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The health benefits of blackstrap molasses

Posted November 22, 2013

Molasses is a thick syrup produced when the sugar cane plant is processed to make refined sugar for mass consumption. Whereas the toxic and unhealthy refined sugar is destined for our supermarket shelves, the highly nutritious molasses – which contains all the minerals and nutrients absorbed by the plant – is more likely to be sold as livestock feed instead.

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Increasing Vitamin D Levels Could Be the Most Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Global Mortality Rates

Posted April 30, 2012

Prominent research studies continue to extol the virtues of maintaining proper levels of critical nutrients such as vitamin D throughout life to prevent most diseases that plaque western cultures. Publishing in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists found that by simply raising the low end of the vitamin D blood saturation range (from 30 ng/mL to 44 ng/mL), all-cause mortality could be reduced by 7.6% to 17.3% for most women.

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Increased Fitness, Not Weight Loss, Improves Mortality

Posted April 30, 2012

Good news for exercise junkies who don’t quite look like all-American swimmer Michael Phelps or the ultralean marathoners crossing the New York City finish line: Fitness appears to trump weight loss when it comes to reducing all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Data from a large longitudinal study show that maintaining and improving physical-fitness levels were associated with lower risks of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality, whereas changes in body-mass index (BMI) were not.

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Researchers Identify Lower Mortality for Wine Consumers Compared to Other Alcoholic Beverages

Posted April 30, 2012

Wine consumers, especially in comparison with spirits drinkers, have been shown to have higher levels of education and income, to consume a healthier diet, be more physically active, and have other characteristics that are associated with better health outcomes. However, epidemiologic studies have been inconsistent in showing that, after adjustment for all associated lifestyle factors, consumers of wine have lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality than do consumers of other beverages.

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