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The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health Darrell Miller 5/17/19
Shiny hair, stronger nails: Add these 8 biotin-rich foods to yourdiet Darrell Miller 5/9/19
Parsley: An Impressive Herb With Health Benefits Darrell Miller 5/3/19
What is liver cirrhosis? (and is alcohol always the cause of it?) Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Research links folate deficiency to a wide range of diseases Darrell Miller 4/30/19
Men, here's a diet plan for a better memory: leafy greens, darkorange and red vegetables, berries, and a glass of OJ Darrell Miller 4/27/19
Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa Darrell Miller 4/9/19
What are the best food sources of vitamin K? Darrell Miller 4/2/19
Study shows lutein can boost heart health Darrell Miller 3/27/19
The role of magnesium in maintaining health Darrell Miller 2/6/19
Nutritional benefits that prove moringa really is a "miracle tree" Darrell Miller 1/9/19
Eating more omega-3-rich food may lower inflammation and arthritispain Darrell Miller 1/5/19
What you should be eating to avoid liver disease VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/7/18
Nip it in the bud: Natural remedies that prevent colon cancer VitaNet, LLC Staff 10/10/18
Health Benefits of Vitamin B9 VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/1/18
Vitamin K: The anti-aging supplement you probably havenâ??t heard about Darrell Miller 6/20/18
Cognitive decline may be slowed by leafy greens Darrell Miller 12/29/17
Dandelion Root Benefits vs. Dandelion Greens Benefits Darrell Miller 11/26/17
I Did Not Think That Folic Acid, Something They Only Prescribe To Pregnant Women, Was So Beneficial Darrell Miller 10/17/17
5 tasty foods that help fight inflammation Darrell Miller 9/17/17
12 signs you're not getting enough calcium Darrell Miller 9/14/17
Top 10 Calcium Rich Foods (Dairy Free) | Natural Cures Darrell Miller 8/25/17
ARE YOUR MEDICINES MAKING YOU SICK? Darrell Miller 8/24/17
Omega-3 fatty acids essential for well-being Darrell Miller 8/18/17
Lutein, the leafy-green nutrient, may help keep your mind young Darrell Miller 8/11/17
What you have to do to live longer Darrell Miller 8/8/17
Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging Darrell Miller 7/31/17
These foods may help keep the brain young Darrell Miller 6/22/17
Radicchio: The Vitamin K Vegetable that Supports the Heart & Bones (And Kills a Common Parasite!) Darrell Miller 5/15/17
Stop throwing away this weed; it could help lower your cholesterol Darrell Miller 5/8/17
Ease the load on your liver with these 7 foods Darrell Miller 4/23/17
10 Foods your liver loves you to consume Darrell Miller 4/13/17
10 easy ways to detox heavy metals from your body Darrell Miller 3/29/17
ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT OMEGA-3-TO-OMEGA-6 RATIO? Darrell Miller 3/16/17
7 of the Best Foods to Fight Inflammation Darrell Miller 2/28/17
Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away? Darrell Miller 2/27/17
Spinach Smoothie Darrell Miller 2/19/17
Important Vitamins For Brain Health Darrell Miller 2/11/17
Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods Darrell Miller 2/3/17
Dietary magnesium tied to lower risk of heart disease and diabetes Darrell Miller 1/12/17
Want to be smarter and have a better memory? Eat foods rich in this Darrell Miller 12/30/16
Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium Darrell Miller 12/25/16
For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods Darrell Miller 12/22/16
For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods Darrell Miller 12/22/16
Reverse osteoporosis naturally for strong and healthy bones Darrell Miller 12/10/16
Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth Darrell Miller 12/9/16
A number of skin problems can be improved with the right vitamins Darrell Miller 12/6/16
Tips and Tricks To A Healthy Metabolism Darrell Miller 12/3/16
10 superfoods you can include in your daily diet to cut diabetes risk Darrell Miller 12/1/16
Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion Darrell Miller 11/26/16




The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health
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Date: May 17, 2019 04:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health





One consequence of glaucoma is vision loss or blindness. It is estimated that leafy green vegetables like kale, broccoli and other vegetables are full of minerals and vitamins that prevent diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The question the author wants to answer is whether these leafy vegetables can help in preventing glaucoma. The conclusion of the author is that there is a link between leafy green vegetables and prevention of glaucoma. In fact, it can help prevent the disease. This conclusion was based on a recent study that was conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical school. Glaucoma is a eye disease that can affect one’s vision leading to vision loss progressively. The common glaucoma is primary open-angle glaucoma. It leads to vision loss without any symptoms or sign. It is estimated that three million Americans are affected with glaucoma and 120,000 people will lose their sight due to having glaucoma. But why is glaucoma produced? This is due to an imbalance in the drainage of the aqueous humor. The researchers analyzed people’s diet and came to the conclusion that leafy green vegetables should be used as a treatment option.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating more green, leafy vegetables can assist in decreasing the risk of developing glaucoma.
  • A key to why these vegetables are effective is that they help with blood flow near the optic nerve.
  • These vegetables also help with lowering other diseases like those that affect the heart and diabetes.

"The study was published in the Journal of American Medical Association Ophthalmology, and it was conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-17-green-leafy-vegetables-improve-eye-health.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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Parsley: An Impressive Herb With Health Benefits
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Date: May 03, 2019 04:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Parsley: An Impressive Herb With Health Benefits





Parsley isn't just an herb that can be used for garnish on you evening dinner plates. New research is emerging that shows just how many health benefits this thin, leafy herb actually has. Parsley is very rich in vitamins A, K, and C. This means that not only does it boost your immune system and protect you against foreign intruders, but it also helps your eye and bone health as well. Regular consumption of parsley can even reduce acne outbreaks.

Key Takeaways:

  • Data shows that a mere 2 tablespoons of parsley imparts more than 10% of a day's suggested allowance of vitamin A.
  • Singularly important as a clotting factor, vitamin K is so richly abundant in parsley that a few teaspoons covers more than the total amount needed in a day.
  • One study, using rodent subjects, showed that the study participants given parsley experienced superior pancreatic function.

"Aside from its many culinary uses, parsley is highly nutritious and has been shown to have many powerful health benefits (1, 2)."

Read more: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/parsley

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What is liver cirrhosis? (and is alcohol always the cause of it?)
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Date: May 02, 2019 11:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is liver cirrhosis? (and is alcohol always the cause of it?)





Cirrhosis is the advanced scarring of liver tissue. When the liver is injured, it will try repair itself, but this can lead to scarring (a.k.a. fibrosis). Advanced levels of scarring is cirrhosis. Excess drinking is a common cause of liver cirrhosis, but it isn't the only cause. A condition known as Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), actually the most common cause of liver disease in the U.S., can also lead to the disease. People who are overweight are at risk for NAFLD, so maintaining healthy weight is one way to prevent cirrhosis. Avoiding excess alcohol consumption is another. Finally, eating plenty of green leafy vegetables can protect the liver from damage.

