(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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According to the 2019 Bloomberg healthiest country index, Spain has now surpassed Italy to become the healthiest country in the world. Partly thanks to their mediterranean diet of an abundance of olive oil, fish and legumes, these types of food lowers the risk of heart disease. In the healthiest country index published in 2017, Spain was ranked 6th, making them go up 5 spots higher in only two years.
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(NaturalHealth365) Heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, claims over 600,000 lives per year. But, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 200,000 of these deaths can be avoided by making ‘healthier’ lifestyle decisions – which includes eating a Mediterranean diet. This should be……Read more
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Researchers are convinced–more than ever before–about the nutritional benefits of walnuts when consumed in whole form, including the skin. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome-the collection of trillions of microbes or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract-may be behind some of those health benefits. Diets…Read more
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