(Natural News) Oats (Avena sativa) are a widely consumed whole grain. This versatile breakfast favorite can be enjoyed in a lot of ways, and not just for breakfast.
Oats are popular among fitness buffs as an excellent source of soluble fiber, which is responsible for most of the grain’s health benefits. Oats also provide more plant protein than many other grains.
Oats can offer a wide range of nutrients. One cup (81 g) of raw oats contains: →
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(Natural News) As it turns out, dietary fiber isn’t just good for the digestive system — it’s also good for the heart.
This is according to Cristiane Mayerhofer of Oslo University Hospital in Norway, who proposed that heart failure patients who consume more dietary fiber tend to have healthier gut bacteria. A healthy gut microbiota is associated with a reduced risk of death or need for a heart transplant →
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(Natural News) Blueberries are a well-known superfood, and it looks like their health benefits know no bounds. Researchers at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. have learned new insights into how blueberries can affect certain health markers associated with diabetes and heart disease. This is on top of another study from Laval University in Canada that has linked blueberries to improvements in physical activity and weight loss. →
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(Natural News) Do you love snacking on sweet and juicy strawberries? Well, keep at it: A recent study suggests that they can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia (AD).
In a study published in Current Developments in Nutrition and funded by the California Strawberry Commission, researchers from Rush University found that elderly people who consumed high amounts of strawberries were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia. →
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(Natural News) Feeding the body with nutrients that support healthy cellular function is essential to fighting cancer and can help people recover from this deadly disease. A great way to do nourish the body is through the consumption of superfoods rich in anticancer compounds. Of these foods, there are three lesser-known ones that can give the body the nutrients needed to stay strong against cancer’s onslaught: cacao, broccoli sprouts and tiger nuts. Here are some fast facts about these superfoods. →
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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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(Natural News) As its name suggests, detox drinks help purge toxins from the body. They also help in improving health and losing weight. A green smoothie made from whole food and natural plant-based ingredients will prove a very healthful addition to any diet. →
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(Natural News) Magnesium is an important mineral that has a role in almost 300 biochemical reactions in your body. However, studies show that at least 75 percent of Americans don’t meet the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium. Prevent magnesium deficiency by taking supplements or eating nutritious nuts and seeds like almonds and Brazil nuts. Why do you need magnesium? →
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September 21, 2019 by: Edsel Cook
(Natural News) Heavy metals are everywhere nowadays. They contaminate air, drinking water, food, and personal care products. Fortunately, eating plenty of detox foods will help the body purge itself of the toxic chemicals.
Start with cilantro. The popular herb helps remove mercury and other toxins that affect the nervous system. It goes well with salads, salad dressings, and detox drinks. →
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(Natural News) Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients that keep you healthy. But did you know that microgreens also have incredible nutritional profiles?
Microgreens are young vegetable greens first introduced to the Californian restaurant scene in the 1980s. These aromatic greens, also called “micro herbs” or “vegetable confetti,” are full of flavor.
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