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Vitamin Health Benefits & Food Sources

Posted April 30, 2012

Do you know what vitamins A, B, C, D and E really do? And should you bother taking them?

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FOOD Weeds are a great source of vitamin C

Posted April 30, 2012

Eat your weeds! It might sound daft, but give it a try. Its all in the recipe you might not like the taste of a particular weed in a salad, but it could be fabulous in a sauce. And what a brilliant way to save money! Before you know it, youll no longer be cursing weeds, but salivating when you see them. Seriously.

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Eating Miracle Fruit During Cancer Treatment: Add Miraculin

Posted April 30, 2012

Eating Miracle Fruit during cancer treatment is a potential solution for chemo-induced loss of taste sensation. Recent research shows that scientists now know exactly what is happening with our taste receptors when the Miracle Fruit is eaten. The Miracle Fruit is proposed by some doctors as having potential as a new food sweetener for people who are undergoing cancer treatment and can be added to a list of suggested foods for cancer patients who need a little added zest to their compromised palates.

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Are Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants Really That Effective?

Posted April 30, 2012

Many people are familiar with the word Ayurveda by now because the treatments involved with Ayurveda have become rather popular as an alternative form of medicine. While many people have definitely heard of the various Ayurvedic medicinal plants, most people probably dont know how they work and which illnesses they fight against.

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Top 5 super foods with healing powers

Posted April 30, 2012

You might know about many nutritious whole foods, which are rich in healthy nutrients. But, do you know about the significance of a few super foods that help you heal? These foods have multiple healing effects like fighting cancer, reducing cholesterol levels and guarding against heart diseases. Intrigued? Let’s take a look…

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Study Says Focussing on Healthiness can Help You Make Better Food Choices

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a recent research, food choices can be influenced by a simple shifting of attention towards the healthy side of life. And that shift may provide strategies to help us all make healthier choices-not just in terms of the foods we eat, but in other areas, like whether or not we pick up a cigarette.

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Long Journey From Field to Plate Worsens Food Illness Outbreaks

Posted April 30, 2012

The recent listeria outbreak from cantaloupe demonstrates one likely cause of large-scale occurrences of serious illnesses linked to tainted food: the long and winding road what we eat takes from farm to fork.

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Hidden health benefits of Christmas food

Posted April 30, 2012

Christmas food is always believed to be high in fat and calories, but a closer look has revealed some of its hidden health benefits too. For example, a turkey, which is the classic Christmas roast, contains high levels of protein but without the quantities of saturated fat in red meat, and it also has lower cholesterol levels than chicken, pork or beef. It is good for children as it contains selenium and zinc to help growth and development plus vitamins B3 and B6, the Daily Express reported.

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How Foods Fight Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

Did your mother ever tell you to eat your vegetables? Well, she was right! Healthy vegetarian foods are a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer. Fruits and vegetables contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that protect the body. Building a plant-based (or vegan) diet from fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains can help prevent some cancers and improve the survival rates of people who have cancer.

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Mushrooms contain vitamin d2, but not all mushrooms are the same

Posted April 30, 2012

Katherine M. Phillips of Virginia Tech and colleagues tested a variety of mushrooms to determine the amount of vitamin d2 or ergocalciferol in these foods collected nationwide.

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