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Omega-3s are a potent way to treat depression without resorting todangerous prescription medications Darrell Miller 5/17/19
Red raspberry found to prevent head and neck cancers fromdeveloping and spreading Darrell Miller 5/14/19
Experts find that vitamin D can soothe symptoms of COPD Darrell Miller 5/13/19
Can sulforaphane help children with autism? Darrell Miller 5/10/19
Shiny hair, stronger nails: Add these 8 biotin-rich foods to yourdiet Darrell Miller 5/9/19
4 reasons you should eat more mushrooms Darrell Miller 5/9/19
For the men: Multivitamins can keep heart disease at bay Darrell Miller 5/9/19
10 Reasons why vitamin D is essential for your health Darrell Miller 5/7/19
Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Problems digesting fat? Here are 5 ways to get your gut moving Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Study: Curcumin, a polyphenol in turmeric, can selectively targetcancer stem cells Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Discover the benefits of biotin, a little known B-vitamin that cangive you that natural, healthy look Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Follow your gut to digestive health Darrell Miller 4/30/19
Research links folate deficiency to a wide range of diseases Darrell Miller 4/30/19
Probiotics shown to protect against liver damage, study reveals Darrell Miller 4/30/19
8 Great Reasons To Start Eating Okra Darrell Miller 4/29/19
Why Should You Add Seaweed To Your Diet? Darrell Miller 4/27/19
Bone Broth Diet Plan Benefits & How to Follow It Darrell Miller 4/26/19
A healthy gut is a more efficient gut: Prebiotic fiber found tobreak down a high-fat diet better, reducing accumulation and inflammation Darrell Miller 4/26/19
5 foods that arthritis patients must include in their daily diet Darrell Miller 4/26/19
5 Foods To Help You Fight Insomnia Darrell Miller 4/25/19
Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet? Darrell Miller 4/25/19
Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Magnesium and vitamin D: The perfect pair? Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Omega-3s can improve blood flow in the brain and prevent aging,according to international study Darrell Miller 4/23/19
Coenzyme Q10: Research confirms ubiquinone and ubiquinol are nearlyequally-absorbed ... Darrell Miller 4/22/19
Plant proteins found to help prevent Type 2 diabetes Darrell Miller 4/22/19
9 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Keto Darrell Miller 4/22/19
Research says flavonoids can flush out arsenic from the body Darrell Miller 4/20/19
The Best Keto Fiber Foods & Why You Need Them Darrell Miller 4/18/19
Chitosan: A more environmentally friendly food packaging materialthan plastic Darrell Miller 4/12/19
Vitamin B12 deficiency: Seven foods to eat to help keep symptoms atbay - Express Darrell Miller 4/11/19
6 reasons to care about your gut flora Darrell Miller 4/11/19
Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa Darrell Miller 4/9/19
Eat These Vitamin C-Rich Foods To Boost Your Immunity - NDTV Darrell Miller 4/4/19
Eating chili regularly may make you live longer Darrell Miller 4/4/19
What are the best food sources of vitamin K? Darrell Miller 4/2/19
Easily boost your immune system by eating more pomegranates, studyconcludes Darrell Miller 3/27/19
The best adaptogens to beat stress Darrell Miller 3/18/19
Eating more antioxidant-rich foods can reduce your risk of kidney cancer by 32% Darrell Miller 3/14/19
Optimize your health with these 11 delicious superfoods (that you can consume in one drink) Darrell Miller 3/13/19
Honey: Its benefits for health and skin Darrell Miller 3/10/19
Health benefits of inulin. Darrell Miller 3/8/19
High levels of vitamin C can significantly lower your risk ofpremature death, researchers find Darrell Miller 3/6/19
Why colorful foods boost immunity Darrell Miller 3/5/19
Omega-3 Deficiency Symptoms + 3 Steps to Overcome Them Darrell Miller 2/28/19
3 Nutrients that reduce excessive amounts of the stress hormonecortisol Darrell Miller 2/28/19
Feeling down and moody? Lift your spirits by taking fish oilsupplements Darrell Miller 2/21/19
Broccoli is one of the best detoxifying foods you'll ever find Darrell Miller 2/20/19
Can Apple Cider Vinegar really help you lose weight? Darrell Miller 2/19/19



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Omega-3s are a potent way to treat depression without resorting todangerous prescription medications
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Date: May 17, 2019 04:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3s are a potent way to treat depression without resorting todangerous prescription medications





One can treat poor mood and depression without using pharmaceutical drugs. One of these approaches involves using omega-3 fatty acid. Foods rich in this fatty acid can help. It has been shown by many scientific studies that the risk of having depression is reduced when one takes foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid. Some of the means that have been identified as the pathways in which omega-3 fatty acids work is that they can make the CNS to release more serotonin, they can reduce the risk of an inflammation and also its severity, and they can stop phosphatidyl-inositol from releasing hormones that make a person to have depressive moods. The way omega-3 fatty acids do this has been found to be similar to the way anti-depressant drugs work. Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to counter the release of serotonin in the brain that trigger depressive moods and they also have effect on the release of cytokines in the heart that relates to lowering the risk of one having coronary heart disease. And fortunately, heart disease is linked to major depressive moods. So, omega-3 fatty acid is a powerful compound that can be used to treat both problems. But what researchers have not agreed upon though is the required dosage of omega-3 fatty acid that a person should take each day to reap these benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many ways in which one can remedy the occurrence of poor moods and depression without the use of pharmaceutical drugs have now been discovered.
  • The risk of having depression have been found to be influenced by eating omega-3 fatty acids and those who take it in large amounts have low risk of depression.
  • Similar to how pharmaceutical drugs help a person with depression, omega-3 fatty acids stop immune cells from releasing cytokines that are pro-inflammatory in the brain.

"The fatty acids achieve their natural antidepressant effects through several means. Omega-3s can raise the activity of CNS seratonin, reduce the risk and severity of inflammation, and stop phosphatidyl-inositol from sending signals that bring about depressive moods."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-15-omega-3s-are-a-potent-way-to-treat-depression.html

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Red raspberry found to prevent head and neck cancers fromdeveloping and spreading
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Date: May 14, 2019 04:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Red raspberry found to prevent head and neck cancers fromdeveloping and spreading





Nasopharyngeal cancer is a form of cancer that unfortunately has a high rate of spreading to other areas of the body. A certain form of red raspberry called the Rubus idaeus has been shown to inhibit the ability of the cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body. Not only can Rubus idaeus help fight off certain forms of cancer, but it also helps protect against diabetes while protecting the heart and sustaining eye health.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the greatest superfoods that are grown and known to mankind are berries and studies suggest that they are rick in antioxidants and have cancer-fighting properties.
  • A type of berry that is scientifically known as Rubus idaeus, or commonly called red raspberry, can protect against nasopharyngeal cancer, a type of head and neck cancer.
  • The scientists who did the study at a Chinese university used a lab trial to understand how a red raspberry extract can prevent cancer from spreading.

"Nasopharyngeal cancer is a type of cancer that has a high incidence of spreading to a different part of the body, particularly in the neck lymph nodes."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-26-red-raspberry-prevents-head-and-neck-cancers.html

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Experts find that vitamin D can soothe symptoms of COPD
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Date: May 13, 2019 04:23 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Experts find that vitamin D can soothe symptoms of COPD





European scientists recently published new research in the journal Thorax which indicates that correcting a vitamin D deficiency can mitigate breathing and lung problems caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD symptoms include chronic bronchitis, asthma that cannot be reversed and persistent difficulty with breathing. However, the benefits only apply to people who have a deficiency of the vitamin. Vitamin D can help augment the immune system while reducing harmful inflammatory responses. Good food source of vitamin D include several species of fish, as well as eggs and mushrooms l.

