Diet Healthy Foods 

Making Sense of Advice about Tea and Diabetes

Should you drink tea if you have diabetes? What if you don’t have diabetes, but you’re concerned that you may be at-risk? The advice can be confusing. European studies that compared tea consumption with the incidence of Type 2 diabetes found that populations that drink 4 cups of tea a day are up to 20% less likely to have Type 2 diabetes. But what kind of tea is best? One report on the site, Europe PubMed Central, called “Having a Promising Efficacy on Type II Diabetes, It’s Definitely a Green…

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Healthy Foods 

The Untold Truth about Himalayan Pink Salt

There have been some wild health claims made about certain kinds of foods that really have no basis. Part of that is because the average American is so gullible, and the other is because many health claims aren’t regulated and that means people can say just about whatever they want and get away with it. Which brings the topic to Himalayan pink salt. Now Himalayan pink salt is no cure-all. There are additional health benefits to Himalayan pink salt, but don’t expect it to radically change your life. On that note,…

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Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

How to Make Sure Your Echinacea Really Works

If you use herbal cures, echinacea is probably one of your go-to items. A National Center for Health Statistics survey found that echinacea was the most popular natural product on the market. If you’ve heard that echinacea doesn’t work, it may be because it wasn’t being used for the right thing. For example, an often touted study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, said that Echinacea didn’t work any better than a placebo, but the study looked at how well echinacea could prevent a person from contracting a…

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Disease Health Studies Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

Evidence Shows This Common Beverage Can Help Fight Cancer

What you may or may not know is what you drink can have a pretty significant affect on your health. What researchers have found is there’s a particular drink, an ancient beverage, that’s quite adept at helping improve health in a really big way. The beverage in question is green tea. The reason green tea is receiving so much love from researchers is because of a group of flavonoids called catechins. In particular is the catechin known as Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). EGCG is an antioxidant, and as you know antioxidants have…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

5 Surprising Benefits of Green Tea

For hundreds of years cultures in Asia have been drinking green-tea. It was long used ceremonially and for dinner parties, and it’s unlikely these people groups knew just how powerful green tea really was. Fortunately, with recent research, we’ve been able to uncover what makes green tea one of the most potent health super-foods to “come on the scene” in some time. The reason green-tea is such a wonderful health food is because it contains certain flavonoids known as catechins. One in particular is an antioxidant Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). This…

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Buyer Beware! Supplements from Well-Known Stores Found to be Fake!

The New York Attorney General has sent “cease-and-desist” letters to GNC, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart, demanding that they remove certain herbal supplements from NY stores. The letters cite independent tests that showed the supplements do not contain the plant materials that are listed on their labels. According to the tests, only 21% of the tested material contained DNA from plants matching the labels. The products contained, instead, worthless or potentially harmful contaminants, such as rice powder and house plant DNA. The AG hired Dr. James A. Schulte II of Clarkson…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

Is Eating Red Meat As Bad As They Say? The Answer May Surprise You

There’s such thing a thing as good advice…and there’s also bad advice. Good advice usually comes from solid observational studies. Bad advice comes from hearsay and observational studies. When it comes to red meat there is no real reason to avoid (read to the end to see the caveat on that). The links between the consumption of meat and both heart disease and cancer are frivolous and unfounded. The few studies we do have of red meat contributing to cancer are all observational studies. Thus the results are skewed and inconclusive. To see…

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Exercise Healthy Foods Weight Loss 

The Amazing Compound Found in Milk Can Seriously Change Your Life

Whey protein comes from cow’s milk and is one of nature’s most efficient proteins. Its ability to provide you with essential amino acids means it’s an essential building block for the synthesis of protein and transforming it into muscle.  Since it’s low in fat, low in sugar, and low in calories, whey is a perfect supplement or all out meal replacement. Why helps to reduce glucose absorption which keeps insulin levels steady and will help prevent hunger pangs after a meal. Since protein is a dense material, your body requires…

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Healthy Foods Supplements Weight Loss Wellness 

Better than COQ10?

As you might already know, CoQ10  or coenzyme Q10 is an essential component to energy production inside of the body. The body produces energy on the cellular level (via the mitochondria) and CoQ10 is one of the more important ingredients in helping to produce vita energy your body needs. COQ10 is made inside of the body, however, the amount you’re able to produce flags significantly as the aging process moves past middle age. Additionally COQ10 serves as an antioxidant which can help to reduce the amount of damage caused to the…

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