthy.

Dietary supplements and so-called "superfoods" have become big business in the food, health and sports nutrition industries, bringing connotations of health, wellbeing and overall improvement -- both physically and mentally.

But the term superfood is not recognized clinically nor readily acknowledged among nutrition experts and the evidence for supplementation has now moved in favor of balanced diets over popping pills of single nutrients.

Experts maintain that the right diet can not only control weight, but also help to keep diseases at bay by fighting the stressors our bodies encounter on a regular basis, including lack of sleep, poor diet, lack of exercise and general stress at work. These stressors can reduce our physical and mental performance and even lead to chronic diseases such as heart failure or diabetes.

So rather than which foods are "super," we asked experts which foods are useful to include as part of a balanced diet, to keep our bodies fit and healthy.

Bert Guevara's insight:

"At the core of it all is regularity, as these nutrients are quickly cleared out of the body once consumed. But equally crucial is the variation as highlighted by all three experts.

"With superfoods, people want exotic, but many products in your back yard will be beneficial," says Dubost. "It's all about major food groups and a variety."

"Or as Shukett-Hale puts it, "It's not about should I eat blueberries or mushrooms, it's about, 'should I eat blueberries or chips?'"

Not even a food claiming to have superpowers can compensate for a bad diet alongside it."

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Scientists: Air Pollution So Bad It's 'Linked to Suicide' ("our nose can't filter enough dirty air; effects serious")

Scientists: Air Pollution So Bad It's 'Linked to Suicide' ("our nose can't filter enough dirty air; effects serious") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Suicide may be linked to air pollution, according to new research that finds spikes in completed suicides in the days following peak pollution levels.

Many agree that suicide is to a great extent a product of mental illness. Different types of mental illness can precipitate different kinds of thoughts and feelings which can drive a person to taking their own lives. That air pollution can contribute to various mental disorders is a key link which everyone ought to be aware of.

Because the quality of the air we breathe directly affects mental health, our state of mind can be easily affected by air pollution. The specific mix of chemicals and contaminants, which are found in the largest amount of any given source of air pollution, is of critical importance, as is the concentration of those airborne pollutants. Some chemicals can have significantly more impact on the brain and mental health than others.

Virtually anyone can test this link between air pollution and mental health by monitoring the chemtrail activity in their area. The direct experience of many is that the more chemtrails being sprayed overhead, the more foggy and fatigued they are. Sometimes there are multiple layers of chemtrails being laid down overnight. In these instances, people experience various mental patterns first thing in the morning which never occurred previous to the considerable increase in sky spraying.

Cities all over America are being chemtrailed relentlessly. The various chemical components of these artificially fabricated chem-clouds are contributing substantially to the air pollution indices around the world. The more that chemtrails are sprayed, the more cloud cover there will be.

Bert Guevara's insight:

"Given this deleterious combination of more chemical pollutants in the ambient air and less sunlight to lift one’s spirits, it is more likely that people will get more depressed. Clinically-diagnosed major and chronic depression can then lead to attempted suicide or worse.

"This established link between air pollution and suicide is important for everyone to be aware of. The quality of our indoor air is something we do have more control over. Perhaps these revelations can serve as an incentive to improve our home and office air quality by properly maintaining the HVAC systems, and especially by regulalry changing the filters.

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This Is Your Heart on E-Cigarettes ("what you don't know may be hurting you; nicotine alert!")

This Is Your Heart on E-Cigarettes ("what you don't know may be hurting you; nicotine alert!") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Nicotine can give you a boost, stimulating a peak in your heart rate, but can your heart handle it?

“E-cigarettes have nicotine, and nicotine has dangerous cardiovascular effects,” explains cardiologist John D. Day, MD, heart rhythm specialist at Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah. This is because nicotine narrows the arteries in the heart and throughout the body, he says.  “Over time, this can cause serious harm to the cardiovascular system and lead to heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure,” Dr. Day warns.

“An e-cigarette is a nicotine delivery system,” says Elliott Antman, MD, president of the American Heart Association and professor at Harvard Medical School. “Nicotine is known to increase heart rate and increase blood pressure.” This is risky business for people who already have an irregular heartbeat or dangerously high blood pressure.

“People with coronary artery blockages and people with congestive heart failure could be made worse by exposure to nicotine. They might develop chest pain or increased symptoms of heart failure,” says Dr. Antman. And a person with an arrhythmia — atrial fibrillation, for example — could have an episode provoked by nicotine, cautions Antman. “In a confined space, secondhand vapor could also expose people to nicotine, something they would not want to be exposed to.”

