Compounds found in virgin and extra virgin olive oils can actually suppress gene based inflammation, studies have found. These phenolic compounds have been shown to reduce the inflammation commonly associated with heart disease, along with other ailments related to inflammatory gene production. In essence, higher consumption of the phenol found in olive oil in a variety of foods can sufficiently reduce inflammation, thus lowering the chances of developing a heart condition or diabetes.
Unfortunately, Americans have some of the worst diets in the world, and everyone else knows it. With the average American consuming 24 lbs of artificial sweeteners, 29 lbs of french fries, and over 600 lbs of dairy per year, Americans are in a state of crisis. The average American diet is heavily responsible for the escalating obesity rates and is ultimately contributing to the development of illness and diseases.
High-fructose corn syrup, a ubiquitous ingredient present in processed foods and sugary beverages across the globe, is a well-known health destroyer with ties to conditions like metabolic damage and cancer. Now, scientists have revealed that the substance can damage the brain.
Could it be that cancer rates are so rampant because people are simply not eating the right foods. While there are many factors that play into the development of cancer, diet and smoking habits make up nearly 60 percent of cancer cases. One of the easiest ways to protect yourself against cancer is to consume many cancer fighting foods – here are 4 of them you should never forget about.
A lot of mistakes are made inside the gym, but there is also an overabundance of erroneous decisions outside the gym. Implementing a strong nutritional basis for your goals is key, allowing your body to perform to it’s optimum potential. The problem? Many people do not have the knowledge to build an effective yet healthy diet, ensuring that their goals are met and retained.
Hiccups has been traditionally resilient against both mainstream and alternative methods, though that may very well soon change thanks to a young 13-year-old girl. Often considered a minor inconvenience by many, some individuals actually suffer from chronic hiccups that can actually hinder their daily lives in a very serious way.
A study conducted by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) found that nine out of ten mothers failed at reading nutrition labels, and did not understand the nutrition information on children’s foods. According to the BHF, 76% of mothers felt that “wholegrain” meant the product was likely to be healthy. In addition, they also thought that a product claiming it was “a source of calcium, iron and six vitamins” meant that the product was likely to be healthy.
Scientists at Washington State University are now confirming once again what natural health experts have known for years — garlic fights one of the most common food-borne illnesses much more effectively than antibiotics. Garlic has built a strong reputation in fighting infections, a benefit that is but one of many. Campylobacter bacterium, the name for the common bacteria that often results in intestinal illness, affects around 2.4 million Americans per year and is often treated with illness-linked antibiotics, but maybe not anymore.
Could food really be our ally in burning calories? To the majority of people that just doesn’t sound possible. Eating to lose weight? Strangely enough, it is indeed true. There are many foods out there that aren’t only healthy for you, but also aid in weight loss simply by consuming them.