Key Takeaways:

  • Not specifically one disease, COPD refers to an array of chronic, serious and non-reversible lung conditions, such as emphysema.
  • COPD sufferers with low levels of vitamin D may curb symptoms by consuming bitamin-D rich foods, like salmon, beef liver and egg yolks, so suggests data.
  • The data arises from a review of four randomized controlled trials that used more than 500 overall participants.

"Carried out by a team of researchers from Europe, the study revealed that supplementing with regular doses of vitamin D safely and significantly reduced the symptoms of COPD."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-02-vitamin-d-can-soothe-symptoms-of-copd.html

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Can sulforaphane help children with autism?
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Date: May 10, 2019 10:46 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can sulforaphane help children with autism?





Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli have enormous amounts of sulforaphane. Research has even shown that when this compound is taken in large quantities, it can help alleviate the problem of autism in children. Autism is a very important consideration because it affects about one in ten children right now; this is according to experts. New cases are also increasing worldwide. The author states that the recent increases in autism reporting is due to the fact that vaccination schedules in children are increasing and vaccines deliver toxins to the child which can damage the nervous system. Sulforaphane though has been shown to be a chemical that can help in alleviating autism in children even after they have been vaccinated. The research was carried out by scientists at the John Hopkins University who found out that eating foods that have enormous amounts of sulforaphane can help autistic children by enhancing their social skills, verbal communication ability, and their general behavior. The compound, sulforaphane, acts through activating the genes that shield the cells from inflammation, damage to the genetic material, oxidative stress, and other factors that are linked to autism. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sulforaphane is a compound that is found in large amounts in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and recent research shows it can help children with autism.
  • The latest estimates on the effects of autism on children shows that the condition now affects about one out of every forty-five children.
  • The rapidly increasing spike in autism cases in children is linked to the increased rate of vaccination in children where the toxins affect their nervous system.

"The results of their experiment showed that the sulforaphane group demonstrated considerable improvements in social behavior by the time of the fourth week of treatment."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-20-can-sulforaphane-help-children-with-autism.html

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Shiny hair, stronger nails: Add these 8 biotin-rich foods to yourdiet
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Date: May 09, 2019 05:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Shiny hair, stronger nails: Add these 8 biotin-rich Foods to yourdiet





If you are losing hair faster than normal, you could be biotin deficient. Biotin is also known as Vitamin B7 and supports the health and growth of hair and nails. Nuts, sweet potatoes and dark leafy vegetables are all rich in Biotin. Onions also have biotin. The best source of biotin is actually animal liver. If you cannot eat liver, consider eggs instead. Three eggs a day will provide your daily requirement of Biotin without the taste of liver.

Key Takeaways:

  • People who suffer from a deficiency of biotin are in that small group of people who frequently lose their hair more than usual.
  • Certain food groups have been found to contain large quantities of biotin and people who are low in it can take these food to increase their levels.
  • As a person grows older, the minimum level of biotin he needs to have in his body rises and for a typical adult it is 30 micrograms.

"Also known as vitamin B7, biotin supports the healthy growth of hair, skin, and nails."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-03-shiny-hair-stronger-nails-add-these-8-biotin-rich-foods.html

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4 reasons you should eat more mushrooms
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Date: May 09, 2019 04:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 reasons you should eat more mushrooms





Mushrooms are a nutritious food with many health benefits. Mushrooms can provide one of the few completely vegan foods with lots of vitamin D, although that is only if they’re exposed to sunlight and not grown in the dark. They’ve got tons of fiber, and are also full of niacin, phosphorus and other minerals. Evidence to support claims that mushrooms help prevent specific diseases is weak, but what is definitely clear is that sautéed mushrooms are delicious, and there’s no reason not to eat them.

Key Takeaways:

  • People revere magical mushrooms, but all mushrooms have amazing abilities that helps the body when it comes to healthy living and healing abilities.
  • Vitamin D supplements apart from that from sunshine only come from animals such as fatty fishes and dairy products fortified with the vitamin.
  • It is known that the amazing mushroom produces vitamin D abundantly such that a 100-gram serving can give one about 50 to 100 percent of the daily dose.

"You only need 10 to 15 minutes of sunshine three times a week to get your necessary dose of vitamin D, but if you’re still running low you can supplement with food sources."

Read more: https://www.popsci.com/mushrooms-health-benefits

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For the men: Multivitamins can keep heart disease at bay
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Date: May 09, 2019 09:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: For the men: Multivitamins can keep heart disease at bay





When one gets insufficient nutrients from the diet, taking multivitamins can be a healthy way to improve this. A recent study has shown that men who take multivitamins a lot are less prone to diseases related to the heart such as stroke and even death related to cardiovascular diseases. But how can cardiovascular diseases be prevented using multivitamins? There are few studies in this direction although a lot of studies have been done on the health benefits of multivitamins. That is why a team of researchers in the US embarked on a study of the incidence of multivitamin usage on major cardiovascular diseases like stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular death. The study was a long term prospective study. The study was conducted between 1982 and 1995 using 18,530 healthy men that were aged from 40 years and above who the researchers followed. The participants reported their lifestyle habits and as well as their intake of certain foods. Throughout the follow up study, there were only 1,697 reported cases of cardiovascular diseases. This made the researchers to conclude that taking multivitamins means a reduced risk to cardiovascular diseases. It is then appropriate for one to choose the right kind of supplements to improve the diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • When one suspects that he is not getting the full nutrients that his body needs on a daily basis, taking quality multivitamins is necessary.
  • According to a recent study that was done on multivitamins, men who have taken them for a long time have lower risks of stroke and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Many persons know of the important role of multivitamins in improving and maintaining health, but little research has been done on its role on cardiovascular disease.

"In conducting the study, the research team followed 18,530 healthy men aged 40 years old or over from 1982 to 1995. The participants were initially enrolled from the Physicians’ Health Study I cohort"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-16-multivitamins-keep-heart-disease-at-bay.html

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10 Reasons why vitamin D is essential for your health
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Date: May 07, 2019 04:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Reasons why vitamin D is essential for your health





Vitamin D is considered the sunshine vitamin because it is synthesized by the skin when one is exposed to the sun. It is paramount for optimal health. It can only be found in a handful of foods such as fish, mushrooms, eggs, and fortified foods. The sun is the most important source of this vitamin. Many persons tend to spend less time outdoors that is why a third of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Here are some reasons why it is beneficial to take the sun and get this vitamin. One health benefit of vitamin D is that it improves muscle function. Deficiency of this vitamin is linked to loss of muscle mass and strength. Another health benefit is that it lowers the risk of asthma attacks by half. Vitamin D can also help to prevent and treat multiple sclerosis, and protect against Alzheimer’s and parkinson’s disease. Other health benefits are outlined in the article.

Key Takeaways:

  • When one gets exposed to the sunlight, his body begins to synthesize vitamin D that is why the vitamin is called the "sunshine vitamin".
  • Although the sun is the most important source of vitamin D, it can be found in foods such as fatty fish, certain mushrooms, eggs, and fortified foods.
  • When one has a deficiency of vitamin D, it has been linked to loss of muscle mass and loss of strength.

"These days, however, most of us tend to spend less time outdoors which may explain why more than a third of the world population suffers from low levels of vitamin D."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-19-10-reasons-why-vitamin-d-is-essential.html

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Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels
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Date: May 02, 2019 02:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels





In the era where there has been an increase in people's interest in physical health, one of the biggest things that has taken trend is that of OMEGA-3s and claims that they are good for a variety of reasons. Although until recently it has been unknown why it was good for you, new research has now shown that these nutrients can be beneficial for your heart, especially in terms of protecting it against DNA damage that can injure blood vessels.

Key Takeaways:

  • To help stop the plague that is affecting the planet in the form of heart and arterial diseases, experts recommend foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Although experts have not explained why omega-3 fatty acids are good for heart health, new research has found that it has components that prevents free radicals from causing harm.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are rich in EPA and DHA which reduce the harm caused by intracellular reactive oxygen species to heart cells.

"Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), components found in omega-3 fatty acids, promote antioxidant responses in the human aortic endothelial cells, protecting DNA from oxidative stress from reactive oxygen species (ROS)."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-12-omega-3s-protect-against-dna-damage-in-the-blood-vessels.html

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Problems digesting fat? Here are 5 ways to get your gut moving
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Date: May 02, 2019 01:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Problems digesting fat? Here are 5 ways to get your gut moving





There are nutrients which require fatty acids for absorption. It is possible that you are struggling with absorbing fat, which can be seen in problems including light colored and stinky stools, bloating, nausea, or fatigue. Liver congestion, poor quality bile, or lacking of pancreatic enzymes may be the problem. Beet greens, collard, and chicory are a few helpful bitter foods that may stimulate your enzymes to function more properly. Foods including lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, spinach, and celery may help your hydrochloric acid in breaking down foods. Add in honey, avocados, bananas, ginger, pineapples, or kiwi to boost digestive enzymes.You can also help your body with medium chain fatty acids like coconut oil for absorption of nutrients. Finally, consider a probiotic supplement or fermented foods to help with proper breakdown and digestion.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some symptoms, such as fatigue, bloating, weight gain and nausea when encountering fatty foods, may have an inability to properly absorb fats as a root cause.
  • People with such an inability are also prone to excreting light-colored and particularly foul-smelling feces.
  • An inability to properly absorb fats can stem from liver congestion, poor quality bile, or from a lack of pancreatic enzymes.

"These symptoms may also be an indication of other nutrient deficiencies as some nutrients need fatty acids to be absorbed."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-20-problems-digesting-fat-5-ways-to-get-your-gut-moving.html

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Study: Curcumin, a polyphenol in turmeric, can selectively targetcancer stem cells
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Date: May 02, 2019 11:57 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study: Curcumin, a polyphenol in turmeric, can selectively targetcancer stem cells





According to a study published in the journal Anticancer Research, curcumin can destroy stem cells that cause cancer. Turmeric is a plant that has been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat a variety of conditions. Curcumin, a polyphenol found in turmeric, is the source of turmeric's health benefits. Recent research suggests that curcumin can selectively target and destroy cancer stem cells. Cancer stem cells, which are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation, and can actually be spread by surgery, are the most lethal type of cancer cell.

Key Takeaways:

  • In health foods, there are common health foods and superfoods that stand head and shoulders above the rest and could be labeled miracle foods.
  • Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Chinese and ayurvedic medicine due to the presence of curcuminoids in it that has power antioxidant properties.
  • Curcumin has several health benefits which include boosting brain power, lowering the risk of brain diseases, reducing the risk of heart disease, and preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

"One of the most well-known of these amazing foods is curcumin, the polyphenol that gives turmeric its beautiful, bright yellow color."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-14-curcumin-polyphenol-in-turmeric-can-selectively-target-cancer-stem-cells.html

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Discover the benefits of biotin, a little known B-vitamin that cangive you that natural, healthy look
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Date: May 02, 2019 10:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Discover the benefits of biotin, a little known B-vitamin that cangive you that natural, healthy look





The vitamin B7, often known as Biotin is normally advertised as a supplement to help with the growth of hair and nail tissue. In a new write up by Zoey Sky, she provides the general public with a few different symptoms that may indicate your body has a Biotin deficiency, such as dry and itchy skin or constant bouts of fatigue. She also provides a few benefits that come along with taking a Biotin supplement such as a positive change in thyroid health, better digestion and ability to absorb nutrients as well as support for your nervous system.

Key Takeaways:

  • When someone starts to experience a dry and brittle hair condition, or the skin starts to become red and itchy, he may have a biotin deficiency.
  • Another name for biotin is vitamin B7 and it is a water-soluble vitamin which means that it is easily depleted from the body and has to be restored.
  • Some of the reasons why one should add biotin-rich foods to the diet include that it boosts thyroid health, and it can be used in managing type 2 diabetes.

"The average recommended daily intake for biotin is five micrograms (mcg) for infants and small children, 30 mcg for adults, and 35 mcg for pregnant and breastfeeding women."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-14-biotin-can-give-you-that-natural-healthy-look.html

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Follow your gut to digestive health
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Date: April 30, 2019 04:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Follow your gut to digestive health





"Microbiome" is the term that refers to the good and bad bacteria that resides within your digestive system. When that bacteria is in healthy balance, you have optimal equilibrium in your gut. Prebiotics and probiotics can contribute to this balance, enhancing your overall digestive health. You can get prebiotics and probiotics from both supplements and food. By making an effort to maintain a healthy microbiome, you will reap the benefits of overall immune support, heart health, an improved mood, and regularity in your bowel movements.

Key Takeaways:

  • Probiotics are healthy bacteria that live inside a person's gut, while prebiotics are the fibers that fuel probiotics.
  • Some examples of prebiotic fibers are lentils, different kinds of beans, and fruits and vegetables.
  • Yogurts, kefir, fermented vegetables, and kombucha are examples of probiotic foods.

"While all fiber is important to feeling your best every day, only certain fibers are what we call prebiotics."

Read more: https://www.austindailyherald.com/2019/03/follow-your-gut-to-digestive-health/

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Research links folate deficiency to a wide range of diseases
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Date: April 30, 2019 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Research links folate deficiency to a wide range of diseases





Folate is commonly known as vitamin B9 and is found in many fruits and vegetables. Being deficient in folate has been linked to many health complications. Folate deficiency has been found to be associated with incurable DNA problems, such as a lost chromosome. It is also associated with dementia, cancer, and even anemia. However, an abundance of folate in the body can prevent cancer and dementia risk. Foods containing folate include brussels sprouts, tomato juice, peas, bananas, and poultry, so it is important to eat healthy to reduce risk of deficiency.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research has shown that folate, which is vitamin B9 and also known sometimes as folic acid, can be found in green leafy vegetables and many fruits.
  • Some of the diseases that are linked to folate deficiency are age-related dementia, cancer, anemia and mental illness. It is also linked to birth defects in women.
  • Researchers have taken a look at the relationship between folate and fragile X syndrome in order to understand how it is linked to other diseases.

"This is the first study that shows folate deficiency can cause problems with DNA replication and cell division."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/folate-deficiency-vitamins-2919.html

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Probiotics shown to protect against liver damage, study reveals
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Date: April 30, 2019 02:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotics shown to protect against liver damage, study reveals





Fatty Liver Disease is becoming a real issue and may impact up to 1/4th of the United States population. Thankfully there appear to be means of combating this disease. Probiotics have already contributed in reducing acetaminophen-caused liver disease particularly with lowering of the oxidative stress. Positive gut health and bacteria is also important in maintaining a healthy immune system and can contribute to further protecting the body against Fatty Liver Disease. Eating the right foods, including fermented varieties, helps promote good gut health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is affecting a lot of people in the US and the number is increasing. Experts put its number at 25 percent of the population.
  • When NAFLD is left untreated for a long time, it can develop into more serious problems such as liver inflammation, scarring, cirrhosis, liver failure, and then liver cancer.
  • Now it has been discovered that gut bacteria has a good effect on liver health and probiotics can be used to halt liver disease.

"The team found that the supplemented mice experienced significantly less liver damage than the control group."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/probiotics-nutrition-news-2623.html

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8 Great Reasons To Start Eating Okra
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Date: April 29, 2019 05:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 Great Reasons To Start Eating Okra





Okra is a popular vegetable found in both African and Asian foods. Okra is used in both soups and stews because of its ability to thicken those meals. Okra is also a great source of fiber, antioxidants, folic acid, calcium, and also vitamins B and C. The antioxidants found in okra can fight off free radicals, which increase the chances to get cancer. The fiber in okra can help maintain a healthy digestive system and can also protect your heart.