Key Takeaways:

  • One disease that is scary because of its implications is cirrhosis of the liver and it is usually associated with drinking too much alcohol.
  • Some of the factors that can lead to short-term and long-term liver damage include excessive drinking, risky sexual behavior, and injuries like vehicle crashes.
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is also a factor in liver cirrhosis and it is estimated that a hundred million Americans have NAFLD.

"Each time that the liver is injured — whether by disease, excessive alcohol consumption, or fat cells that become toxins — it will try to repair itself."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-26-what-is-liver-cirrhosis-and-is-alcohol-always-the-cause-of-it.html

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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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Men, here's a diet plan for a better memory: leafy greens, darkorange and red vegetables, berries, and a glass of OJ
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Date: April 27, 2019 10:00 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Men, here's a diet plan for a better memory: leafy greens, darkorange and red vegetables, berries, and a glass of OJ





According to a recent Harvard University study, the optimal diet for men who want to maintain strong cognitive health consists of eating leafy green vegetables, berries, orange and red vegetables, and orange juice. Researcher Changzheng Yuan studied 28,000 men over the course of 20 years, tracking their dietary habits and periodically testing their cognitive skills. The group that consumed the most vegetables, about six servings per day, performed better on thinking skills tests than the group that ate half that. There was also a positive association found between eating fruits and overall brain health.

Key Takeaways:

  • One study, centering on cognition, set out to track nearly 3000 men for two decades.
  • All the study participants were human adult, male professionals in the health field.
  • Every participant was questioned about specific food usage upon their entry and at four year intervals thereafter.

"Yuan noted that participants who ate all these fruits and vegetables at the start of the study – 20 years ago – enjoyed better cognitive and memory skills."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-05-a-diet-plan-for-a-better-memory.html

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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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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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Study shows lutein can boost heart health
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Date: March 27, 2019 02:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study shows lutein can boost heart health





Many people consume lutein, either as a supplement in in vegetables containing lutein, because it can provide protection from diseases of the eye. A recent study has shown that lutein can protect the heart as well. Researchers found some correlation between higher levels of lutein in the bloodstream and a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a medical term for a group of conditions including abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides. Lutein, a carotenoid, is found in dark, leafy green vegetables.

Key Takeaways:

  • Carrot and kale contain the carotenoid lutein that is useful for good eye health. But it has been shown that this compound is also good for the heart.
  • Lutein, a carotenoid, can both help protect the eyes and improve eye health, while reducing the risk of developing both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
  • To carry out their study, the scientists first concentrated on current research on lutein. They gathered 4,377 studies that were narrowed down to 71 most relevant studies.

"Dr. Elizabeth Leermakers decided to look into “lutein’s positive effects against inflammation and oxidative stresses in the eyes,” and together with a team of researchers, she searched for links between the presence of lutein (or a lack of the carotenoid) and diseases caused by stressors like heart attack, metabolic syndrome, and stroke."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-27-lutein-can-boost-heart-health.html

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The role of magnesium in maintaining health
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Date: February 06, 2019 02:38 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The role of magnesium in maintaining health





Magnesium is a very important mineral to our bodies and helps with our overall health, more specifically in the muscles and bones. It also helps many enzymes run smoothly within the body and is very important in turning food into energy. However, many people are unaware of the importance of magnesium and suffer from this deficiency. With the deficiency, producing energy cells becomes harder making the relaxation and contraction of muscles more difficult. Consuming foods like nuts, dark chocolate, legumes, grains, leafy vegetables, and even skim milk.

Key Takeaways:

  • Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral found in the human body. Because of its crucial role in preventing diseases, it is often referred to as the “Master Mineral”.
  • Magnesium is important for the smooth functioning of numerous enzymes in the body that are important for regulation of the system.
  • Magnesium is a vital link in keeping illnesses at a distance from the body. Some of the illnesses it prevents are asthma, diabetes, insomnia, and high blood pressure.

"Magnesium, as one is aware, is a highly important mineral, as it contributes to fortifying human health, especially bones and muscles."

Read more: https://www.thestatesman.com/lifestyle/health/role-magnesium-maintaining-health-1502721633.html

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Nutritional benefits that prove moringa really is a "miracle tree"
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Date: January 09, 2019 09:15 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Nutritional benefits that prove moringa really is a "miracle tree"





Known as the miracle tree, the moringa plant has many health benefits derived from its pods, leaves, and seeds. Moringa is grown in northern India and is commonly used by natives in cooking. The seeds of the moringa are rich in both antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, making it very beneficial for those with ulcerative colitis and other GI conditions. Moringa seeds have also been shown to decrease blood sugar levels, making it the perfect superfood for diabetics or those at-risk. Furthermore, moringa seeds can help decrease one’s risk of developing breast, colon, and liver cancers by suppressing the spread of cancer cells.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many bitter foods like Moringa, dark leafy vegetables, bitter gourds, and dark chocolate, have proven themselves to be superfoods. But of them all, Moringa is the least popular.
  • Moringa in fact is termed a “miracle tree” due to the fact that all of its parts including the leaves, pods, and seeds, have health benefits.
  • Originally from India and now spread to Asia and Africa, the plant can be used for biodiesel production, manufacturing of beauty products, and water filtration.

"Moringa is a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats that lower bad cholesterol and consequently reduce the risk of heart disease. Previous studies have also shown that moringa seeds protect heart cells from damage induced by oxidative stress and excessive inflammation."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-03-nutritional-benefits-that-prove-moringa-really-is-a-miracle-tree.html

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Eating more omega-3-rich food may lower inflammation and arthritispain
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Date: January 05, 2019 11:15 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating more omega-3-rich food may lower inflammation and arthritispain





Foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids are showing promise in the reduction of inflammation and arthritic pain. A study was done where 167 adults who suffered from knee pain were given blood tests in order to evaluate where their levels of omega-3 fatty acids were. Those who had less omega-3 compared to omega-6 were the participants that had the most bothersome symptoms. Omega-6 differs from omega-3 in the fact that these polyunsaturated fatty acids are detrimental to health due to inflammatory responses that they induce.

Key Takeaways:

  • 167 individuals with knee arthritis were assessed for this study and their omega-6 fatty acid ratios were compared to their omega-3 fatty acids.
  • According to the results, individuals with more ratios of omega-6 fatty acids in their blood than omega-3 fatty acids were prone to knee arthritis pain and worse knee function.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids contains compounds that are anti-inflammatory so foods rich in this fatty acid like eggs, salmon, and green leafy vegetables, should be taken regularly.

"Making simple dietary changes can greatly improve your health. Eating more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fewer foods high in omega-6 fatty acids can reduce inflammation and arthritis pain, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of Pain."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-20-omega-3-lowers-inflammation.html

CBD can reduce inflammation and works in a different way than Omega-3 fish oil.

