Natural Pain Remedies

You could pop a couple of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to reduce the pain and soreness that can be associated with exercise, or you could eat some sweet potatoes, oranges, strawberries, ginger, and pineapple, for example. Each of these foods (and there are many others) has natural anti-inflammatory properties and can actually help to strengthen… Read More

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Can a Fibre-rich Diet Help Control Diabetes?

A high-veg diet can help treat type 2 diabetes – and it seems to do this by altering gut bacteria. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over 12 weeks 16 people followed a low-fat, low-carb diet; and 27 people ate a… Read More

Is the Consumption of Fruit & Vegetables Inversely Associated with the Incident Risk of Cognitive Disorders?

Research Paper Title Intake of Fruit and Vegetables and the Incident Risk of Cognitive Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies. Background No quantitative assessment has been performed to specifically link the consumption of fruit and vegetables with the incident risk of cognitive disorders. Methods The researchers searched the PubMed and the Embase… Read More

5 Kilograms of Broccoli A Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

“Broccoli extract lowers blood sugar EATING your greens just got even better for you. A substance found in broccoli can reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Anders Rosengren [and colleagues (2017)] at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden tested sulphoraphane, found in broccoli sprouts, in a trial of 97 people with type 2 diabetes. On average,… Read More

What is the Association between Sugary Drinks & HDL Cholesterol in Children?

Research Paper Title Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Is Positively Associated with Baseline Triglyceride Concentrations, and Changes in Intake Are Inversely Associated with HDL Cholesterol Increases over 12 Months in a Multi-Ethnic Sample of Children. Background Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked to greater cardiometabolic risk in adults. Although longitudinal evidence is sparse among children, SSB… Read More

The Seductive Appeal of Toxins

By Craig Sams replying in the New Scientist: “The discovery that nectar toxins are attractive to bees is not totally surprising (25 April, p 42). We’re all attracted to toxins. Fruit toxins and vegetable toxins are part of the “5 a day” that health authorities recommend. They are a key part of the aromas that our noses have evolved to identify as “delicious”.… Read More