Key Takeaways:

  • Okra is a vegetable that is high in fiber and is often used as a thickener in stews and soups.
  • High in vitamins B and C, okra has strong anti-cancer properties due to its high anti-oxidant content.
  • Okra contains the protein collagen, which can give the skin a more supple and youthful appearance.

"The antioxidants found in okra can fight off free radicals and thus reduce the risk of cancer. In fact, lectins (a form of protein) taken from the vegetable were found to have lowered the growth of breast cancer cells by over 50% (1)."

Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/nutrition-body/healthy-eating/okra-health-benefits/

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Why Should You Add Seaweed To Your Diet?
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Date: April 27, 2019 10:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Should You Add Seaweed To Your Diet?





Adding seaweed to your diet can help protect your system from becoming vulnerable to several ailments, while also lessening the amount of symptoms from chronic conditions that you have already been diagnosed with. Seaweed is known to promote proper thyroid functioning, helping protect your body from being diagnosed with over or under-active thyroid disease. If you are living with diabetes, the consumption of seaweed can help reduce the effects of insulin resistance and inflammation that you may experience.

Key Takeaways:

  • In contrast with other generations about a decade ago, new technology gives the possibility for more information but that does not mean people are more aware of their surroundings.
  • Today, people have more knowledge about which food are healthy for the body or not. They can easily search for the information on the Internet.
  • Some foods have become very popular today because some food blogger or celebrity recommended it and people now add it to their daily diet.

"Research on seaweed shows its numerous benefits for the digestive system, thyroid glands, and the general health."

Read more: https://tophealthjournal.com/4369/why-should-you-add-seaweed-to-your-diet/

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Bone Broth Diet Plan Benefits & How to Follow It
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Date: April 26, 2019 05:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bone Broth Diet Plan Benefits & How to Follow It





The bone broth diet is something that has become increasingly popular. The diet was developed by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci and was detailed in her diet book on the same subject. The bone broth diet itself is used intermittently with the paleo diet, as an emphasis on consuming whole foods and low amounts of sugar and carbohydrates is necessary for its success. In order to follow the diet a user would consume only the paleo diet for five days and then fast on the other two days of the week.

Key Takeaways:

  • The bone broth diet consists of cycling between fasting and eating whole foods paired with bone broth for a period of 21 days.
  • Benefits of the bone broth diet include weight loss, healthy skin, improved joint function, and improved gut health.
  • The bone broth diet may not be for everyone, so it is recommended to test out the diet in a 7-day period before beginning the diet.

"Proponents of the plan claim that the bone broth diet results in quick weight loss, better skin, improved gut health and decreased inflammation. Let’s take a look at a few of the potential ways that the diet can enhance overall health."

Read more: https://draxe.com/bone-broth-diet-plan-benefits/

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A healthy gut is a more efficient gut: Prebiotic fiber found tobreak down a high-fat diet better, reducing accumulation and inflammation
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Date: April 26, 2019 03:23 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A healthy gut is a more efficient gut: Prebiotic fiber found tobreak down a high-fat diet better, reducing accumulation and inflammation





Many of us are aware of fiber being an important nutrient, but what about prebiotic fibers? These are essential when it comes to cleansing the colon and regulating the metabolism, as well as digestion. A study showed that mice who were living on a high-fat diet without the presence of prebiotics showed to have troublesome symptoms such as a slower metabolic rate and less weight loss. This is in comparison to the mice who were given the replica of a high fat diet with prebiotic fibers present.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Cell Host & Microbe Journal published a piece lauding the addition of prebiotic fiber to an otherwise high fat diet.
  • Researchers found that such an addition proved to be a way to potentially avoid or lessen the effects of metabolic syndrome.
  • Researchers gave rodents on an otherwise high fat diet, inulin, a fermentable fiber supplement, to monitor the effects.

"People consistently overlook the importance of eating healthy foods, especially fibers which are known to cleanse the colon."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-07-prebiotic-fiber-breaks-down-a-high-fat-diet.html

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5 foods that arthritis patients must include in their daily diet
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Date: April 26, 2019 03:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Foods that arthritis patients must include in their daily diet





Men and women who suffer from arthritis experience daily joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain, which negatively affects their daily routine. While medication is an important piece of treating arthritis, a balanced diet is also critical for optimal daily living. A healthy diet for someone with arthritis should include many foods with anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is one food source known to reduce inflammation and have pain relieving effects. It can be consumed in tea or part of a syrup. Turmeric is another very powerful anti-inflammatory that also has tissue protection properties. For best absorption, take turmeric with black pepper. Also, berries, olive oil, and fatty fish are all great additions to a healthy and balanced diet of those with arthritis.

Key Takeaways:

  • As a disease that is common in men and women, arthritis affects the joints of the body and the joint inflammation can lead to constant pain.
  • The definite cause for the disease is not yet known, but the two types of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, cause inflammation to the joints.
  • One treatment for arthritis which focuses on reducing inflammation is ginger. Ginger is considered very effective in reducing inflammation at the joints.

"Apart from medication and treatment people suffering from arthritis need to maintain a balanced diet and also incorporate some physical activities."

Read more: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/food-news/5-foods-that-arthritis-patients-must-include-in-their-daily-diet/articleshow/68199467.cms

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5 Foods To Help You Fight Insomnia
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:48 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Foods To Help You Fight Insomnia





Insomnia, which is a chronic lack of sleep, achieved because the insomniac can't seem to enter a state of sleeping, or because the sufferer can't sustain the state once achieved, is a debilitating problem for many. While there exist pharmaceutical interventions for insomnia, there are also more natural ways to combat the problem, specifically food choices that may help. Tryptophan is the hormone that releases the relaxing chemical serotinin, that helps sleep arrive. Hummus has natural tryptophan. Kiwi has specific phtyochemicals and antioxidants that also promote sleep. Healthy carbs tend to make us sleep, which is why corn is a good sleep-promoter. Milk is another healthy carrier of tryptophan. Chewing on basil might help too as it eases mental woes and soothes troubled digestion.

Key Takeaways:

  • A word that can be used to describe insomnia in this our era is habitual sleeplessness and this phenomenon is on the rise.
  • Insomnia when it becomes habitual causes restlessness and anxiety. At night, even though one is exhausted, sleep does not come and one gets fidgety and the mind blurry.
  • Insomnia has treatment or remedies to cure the condition which involves medication, therapies, and soothing products, but sometimes these remedies do not work.

"The sugar level in candies is capable of upsetting your blood sugar levels which leads to the interruption of your sleep. You might sleep well immediately after eating them but after some time, you will wake up irritable. Corn is a healthy carb you should incorporate in your diet."

Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/live-healthier/5-foods-fight-insomnia/

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Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet?
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:45 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet?





The ketogenic diet is now trending across the globe, but many have many impressions about this eating regimen that are far from the truth. One of these myths surround the fact that keto dieters cannot consume any carbs at all, making the majority of fruits off limits. Keto followers can actually have up to 50 grams of carbohydrates to start, and they are encouraged to consume healthy fruits that are low in carbohydrates such as lemons or avocados.

Key Takeaways:

  • People often ask if they can eat fruit on a ketogenic diet because in the keto world fruits are often a contentious subject.
  • It is wrong for people to label some foods as keto or non-keto rather they should set diet goals based on their health, activity level, and food preferences.
  • For people who adhere to a very strict definition of keto, the carbs in a fruit can take away a large chunk of their daily carb recommendations.

"Higher carb fruits are going to be harder to incorporate into a keto diet while still allowing room for the liberal intake of vegetables and avocados encouraged in the Keto Reset."