Consumers can choose from a dizzying array of possibilities among hundreds of brands and thousands of different flavors of e-cigarettes. But it is impossible to know what exactly you are about to inhale into your lungs.

“Because e-cigarettes are not regulated, we do not know what is in the product,” says Antman.


Bert Guevara's insight:

Are you sure of what's in those e-cigarettes?

“For individuals who are smokers, our recommendation is to try the cessation aids that have been approved and regulated by the FDA — gum, patches, etc.” says Antman. If these do not work, then it's time to talk to your doctor about quitting and possibly considering e-cigarettes.

Antman stresses two important cautionary notes. First, we don’t know about e-cigarette safety in the long term. Second, e-cigarettes are not regulated, and so we don’t actually know what’s in the products. Because of this, he recommends, “Avoid dual use of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Set a quick date to get off all forms of tobacco.”

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9 ways to fall asleep faster - CNN.com ("urban stress & anx often deprive us of sleep")

9 ways to fall asleep faster - CNN.com ("urban stress & anx often deprive us of sleep") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Sweet dreams are made of these! If you're always wide awake at bedtime, here's expert advice for how to fall asleep fast tonight.

If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 million Americans suffer from long-term sleep disorders.

Missing sleep is nothing to yawn about. "Chronic sleep deprivation has lots of negative consequences," says Sonia Ancoli-Israel, fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. She notes that the health risks associated with missed zzz's can include poor cognitive function, problems with attention and concentration, dementia and an increased risk of heart disease.

Are you getting enough shut-eye? Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep a night, according to Dr. Ancoli-Israel. "People are so busy in their everyday lives and something has to give. They give up on sleep rather than something else," she says.

Even if you don't suffer from insomnia, odds are you've experienced nights when you've tossed and turned, wondering why you can't drift off. "Everyone has a bad night now and then," says Dr. Ancoli-Israel. But if you get tense and worried about not being able to sleep, your frustrated mindset could make it even harder to relax into slumber the following nights.

The consequences of missing even a few hours of sleep can be serious. Research shows that short-term sleep deprivation can cause you to crave high carbohydrate and high sugar foods. It can even make it harder to choose healthy options when grocery shopping. Plus, one sobering study revealed that drowsy drivers who had been awake for 18 hours were just as impaired as drivers who had been drinking.

 

 

Bert Guevara's insight:

Read about these 9 tips if you have troubling getting enough sleep.

 

1. Do a 60-minute wind-down.

2. Take a warm bath or shower.

3. Put on socks.

4. Try the 4-7-8 exercise.

5. Don't get in bed until you actually feel sleepy.

6. Practice calming techniques during the day, not at night.

7. Get out of bed.

8. Hide your clock.

9. Vent on paper.

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Here's Your New Science-Backed Reason to Eat More Cheese (it provides food for the good bacteria")

Here's Your New Science-Backed Reason to Eat More Cheese (it provides food for the good bacteria") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Your good bacteria love stinky fromage as much as you do

When people gorged on dairy products—but especially cheese—their microflora seemed to change. In their feces, researchers saw some metabolites that they know are related to the metabolism of the microflora: short-chain fatty acids like butyrate and propionate both appeared at increased concentrations compared to the control diet. They also had lower levels than the control group of TMAO, a metabolite produced when the body metabolizes choline, which is found in many animal-derived foods, especially red meat. (Lower levels seem to be a good thing; other research has shown that TMAO may help transport cholesterol to the arteries and predicts mortality rates.)

The findings suggest that cheese and milk might help modify the gut bacteria to decrease production of TMAO, the authors write. “I was surprised,” says study co-author Morten Rahr Clausen, a postdoc in the department of food science at Aarhus University in Denmark. “I didn’t expect to find anything in the cheese that would change the microflora.”

he researchers can’t be sure whether the increase in gut-friendly compounds came directly from the cheese or if they were formed by the microbiota, Clausen adds—but they could still have a beneficial effect either way. “I’m not completely sure why, but it seems like the cheese and also milk, but mainly cheese, affects the microbiota after eating cheese and that might affect the composition of the lipids in the blood,” he says.

The study adds a new dimension to our understanding how fermented milk products interact with the body. “The previous mechanism was that calcium binds the fatty acids and they’re just flushed through the gut,” he says. “Our study suggests another mechanism that the cheese might work through.”

