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Herbal Antibiotics: An Effective Defense Against Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’

Posted February 2, 2014

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as “superbugs,” are becoming more numerous and more virulent thanks to continuing overuse of antibiotics. Herbal medicine offers an alternative to these increasingly ineffective drugs.

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Dietary Choices May Defeat Diabetes

Posted February 2, 2014

Flavanoids are a type of antioxidant – compounds shown to be effective in counteracting oxidative damage. Anthocyanins are a subgroup of flavanoids, for which a number of previous studies suggest beneficial health effects.

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The Avocado Advantage

Posted February 2, 2014

Fresh Hass avocados have 3 grams of total carbohydrate, less than 1 gram of natural sugar per one ounce serving (the least amount of sugar per serving than any other fresh fruit) and contribute 8% of the daily value (DV) for fiber. Each serving of nutrient dense fresh avocado is also a source of naturally good fats.

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Understanding the benefits of natural olive oil

Posted January 31, 2014

Everyone knows that natural and organic foods are far more healthier than their processed counterparts. Unfortunately, many people don’t take to heart this valuable piece of information, and they continue to consume food products that are completely unhealthy for them. The road to getting healthier can begin today, and it can start by incorporating natural olive oil into one’s diet. In fact, let’s go ahead and take a quick look at five healthy benefits of natural and organic olive oil.

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Study illuminates how humans digest fibre

Posted January 31, 2014

New insight into how gut bacteria digest fibre could lead to advances in areas as diverse as health and environmentally-friendly biofuels. Fibre is an essential part of a healthful diet, but our ability to benefit from it is entirely dependent the bacteria living in our intestines. An international research team, which included scientists at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, recently uncovered how one group of bacteria digest a major type of dietary fibre.

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Radioprotective effect of the Barbados Cherry (Malpighia glabra L.) against radiopharmaceutical Iodine-131 in Wistar rats in vivo

Posted January 31, 2014

The increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables has contributed to the improvement of populational health, due in part, to the abundance of antioxidants in these foods. Antioxidants reduce the level of oxidative damage to DNA caused by free radicals and ionizing radiation, including the radioisotope iodine-131 (131I). This isotope is used for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid injuries, such as hyperthyroidism and cancer.

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Effects of Carissa opaca fruits extracts on oxidative pulmonary damages and fibrosis in rats

Posted January 31, 2014

Carissa opaca is a Pakistani fruit, traditionally used in the treatment of various human ailments including asthma and pulmonary damage. The present study investigated the protective effects of Carissa opaca against CCl4-induced oxidative stress in rat lungs.

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Infants know plants provide food, but need to see they’re safe to eat

Posted January 31, 2014

Infants as young as six months old tend to expect that plants are food sources, but only after an adult shows them that the food is safe to eat, according to new research.

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Eating and sleeping well hold keys to a longer life

Posted January 31, 2014

Good sleep patterns can help men live longer – but women will only benefit if they also have a diverse diet, a new study shows. The Monash University-led collaborative study found that women who ate a varied diet that included sources rich in vitamin B6 could still live long lives despite poor sleep habits.

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Strawberry, Cucumber Nutrient May Prevent Alzheimers Memory Loss

Posted January 31, 2014

Yet another good reason to eat your fruits and vegetables! A nutrient found in produce, especially strawberries and cucumbers, may help to prevent memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

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