Read more: https://www.marksdailyapple.com/fruit-keto/

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Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome
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Date: April 24, 2019 03:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome





With more and more consideration placed on ways to make you more healthy and physically well, there has been an increase in the holistic forms and natural remedies that have been implemented. In doing so, one interesting trend that is recently being discovered is that of pine bark, a more specific type, that is seen for heart health. By using this pine bark in different foods, it can decrease the risk of metabolic syndrome in individuals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Metabolic syndrome has reached pandemic proportions in the US. This is a linked cluster of undesirable health conditions which include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and elevated cholesterol.
  • Research has shown that natural substances like pine bark are amongst the list of herbs that can be used to support a good heart function.
  • The pharmaceutical industry in western countries wield so much power and influence in media and medicine so they keep many people ignorant about these natural remedies.

"Disease-fighting OPCs in pine bark are not only antioxidant (helping to scavenge dangerous free radicals), but have anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-allergenic, antibacterial and anti-aging effects as well."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/pine-bark-heart-health-2823.html

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Magnesium and vitamin D: The perfect pair?
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Date: April 24, 2019 01:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Magnesium and vitamin D: The perfect pair?





The presence of magnesium is absolutely imperative in maintaining stable levels of vitamin D. When someone does not have enough magnesium in their system, the metabolic pathway, disabling your body's ability to synthesize vitamin D. Taking magnesium does not have to be done in supplement form. If you ingest foods such as buckwheat, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts, you can naturally boost your levels of magnesium and aid your body in synthesizing adequate levels of vitamin D throughout your system.

Key Takeaways:

  • The vital nutrient, magnesium, is a mineral required for several hundred different bodily functions to ensue smoothly in humans.
  • Recently, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed more regarding one of the bodily processes that may depend on the interaction of magnesium.
  • A study, utilizing 250 human subjects, looked into data suggesting that a lack of magnesium could halt the body's metabolic pathway to vitamin D synthesis.

"Carried out by researchers from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the study looked at whether supplementation with magnesium would affect vitamin D metabolism."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-05-magnesium-and-vitamin-d-the-perfect-pair.html

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Omega-3s can improve blood flow in the brain and prevent aging,according to international study
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Date: April 23, 2019 03:23 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3s can improve blood flow in the brain and prevent aging,according to international study





The inflammation of brain cells, often associated with a decrease in blood flow, can result in several troublesome cognitive symptoms such as not being able to retain memories. Omega-3s actually have the ability to protect cells against related damage, making them highly beneficial in sustaining optimal cognitive function. Not only can it help with brain health, but omega-3s also improve heart health by reducing triglyceride levels while regulating blood pressure. Both of these help contribute to a reduction in heart disease risk.

Key Takeaways:

  • Omega 3s can be gained from certain foods, such as fatty fish, nuts, and seaweed.
  • Omega 3 Vitamins can improve brain function, correcting depression, anxiety, and preventing memory problems.
  • Taking Omega 3s can contribute to better heart health and lower risk of cancer.

"A study published in the journal Nutrients showed how omega-3 supplementation is beneficial for memory decline caused by aging."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-28-omega-3s-can-improve-blood-flow-in-the-brain-and-prevent-aging-according-to-international-study.html

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Coenzyme Q10: Research confirms ubiquinone and ubiquinol are nearlyequally-absorbed ...
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Date: April 22, 2019 04:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Coenzyme Q10: Research confirms ubiquinone and ubiquinol are nearlyequally-absorbed ...





Many Coenzyme Q10 products have labels that indicate that their product is better absorbed due to longtime beliefs surrounding ubiquinol (reduced Coenzyme Q10) being hard for the body to absorb. Many brands instead market ubiquinone, which is redox Coenzyme Q10 instead, since studies have been more supportive about this form being easier for the body to absorb. New research, however, is concluding that both of these forms are equal when it comes to the ability to be absorbed through the body.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to Coenzyme Q10 expert Dr. William Judy, there is very little difference in the absorption rates of ubiquinol and ubiquinone.
  • Both forms of CoQ10 contain antioxidants and are critical for overall mitochondrial health.
  • CoQ10 can be beneficial for those suffering from Parkinson's disease and has been shown to provide headache relief in adolescent and pediatric populations.

"Marketing terms such as “better absorbed” should be questioned unless the absorption or bioavailability is actually stated. Only when the actual absorption has been verified can the better absorbed product be determined."

Read more: https://wholefoodsmagazine.com/columns/vitamin-connection/coenzyme-q10-research-confirms-ubiquinone-and-ubiquinol-are-nearly-equally-absorbed-compounds-the-physical-form-and-companion-ingredients-make-the-bioavailability-and-absorption-difference-in-coenz/

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Plant proteins found to help prevent Type 2 diabetes
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Date: April 22, 2019 04:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Plant proteins found to help prevent Type 2 diabetes





A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition analyzed the diets of more than 2,000 men. It specifically sought to find a correlation between protein sources and diabetes. It found that, in general, men with a higher intake of protein from plants were less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. Conversely, men who got most of their protein from processed or unprocessed meats were more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. Several other studies from Harvard have reached parallel conclusions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland looked at the dietary habits of 2000 men to try to learn the impact of protein sources on heart health.
  • Plant-based diets are associated with significant drops in the risk of Type 2 diabetes, even when subjects also are less healthy foods as well.
  • One serving of red meat per day is enough to substantially raise the risk of type 2 diabetes relative to non-meat eaters.

"According to the study, men who had the highest intake of plant proteins were 35 percent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes compared with those who had the lowest consumption."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-17-plant-proteins-found-to-help-prevent-type-2-diabetes.html

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9 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Keto
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Date: April 22, 2019 04:13 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Keto





The keto diet can be a very effective way for individuals to shed excess pounds, but if it is not practiced correctly, the results will remain limited. In order to optimize the diet’s effectiveness, dieters who find their progress stalling should attempt to reduce the amount of carbohydrates and proteins they are eating, assess whether their overall food intake might be either too low or too high, focus on triggering ketosis, get regular sleep and exercise. If these strategies fail, it might be time to adjust inflated expectations or consider the possibility of a medical condition that is inhibiting weight loss.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating too much protein can actually stop the ketosis process if your body processes some of the extra protein into glucose.
  • Eating too much can defeat the purpose of dieting, especially if you snack a lot, but eating too little can make your body conserve more calories by tricking it into guarding against “starvation.”
  • It can be hard for keto diet neophytes to know exactly if they’ve even reached ketosis yet except through testing for ketones.

"To calculate net carbs, simply subtract the total grams of fiber from the total grams of carbs in your foods. High-fiber keto foods like certain veggies are great choices to help keep carb consumption low while squeezing in plenty of vitamins and minerals to support better health."

Read more: https://draxe.com/reasons-not-losing-weight-on-keto/

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Research says flavonoids can flush out arsenic from the body
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Date: April 20, 2019 11:36 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Research says flavonoids can flush out arsenic from the body





Thru environmental and food processes, we are exposed to many chemicals that are either ingested or absorbed thru respiration or through the skin. These toxic materials can be gotten rid of thru the foods we eat. A nutritional component called flavornoids, which are found the colors of various fruit and vegetables. The brighter the color, the more they contain. Flavornoids can not only help to rid the body of organic toxins, but inorganic as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • People encounter a lot of harmful substances that get into the body throughout their lives which the body detoxifies, but sometimes these substances interfere with detoxification.
  • When toxins are not detoxified, they can cause damage to the body but there are fortunately many nutrients that can boost the body’s ability to detoxify toxins.
  • Flavonoids are pigments that one can find in fruits and vegetables with about 6,000 varieties. Researchers have realized that these flavonoids have several health benefits.