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What you should be eating to avoid liver disease
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Date: November 07, 2018 10:51 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What you should be eating to avoid liver disease





Adding the right foods to the menu may be one of the easiest ways to protect your good health from the devastating effects of liver diseases. Pineapple, garlic, dark leafy greens, broccoli, and blueberries are a few of the good-for-you foods that should be a part of your diet if you want to be at your bestand lower the risks of liver disease becoming a concern that you must deal with on a daily basis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Blueberries have mega-anti-inflammatory properties, in part due to a high flavanoid content.
  • Blueberries are also high in anthocyanins, which are another very potent anti-inflammatory.
  • Dark green veggies, like chard, are packed with nutrients and are highly supportive of liver health.

"The liver, which is the largest organ in the body, plays various important roles in the metabolic processes of the body, including filtering toxins from the blood and converting food to energy."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-04-what-you-should-be-eating-to-avoid-liver-disease.html

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Nip it in the bud: Natural remedies that prevent colon cancer
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Date: October 10, 2018 03:26 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Nip it in the bud: Natural remedies that prevent colon cancer





Nip it in the bud: Natural remedies that prevent colon cancer

Having natural remedies is something that we have all heard about. The older people in our life all praise the remedies that come from the old timers. It is something that is ingrained in them as it has worked for many years. A lot of remedies are something that resides in the mental capacity of someones brain. People need to believe that something is working. If they believe this, then they will feel much better no matter the circumstance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Colon cancer death in the U.S is increasing but many persons do not know that it can be prevented through healthy diet changes.
  • Some ways to prevent colon cancer is to eat more fiber and fresh vegetables, detox and to also eat fiber-rich foods at the right time.
  • Eating of green leafy vegetables like cabbage can do a lot of good to the gut. It keeps the gut healthy and reduces risk of colon cancer.

"One of the ways to prevent the development of colon cancer is to cleanse your colon at least once a year. This can be done by undergoing liquid fast for three days. Within these three days, you can only drink fresh juices or other liquids to stimulate the decomposition of damaged tissues and deposits in the colon."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-13-nip-it-in-the-bud-natural-remedies-that-prevent-colon-cancer.html

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Health Benefits of Vitamin B9
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Date: September 01, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits of Vitamin B9





Health Benefits of Vitamin B9

Vitamin B9, which naturally occurs in food as folate and is artificially added to food in the form of folic acid, is a crucial and versatile nutrient. Natural dietary sources include green, leafy vegetables, liver and mushrooms, but many other foods can be fortified with Vitamin B9 in the form of folic acid. Vitamin B9 plays an important role in cardiac health, mood, production of red blood cells and other bodily processes. It is also very important during pregnancy, when a deficiency can harm both mother and baby.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pregnant women have an increased need for folate in order to prevent abnormalities in both the mother and the baby.
  • Folate deficiency is linked to low levels of serotonin, which in turn can cause depression.
  • Folate reduces homocysteine, which is associated with the development of diabetes.

"Vitamin B9 is a member of the B-vitamin family and is essential for amino acid metabolism, cellular homeostasis, DNA methylation and neurotransmitter synthesis."

Read more: https://www.healthaid.co.uk/healthaid-blog/vitamin-b9-benefits

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Vitamin K: The anti-aging supplement you probably havenâ??t heard about
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Date: June 20, 2018 04:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin K: The anti-aging supplement you probably havenâ??t heard about





Vitamin K: The anti-aging supplement you probably haven’t heard about

The yen to look younger than our actual years can be seen in the veritable arsenal of age-fighting cosmetics on the retail market. But, the search doesn't end there. The quest extends to supplements and other organic elements. One factor that can be a potent ally in the fight to stay younger looking may be easily overlooked. That element is vitamin K.

It's probable that vitamin K gets overlooked because most people think of vitamin K as the blood-clotting factor, which it is, one type. The fact is there is a second type of the vitamin that works to prevent excessive buildup of calcium in the epidermis. This prevents wrinkles and boosts skin elasticity. Japanese women were the subject of a study wherein this was conclusively shown.

The Japanese population studied consumed a lot of traditional fermented soy beans. Fermented foods are the primary source of the calcium-constraining vitamin, just as leafy greens are the usual food sources of the blood-clotting variant of the vitamin.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin K2 is a water-soluble vitamin found in fermented foods that promotes healthy absorption and distribution of calcium, including preventing too much from building up under the skin.
  • Vitamin K helps promote production of metric GLA protein, which directs calcium into the bones and away from arteries and helps prevent varicose veins.
  • You can find Vitamin K in chicken, egg yolk, butter, cheese and natto, a common Japanese dish of fermented soybeans.

"But epidemiological evidence suggests that diet has more influence on how we look than we realize"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-13-vitamin-k-the-anti-aging-supplement-you-probably-havent-heard-about.html

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Cognitive decline may be slowed by leafy greens
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Date: December 29, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cognitive decline may be slowed by leafy greens





New research out of Chicago's Rush University Medical Center have shown positive links between a daily serving of green, leafy vegetables and a cognitive function. This functional slip may even be slowed by eleven years due to green, leafy vegetables. The study lasted almost five years, and helped demonstrate this hypothesis. Most importantly, none of the participants showed signs of dementia before the study, so their cognitive function was still high before the study even if the average age was 81.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating just 1 serving of leafy green vegetables a day can help preserve memory and thinking skills.
  • The study was conducted over 4.7 years with participants aged 81 years old with no dementia
  • Although all participants had a decline in brain functioning, those who ate the most leafy vegetables saw the least decline-0.05 standardized units slower than participants who ate less greens

"According to a new study conducted by Chicago's Rush University Medical Center, just one serving of leafy green vegetables per day could help preserve memory and thinking skills as we get older."

Read more: https://newatlas.com/leafy-greens-cognitive-decline/52737/

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Dandelion Root Benefits vs. Dandelion Greens Benefits
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Date: November 26, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Dandelion Root Benefits vs. Dandelion Greens Benefits





Dandelions have a bad reputation as weeds and pest plants. In fact, dandelions have been considered healing greens in many ancient cultures. Both root and leaves are edible and contain healing properties. They contain high levels of vitamin A and other nutrients and are used as diuretics and pain relievers. You can cook greens like any leafy vegetable and the root can be baked or roasted and used as a coffee drink. Dandelion is also common as a tea.

Key Takeaways:

  • Though typically thought of as nothing more than a weed, dandelions can be eaten and used for medicine.
  • Dandelion roots have various benefits, including possible cancer-fighting properties.
  • Dandelion greens can protect the liver and aid in weight loss.

"Both the root and the greens of the dandelion are high in nutrients and commonly used as both natural remedies and versatile ingredients."