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True cheese is good; make sure its not "cheese food".


"The researchers can’t be sure whether the increase in gut-friendly compounds came directly from the cheese or if they were formed by the microbiota, Clausen adds—but they could still have a beneficial effect either way. “I’m not completely sure why, but it seems like the cheese and also milk, but mainly cheese, affects the microbiota after eating cheese and that might affect the composition of the lipids in the blood,” he says.

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The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life ("less is better than none; little more won't hurt")

The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life ("less is better than none; little more won't hurt") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Two new studies suggest that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect.

Exercise has had a Goldilocks problem, with experts debating just how much exercise is too little, too much or just the right amount to improve health and longevity. Two new, impressively large-scale studies provide some clarity, suggesting that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect. The studies also found that prolonged or intense exercise is unlikely to be harmful and could add years to people’s lives.

No one doubts, of course, that any amount of exercise is better than none. Like medicine, exercise is known to reduce risks for many diseases and premature death.

But whether that amount of exercise represents the least amount that someone should do — the minimum recommended dose — or the ideal amount has not been certain.

Scientists also have not known whether there is a safe upper limit on exercise, beyond which its effects become potentially dangerous; and whether some intensities of exercise are more effective than others at prolonging lives.

So the new studies, both of which were published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine, helpfully tackle those questions.

Bert Guevara's insight:

We all need to exercise -- no excuses.

"Exercise has had a Goldilocks problem, with experts debating just how much exercise is too little, too much or just the right amount to improve health and longevity. Two new, impressively large-scale studies provide some clarity, suggesting that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect. The studies also found that prolonged or intense exercise is unlikely to be harmful and could add years to people’s lives.

"No one doubts, of course, that any amount of exercise is better than none. Like medicine, exercise is known to reduce risks for many diseases and premature death."

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Why do we have allergies? ("it's not a disease; it is a protective body reaction to be controlled")

Why do we have allergies? ("it's not a disease; it is a protective body reaction to be controlled") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react? Carl Zimmer reports.

Like many adaptations, allergies weren’t perfect. They lowered the odds of dying from toxins but didn’t eliminate the risk. And the immune system might sometimes round up a harmless molecular bystander when it responded to an allergy alarm. But overall, Medzhitov argues, the benefits of allergies outstripped their drawbacks.

That balance shifted with the rise of modern Western life, he adds. As we created more synthetic chemicals, we exposed ourselves to a wider range of compounds, each of which could potentially cause damage and trigger an allergic reaction. Our ancestors could avoid allergens by moving to the other side of the forest, but we can’t escape so easily. “In this particular case, the environment we’d have to avoid is living indoors,” 

Over the next few years, Medzhitov hopes to persuade sceptics with another experiment. It’s unlikely to end the debate, but positive results would bring many more people over to his way of thinking. And that might eventually lead to a revolution in the way we treat allergies.

But understanding the purpose of allergies could lead to dramatic changes in how they’re treated. “One implication of our view is that any attempt to completely block allergic defences would be a bad idea,” he said. Instead, allergists should be learning why a minority of people turn a protective response into a hypersensitive one. “It’s the same as with pain,” said Medzhitov. “No pain at all is deadly; normal pain is good; too much pain is bad.”

For now, however, Medzhitov would just be happy to get people to stop seeing allergies as a disease, despite the misery they cause. “You’re sneezing to protect yourself. The fact that you don’t like the sneezing, that’s tough luck,” he said, with a slight shrug. “Evolution doesn’t care how you feel.”

Bert Guevara's insight:

The debate goes on, but one school of thought says that allergies are natural body reactions to protect it against harm. It is not a disease that we can immune ourselves; but we have to learn how to use allergic reactions to strengthen the body.

"But understanding the purpose of allergies could lead to dramatic changes in how they’re treated. “One implication of our view is that any attempt to completely block allergic defences would be a bad idea,” he said. Instead, allergists should be learning why a minority of people turn a protective response into a hypersensitive one. “It’s the same as with pain,” said Medzhitov. “No pain at all is deadly; normal pain is good; too much pain is bad.”

"For now, however, Medzhitov would just be happy to get people to stop seeing allergies as a disease, despite the misery they cause. “You’re sneezing to protect yourself. The fact that you don’t like the sneezing, that’s tough luck,” he said, with a slight shrug. “Evolution doesn’t care how you feel.”