"In a study published in the journal Nutrition Research, scientists from the U.S. and Mexico found that these nutrients help eliminate a toxin called inorganic arsenic from the body."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-27-research-says-flavonoids-can-flush-out-arsenic-from-the-body.html

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The Best Keto Fiber Foods & Why You Need Them
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Date: April 18, 2019 01:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Best Keto Fiber Foods & Why You Need Them





The Keto diet is well-known for emphasizing the value of healthy fats, but that doesn't mean it neglects the importance of fiber. It is not uncommon for those transitioning to the low-carb, high fat Keto diet to experience problems with digestion. The solution is to consume high fiber foods that keep you in a state of ketosis. These include non-starchy vegetables (e.g., cabbage and asparagus) as well as seeds and nuts. Keto fiber supplements - such as Gum arabic and Chia seeds - can also serve to maintain digestive regularity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Avocado is full of both healthy fats and dietary fiber, making it a valuable staple for people on keto diets.
  • Non-starchy vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and zucchini can provide lots of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants.
  • When eaten in moderation, high-fiber nuts like pistachios, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts can provide fiber and nutrients and help digestion.

"Eighty percent of your total daily calories should be coming from foods like olive oil, coconut oil, grass-fed butter, nuts and seeds."

Read more: https://draxe.com/best-keto-fiber-foods/

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Chitosan: A more environmentally friendly food packaging materialthan plastic
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Date: April 12, 2019 04:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chitosan: A more environmentally friendly food packaging materialthan plastic





Itsaso Leceta, an academic researcher from the University of Basque Country has developed a biodegradable polymer, hoping to change packaging standards. Chitosan, made from crustacean chitins, prevents fungi and bacteria from infecting whole foods. It does not, however, block gas, water, or vapor. On the plus side, this new environmentally conscious food packaging is completely biodegradable, even edible. Everyone can make a difference, and consumers can start by choosing alternative means in their lives, like Chitosan.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although fruit is often coated in plastic films to protect it from contaminants, these plastics pollute the sea, and their productions involves the use of hazardous chemicals.
  • Chitosan is produced by processing the material that makes up crustaceans’ exoskeletons, and it has antimicrobial properties that make it a good potential coating for fruit and vegetables.
  • You can help reduce the impact of packaging materials on the environment by bringing your own bag when you buy produce, and by buying from local farmers.

"It is a biodegradable, biocompatible (not harmful to living tissue) polymer that can be used to wrap vegetables and fruits. Its purpose is to prevent bacteria and fungi from infecting whole foods, and prolonging their shelf life."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-17-chitosan-environmentally-friendly-food-packaging.html

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Vitamin B12 deficiency: Seven foods to eat to help keep symptoms atbay - Express
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Date: April 11, 2019 01:30 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin B12 deficiency: Seven Foods to eat to help keep symptoms atbay - Express





A vitamin deficiency can truly make the difference between being healthy and feeling drained. In today’s article, the focus is centered on Vitamin B12. Bright pictures and videos fill the page alerting you to some of the signs and symptoms of being vitamin B12 deficient. This article also outlines seven healthy foods such as salmon, beef and eggs that can make the difference for your body’s overall levels. It also suggests possibly taking a supplement if you’re unable to eat the foods listed.

Key Takeaways:

  • A Vitamin B12 deificiency can cause symptoms ranging from headaches and poor appetite to serious fatigue.
  • Good dietary sources of B12 include salmon, liver, fortified cereals, eggs and beef.
  • Vegetarians and vegans sometimes have difficulty getting enough vitamin B12 because many of the best sources are animal products.

"VITAMIN B12 deficiency can develop if you’re not eating the right foods, and serious health problems can occur if the condition is left untreated."

Read more: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1087211/vitamin-b12-deficiency-diet-foods-milk-egg-beef-liver-salmon-yoghurt-fortified-cereal

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6 reasons to care about your gut flora
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Date: April 11, 2019 08:12 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 reasons to care about your gut flora





Gut flora is made up of the bacteria that resides in our intestines and stomach. While we are born with some of this, the rest can be affected through our diets. Having good bacteria helps eliminate what is not good and there are several examples. First, there is a link between good bacteria in the gut flora and our overall mental health. There is a lot of bacteria already identified, with some of the benefits not known yet and a deepening understanding is important. Bad bacteria can cause a number of diseases, but being healthy and eating appropriately can decrease the need things like probiotics, which people may needlessly use while on antibiotics. Finally, prebiotics found in foods that promote good gut flora can lead to a decrease in blood pressure.

Key Takeaways:

  • Because the microbiome in the gut has been linked to various physical and mental health situations, we have to be interested in what is going on there.
  • The microbiome is made up of good bacteria that reside in our intestines that help us when we want to digest food.
  • The bacteria in our gut is partly what we were born with (that is from our mother) and partly from our lifestyle and dietary choices.

"With probiotics, fermented foods and kombucha all trending in recent years, we wanted to find out what all the fuss was about when it comes to our gut health."

Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/6-reasons-to-care-about-your-gut-flora/a-47429707

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Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa
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Date: April 09, 2019 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa





Type 2 diabetes is a major health concern, but the drugs healthcare professionals currently turn to are expensive and have negative side effects. As an alternative, researchers in Kenya have found that the spiny evergreen shrub Berberis holstii has anti-diabetic properties. It is traditionally used as a medicine against a wide variety of ailments. The researchers found that, in rats, the plant could reduce blood glucose level. Berberis holstii isn't the only alternative substance that has anti-diabetic properties, other plants/foods include fatty fish, leafy greens, cinnamon, eggs, chia seeds, and turmeric.

Key Takeaways:

  • To treat type 2 diabetes that is a public health concern around the world, doctors often turn to conventional drugs with adverse effects and which are expensive.
  • The Belberis holstii plant which researches in Kenya discovered can be used for treating diabetes is indigenous to Africa and has been used to treat diseases like malaria.
  • The study found that the root extract of the plant reduced blood glucose in the bloodstream of the rats being studied by about 30 percent.

"This spice reduces hemoglobin A1c, a marker of long-term blood sugar levels. It is also known to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-06-study-looks-at-anti-diabetes-properties-of-barberry-plant.html

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Eat These Vitamin C-Rich Foods To Boost Your Immunity - NDTV
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Date: April 04, 2019 12:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eat These Vitamin C-Rich Foods To Boost Your Immunity - NDTV





If you find your self feeling a little more susceptible to all of those nasty bugs going around this season, this article has a few tips for you to keep in mind. By consuming foods and supplements containing vitamin C such as lemons, amla and cherries, you help provide your body with a small boost to your immunity system that may determine the course of your day. Take a few moments out of your day to get a bit more knowledge on Vitamin C.

Key Takeaways:

  • A well balanced diet keeps one fit and healthy while a diet that is based on junk food with inadequate exercise regime weakens the immune system.
  • The signs of vitamin C deficiency are dry hair and skin, fatigue, frequent mood changes, and joint and muscle pains.
  • The benefits of taking Vitamin C are immense. You not only build up your immunity, but also are fighting radical activity and oxidative damage caused by this activity.

"This vibrant red-coloured fruit is not only a treat to the palate, but also a storehouse of essential nutrients, including vitamin C. In order to get your daily dose of vitamin C, you can have cherries as is or make them a part of your diet by adding them in smoothies, shakes or even desserts."

Read more: https://www.ndtv.com/food/eat-these-vitamin-c-rich-foods-to-boost-your-immunity-1992440

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Eating chili regularly may make you live longer
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Date: April 04, 2019 09:24 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating chili regularly may make you live longer





The health benefits of spices have long been of interest to scholars. Recently, scientists have discovered that consuming chili has a variety of health benefits, the most important being longevity. In a follow-up of a Chinese study, the University of Vermont discovered that those in their study who ate chili peppers lived longer than those who did not. The researchers attributed these significant results to a compound called capsaicin, which gives the chili pepper its notorious spice. Capsaicin is thought to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve blood flow. While these results are still under investigation, one should still consider adding more spice to their foods to reap their nutritional benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Peppers and spices are not only for eating, but are key to many traditional medicines.
  • Capsaicin, which determines the spiciness of a pepper, reduces cardiovascular disease and kills bad bacteria.
  • Antioxidants are a key component of peppers and spices, and play a big role in being helpful to our bodies.