Read more: https://draxe.com/dandelion-root/

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I Did Not Think That Folic Acid, Something They Only Prescribe To Pregnant Women, Was So Beneficial
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Date: October 17, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: I Did Not Think That Folic Acid, Something They Only Prescribe To Pregnant Women, Was So Beneficial





It has been a common practice that folic acid is highly recommended by the doctors to pregnant women. However, the application of folic acid should not be limited to the pregnant women, and everyone could benefit from taking folic acid. One could obtain folic acid from legumes, grain, fruits, whole grain, vegetables with dark or green leaves, meat of poultry and pork, liver, etc. The Vitamin B9 could help generate red blood cell, DNA, tissue growth, new cells, body break down, reduce suffering from heart disease, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn71qsb1CxM&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin B9 helps keep cells healthy and aids in the process that cells regenerate and maintain themselves in the body.
  • Legumes, grains, citrus fruits, meats, seafood, dark and leafy veggies are good sources to get Vitamin B9 from.
  • Vitamin B9 is essential to keep your red blood cells healthy and aids in your DNA production.

"Vitamin B9 plays a role in the synthesis of blood cells such as platelets, leukocytes, and erythrocytes."

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5 tasty foods that help fight inflammation
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Date: September 17, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 tasty foods that help fight inflammation





Knowledge about our body is crucial, in living a healthy and well balance lifestyle. Inflammation is an important term in which many people are not knowledgeable of. Inflammation acts as the body's first responder. It is the response of the immune system to stress. In this article the author mentions foods that can fight of anti-inflammation in the body so you don't experience stress. One of the foods that were mention was foods that are fermented and probiotic, as well as dark leafy greens to name a couple.

Read more: 5 tasty foods that help fight inflammation

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12 signs you're not getting enough calcium
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Date: September 14, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 12 signs you're not getting enough calcium





Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and is essential for many of our important body functions. The problem is, most of us are not getting enough of it in our diets. Calcium deficiency can lead to many problems including heart disease and obesity. Here are some signs that you are deficient in calcium. These signs range from broken bones to altered mental states. If you suspect that you were not getting enough calcium you may want to check out this list to see if you have any of the signs.

Key Takeaways:

  • Calcium deficiency is linked to more than just brittle bones and tooth decay. It affects the health of your heart, nervous system and weight, too.
  • Not sleeping well? Depressed? Can't lose weight? Try increasing your calcium intake because lower calcium could be the culprit.
  • You can dramatically increase your calcium intake by avoiding alcohol and by eating leafy greens, nuts, legumes, and tofu.

"Calcium is needed for the mineralisation of bones to keep them strong, so low calcium levels increase the likelihood of broken bones, and osteoporosis in later life."

Read more: http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/health/healthy-eating/12-signs-youre-not-getting-enough-calcium-11364210197295

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Top 10 Calcium Rich Foods (Dairy Free) | Natural Cures
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Date: August 25, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 10 Calcium Rich Foods (Dairy Free) | Natural Cures





Calcium is a vital ingredient that we must consume to maintain proper bone and teeth health, among other things. Calcium isn’t just important for growing kids, either. In fact, it might even be more important for adults, as bone tissue begins to deteriorate as we grow into old age. Calcium helps to fight off diseases like osteoporosis, which make bones brittle and fragile. Luckily, calcium is found in a number of places besides just dairy milk, so people who are dairy-free do not need to worry. Some alternative options to milk include almonds, kale, oranges, white beans, and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOqpY6bl7T4&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Calcium is vital to maintaining healthy teeth, bones, muscles, blood coagulation and the nervous system which is why it is important to track our consuption, especially after the age of 40
  • Though dairy products are the first thing we think of when trying to consume calcium & prevent osteoporosis, keep in mind that there are MANY other food options that are rich in calcium besides dairy
  • A variety of fruits, leafy vegetables, legumes (beans), seeds and even sardines can provide the necessary amounts of calcium, while making sure that you balance your diet with magnesium

"There are several plants that can provide the necessary amount of calcium that our bodies need."

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ARE YOUR MEDICINES MAKING YOU SICK?
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Date: August 24, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: ARE YOUR MEDICINES MAKING YOU SICK?





Several different medicines may carry a negative impact according to this piece from India's Mumbai Mirror. These medicines are intended to help those with such ailments as diabetes, acidity problems and arthritis, among others. A series of relevant fixes are also offered for the problems that could potentially be caused by these medicines. These fixes mainly involve suggestions to eat particular kinds of healthy food alternatives, including dairy, leafy vegetables, fish, sweet potatoes, eggs and many more. A doctor is also quoted to ensure that not all readers should be concerned about potential problems with these medicines.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many medications used to treat serious conditions can cause depletion of nutrients over time
  • Certain diabetic medications can cause Vitamin B12 deficiencies which can be remedied by consuming foods such as eggs, dairy, and poultry
  • It's important to talk to your doctor about a supplementation plan in order to get the right amount in your body over time

"However, many of these drugs can interfere with the availability of nutrients in your body, warns Mahesh Jayaraman, medical researcher, therapist, health advisor and co-founder of health platform Sepalika, “either because they impair the body’s ability to effectively absorb nutrients from food, or cause it to unintentionally excrete certain nutrients.”"

Read more: http://punemirror.indiatimes.com/others/you/are-your-medicines-making-you-sick/articleshow/60163067.cms

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Omega-3 fatty acids essential for well-being
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Date: August 18, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3 fatty acids essential for well-being





Are you getting enough fat in your diet? Most people would probably think ew, no. Fat makes you fat. right? WRONG! Certain fats are essential to your diet and well being, namely omega 3 and 6. These fats are so important. There have been over 300000 studies done to show just how important these fats are. They have shown to help prevent blod clots, improve the immune system, promote cell growth, and aid in brain growth and development. The best way to get these nutrients is thru grass fed meat, leafy greens and flax seeds. Eat your fats!

Key Takeaways:

  • Medical science is once again discussing Omega-3 fatty acids. They might just be essential for well being among people.
  • The Omega-3 fatty acids affect receptors found in cell membranes. It will improve the performance of those membranes among participants.
  • Fats may be classified as healthy or unhealthy for everyday people. Omega fatty acids are a healthy choice that anyone can make.

"Research suggests omega-3s decrease the risk of developing diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity."

Read more: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/life/columns/omega--fatty-acids-essential-for-well-being/article_91d45dc3-169e-5bcc-8e88-152ba0f3cef6.html

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Lutein, the leafy-green nutrient, may help keep your mind young
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Date: August 11, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lutein, the leafy-green nutrient, may help keep your mind young





There is always greatness found inside leafy greens. Adding them to your diet could very well provide the nutrients that you need to stay healthy. Lutein is the nutrient that you gain from eating those leafy greens. It has a great taste and provides an enormous number of benefits to the health. One of those benefits is keeping your mind young. Here's what you should know about this leafy green that you should be eating regularly.

