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We at NaturalSociety have always taught that what happens in your gut affects the entire body. So it’s exciting to hear when research finds that foods like broccoli and banana plantains hold part of the solution for poor gut health and subsequently ailments like Crohn’s Disease.
Beta-carotene is just one of several phytonutrients in carrots, including lutein and alpha-carotene, and it’s in these phytonutrients that we find heart-protecting properties. Several epidemiological studies have linked beta-carotene levels with reduced heart attack and heart disease risk.
A recent study from the University of Guelph is said to be the first of its kind to provide “unequivocal” evidence that Omega-3 fatty acids can actually prevent cancer, specifically breast cancer. The study found that a lifelong diet rich in omega 3′s can actually inhibit breast cancer tumor growth by a whopping 30%.
For years, the sugar industry has had to fight negative publicity – and for good reason. Sugar and all its sweet goodness has been blamed for childhood hyperactivity, cavities, diabetes, obesity, and cancer, among other things. But fought back the industry did, and they were largely successful.
Looking at sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, scientists found that it can work to not only suppress tumor growth, but also stop the spread or onset of cancer.
According to a recent study published in Nutrition Journal,eating avocados is associated with a lower body weight, lower BMI and waist circumference (a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes), higher “good” cholesterol, a lower intake of added sugars, better diet quality overall, and higher nutrient intake levels.
Sore throats are a relatively common occurrence that can happen for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, there are also a variety of natural solutions that can ease the discomfort and shorten the duration of a sore throat.
Randomized, double-blind placebo studies are considered solid. They are done on humans and done in such a way as to reduce the chances of results being nothing more than an anomaly. I say all of this to introduce a new study showcasing how ginger truly is a cancer-fighting food, a study that couldn’t get much better.