(NaturalHealth365) Flavonoids – compounds found in certain fruits and vegetables – are known for their ability to protect us from toxins, environmental radiation and (ultimately) the oxidative damage that causes disease. Over the past decade, one flavonoid in particular has been studied for its immune-boosting, heart health and anti-aging benefits, with multiple studies showing quercetin’s ability to increase life span.
Recently, a new meta-analysis dug into the incredible heart benefits of quercetin, finding that supplementation was effective at lowering blood pressure. But, beyond that, it also offers a number of other health benefits that lower the risk of heart disease, such as reducing excessive amounts of cholesterol and reducing the risk of atherosclerosis. →
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(Natural News) Cancer has been on the rise in recent years, with statistics from the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimating a grand total of more than 1.7 million new cancer cases in the US. Researchers from the ACS found that at least 42 percent of these newly diagnosed cancer cases – about 740,000 – are avoidable. This includes the 19 percent of cancers caused by smoking and the 18 percent caused by a combination of excess body weight, high alcohol intake, poor nutrition and lack of physical activity. Certain lifestyle changes help reduce the risk of cancer, but nature can also bring some surprising cancer-fighting benefits that will help you stay healthy and cancer-free. →
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(NaturalHealth365) We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is a good thing. But, do you know why? For starters, foods like, parsley, blueberries and oranges are packed with flavonoids?
To clarify (if you’re new to that term), flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals that have been studied for many years. Now, new research is showing that increasing flavonoid intake has the potential to help protect you from cancer and heart disease. →
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Sayer Ji, GreenMedinfo
A study published in PLoS reveals a pungent component within ginger known as 6-shogaol is superior to conventional chemotherapy in targeting the root cause of breast cancer malignancy: namely, the breast cancer stem cells. →
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By Amelia Harris
Staff Writer for Wake Up World
We’ve long known the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, but research shows that the flavonoids found in these foods, and others, have protective powers that are greater than we realized. →
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(Natural News) The human body protects itself against infections and wounds via a bodily function called inflammation. However, various conditions can cause this condition to remain elevated, which can lead to tissue damage. Thankfully, herbal remedies like ginger and turmeric can naturally reduce inflammation.
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(Natural News) Both matcha and green tea come from the Camellia sinensis plant, but that’s were the similarities end. The former, in particular, is processed further into powder — the word “matcha” literally means “powdered tea.” It’s also known to boost brain and heart health and even protect cells from harmful reactions. Matcha can even support a stable metabolism, keep the mind sharp and lift the mood, and purge toxins from the body.
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