Key Takeaways:

  • To get the benefits of the brain-boosting carotenoid, load up on lutein-rich foods when you start to hit middle age.
  • Countless studies have shown that the plant compounds and fiber can provide myriad health benefits—from a reduced risk of heart disease to a lower chance of obesity.
  • Aim for getting at least three cups of the dark, leafy greens like kale, chard, collards, and mustard greens every week—and make make eggs, peas, broccoli, zucchini, and avocados in your diet

"key ingredient in foods like kale and spinach can keep your brain performing like a younger person’s"

Read more: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/lutein-leafy-green-nutrient-may-help-keep-your-mind-young

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What you have to do to live longer
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Date: August 08, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What you have to do to live longer





Today's medicine provides a multitude of different theories and options when it comes to one's health. A more simplistic approach is to bring things back to basics - that means eating healthy. Green leafy vegetables provide enzymes that counter inflammation. Consuming fish can fight against heart attacks. Ginger and cinnamon have been linked to fighting cancer and boosting metabolism respectively as well. Other simple things to do include exercising daily and getting the correct sleep.

Read more: What you have to do to live longer

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Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging
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Date: July 31, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging





A website that reports on science news has an article summarizing a scientific study about lutein. This is a substance found in leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale. A university study was conducted on subjects in the age 25 to 45 range. The study found that those subjects who had higher levels of lutein were neurologically closer to younger people. The article cited its source and included a link to the study. A photo of an avocado smoothie is included.

Key Takeaways:

  • Spinach and kale can keep you both physically and mentally fit.
  • Lute in, found in green leafy vegetables , is important to get from food sources because it's not naturally found in the body.
  • This study proved lute in helped attention function in older adults but more studies are necessary to assess memory and learning.

"The study, which included 60 adults aged 25 to 45, found that middle-aged participants with higher levels of lutein -- a nutrient found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as avocados and eggs -- had neural responses that were more on par with younger individuals than with their peers."

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170725122004.htm

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These foods may help keep the brain young
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Date: June 22, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: These foods may help keep the brain young





Blueberries, leafy greens, and healthy fats from fish and nuts are some of the foods that may be beneficial to brain health, experts say. Exercise that speeds up your heart rate and breathing keeps your heart and blood better cardiovascular fitness to a sharper brain is providing new clues about this heart-mind connection. Any mentally stimulating activity should help to build up your brain. Good nutrition can help your mind as well as your body.You probably know that regular exercise offers a wealth of benefits for your body, like staving off excess weight and chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes.

Read more: These foods may help keep the brain young

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Radicchio: The Vitamin K Vegetable that Supports the Heart & Bones (And Kills a Common Parasite!)
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Date: May 15, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Radicchio: The Vitamin K Vegetable that Supports the Heart & Bones (And Kills a Common Parasite!)





Many people have not heard of radicchio, and if they have, they don't really know what it is, let alone use it for their own consumption. Radicchio is a leafy vegetable that can be used in many salads or other recipes. It has a somewhat spicy radish flavor. It has many health benefits including fighting cancer cells, creating stronger bones and being good for the heart. It is also loaded with antioxidants and actually gets rid of some parasites. So load up and fun tasty ways to use this helpful vegetable.

Key Takeaways:

  • Radicchio is a low-calorie, high-nutrient red leafy vegetable related to chicory with numerous health benefits.
  • Radicchio fights cancer cell growth, contributes to bone health, has anti-parasitic properties, and is heart-healthy.
  • Radicchio has a bitter taste and goes well with sweet or salty flavors, served raw in cold dishes, or cooked in warm dishes.

"Radicchio also contains a large amount of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are specifically known as the antioxidants responsible for keeping your eyes healthy."

Read more: https://draxe.com/radicchio/

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Stop throwing away this weed; it could help lower your cholesterol
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Date: May 08, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Stop throwing away this weed; it could help lower your cholesterol





Round up the Purslane! Turns out this formally thought of pesky weed is rich in several antioxidants and carotene along with minerals that are great for skin health and the fleshy leaf contain the highest amounts of omega fatty acids of any leafy green plant. But it doesn't stop there. It also helps with the glycemic index in diabetics, which is critical for blood sugar controls and weight lose in people with diabetes type 2.

Key Takeaways:

  • It seems that Purslane could be used as a form of supplement in many ways with i containing the highest levels of omega-3.
  • Another takeaway would be how common this plant is and little to none know what it looks like nor what has with in.
  • Last takeaway is that pursplane how proven in a few studies to reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

"With its astonishing medicinal profile, it might prove useful to grow your own purslane."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-01-stop-throwing-away-this-weed-it-could-help-lower-your-cholesterol.html

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Ease the load on your liver with these 7 foods
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Date: April 23, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ease the load on your liver with these 7 foods





Fatty liver disease can be caused by too much alcohol intake or an unhealthy lifestyle and diet. There are some foods that can help heal a fatty liver. Allison, found in garlic can detox your liver. Turmeric can decrease inflammation and is detoxifying. Dark leafy greens contain sulfur which contributes to a healthy liver. Green tea can decrease fat accumulation in the body and liver. Broccoli neutralizes liver toxins. Pineapples can reduce inflammation and reduce digestive stress on the liver. Blueberries are full of protective antioxidants and can fight lover cancer cells. Nutrient supplements and water are also a must for liver health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having an unhealthy diet can be very damaging to a persons liver.
  • Garlic is known for its antioxidants and even anti-fungal properties.
  • Some foods to help with a persons liver include; blueberries, broccoli, pineapple, and even green tea.

"Liver problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), liver fibrosis, and alcoholic liver disease are often caused by poor lifestyle choices. That’s why making positive changes to your diet is a huge step towards improved liver health. According to NaturalHealth365.com, these are some of the best foods and herbs for maintaining a healthy and happy liver."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-20-8-easy-ways-to-reduce-the-toxic-load-on-your-liver.html

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10 Foods your liver loves you to consume
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Date: April 13, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Foods your liver loves you to consume





The liver has an important role in keeping us healthy and filtering our systems. An unhealthy liver can lead to many diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, cancer and cardiovascular disease. There are many foods that help the liver function well and guard against disease. These include dark leafy vegetables, broccoli, garlic, walnuts, blueberries, turmeric, pineapple, green tea and avocados. Fresh vegetables and fruits of any kind are beneficial as is limiting alcohol intake and being careful to stay away from toxins.

