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10 Foods You Must Know About For Skin Health
December 27, 2014 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
There are many foods beneficial for our skin, but few match the nutrient capabilities of the following in terms of cleansing, moisturizing, regeneration, antioxidant, UV protection, strengthening and rejuvenation.


The Top 12 Best Foods and Antioxidants While You Are Sick With A Cold or Flu
December 23, 2014 | Healing | K.Foster
When you have a sore throat or if you're congested, you might not want to eat. You feel worn down and swallowing can be very painful. Here are 12 of the most amazing foods and antioxidants that will help alleviate symptoms and even shorten the duration of any cold or flu.


Wild Blueberries Tackle Inflammatory Responses Associated With High-Fat Diets
December 19, 2014 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
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.


Two Types of Ingredients In Over 95 Percent of All Processed Foods Fuel Over-Consumption Of Those Same Foods
December 17, 2014 | Nutrition | M.Torres
If you guessed refined sugars and processed oils, give yourself a gold star. Diets that lead to obesity -- specifically diets high in refined sugars and processed oils may cause changes to the brains of obese people that in turn may fuel over-consumption of those same foods and make weight loss more challenging. The problem is that the body exerts a strong defense against undernutrition and weight loss, but applies a much weaker resistance to over-consumption and weight gain -- a human behavior food industry scientists have learned to exploit in their favor.


Pine Bark Extract Reduces Cold Symptoms And Decreases Severity
December 15, 2014 | Healing | M.Chan
Researchers have found new evidence that explains how some aspects of our personality may affect our health and wellbeing, supporting long-observed associations between aspects of human character, physical health and longevity.


The Overwhelming Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Show It Helps Improve Metabolism, Burn Fat and Weight Loss
December 11, 2014 | Nutrition | N.Longo
Coconut oil has long received criticism because groups of nutritionists and scientists had incorrectly labeled it as a promoter of LDL cholesterol, which has since been exposed as not being "bad" at all. In truth, it never did increase LDL cholesterol, but it did increase HDL or good cholesterol. That distinction was never corrected in the mainstream press and the misconception still continues to this day. More research has now brought to light that coconut oil not only burns stubborn abdominal fat, but it also increases thyroid function, improves metabolic markers and is associated with considerable weight loss.


The 11 Most Significant Factors Guaranteed To Depress Your Immune System
December 10, 2014 | Immunity | M.Chan
From our environment, to our food, medicine and lifestyle, we are surrounded by things that depress our immune system. Knowing the culprits can make a big difference in how long and how often you encounter illness.


Citrus Juices Found To Contain Antioxidant Capacities Ten Times Higher Than Previously Measured
December 9, 2014 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
The antioxidant activity of citrus juices and other foods is undervalued. A new technique developed by researchers from the University of Granada for measuring this property generates values that are ten times higher than those indicated by current analysis methods. The results suggest that tables on the antioxidant capacities of food products that dieticians and health authorities use must be revised.


Vitamin E Deficiency Widespread And A Significant Risk To Brain Health and Pregnant Women
December 9, 2014 | Antioxidants | M.Pochelli
Adequate levels of vitamin E, an essential micronutrient, are especially critical for the very young, the elderly, and women who are or may become pregnant. Deficiency of the vitamin is occurring at an alarming frequency, and the effects of this are less obvious in the short-term affecting everything from fertility to Alzheimers.


Vitamin D Reduces Lung Disease By More Than 40 Percent
December 3, 2014 | Sunlight | M.Chan
People with the worst vitamin D deficiency are highly susceptible to illness and suffer respiratory infections than those with sufficient levels. Vitamin D supplementation could reduce flare-ups of lung disease by more than 40% in patients who are deficient, say researchers.


Do You Know What Barbie Would Look Like If She Was Based On Reality?
December 2, 2014 | Happiness | A.McCarthy
Is there a connection between barbie and a woman's body image? Since the average American girl between the ages of three and ten owns several Barbie dolls, the effects of Barbie and body image run deeper than just a doll owned by millions of girls. There is a large and growing body of literature that shows the negative impact these toys have on developing children.



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