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Processed Meats and Cancer: It’s Not Just Nitrates

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 34,000 cancer deaths per year worldwide are attributable to diets high in processed meats. While that number pales in comparison to the one million or so global cancer deaths related to smoking, it is significant enough to warrant a hard look at

Diet and Cancer Prevention

According to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), 20 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. are related to poor dietary choices and lack of exercise. So what should we eat, and what should we avoid? News outlets and the internet are full of (sometimes conflicting) reports claiming links

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

When it comes to hypertension symptoms, a low blood pressure diet can be your medicine. Generally speaking, increasing the amount of plant-based foods (especially fruits and vegetables) in your diet is a must for anyone suffering from high blood pressure. Furthermore, research is showing that certain plant foods are especially

Healthiest Vegetables to Eat? Start with These 6 Choices

Healthiest Vegetables to Eat? Start with These 6 Choices

We need to eat our vegetables, but information about how to prepare them can be conflicting. Cooking certain vegetables—winter squash, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes, for example—can release more nutrients. Others, however, are better for us if they’re eaten raw. It’s the latter group we’ll discuss here: six top veggies to

Alternative Food Preservatives

Many consumers are jumping on the ‘clean-label bandwagon’ and are actively demanding foods free of artificial and chemical additives, like preservatives. Food manufacturers have responded by reformulating products with ‘natural’ or alternative preservatives, like celery powder, rosemary extract, and vitamins C and E.

Purposeful Preservatives

Food preservatives are added to foods for

Tightness in Chest: Does It Always Signal a Heart Attack?

Tightness in Chest: Does It Always Signal a Heart Attack?

It may be a classic heart-attack symptom, but pressure or discomfort or tightness in your chest doesn’t always accompany a heart attack. For some people, particularly women, pain in other places may be their main symptoms. For others, chest discomfort comes and goes—the result of a condition called angina, which

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Here’s a development that we should all take to heart: In late 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lowered the definition of high blood pressure to 130/80 milliliters of mercury (from 140/90). This means millions more people will have high blood pressure, increasing their risk for heart disease

Beet Juice—A Natural Remedy for High Blood Pressure

Researchers say that beet juice is hard to beat as a natural therapy for hypertension (high blood pressure)—just one cup of the juice significantly lowered blood pressure for 24 hours in the hypertensive people they studied.
Hypertension is a potentially brain-damaging cardiovascular condition that can has-ten the neurodegeneration associated with dementia.

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