Key Takeaways:

  • -Dark, leafy vegetables – Dark leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and collard greens are packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin C, and carotenoids that are essential in maintaining a healt
  • -Broccoli – Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts help inhibit fat uptake and increase lipid output
  • -Garlic contains antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties that are essential for liver health

"Adopting healthy lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, lower alcohol intake and less exposure to toxins may help promote liver health. Avoiding foods that are high in fat, sugar and preservatives do your liver a huge favor."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-02-7-foods-your-liver-loves-you-to-consume.html

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10 easy ways to detox heavy metals from your body
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Date: March 29, 2017 11:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 easy ways to detox heavy metals from your body





There are ways to rid your body of toxins and heavy metals that are natural and easy to incorporate into your daily life. Juices and cleanses work but sometimes there are unpleasant side effects. Diet, exercise, sleep, saunas and deep breathing are some things you can do on your own to remove toxins and heavy metals from your system. Acupuncture and chelation also work. There are natural foods that will give the same benefits as intravenous chelation, such as dark green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and fermented foods.

Key Takeaways:

  • Detoxing is very healthy for your body. However, some methods have unwanted side effects.
  • There are ways to properly detoxify without the use of juices and cleanses.
  • Proper diet with superfoods and exercise is key to detoxing your body. Dry brushing, massages, and acupuncture are also good ways.

"Full detox, cleanses, and juicing all help rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-27-10-easy-ways-to-detox-heavy-metals-from-your-body.html

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ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT OMEGA-3-TO-OMEGA-6 RATIO?
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Date: March 16, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT OMEGA-3-TO-OMEGA-6 RATIO?





Just two unsaturated fats are basic to people, omega-3, and omega-6. The previous two are long-chain unsaturated fats, and the last is a short-chain unsaturated fat. So as to receive the rewards of omega-6 unsaturated fats, we require enough omega-3 to counterbalance the fiery way of the previous. While the correct proportion fluctuates among studies and research, anthropological confirmation uncovers that the advancement of the human eating regimen has constantly rotated around a balanced proportion, yet the flow Western eating regimen is a massively unbalanced 16:1, favoring omega-6 unsaturated fats. What's more, in spite of the fact that vegetables are not incredible wellsprings of either unsaturated fats, most dim verdant greens and different vegetables like cauliflower, specifically, do help with the proportion, as they by and large contain no omega-6s.

Key Takeaways:

  • Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential to stay healthy and must be consumed in our diet.
  • An ideal diet would contain an equal amount of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
  • Seafood, nuts, legumes, and green leafy vegetables all contain fatty acids in healthy ratios.

"Only two fatty acids are essential to humans, omega-3 and omega-6. They come with unparalleled health benefits, and they are essential in that we require them in order to stay healthy."

Read more: http://about.spud.com/blog-omega-3-to-omega-6-fatty-acids-ratio/

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7 of the Best Foods to Fight Inflammation
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Date: February 28, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 of the Best Foods to Fight Inflammation





Research has shown that inflammation is to blame for a majority of health issues. Inflammation, in turn, is closely related to the foods that we consume in our diets. Highly acidic foods and those with lots of sugar can throw off our body’s balance, which uses inflammation as a way to fight for normality. If you want to end the cycle of inflammation and health problems, try eating more fresh vegetables and avoiding overly processed foods. Make your diet high in leafy greens, turmeric, fish oils, nuts, and coconut oil, and you will see fewer health problems.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our bodies need a very specific pH balance to function and maintain homeostasis.
  • Consuming highly acidic foods on a regular basis can cause chronic symptom of inflammation.
  • The ideal diets should be 80 percent alkaline foods and 20 percent acidic foods. Add these 7 most anti-inflammatory foods in your diets.

"Our bodies need a very specific pH balance to function and maintain homeostasis."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.popsugar.com/fitness/Best-Foods-Fight-Inflammation-43200727&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNETdQ8wATjjik5NROuvd31wm5dE2w

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Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?
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Date: February 27, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?





Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone and may even help current and former smokers avoid chronic lung disease, a new investigation reveals. Apples, pears, green leafy vegetables and peppers appear to offer protection against COPD, said researchers led by Joanna Kaluza, of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone -- and may even help current and former smokers avoid chronic lung disease
  • regardless of smoking history those who ate five or more servings of certain fruits and vegetables a day were 35 percent less likely to develop COPD
  • not all fruits and veggies were deemed protective

"Smoking is the main risk factor for COPD."



Reference:

//www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=201860

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Spinach Smoothie
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Date: February 19, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Spinach Smoothie





Are you maybe not getting enough vegetables and leafy greens in your diet? Do you just want to eat a healthier, more balanced and nutritious diet overall? Then the Spinach Smoothie video from ABC Health is great place for you to start your journey to that healthier lifestyle you have always been dreaming of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61ElTdCXeu4

Key Takeaways:

  • You can use any seasonal fruits.
  • start with flax seed, honey, spinach, milk, and ice.
  • it is refreshing and will give you energy!

"This smoothie is refreshing and it gives you a great energy that will last the whole day."

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Important Vitamins For Brain Health
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Date: February 11, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Important Vitamins For Brain Health





Every part of the body has nutrients that it needs to survive. The brain is one organ that we need to function properly to avoid irreversible damage. If you find yourself feeling a little sluggish, you may need to supplement certain vitamins and minerals to get you back to where you belong. Vitamins E, B, and C are essential to the brain because they maintain healthy function of neurons, promote the production of hormones, and help boost the immune system to fight off cognitive disorders. Vitamins B6, B12, and D also provide needed aid to the brain.

Key Takeaways:

  • The brain acquires nutrients like all other organs of the body. A balance diet contains fibers, vitamins, minerals and proteins etc. the balance diet is necessary to maintain the normal functions of the brain. Vitamins play a basic role in the improvement of your memory and in the functioning of the brain.
  • Vitamin E contains high quantity of antioxidants like gamma tocopherol and tocopherol. These antioxidants are effective against many disorders of the brain. Whole grain flour, cruciferous and leafy vegetables are rich in vitamin E.
  • Vitamin C is essential component for the production of the neurons. It helps you to improve the memory. It also protects against the degeneration of the brain that is related to the age. Thus it is effective against dementia.

"Vitamins play a basic role in the improvement of your memory and in the functioning of the brain."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//ewhatinfo.com/health/important-vitamins-for-brain-health/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFGriAGIU0COGpHkZ2ha65Il19nyQ

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Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods
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Date: February 03, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bone health: Here's why you should be eating anti-inflammatory foods





If you have chronic inflammation from leading an unhealthy lifestyle adopting an anti-inflammatory diet can help. New research is suggesting that regularly eating vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains, could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women. Foods that fight this inflammation include green leafy vegetables - such as spinach, kale, and collards - nuts, fatty fish, olive oil, fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.

Key Takeaways:

  • Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet is can help counter some of the chronic inflammation that results from leading an unhealthy lifestyle.
  • New research suggests that regularly eating vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains, could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women.
  • The results showed women with healthier diets did not lose bone as quickly as those with high-inflammation diets, and this is important because after menopause women see a drastic loss in bone density that contributes to fractures.

