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|5/13/2013 - This may be controversial. Since high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been pointed out as a leading cause of fatty liver, obesity, and other bad health issues, many assume the same is true for consuming fruits.
Yes, fruits contain fructose. But that fructose is in much smaller quantities than HFCS....|
|4/11/2013 - Numerous studies have confirmed that berries are the best foods to maximize your intake of disease-fighting antioxidants, and have also identified the other fruits and vegetables with the highest antioxidant content.
Antioxidants are increasingly implicated as the chemicals behind many of the health-promoting...|
|3/7/2013 - Two years ago, I was trying to purchase a long-term storable freeze-dried, non-GMO, certified organic corn and I was shocked to realize there isn't any sold at retail!
As you probably already know, freeze-drying is the No. 1 best method for preserving foods. It pulls the water out but leaves the...|
|3/3/2013 - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, is a devastating degenerative illness that incapacitates its victims in a manner similar to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. At present, there is no known cure or effective treatment for the illness, which is believed to be the result of oxidative...|
|2/9/2013 - Women with high blood levels of the naturally occurring plant chemicals known as carotenoids have significantly lower risk of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
|2/5/2013 - Breast cancer is one of the most dreaded health conditions. It is a type of cancer which begins in the tissues found in the breast. It basically comes in two types. The first one is ductal carcinoma which first affects the ducts or the specific tubes that work in transmitting milk starting from the...|
|1/23/2013 - Everyone knows that the regular consumption of organic fruits and vegetables leads to superior health, but a new study conducted by scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health has discovered yet another reason to favor a diet of natural foods - individuals who consume antioxidant-rich fruits and...|
|1/22/2013 - New evidence suggests that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, probiotics and fish oil may relieve asthma in children, according to a recent study.
"A school-based, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial involving 192 asthmatic children aged 10-12 found that a supplement combining fruits,...|
|7/31/2012 - There are two controversies with eating fruits: Should you eat them and if so, when? Those who reject fruit consumption point to glycemic indices and claim fruit's sugar spikes could lead to diabetes while pointing out that fruit sugar is fructose, and fructose is hard on the liver.
Those who regard...|
|6/29/2012 - What could possibly be the harm in picking up a seedless watermelon and some seedless lemons at the grocery store and having some refreshing, ice cold watermelon and a little homemade lemonade? After all, they are really shiny, a little larger than usual, and the price is just right!
|5/16/2012 - Detoxing in our incredibly polluted environment is not an occasional endeavor. In order to maintain a healthy immune system with a slightly alkaline pH, we need to consider constant slow detoxing to counter the "slow kill" from the myriad toxins pervading every element of our environment.
|4/7/2012 - Modern industrial agriculture is a disastrous failure, as it defies practically every natural law related to food cultivation, ecological and environmental protection and stewardship, and human nutrition. But there is a new agricultural revolution sweeping the land that is changing the way humans eat...|
|3/31/2012 - Many of us already know that eating fruits and vegetables makes us healthy and energetic. We also know from experience that food and beauty are related. Now we have further evidence from research from University of St. Andrews in the UK that fruit and vegetable intake is also associated with healthy...|
|3/13/2012 - If you have ever wondered if there was a real fountain of youth or some deep, dark secret to lasting good looks, think about how you passed on those fruits and veggies when you were younger that your mom kept trying to get you to eat.
That's because, according to a new study, five portions daily...|
|2/29/2012 - Medical science tells us that when someone suffers a stroke, seconds literally count. The longer the afflicted person goes without treatment, the more brain damage that can occur. In fact, stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, affecting about 795,000 people a year, 600,000...|
|1/2/2012 - Fisetin is a unique flavonoid compound found naturally in many fruits and vegetables including strawberries, blueberries and the skin of cucumbers. A wealth of scientific research now explains how a diet packed with raw fruits and vegetables can help prevent amyloid plaque formation in the aging brain...|
|12/14/2011 6:08:52 PM - Eating lots of fruits and vegetables helps lower the risk of developing a stroke, a new study shows. The new report comes from a team of scientists at the the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and was published in the "Stroke" journal of the American Heart Association.