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5 Ways to Boost Happiness Naturally without Antidepressants ("be social, eat healthy & be physically fit")

5 Ways to Boost Happiness Naturally without Antidepressants ("be social, eat healthy & be physically fit") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Depression does not require antidepressants! Here are 5 things people can do to boost their happiness levels without ever popping a pharmaceutical pill.

1. The Easiest Way to Feel Better, by Far, is to Exercise. In study after study, scientists have proven that just moving your body makes you feel better. Exercise boosts dopamine levels and oxytocin levels – two hormones responsible for happiness and love; one dampens pain, the other makes you feel ‘bliss.’

 

2. Spend Time with Friends and Family - Spending time with friends and family or even interacting with social media friends across cyber space can boost levels of seratonin and oxytocin, and even help you to live longer.

 

3. Get Outside - The Science of Nature’s Influence on Your Health, Happiness and Vitality, believes that the energy from mountains, trees, plants and water can improve your sleep and mental outlook. 

 

4. Sleep More - Our circadian rhythms are absolutely vital to good mental health. 

 

5. Improve Your Diet - Foods for depression can be much more effective than a bottle of junk made by Big Pharma. ... Try leafy greens, nuts, and foods high in Omega 3s to get an immediate happiness boost.

Bert Guevara's insight:

If you are caught in the TRAP of urban life and can't find the happiness you are looking for, it is not too late to pause, pray and reflect; get counseling; take the NEW WAY. Don't rely on pills; they won't be enough.

"This pill-popping became the norm, even though clinical studies suggest there are numerous natural remedies that can help us feel better, without the pricey and life altering side-effects that many of these drugs can cause.

"Indeed, many individuals can find relief from depression with simple lifestyle changes, even just dietary changes. Even the spice turmeric has been shown to treat depression better than Prozac, one of the best selling, yet least effective anti-depressants of all time."

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The Common Reason You May Not Be Able to Sleep ("keep eyes away from that gadget before sleeping")

The Common Reason You May Not Be Able to Sleep ("keep eyes away from that gadget before sleeping") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Numerous studies suggest that trouble falling asleep or sleepless nights could be caused by staring at your computer or phone before its time for bed.

Want to find out another possible explanation for your sleepless nights? Numerous studies suggest that trouble falling asleep or certain degrees of insomnia could be caused by staring at your computer or phone before its time for bed. Have you found this connection to be true for you?

“Our bodies operate on circadian rhythms that play a role in how alert we feel throughout the day. And since our brains respond to light and darkness, that blue light emanating from your phone at 2 a.m. – when you are generally meant to be having the deepest sleep – messes with your internal clock and makes your brain tell your body you should be awake.”

Needless to say, lack of sleep can have numerous negative consequences, from weight gain to depression to slacking at work. What’s more, quality sleep is more important than quantity. One study suggests that just three years of poor sleep can cause someone to lose significant cognitive functioning, as much as someone with a serious brain disease like dementia or the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. In fact, one bad night of sleep can cause your brain to age significantly, reflecting the loss of mental clarity that often accompanies advanced age.

Bert Guevara's insight:

If you are a late night tech addict and you have problems sleeping, you have to read this.

"Thankfully, there are solutions to improving your bedtime routine. You could swap out an e-book for an ‘old-fashioned’ paperback and avoid going on your laptop, computer, or phone late at night (by taking it out of your sleeping space)."

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How to Clean Your Liver with 5 Natural Liver-Cleansing Tips ("daily organ cleansing via smart diet")

How to Clean Your Liver with 5 Natural Liver-Cleansing Tips ("daily organ cleansing via smart diet") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Due to massive exposure to toxins, it is important to know how to clean your liver thoroughly and effectively. Here are 5 natural liver-cleansing tips.

1. Warm Lemon Water – Warm lemon water is a great way to detox your liver every single morning. This isn’t lemonade, so don’t add sugar or anything else. Just purified water and a healthy dose of fresh lemon juice. Some experts, like author A.F. Beddoe who wrote the book Biological Ionization as Applied to Human Nutrition, also believe that the liver produces more enzymes in response to water with lemon than to any other food.

2. Garlic – Add some garlic to your cooking or thinly slice a clove into your next salad. Garlic contains sulfur compounds that can help activate enzymes in the liver. It contains allicin and selenium, which are both good for liver protection.