"It's a natural part of healing, but chronic inflammation could have a negative impact on your body and your health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//zeenews.india.com/health/bone-health-heres-why-you-should-be-eating-anti-inflammatory-foods-1971059&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH_OWh1ob9EAX2AN_vJ4pzq0062ww

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Dietary magnesium tied to lower risk of heart disease and diabetes
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Date: January 12, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Dietary magnesium tied to lower risk of heart disease and diabetes





Recently there has been a tie shown between dietary magnesium and a lowered risk of heart disease and diabetes in general. The increase in magnesium intake was shown to be associated with a nineteen percent reduction with the risk of diabetes in general. An increase with the intake in magnesium also showed a ten percent reduction in the odds of death from various causes during the study itself.

Key Takeaways:

  • A diet rich in magnesium – found in foods like leafy greens, fish, nuts and whole grains – may help lower the risk of chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes, a research review suggests.
  • Compared with people who had the lowest levels of magnesium in their diets, people who got the most magnesium were 10 percent less likely to develop heart disease, 12 percent less likely to have a stroke and 26 percent less likely to develop diabetes.
  • The study findings suggest that increased consumption of magnesium-rich foods may have health benefits, the authors conclude.

"When researchers looked at the effect of increasing dietary magnesium by 100 milligrams a day, they didn’t find a statically meaningful impact on the total risk of cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease."



Reference:

//www.reuters.com/article/us-health-diet-magnesium-idUSKBN14J1DG?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

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Want to be smarter and have a better memory? Eat foods rich in this
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Date: December 30, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Want to be smarter and have a better memory? Eat foods rich in this





According to a study by the University of Illinois, eating foods rich in lutein like many leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables, for example, will help promote a healthy aging brain. The study did not specify the amount of lutein that is needed for ultimate brain protection and only concluded that more levels of the vitamin meant a better chance at brain health preservation. If your brain health is poor, Collingridge says it could lead to other serious neurological conditions like developmental disorders right through to dementia.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research also shows that lutein accumulates in the grey matter of brain regions known to underlie the preservation of cognitive function in healthy brain again.
  • The University of Illinois study looked at 122 healthy people between the ages of 65 and 75. They were asked to solve problems and answer questions on a standard test of crystallized intelligence.
  • The study did not specify the amount of lutein that is needed for ultimate brain protection and only concluded that more levels of the vitamin meant a better chance at brain health preservation.

"Smoking can cause illnesses that contribute to memory loss, including stroke and hypertension. Smoking also constricts the blood vessels to the brain, depriving it of oxygen and possibly harming neurons."



Reference:

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Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium
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Date: December 25, 2016 05:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium

The holiday season is meant for having quality time with friends and family, going on an adventure, taking time off work and so on. However, it can also be very stressful given the many guests to entertain, tight budget to stick to, preparing family meals, the shopping craze and so much more. It is important to gain control in this period of the year since too much stress can lead to depression alongside other physical and psychological issues. Fortunately, we have magnesium, the original chill pill, to get you back into the holiday cheer.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a huge role in cell functioning and relaxation. It has been used in hospitals to treat a myriad of complications including anxiety, irritability, muscle cramps and headaches. Magnesium accounts for over 250 enzyme reactions in our bodies and regulates the secretion of stress hormones. It is basically the fuel that your body runs on and hence its deficiency will lead to undesirable symptoms like brain fog, anxiety, aggression and fatigue among others. Modern farming and lifestyle changes have led to rather low levels of magnesium in our bodies as compared to decades ago. Magnesium will particularly be used up in greater quantities by your body during periods of extreme stress like this holiday season. This will usually translate in poor stress management, thus the more reason you should take some magnesium.

Some of the magnesium-rich foods include parsley, avocado, bananas, kelp, leafy greens like spinach, soy beans, brown rice, cashews and almond. In addition to providing this crucial mineral these foods also pack other nutritional benefits. Alternatively, you can also take a magnesium supplement like magnesium citrate and magnesium oxide to help rid some of that holiday stress. Lastly, taking baths in Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is also a great stress reliever plus it works wonders in treating colds, detoxifying the body, relieving back pain and sore muscles.


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For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods
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Date: December 22, 2016 06:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods





There is probably no person in this world that hasn’t been under stress at some time in their life. Different people have different responses to stress. Things such as exercising are actually good for the body, whereas eating comfort foods can be very harmful. If you must munch on something when under stress, try instead to eat superfoods such as broccoli, leafy greens, nuts, oily fish, and fermented foods. Anything with high amounts of vitamin C will do, since it has been found that the supplement prevents spikes in cortisol. Sugary or caffeine-filled foods can have the opposite effect.

Key Takeaways:

  • The top superfoods that are recommended to munch on when feeling anxious are kale, broccoli, leafy greens, celery, nuts, oily fish like salmon, fermented foods like kimchi, herbs and spices, and organic berries high in vitamin C.
  • In animal studies, vitamin C fed to rats who were undergoing stress both prevented an increase in cortisol levels and ... known signs of physical and/or emotional stress like losing body weight.
  • Animals that didn't receive the vitamin C had three times the level of cortisol in their bodies,

"Many of these 'superfoods' also work to boost glutathione in the body: an amino acid in charge of detoxification. So superfoods nourish and detoxify, and in this way, they combat stress."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/15/health/foods-to-reduce-stress-anxiety/index.html

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For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods
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Date: December 22, 2016 06:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods





There is probably no person in this world that hasn’t been under stress at some time in their life. Different people have different responses to stress. Things such as exercising are actually good for the body, whereas eating comfort foods can be very harmful. If you must munch on something when under stress, try instead to eat superfoods such as broccoli, leafy greens, nuts, oily fish, and fermented foods. Anything with high amounts of vitamin C will do, since it has been found that the supplement prevents spikes in cortisol. Sugary or caffeine-filled foods can have the opposite effect.

Key Takeaways:

  • The top superfoods that are recommended to munch on when feeling anxious are kale, broccoli, leafy greens, celery, nuts, oily fish like salmon, fermented foods like kimchi, herbs and spices, and organic berries high in vitamin C.
  • In animal studies, vitamin C fed to rats who were undergoing stress both prevented an increase in cortisol levels and ... known signs of physical and/or emotional stress like losing body weight.
  • Animals that didn't receive the vitamin C had three times the level of cortisol in their bodies,

"Many of these 'superfoods' also work to boost glutathione in the body: an amino acid in charge of detoxification. So superfoods nourish and detoxify, and in this way, they combat stress."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/15/health/foods-to-reduce-stress-anxiety/index.html

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Reverse osteoporosis naturally for strong and healthy bones
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Date: December 10, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Reverse osteoporosis naturally for strong and healthy bones





Want to know how to keep your bones healthy and avoid osteoporosis? You should! There are three lifestyle changes you can make to avoid and even reverse osteoporosis naturally: eat foods that support your bones, use specific natural remedies, avoid these common things, and exercise. It's never too late to begin protecting your bones!