"They made the same discovery as the Chinese research team from five years ago: People who ate chili peppers lived longer lives."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-05-eating-chili-regularly-may-make-you-live-longer.html

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What are the best food sources of vitamin K?
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Date: April 02, 2019 02:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are the best food sources of vitamin K?





Vitamins, Minerals and Health, oh my! In recent years, the usage of more uncommon vitamins has been promptly on display. Have you ever wondered just exactly what Vitamin K does? Look no further. Zoey Sky has outlined what this particular vitamin does, why it is important for you and gives a few brief warnings on when not to take this. Along with these helpful tips, she has provided a few foods in which Vitamin K is most prevalent, their vitamin count and additional vitamins they may contain.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin K is a popular vitamin because it not only helps build and maintain healthy bones, it also aids in blood clotting.
  • Although green leafy vegetables are the highest food sources of vitamin K, other natural sources include blueberries, edamame, and soybeans.
  • It is advised that one should always consult a healthcare provider before increasing his or her intake of Vitamin K-rich foods.

"Following a healthy diet offers many benefits, such as improved overall physical and mental well-being."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-03-what-are-the-best-food-sources-of-vitamin-k.html

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Easily boost your immune system by eating more pomegranates, studyconcludes
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Date: March 27, 2019 10:34 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Easily boost your immune system by eating more pomegranates, studyconcludes





Pomegranates have long been recognized for their beautiful red seeds that present in a much more vibrant light than many other fruits. Now researchers are finding that pomegranates have several health benefits, especially when it comes to treating chronic inflammatory conditions. A study performed on mice showed that the inflammation biomarkers present within their systems were dramatically reduced when they were given pomegranate extract on a continual basis, showing that it could have a similar impact on humans.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the healthiest foods on the planet, pomegranates, was used by researchers to treat malaria-induced injury using an oxidative stress murine-model.
  • The researchers infected the laboratory mice with Plasmodium chabaudi, a species that causes malaria, and then fed the mice extracts of pomegranates.
  • Apart from the fact that the mice treated with pomegranates extract had fewer spleen injuries, there were lower numbers of inflammation biomarkers in them.

"Scientists from King Saud University concluded that pomegranates can boost the immune system and treat diseases such as malaria."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-27-easily-boost-your-immune-system-with-pomegranates.html

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The best adaptogens to beat stress
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Date: March 18, 2019 05:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The best adaptogens to beat stress





Foods are often talked about for their health benefits, but little emphasis is ever placed on the mental health benefits of such foods. To reduce the stress in your life you need adaptogens into the diet. Adaptogens are herbs, spices, and mushrooms that can help relieve stress in a natural way. Ashwagandha is a powerful herb that is an antioxidant and aphrodisiac that helps with stress. The root is ground and ingested. Tulsi is another herb that is known for physical well being and can assist those with high anxiety. Two mushrooms, Reishi and Cordyceps, are very potent Adaptogens and reduce fatigue while reducing stress. It helps both physically and emotionally. Finally, the Indian gooseberry known as Amla is cheap and effective. High in vitamin C, it also enhances cognitive functions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Doctors and dietitians alike spoke volumes about the benefits of foods to help physical health but say little about foods for mental health.
  • Adaptogens are spices, herbs, and mushrooms that are used in medicine to provide stress-relief in the natural way but they are often underrated.
  • Ashwagandha is a herb that is a powerful antioxidant and aphrodisiac that can also contribute to stress relief and improve mental well-being.

"With stress being a major part of our lives today, it is imperative to make sure we get enough adaptogens into your diet."

Read more: https://www.femina.in/wellness/diet/the-best-adaptogens-to-beat-stress-114667.html

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Eating more antioxidant-rich foods can reduce your risk of kidney cancer by 32%
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Date: March 14, 2019 02:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating more antioxidant-rich Foods can reduce your risk of kidney cancer by 32%

Want to know the secret to reducing your risk of kidney cancer by 32%? It's not as difficult to conquer this secret as you might think. To reduce your risks, simply add more antioxidant rich foods to your diet. These foods are great additions to your diet and with so many choices, it is easy to eat a variety of foods that taste great and that you love that also keep you health and reduce kidney cancer risks!

Key Takeaways:

  • It has been demonstrated from research that eating foods rich in antioxidants can be a good remedy against cancer.
  • The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has reported that it is possible to cut the risk of kidney cancer by 32 percent through eating antioxidant-rich foods.
  • Anti-oxidants which are plentiful in fruits and vegetables can prevent the effects of oxidation on the cells which can lead to kidney cancer.

"Now, a new study review has shown that antioxidants are especially potent against kidney cancer."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-02-eating-more-antioxidant-rich-foods-can-reduce-your-risk-of-kidney-cancer-by-32.html

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Optimize your health with these 11 delicious superfoods (that you can consume in one drink)
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Date: March 13, 2019 01:26 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Optimize your health with these 11 delicious superFoods (that you can consume in one drink)

We hear the term superfood tossed around a lot now, but some foods really have shown to truly boost our immune systems and improve our overall health. For example, moringa is a plant that gives advantages such as replacing the amino acids that should be present within your system. This is also known as a horseradish tree in more common terminology. The moringa also helps fight high off high levels of inflammation and free radicals.

Key Takeaways:

  • What we eat can mean health or disease. Eating the wrong food incurs sickness while the right ones mean healthiness.
  • Turmeric is one superfood that has curcumin which helps in staving off depression, diabetes, arthritis, and even cancer.
  • Moringa, also known as horseradish tree, is a superfood that contains all the essential amino acids a body needs to repair old cells or grow new ones.

"If you want to get more mileage out of your meals, superfoods are the way to go."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-14-optimize-your-health-with-these-11-delicious-superfoods.html

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Honey: Its benefits for health and skin
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Date: March 10, 2019 05:56 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Honey: Its benefits for health and skin





Most people are aware that honey is exceptionally good for your health with particular benefits for your skin. For example, it can remove acne scars and prevent more acne is used consistently. However, it has so many other health benefits as well. Honey can lower a person's cholesterol level if consumed on a regular basis. Honey is also a great weight loss tool in that it can relieve those pesky bouts of craving sugar. It also boosts your energy and increases your metabolic rate.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you apply honey to your skin, its antibacterial and antiseptic properties can treat a number of skin problems.
  • Honey can help you lose weight because it reduces your cravings for sugary foods.
  • The methylglyoxal compound in honey can boost your immune system as well as your energy levels.

"Many studies have proved that honey can help control high cholesterol levels."

Read more: https://www.newsnation.in/lifestyle/food/honey-honey-bee-impressive-benefits-for-health-and-skin-article-203786.html

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Health benefits of inulin.
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Date: March 08, 2019 08:02 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health benefits of inulin.





Fiber can improve digestion and promote a healthy gut. Inulin is a type of soluble fiber that is found in plants and contains a variety of health benefits, such as acting as a critical source of prebiotic bacteria in the digestive system. On top of this, inulin can support weight loss, help prevent bowel disorders such as IBS or colon cancer, and has the potential to control blood sugar. Side effects of inulin are incredibly rare- so be sure to fill up on inulin-rich foods, such as leeks, asparagus, wheat, or oats to get your daily fix.

Key Takeaways:

  • Inulin is a form of soluble fiber that is beneficial for weight loss, digestion, and stabilizing blood sugar levels.
  • Inulin acts as a pre-biotic in the large intestine, providing the good bacteria with food to grow.
  • Garlic, asparagus, bananas, onions, and leeks are all rich in inulin.

"Here, learn everything you need to know about inulin fiber's health benefits, where it’s found naturally in food, and how to incorporate more into your diet."

