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Red raspberry found to prevent head and neck cancers fromdeveloping and spreading Darrell Miller 5/14/19
Study: Curcumin, a polyphenol in turmeric, can selectively targetcancer stem cells Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Optimize your health with these 11 delicious superfoods (that you can consume in one drink) Darrell Miller 3/13/19
Eat your way to better health with cacao and maca Darrell Miller 2/13/19
Another superfood to add to your pantry: 9 Surprising benefits ofbee propolis Darrell Miller 1/9/19
Nutritional benefits that prove moringa really is a "miracle tree" Darrell Miller 1/9/19
Vitamin D deficiency directly linked to your risk for cancer Darrell Miller 1/5/19
Flaxseed is one of the world's most important medicinal foods Darrell Miller 11/15/18
Why the Indian olive is one of the best superfoods of all VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/2/18
Three nutrient dense superfoods that are easy on your digestion Darrell Miller 6/23/18
Turmeric and omega 3s can cure diabetes â?? but you'll never hear that from your doctor Darrell Miller 3/30/18
7 superfoods to boost immunity during cold and flu season Darrell Miller 1/26/18
How to beat stage 4 cancer: For one man, going vegan and quitting chemo saved his life Darrell Miller 1/7/18
Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health Darrell Miller 11/16/17
Forget superfoods! Expert reveals the ten super HERBS that can help relieve stress, improve ... Darrell Miller 10/13/17
6 Health Benefits of Cinnamon And Honey Darrell Miller 6/23/17
10 Ways Turmeric Might Be Superior To Modern Medicine Darrell Miller 4/17/17
TOP 10 ANTI AGING SUPERFOODS!! Darrell Miller 4/11/17
4 Signs Your Thyroid Is Making You Sick Darrell Miller 4/7/17
10 easy ways to detox heavy metals from your body Darrell Miller 3/29/17
The best value super foods according to Taste Darrell Miller 3/21/17
Eggs Pack A Vitamin Punch Darrell Miller 3/5/17
Eggs Pack A Vitamin Punch Darrell Miller 3/5/17
Top 10 Superfoods For Good Digestive Health Darrell Miller 2/18/17
Top 10 Anti Aging Superfoods Darrell Miller 2/14/17
Is Hemp the New Superfood? Darrell Miller 1/25/17
The 10 superfoods that will rid you of cellulite Darrell Miller 1/24/17
Eight Healthy Holiday Superfoods Darrell Miller 1/9/17
A year-end look at superfoods: What's good, bad and just odd Darrell Miller 1/9/17
Five healthy foods to add to your diet in 2017 Darrell Miller 1/5/17
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
Why your diet should include more fat Darrell Miller 12/12/16
Acai berries actually come from palm trees Darrell Miller 12/11/16
10 superfoods you can include in your daily diet to cut diabetes risk Darrell Miller 12/1/16
Top 10 Anti-Aging Superfoods Darrell Miller 11/3/16
A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age Darrell Miller 11/22/15
Wheatgrass - A Superfood To Improve Your Energy Levels Darrell Miller 8/15/15
Is Cocoa Butter Good For The Skin? Why? Darrell Miller 3/6/14
Why Are Fresh Sprouts Like Alfalfa, Barley, and Wheat So Good for Your Health? Darrell Miller 5/24/11
Broken Cell Chlorella - Single Celled Micro alga Darrell Miller 4/21/08
Blue Green Algae a Super Food that is Foods Packed With Nutrients. Vegetarian Friendly Darrell Miller 4/11/08
Consume Bright Colored Foods for Better Health Darrell Miller 10/22/07
Pregnant and eating for two... Darrell Miller 10/21/05



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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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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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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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Eat your way to better health with cacao and maca
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Date: February 13, 2019 05:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eat your way to better health with cacao and maca





Superfoods that are rich in antioxidants such as cacao and maca can allow you to enjoy the experience of eating delicious foods while acquiring several health advantages. The bioactive compounds located in cacao help it promote mental stability and improved mood. It also has sulfur in it that promotes beautiful skin and hair. Maca is known for its inherent ability to increase a person's energy, allowing them to feel more alert throughout the day, as well as extending their stamina for physical activity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cacao and Maca are two great examples of so-called “superfoods” rich in nutrients and antioxidants.
  • An Australian-Chinese research study recently published in Pharmocognosy Communications found that cacao and maca help protect against bacteria strains that can cause autoimmune inflammatory disease.
  • The same researchers found that cacao and maca can help inhibit proliferation of some cervical and colorectal cancers.