Key Takeaways:

  • Bones, like the rest of our body parts, are living material. They’re in a constant state of remodeling, breaking down and building up.
  • We know that for women, post-menopause, estrogen levels take a nosedive and bone loss speeds up. Estrogen plays a role in laying down healthy new bone in the body.
  • Foods good for your bones are broccoli, leafy green vegetables (can you ever get enough kale?), tofu, almonds, beans, and sesame seeds.

"Dairy, like cheese and ice cream in particular, is acidic, whereas your body is better off with food with a more alkaline pH. When you eat a lot of dairy, your body pulls calcium from your bones to try to neutralize the acidity."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.belmarrahealth.com/reverse-osteoporosis-naturally-strong-healthy-bones/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEtkCfVoHtYAg07PQUzJTzimkw9yQ

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Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth
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Date: December 09, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth





For healthy hair growth, be sure you are getting enough vitamin C, B vitamins such as Biotin (also known as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H) and Niacin (Vitamin B3). Foods such as sweet red peppers, guavas and dark green leafy kale contain very high amounts of Vitamin C. Foods such as the dark leafy green Swiss chard, carrots, and nuts including almonds and walnuts, are all naturally high in Vitamin B7. Niacin (Vitamin B3) is found in fish such as tuna and salmon, poultry (chicken and turkey), roasted peanuts and mushrooms.

Key Takeaways:

  • Without enough vitamin B-12, your energy levels will suffer; bone health can be negatively affected if calcium levels are inadequate; your immune system can’t be strong without adequate selenium.
  • Adequate vitamin D is important for preventing hair loss, especially in women. In one study, females who experienced female pattern hair loss also had low levels of vitamin D.
  • Vitamin A deficiency accompanies a host of serious health consequences. Though rare, this deficiency also leads to dry hair, which is one of the first indications that you’re not getting enough vitamin A.

"Everything your body does is fueled by nutrition. Without enough vitamin B-12, your energy levels will suffer; bone health can be negatively affected if calcium levels are inadequate;"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/vitamins-and-minerals-for-hair-growth/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNECAY0zWZlweISCkmjxM5boPCTk6w

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A number of skin problems can be improved with the right vitamins
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Date: December 06, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A number of skin problems can be improved with the right vitamins





Skin problems are not only unsightly, they can really disturb your mental peace. Did you know that many a time just an improved nutrient intake will fix many skin problems? Make sure you are getting your daily requirement of vitamins A, B, C, E and K. No need to stockpile pills – natural vegetables and fruits are a great source for all these vitamins.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamins are the key to having healthy skin, as they are for any other vital organ. Deficiencies in essential vitamins can, of course, lead to issues with the skin, including acne and other conditions.
  • Vitamin A deficiency can cause skin to appear dull and become flaky. It can even contribute to psoriasis and pimple-formation. Some good sources of vitamin A include carrots, sweet potatoes, raw milk and dark, leafy greens.
  • Vitamin C deficient skin is more susceptible to the effects of aging, such as wrinkling or the development of hyper-pigmented areas.

"Vitamins are the key to having healthy skin, as they are for any other vital organ. Deficiencies in essential vitamins can, of course, lead to issues with the skin, including acne and other conditions. While all vitamins are important, some are more important to healthy skin."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.naturalnews.com/056096_vitamins_skin_health_nutrition.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHy-ez_sA2Cw45dew0dAQ8CqiXMXw

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Tips and Tricks To A Healthy Metabolism
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Date: December 03, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Tips and Tricks To A Healthy Metabolism





There is no quick fix when it comes to getting our bodies in shape. There are, however, ways to help your body increase its metabolism in order to make the job easier. The best things we can do for our bodies is to drink copious amounts of water, eat blueberries, eat green leafy vegetables, eat almonds, and drink tea daily. All of these things stimulate our metabolism to burn off calories and slim our figure.

Key Takeaways:

  • The simplest and most effective way to raise your metabolic rate is simply by drinking water and staying hydrated as water speeds up the flush and flow of your body.
  • Almonds are a filling snack that will keep you satisfied for longer, therefore helping to sustain your energy and metabolic rate.
  • Drink green tea in the morning or during the day to help speed up your metabolism.

"The simplest and most effective way to raise your metabolic rate is simply by drinking water and staying hydrated as water speeds up the flush and flow of your body."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//rescu.com.au/how-to-get-a-good-metabolism/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjBhMmIxOTgxN2IyMDM3NjI6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFALYeBVtM10GEikY3XLiKavr5G_A

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10 superfoods you can include in your daily diet to cut diabetes risk
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Date: December 01, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 superfoods you can include in your daily diet to cut diabetes risk





Include these nutrition superstars in your diabetes diet to lower blood sugar, burn fat, reduce inflammation, and gain more health benefits. Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, broccoli is an anti-diabetes superhero and Spinach is one of many leafy greens that have been shown to drop the risk of developing diabetes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diabetes is a chronic lifestyle disorder. The probability of developing it not only depends on genetic factors but is also influenced by environmental components.
  • Include high fiber content and slow calorie-burning carbohydrates in your diet.
  • Keeping a tab on your food habits and to control diabetes does not necessarily mean that you need to live in deprivation. Only some adjustments and moderation in food intake is required.

"Eating right and maintaining a healthy body weight is the most important step towards controlling diabetes."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.hindustantimes.com/health-and-fitness/10-superfoods-you-can-include-in-your-daily-diet-to-cut-diabetes-risk/story-nnsIA5V6AE9ZuqXAZO20OO.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF8I2sCXp8-RRnD5ZxbnRiuoOC1bA

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Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion
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Date: November 26, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion





The Institute of Medicine has recommended 1000-1200 mg of calcium daily for most adults, and the tolerable upper intake level has been set at 2000-2500 mg of calcium daily. Even a recent observational study from the MESA cohort suggested an association between calcium supplements and coronary artery calcium, but it is important to note that in observational studies, the association does not prove causation. In the large-scale Women's Health Initiative calcium and vitamin D trial, we found no association between calcium and vitamin D supplementation and coronary artery calcium measured at the end of the 7-year trial.

Key Takeaways:

  • We know that both calcium and vitamin D are essential for bone health, but concerns have been raised from selected reports in recent years about heart risk.
  • There are other reasons that there could be an association, such as overlapping risk factors for osteoporosis and heart disease, including smoking and lack of exercise.
  • There are many dietary sources of calcium, including dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese), fatty fish with bones (such as sardines), fortified beverages, and leafy greens.

"We know that both calcium and vitamin D are essential for bone health, but concerns have been raised from selected reports in recent years about heart risk."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.medscape.com/viewarticle/871466&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFQpRn2FPTRhKr-ZYi7jkxzioJqrQ

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