Fruits and vegetables help elevate...|
|10/23/2011 - Strokes can occur at any age but three-quarters strike those over the age of 65. Many people are always on the hunt for the superfood that will protect them from degenerative diseases, and few are as scary as the aftermath of a stroke. If you survive, you are usually left with debilitating health consequences...|
|10/15/2011 - A recent study took a look at 2,533 healthy men and women from 45 to 60 and measured the amount of fruits and vegetables they ate. Then, over a thirteen year period, the researchers compared their fruit and vegetable intake to their cognitive function. In doing so, they found that people, who ate more...|
|9/28/2011 - Flavonoids and proanthocyanidins are often found in fruits and vegetables, and they are powerful cancer prevention agents. Essentially, flavonoids are potent antioxidants and our body uses them to lower inflammation, reduce blood pressure and fight off free radicals, which cause disease and age us,...|
|9/27/2011 10:30:55 AM - A new study coming from the Netherlands and published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that consuming large quantities of white pulp fruits and vegetables can significantly lower the risk of stroke.
Over the years, numerous studies linking high fruit and vegetable consumption...|
|9/26/2011 - Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America, affecting nearly one million people and taking the lives of 150,000 each year. Researchers publishing in the American Heart Association journal Stroke have found that increased consumption of white fleshy vegetables and fruits such as apples and...|
|9/19/2011 - It is common sense that eating a healthy diet should help prevent disease. But Big Pharma must surely have superior elixirs, pills, potions and shots when it comes to serious prevention of the big killer diseases like stroke, right?
If the drug companies have a prescription drug, without any side...|
|4/20/2011 - Do we really need nutritional supplements? Why couldn`t we get all the nutrients we need from a "balanced diet"? We probably could - if we ate right. But how many people eat right? Apparently not too many. For example, there is a big gap between what Americans eat and the dietary recommendations outlined...|
|2/11/2011 - Researchers publishing in the European Heart Journal have released the result of a study examining the diet of more than 300,000 men and women from eight European countries. They found that those individuals eating the most fruits and vegetable servings per day experienced the lowest level of ischemic...|
|8/17/2010 - Grapefruits are a popular citrus fruit enjoyed by millions of people and are often eaten regularly as a breakfast staple as well as a popular snack. What many may not be aware of is that grapefruits are also one of the most highly regarded fruits when it comes to healthy nutrients and health benefits....|
|6/24/2010 - Two common fruits, found in almost every grocery store across the country, have been tested against the most furious of breast cancer cells in a recent study. According to an AgriLife Research study published on the Science Daily website June 2, 2010, extracts of two fruits successfully eradicated breast...|
|3/6/2010 - Grapefruits have been around since the 18th century when they were discovered in Barbados. Botanists think the grapefruit is the result of natural cross breading between the orange and the pomelo. While their origin may not be fully understood one thing is certain: grapefruits are one of the healthiest...|
|3/4/2010 - Can you really heal yourself by eating more food? It seems counterintuitive, but in this article -- part eleven of our 15-day self-healing series -- I'm going to share with you how eating more food can actually be a powerful tool in accelerating your body's own natural healing potential.
|3/4/2010 - Less than 10 percent of high school students in the United States meet the federally recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
"A diet high in fruits and vegetables is important for optimal child growth,...|
|12/2/2009 - Evidence continues to mount that the family of plant compounds known as flavonoids can help slow or even halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Flavonoids are a family of chemicals that have been widely studied for a variety of health benefits. They are powerful...|
|10/31/2009 - Most people should be well aware that a diet rich in assorted fruits and vegetables is vital to maintaining health and preventing disease. Available in a rich variety of colors and flavors that benefit health in different but unique ways, fruits and vegetables are vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient...|
|10/10/2009 - As any parent will tell you, life for the average teen is a juggling act. They do their best to juggle their jumble of tasks, but almost inevitably, something gets neglected. And for the overwhelming majority of teens living in the U.S. today, that something is nutrition.