Read more: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/inulin-foods-and-benefits

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High levels of vitamin C can significantly lower your risk ofpremature death, researchers find
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Date: March 06, 2019 01:34 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: High levels of vitamin C can significantly lower your risk ofpremature death, researchers find





Exactly 473 men and 475 women have been studied in order to see if high levels of vitamin C can help lower the risk of facing a premature death. Although several people did meet an early demise due to heart disease and other common ailments, it was shown that the individuals who were in the top 25 percentile when it comes to their vitamin C levels had a much lower risk in reaching an early death.

Key Takeaways:

  • A 16-year study of almost 1000 Chinese men and women found that those with the highest Vitamin C plasma concentrations were less likely to have died of any cause during the study.
  • Vitamin C’s benefits probably result from its ability to suppress oxidative stress and the resulting inflammation.
  • Kiwis, papayas, chili peppers, red bell peppers, mangos, kale and pineapple are all rich sources of Vitamin C.

"Proper nutrition can be incredibly powerful when it comes to preventing disease and protecting your health, so take a look at your typical diet and try to find new ways to incorporate vitamin C-rich foods to give your longevity a boost."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-13-high-levels-of-vitamin-c-can-significantly-lower-your-risk-of-premature-death-researchers-find.html

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Why colorful foods boost immunity
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Date: March 05, 2019 04:33 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why colorful Foods boost immunity





Flu season is already here, and rectifying your routine food intake to a diet that includes more immunity boosting foods is a great way to make your system less vulnerable. Seeking out foods that represent a variety of colors is a good place to start. For instance, foods that are red, yellow, or orange tend to be high in levels of vitamin C. Maintaining sufficient vitamin C levels is key in keeping your body nourished with antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Key Takeaways:

  • During this flu season, many will find it comforting that food can provide the needed boost to their immune system that they need.
  • No one food on its own can cure any disease or prevent one from being infected by disease, yet eating healthy food is beneficial.
  • The Western diet which consists of processed meats, fast foods, and junk foods overtaxes the immune system and does not provide us with the needed nutrients.

"Yet many colorful foods also can provide benefits for your immune system and gut health."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/health/immune-system-diet-food-as-fuel-explainer/index.html

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Omega-3 Deficiency Symptoms + 3 Steps to Overcome Them
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Date: February 28, 2019 08:47 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3 Deficiency Symptoms + 3 Steps to Overcome Them





Omega-3s have a wide variety of benefits for your brain and cardiac health, as well as keeping inflammation in check and hormones in balance, so you definitely shouldn’t let yourself become deficient. Omega-3s are an essential fatty acid, meaning the body cannot produce them on its own. A deficiency can cause inflammation, digestive troubles, and pain in muscles and joints, as well as changes in the appearance of skin and hair. Deficiencies can also cause or worsen ADHD symptoms or depression. A lack of omega-3s can even result in poor brain development in children and neurodegenerative symptoms in adults.

Key Takeaways:

  • It has been shown in numerous studies that omega-3 is very good for the health and some of the benefits include fighting inflammatory diseases.
  • One needs omega-3 for the following reasons: proper cardiovascular function, proper neurological function, cell membrane maintenance, and fetal development.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are known as good fats and there are three types in the world today.

"“Omega-3s” is another name for omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are found in the human body, as well as in certain foods like oily fish. Essential fatty acids are “essential” because the body cannot synthesize them on its own, therefore humans must get these fats from the diet."

Read more: https://draxe.com/omega-3-deficiency/

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3 Nutrients that reduce excessive amounts of the stress hormonecortisol
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Date: February 28, 2019 08:47 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 3 Nutrients that reduce excessive amounts of the stress hormonecortisol





In the appropriate quantities, the stress hormone known as cortisol is actually beneficial to our bodies. It's when these levels rise to an abnormal level that they can become detrimental to our bodies. Fortunately, there are many natural nutrients that can aid in the reduction of cortisol levels in order to get them down to a more efficient level. Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, for instance, are great sources of health benefits including cortisol regulation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many persons take stress for granted, thinking that they can deal with it, but they fail to realize that stress is damaging to the body.
  • One damaging effect of stress to the body is by increasing the levels of cortisol in the body although in small amounts, cortisol is beneficial.
  • Some of the benefits of cortisol are in the fight-or-flight response to stress, maintaining bodily functions involved in metabolism, and the production of blood sugar.

"Too much cortisol in the body, which can be attributed to stress, lack of sleep, infections, or white light exposure, can become a problem since it depletes the adrenals that also produce other hormones."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-13-3-nutrients-that-reduce-excessive-stress-hormone-cortisol.html

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Feeling down and moody? Lift your spirits by taking fish oilsupplements
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Date: February 21, 2019 02:05 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Feeling down and moody? Lift your spirits by taking fish oilsupplements





There are several cardiovascular benefits that coincide with routine consumption of fish oil supplements, but many are unaware of the cognitive benefits that fish oil also provides. The omega-3 fatty acids that are present in fish oil are vital in our system's ability to maintain structures of nerves and cell membranes that help defeat chronic conditions such as depression and anxiety. The omega-3 fatty acids work as a benefit for our cognitive function as opposed to making them more vulnerable as other harmful fats may do.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although the heart is associated with the benefits of fish oil, but it is also beneficial for maintaining healthy brain function.
  • Many diets and including several health foods do not have fish oil in them although it is essential for the brain.
  • When one has omega-3 deficiency, which is got from fish oil, it leads to depression, anxiety and mood disorders.

"Fish oil supplements are among the most popular dietary supplements, mainly for their ability to lower the risk of heart disease, thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-14-lift-your-spirits-up-by-taking-fish-oil-supplements.html

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Broccoli is one of the best detoxifying foods you'll ever find
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Date: February 20, 2019 01:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Broccoli is one of the best detoxifying Foods you'll ever find





Broccoli can really help your body’s ability to expel harmful toxins that you ingest or breathe in According to recent research, post-menopausal women who ate lots of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli showed a substantially lower risk of breast cancer, perhaps because broccoli improved their livers’ ability to detoxify their bodies. Likewise, a 12-week Johns Hopkins University study of almost 300 people in a heavily polluted part of rural China found that broccoli made their bodies much more efficient at excreting dangerous compounds like benzene and acrolein.

Key Takeaways:

  • One major study found that post-menopausal women who ate lots of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables had a lower chance of breast cancer.
  • A 12 week Johns Hopkins University study in a heavily polluted region of China found that broccoli improved excretion of harmful chemicals like benzene and acrolein.
  • Broccoli can also promote better cardiac health, regulate your blood sugar and improve your immune system.

"These detoxifying benefits of broccoli can be attributed to the presence of phytonutrients called glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiian, and glucobrassicin."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-12-broccoli-is-one-of-the-best-detoxifying-foods.html

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Can Apple Cider Vinegar really help you lose weight?
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Date: February 19, 2019 07:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Apple Cider Vinegar really help you lose weight?





People have trusted apple cider vinegar to help them shed those unwanted pounds for many years now after a fly by night company brought claims of its benefit to lose weight. But, have we all been duped or can apple cider vinegar really help those pounds come off? In a test conducted using mice and rats, weight loss did occur when given apple cider vinegar. Scientist say that it is true and yu can lose weight when using this product!

Key Takeaways:

  • The mice in the study were fed with high fat foods so that obesity could be induced in them and then they were given water or acetic acid.
  • It was discovered that despite having the same meal as water taking mice, mice taking acetic acid did not grow any additional body fat or become obese.
  • The conclusion of the study was that taking acetic acid regularly could help prevent the onset of obesity, and also reduce body fat levels and lipids.

"They reported that acetic acid could prevent the build-up of body fat and lipids in the animals."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-20-can-acv-really-help-you-lose-weight.html

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