3. Avocados – As if you need another reason to add avocados to your diet, a Japanese study found that avocados contain compounds that can protect the liver from damage. When compared with 21 other fruits, avocados had the most promise in protecting the liver from galactosamine, a “powerful” toxin that has been shown to produce a liver damage much like human viral hepatitis.

4. Cilantro – This versatile herb can be added to just about any dish, including salads or smoothies. This herb can help remove heavy metals from the body, something your liver could be struggling with right now.'

5. Turmeric – Another powerful spice with a long list of benefits, turmeric is said to not only protect the liver from damage, but also encourage regeneration of liver cells. In addition, it increases natural bile production and aids in keeping the body toxin-free.

Bert Guevara's insight:

Cleansing your liver is crucial, so don’t hesitate to incorporate these liver-cleansing solutions right now. 

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Onions: Harnessing Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Properties ("keep the outer layers which have the nutrients")

Onions: Harnessing Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Properties ("keep the outer layers which have the nutrients") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Onions are an amazingly healthful vegetables offering numerous health benefits. A major benefit, onions are able to prevent and reduce inflammation.

If you were asked to name the healthiest foods, you would likely name things like kale, spinach, garlic, ginger, and the like. Another healthful food, onions have been pegged as flavorful and a staple in many dishes, but despite their overwhelming popularity, few know about their many health benefits. One such health benefit of onions revolves around their anti-inflammatory properties.

What really produces the anti-inflammatory properties in onions are antioxidant phytonutrients. Compounds like quercetin and anthocyanin work to prevent the oxidation of fatty acids. They also act to reduce inflammation throughout the body.

Quercetin, according to Arthritis Today, has been shown to inhibit or stop leukotrines, histamines, and prostaglandins (inflammation causers) in both rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis. Additionally, quercetin has been recognized for inhibiting the inflammatory enzyme 5-lipoxygenase, which helps prevent inflammation.

Another Argentinian study on rats showed that both garlic and onions have the ability to reduce inflammation in animals that had developed insulin resistance after a steady diet of fructose. According to those researchers:

“These results highlight the importance of the consumption of natural vegetables and also contribute to the understanding of the beneficial effects of functional foods in the prevention of METS (metabolic syndrome).”

 

Bert Guevara's insight:

Habang mura ang sibuyas ngayon, kumain nito araw-araw! Sipilyo ka lang pagkatapos.

"First, seek out pungent red or yellow onions. The onions that have the strongest smells are those with the greatest benefits. Red onions contain more antioxidants and total flavonoids than white and yellow onions.

"Next, don’t be so quick to discard so many outer layers of the onion. Once you get the paper-thin skin off, keep the others. The outer layers contain the highest concentrations of antioxidants. 

"Although there are supplements that claim to offer similar benefits of quercetin, the quality derived directly from the onion is far superior. So, save your money and buy a bag of onions rather than a bottle of pills. Try having a serving of onions each day."

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What Diet Soda Does to Belly Fat ("try room-temp water to quench thirst, better if alkaline")

What Diet Soda Does to Belly Fat ("try room-temp water to quench thirst, better if alkaline") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
More evidence that diet soda contributes to weight gain, not weight loss

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that people who drank diet soda gained almost triple the abdominal fat over nine years as those who didn’t drink diet soda. The study analyzed data from 749 people ages 65 and older who were asked, every couple of years, how many cans of soda they drank a day, and how many of those sodas were diet or regular.

Those answers ended up being extremely predictive of abdominal-fat gain, even after the researchers adjusted for factors like diabetes, smoking and levels of physical activity. People who didn’t drink diet soda gained about 0.8 in. around their waists over the study period, but people who drank diet soda daily gained 3.2 in. Those who fell in the middle — occasional drinkers of diet soda — gained about 1.8 in.

These results, which the study authors call “striking,” add to the growing body of evidence that no- and low-calorie sweeteners may come with health concerns. Though scientists are still puzzling through the mechanisms by which diet soda seems to have the unintended consequence of weight gain, they have some ideas. Sugar-free sodas contain substances that sweeten up soda at 200-600 times the sweetness of sugar.

Bert Guevara's insight:

Why not go back to drinking water? In a restaurant or canteen, just ask for it.

"Researchers in the new study found that belly-fat gain was most pronounced in people who were already overweight. “People who are already at cardiometabolic risk because they have higher BMIs are really in double or triple jeopardy,” Hazuda says. “When they think they’re doing something good by drinking artificially sweetened beverages, it’s actually totally counterproductive.”

