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Nutrition/Herbs/Spices/ Supplements

CLA Supplements Do Not Lower Blood Fat Levels

CLA supplements may be more beneficial for animals than it is for people. CLA supplements did not lower blood fat levels or improve any of the other health indicators a research team examined. CLA, short […]

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Mushrooms Contain Copper, Potassium, Folate and Niacin

Mushrooms contain several key nutrients, including copper, potassium, folate and niacin, according to recently analyzed nutrient data. Seven varieties of mushrooms, white button mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, portabella mushrooms, crimini mushrooms and […]

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Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure Lowered With Hibiscus Tea

Drinking hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure in a group of pre-hypertensive (blood pressure levels that are above normal but not high enough to be called hypertension) and mildly hypertensive (high blood pressure) adults, according to […]

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Nutrition/Herbs/Spices/ Supplements

Oyster Mushrooms Facts

Oyster mushrooms do not taste like oysters but rather get their name from their resemblance to the shellfish. Oyster mushrooms are among the most abundant of wild mushrooms. They can be found throughout the year, […]

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Blood Pressure

Garlic Lowers High Blood Pressure and Triglycerides

Of the seven trials that compared the effect of garlic with that of placebo, three showed a significant lowering of systolic blood pressure and four in diastolic blood pressure. (J-Hypertens. 1994 Apr; 12(4): 463-8). For […]

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Turmeric Keeps Plastic-Packaged Dill Pickles Fresh

Pickled dills in plastic? Turmeric is the key to freshness. Who knew that a spice used from ancient times as a coloring agent in foods could also keep plastic-packaged dill pickles fresh? Unlike glass containers, […]

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Heart Disease

Potassium Food Sources & Food High in Potassium

The richest food sources of potassium are fruits and vegetables. People who eat large amounts of fruits and vegetables have a high potassium intake (8-11 grams/day). (National Academies Press; 2004:173-246). Listed below are some food […]

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Nutrition/Herbs/Spices/ Supplements

Folic Acid Deficiency – Causes and Health Consequences

Folic acid (folate) deficiency is an established risk factor for the development of certain types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, developmental defects (e.g. neural tube defects), and neurological or psychiatric disorders. Folic acid’s health benefits make […]

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Nutrition/Herbs/Spices/ Supplements

Benefits of (Curcumin) Turmeric Enhanced by Black Pepper

Laboratory and animal research has demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties of the spice turmeric and its constituent curcumin. Alzheimer’s Disease. Curcumin, extracted from turmeric, has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and […]