According to the Center...|
|7/13/2009 - Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables drastically reduces the risk of ever getting breast cancer and of having a recurrence. Scientists at the University of Hong Kong have just released more research findings adding to the growing pile of evidence that selections from the produce section are the...|
|5/18/2009 - Feel like a thunderstorm is going on in your intestinal tract? Or maybe you are among the people who rely on Tums or Rolaids after each meal. The bottom line is that more than half of Americans are not properly digesting their food. One simple solution that has worked for millions is sequential eating.
|4/21/2009 - I bet the big drug companies wish they had invented cherries -- they've proven to be the most powerful medicine in the world for eliminating gout and reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Cherries are such powerful medicine for gout and arthritis, in fact, the FDA went out of its way to try...|
|4/1/2009 - Although most Americans find their waistlines expanding with each year, a few manage to stay slender and trim throughout their lives. These are the ones who capture attention and never seem to look their ages. How they do it was the subject of a recent Consumer Reports investigation that sought to determine...|
|3/17/2009 - How good are blueberries at lowering high cholesterol and protecting cardiovascular health? This article compiles a collection of quotes and statements about blueberries from doctors, authors and health experts.
Learn about anthocyanosides and the natural medicine found in blueberries and other types...|
|3/12/2009 - Poor lifestyle and dietary habits are, without doubt, a major cause of the escalating rates of diabetes in developed nations. A recent study conducted at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health has provided further proof to this assertion, having...|
|2/19/2009 - A recent article appearing on NaturalNews reported that milk destroys the antioxidant benefits of blueberries. This article left many readers wondering whether the outcome is confined to blueberries only, or whether there are broader implication that might extend to all fruits and even vegetables. A...|
|2/17/2009 - How we eat may be just as important as what we eat. The diets eaten by most Americans are based on the belief that any number of different foods can be digested at the same time. This belief may be why more than half the population suffers from some sort of digestive distress for which there seems to...|
|2/13/2009 - The protective effects which one's diet, in particular fruits and vegetables, offers against cancer may, intuitively, seem to apply more to cancers which are related to the gastrointestinal tract, such as colon cancer, stomach cancer or intestinal cancer. On the other hand, for certain cancers, like...|
|1/29/2009 - What could be better than giving your sweet tooth what it craves while giving your body the nutrients it needs for vibrant health? Keeping a selection of dried fruits on hand makes it easy to treat the whole family to a delicious, chewy and nourishing snack. Recent studies have shown that dried fruit...|
|1/12/2009 - A recent study which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has suggested that increasing the alkalinity of one`s diet via eating more fruits and vegetables could improve bone health by reducing the excretion of calcium from the body.
About Bone Health
When it comes...|
|11/30/2008 - It's amazing that more than 2000 years ago we realized many universal truths, and we did it without the scientific method. One person who really knew what he was talking about was Hippocrates, who said "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food".
We lost our common sense for awhile and fell...|
|11/20/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Doug Graham shares his story of going from vegetarian to vegan to raw and his 80/10/10 mission.
Renegade Roundtable with Dr. Doug Graham is a lifetime...|
|11/13/2008 - We have repeatedly heard how we should eat more fruits and vegetables for optimum health and to reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately although it sounds simple, research data shows the majority of people simply do not consume enough fruits and vegetables....|
|11/7/2008 - Researchers from ATM Metabolics say they have isolated a chemical, naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables, that protects the body from the diabetes-producing effects of sugars.
ATM Metabolics is a research company specializing in treatment of metabolic and neurological disorders.
|11/5/2008 - Fall has arrived and with the crisp weather comes a cornucopia of delightful fruits and vegetables that not only taste great but are excellent health boosters, as well! Fruits and vegetables are packed with powerful antioxidants that can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes-related damage...|
|10/30/2008 - It’s hard to beat fruits. They provide an abundance of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, essential oils, antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory substances. Many are alkaline-forming, so they help counteract the strongly acidic Western diet that eats away at our bones. High levels of potassium...|
|8/21/2008 - It's amazing that more than 2000 years ago we realized many universal truths, and we did it without the scientific method. One person who really knew what he was talking about was Hippocrates, who said "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food".