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8 Reasons You Have No Energy ("check out what you may be doing wrong")

8 Reasons You Have No Energy ("check out what you may be doing wrong") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Stuck in a midday slump? Change these habits right now for an instant energy boost.

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t hit snooze or experience the midafternoon slump every once in a while, but if you constantly feel like you’re dragging it may be time to take a closer look at your routine. If you don’t have a related health condition and are getting enough shuteye each night, you may be to blame for the constant fatigue. Here are 8 energy-zapping habits that you can change today.  

1. You’re eating too much sugar. 

2. You aren’t exercising enough.

3.  You’re skipping breakfast.

4. You’re sitting too much.

5. You’re drinking too much caffeine.

6. You’re dehydrated. 

7. You have poor posture.

8. You’re not snacking smart.


Bert Guevara's insight:

Are you feeling low even if you are not sick? Check out these probable causes and be conscious about them daily.

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Why Full-Fat Dairy May Be Healthier Than Low-Fat ("myths on fat will change your grocery list & diet")

Why Full-Fat Dairy May Be Healthier Than Low-Fat ("myths on fat will change your grocery list & diet") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Dodging dairy fat may be bad for your waistline

A recent review published in the European Journal of Nutrition of the existing research on dairy fat came to some surprising conclusions: People who eat full-fat dairy are no more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than people who stick to low-fat dairy. When it comes to weight gain, full-fat dairy may actually be better for you, the review found.

“In terms of obesity, we found no support for the notion that low-fat dairy is healthier,” says Dr. Mario Kratz, first author of the review and a nutrition scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Of the 25 studies included in his team’s review, Kratz says 18 reported lower body weights, less weight gain, or a lower risk for obesity among full-fat dairy eaters. The other seven studies were inconclusive. “None of the research suggested low-fat dairy is better,” he says.

A recent review published in the European Journal of Nutrition of the existing research on dairy fat came to some surprising conclusions: People who eat full-fat dairy are no more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than people who stick to low-fat dairy. When it comes to weight gain, full-fat dairy may actually be better for you, the review found.

Bert Guevara's insight:

Eating everything in moderation is the key. Although fats are no longer "evil", they should still be taken in moderation.

"Several more European studies have suggested similar links between full-fat dairy and lower rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. And a just-published review from the journal BMJ concludes that, back in the 1970s—when health regulators established national diet guidelines that encouraged people to avoid fat—there wasn’t evidence to support those warnings. Basically, the foundation for all your “fat is evil” beliefs may have always been weak."

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9 Kiwi Fruit Benefits - Reducing Cancer Risk, Promoting Vision ("a small fruit with a lot of punch")

9 Kiwi Fruit Benefits - Reducing Cancer Risk, Promoting Vision ("a small fruit with a lot of punch") | The Healthy & Green Consumer | Scoop.it
Did you know that this fruit also offers numerous health benefits? It's time to experience all of the kiwi fruit benefits that the fruit has to offer.

Weighting in at about 4 ounces and resting at about 3 inches long, the kiwifruit is known for it’s high vitamin C content – containing more of the vitamin than even an orange. Overall, some notable vitamins and nutrients in kiwi are:

Vitamin CVitamin K (helps with absorption of vitamin D)FolateFlavonoidsPotassium (as much as a banana)Vitamin EBeta-caroteneLuteinZeaxanthinFiberMagnesiumCopper

Kiwi is also a great ‘prebiotic’ food. Prebiotic nutrients help to feed the probiotic bacteria in your gut (these bacteria are essential for optimal health). This helps keep digestive health in check while also helping to prevent a number of health issues.

Here are over 9 kiwi fruit benefits.

1. The Fruit Lessens Respiratory Problems Like Asthma, Coughing, and Wheezing

2. Kiwi Protects Against DNA Damage, Cancer

3. Improve Cardiovascular Health

4. Protection against Macular Degeneration ....

 

Bert Guevara's insight:

The Kiwi Fruit is Great for:

- Strengthening the immune system and preventing colds or sickness.

- Protecting against respiratory problems, including asthma, coughing, and wheezing

- Promoting healthy skin

- Supporting the digestive system

- Promoting a healthy pregnancy

- Boosting heart and cardiocascular health

- Promoting vision and maintaining eye health

- Preventing anemia

- Protecting against DNA damage and oxidative stress.

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