In a study from the Netherlands, obese men who took a daily supplement of resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, had lower blood sugar after 30 days.But the dosage used in the supplement, 150 mg, equaled about 2 gallons of red wine.
According to Dr. Christine Horner (a breast cancer expert), increasing levels of Vitamin D, consuming dietary Turmeric, and increasing daily exercise can have a synergistic effect on reducing cancer risk. It is also important to reduce sugar consumption, and to reduce exposure to environmental hormones from factory farmed meats, and chemicals like BPA. Consider these lifestyle changes to minimize your risk of hormone related cancers.
A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found when people consumed 13% of their daily calories from cheese, they saw no rise in their LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. The reason, fermentation process in milk cheese may be the reason for the negating effects.
Studies show that people with levels of Vitamin D below 30 ng/ml have a 300% greater chance of dying from any cause than those with higher levels. Have your Vitamin D levels checked, and increase sun exposure (without burning) or supplement with D3 to maximize health. Be sure to frequently check blood levels of Vitamin D if taking a supplement.
Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University found that people with higher blood levels of trans fat had more problems with memory and cognition. The reason, trans fats may displace healthy fatty acids in the brain’s neurons.
Studies show trace minerals are essential to health. For example, consuming selenium from Brazil nuts, or in supplement form, may decrease the risk of pancreatic cancer by 95%. Check your multi-vitamin for selenium, or consume Brazil nuts daily to increase selenium consumption and decrease pancreatic cancer risk.
A Spanish study shows that cocoa powder may help reduce inflammation associated with arthritis. Scientists fed rats with achy joints a high-cocoa diet and signs of inflammation decreased. Cocoa may boost immune responses in the body by regulating disease-fighting T cells.
Studies show a high correlation between oral health and overall health. In addition to brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash to kill bacteria in the mouth, consider soaking your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide or replacing it after an illness, to prevent reinfection of bacteria in the mouth.
Artichoke hearts are a good source of dietary fiber and iron. And they’re low in calories too! They’re great in salads and pizzas.
*Consult physician before trying a new supplement, food or diet. Especially if you’re on any medications.