We lost our common sense for awhile and fell...|
|8/8/2008 - Summer is upon us and with the warm weather comes a cornucopia of delightful fruits and vegetables that not only taste great but are excellent health boosters as well! Fruits and vegetables are packed with powerful antioxidants that can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes-related damage...|
|6/26/2008 - The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food program, receiving its first major rules change since its creation in 1972, now allows participating women to purchase fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
The WIC program, overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides approximately $39...|
|5/14/2008 - As pears and apples ripen, the chlorophyll in the peel is replaced by an antioxidant known as nonfluorescing chlorophyll catabolytes (NCCs), according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and published in the journal "Angewandte Chemie International Edition."
|4/30/2008 - Three studies published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association have found that people with lower income do not consume enough fruits and vegetables, largely due to cost factors.
"Cost is one of the factors often cited as contributing to less fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income...|
|3/31/2008 - This is an exclusive interview with Good Cause Wellness founder Alan Friedman, who talks about antioxidants, superfood powders, agave nectar, chia seeds and his personal passion for health. Following the interview, I negotiated a discount for NaturalNews readers on one of Friedman's top-selling products....|
|1/2/2008 - Given the choice between a piece of fresh fruit and the juice from that fruit, the juice is often not the better choice. With orange juice, for example, you get a hefty dose of sucrose, fructose, and glucose without the benefit of the fiber found in the white pulp, which slows down the rate of sugar...|
|12/11/2007 - It's rare for something to come along that impresses me so much as a healing modality that it instantly changes my own life habits. But I've recently been introduced to a plant-based medicinal modality that's so incredibly effective at preventing and reversing disease that I believe it is "the" cure...|
|12/11/2007 - A chemical that naturally occurs in certain fruits such as grapes, mangoes and strawberries may be able to suppress the growth and spread of head and neck cancers, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Hong Kong and published in the journal Cancer Research.
|12/6/2007 - Dark-colored fruits and vegetables may provide a colon-cancer-fighting effect, according to a study presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston.
Researchers used both animal and cell-culture studies to examine the effects of a group of chemicals called anthocyanins...|
|10/23/2007 - A group of Australian scientists has suggested a dozen native Australian fruits that could be of interest to the natural products industry, particularly as antioxidants, in an article published in Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies.
"The search for world unique food ingredients and flavors...|
|9/26/2007 - A landmark study published recently in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet exposed strong evidence that foods colored with artificial additives may cause a host of undesirable behavioral effects in children. It is interesting to note that compounds performing the same function in nature – to...|
|12/8/2006 - The consumption of fruits and vegetables during pregnancy can reduce the chance of a miscarriage, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The study of nearly 7,000 pregnant women by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine...|
|10/13/2006 - Mike: Welcome, everyone. This is Mike Adams the Health Ranger, here with Brandon Burt of the Amazing Grass Company. They have an outstanding new product called "Kidz SuperFood." We're going to talk about this and why it's important for the nutrition of children, and how this product tastes fantastic...|
|9/14/2006 - Results of a pilot program published in last week's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal suggest that children in Mississippi schools were more willing to try fresh fruits and vegetables when they had more access to the foods.
Previous studies have linked fruit and vegetable consumption...|
|9/7/2006 - A study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Cancer Institute revealed that most Americans are not consuming the daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables suggested by the USDA MyPyramid diet guideline.
The MyPyramid guide, which can be found at www.MyPyramid.com, personalizes...|
|8/8/2006 - In the first major overhaul since its 1974 implementation, the U.S. government's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will now provide fewer vouchers and food checks for dairy and juice so that the program can cover fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
The program provides approximately $35...|
|8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...|
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|2/28/2005 - Three new studies published in the journal of the American Medical Association are proving the benefit of a plant-based diet in greatly reducing the risk of cancer. The studies show that high consumption of fruits and vegetables wards off a variety of cancers. (They also show that consuming red meat...|
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