This Berry Can Lower Blood Pressure as Much as a Prescription Drug, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular

Blueberries have long been known as a “superfood” because they contain high levels of antioxidants which help prevent the two leading causes of death in the U.S.: heart disease and cancer.

But a major study shows that they have another important benefit. Blueberries can lower blood pressure as much as prescription drugs. And the effect is almost instant…

They improve blood vessel function right after you eat them.… Read More

The Surprising Way Exercise Protects Against Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Featured Article, General Health

Scientists have known for years that exercise not only keeps seniors in good physical shape, but it helps them stay mentally sharp. Study after study show that people who work out regularly perform better on cognitive tests as they get older.[i]

But researchers did not know exactly how physical activity improved memory and staved off dementia.

What is the mechanism?

Researchers may finally have an answer.… Read More

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This Superfood Is a Powerful Weight Loss Weapon

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, General Health, Gut Health

Flaxseeds have been big in the natural health world in recent years. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can prevent heart disease. They also are a great source of fiber. And they help fight inflammation.[1]

Researchers have recently discovered that this superfood may be a powerful weapon against obesity and diabetes.[2]

In a published in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism researchers looked at the health effects of flaxseeds after they are broken down in the gut.… Read More

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Cooking Foods This Way Can Send You to an Early Grave

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You probably know that fried foods are unhealthy. But you probably don’t know exactly how much damage they do to your body.

A major study quantifies the health damage caused by eating fried foods regularly.

Studies have long shown that fried foods trigger heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But researchers at the University of Iowa also found a clear link between fried foods and premature death.[i]… Read More