"Eating doesn’t just make people happy, it can also improve a person’s health when the right foods are consumed."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-14-eat-your-way-to-better-health-with-cacao-and-maca.html

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Another superfood to add to your pantry: 9 Surprising benefits ofbee propolis
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Date: January 09, 2019 03:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Another superfood to add to your pantry: 9 Surprising benefits ofbee propolis





You are what you eat and that's why it is so important to include healthy, nutritious foods on your menu. Superfoods are especially beneficial to add to your diet, particularly bee propolis. If you've never heard of this food before, it's time to learn the many reasons it should be included in your pantry items. The nine reasons here, such as its ability to remove warts from the skin or perhaps the ability to lower the blood pressure, should convince you to make the addition.

Key Takeaways:

  • The caffeic acid phenethyl ester in bee propolis prevents the inflammation that leads to bone deterioration.
  • Bee propolis can be applied topically to get rid of plantar warts.
  • The antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties in bee propolis boost the immune system, preventing colds and infections.

"They don’t just play a crucial role in pollination, they also produce various nutrient-rich substances such as honey and the lesser known bee propolis."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-01-surprising-benefits-of-bee-propolis.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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Vitamin D deficiency directly linked to your risk for cancer
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Date: January 05, 2019 10:12 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin D deficiency directly linked to your risk for cancer





The Institute of Medicine has historically recommended the average individual taking in 20 ng/mL of vitamin D each day, but now studies are showing that this may be much lower than what our daily intake should consist of. Researchers at UC San Diego recently preformed a case study that showed patients who took in 48 ng/mL of vitamin D each day were shown to reduce their cancer risk by up to 67%. These staggering results show that the Institute of Medicine may have to redetermine their daily guidelines.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers have published the results of some studies that shows that optimal levels of Vitamin D, like 48 ng/mL, can lower one’s risk of having cancer.
  • The institute of medicine has been recommending a level of 20 ng/mL for years but this study found that it was not close to the optimal.
  • In fact, higher levels of sun exposure in one’s lifetime, as seen in southern latitudes, reduce one’s risk of having breast cancer.

"You might be making a conscious effort to consume more superfoods and get more exercise, but are you keeping tabs on your vitamin D levels?"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-26-vitamin-d-deficiency-directly-linked-risk-for-cancer.html

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Flaxseed is one of the world's most important medicinal foods
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Date: November 15, 2018 09:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Flaxseed is one of the world's most important medicinal foods





Flaxseed is available in an oil and in liquid form and can be consumed through many different means. Considering that it is a food that has been labeled a 'superfood' and one that has considerable medicinal properties, it is worth adding to your diet. Flaxseed is loaded with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and many other good-for-you ingredients that help you ward-off cancer, high cholesterol, and other health concerns that have a negative impact on your life.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are so many different foods out there that are proven to be good medicines.
  • Doctors are relying on some of these more natural remedies for relieving the discomfort of some patients.
  • Understanding all of the nutritional facts within certain foods is a big step towards having a great diet.

"Flaxseed is the latest of many superfoods that can provide a bounty of nutritional value while improving your overall health."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-12-flaxseed-important-medicinal-food.html

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Why the Indian olive is one of the best superfoods of all
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Date: September 02, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why the Indian olive is one of the best superfoods of all





Why the Indian olive is one of the best superfoods of all

In today's day and age, many people are going through a phase of where they want to eat very healthy and are willing to go to a very far extent to ensure that they stick to a diet. Now, there are things like Indian olive which is considered to be a super food. Of course there is acai and most people know what that is. However, Indian olive is a new one that has been received well by many.

Key Takeaways:

  • Natives to Asia Minor, olive trees have spread all over the Mediterranean, beginning around 6,000 BC.
  • Studies printed in the New England Journal of Medicine have indicated that consumption of olive oil significantly reduces risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Consumption of the olive, particularly as oil, has the ability to reduce the inflammation and pain of chronic arthritis.

"For the study, the researchers looked at the phenolic contents, antimicrobial, and antioxidant activities of the olive plant. They used three crude extracts of the leaf and bark extracts of the olive tree: chloroform, ethanol, and methanol extracts."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-30-why-the-indian-olive-is-one-of-the-best-superfoods.html

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Three nutrient dense superfoods that are easy on your digestion
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Date: June 23, 2018 05:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Three nutrient dense superfoods that are easy on your digestion





Three nutrient dense superfoods that are easy on your digestion

Eating wholesome, unprocessed, nutritious “superfoods” can help promote better health and compensate for some of the other obstacles we encounter in trying to improve our diets. Moringa, for example, provides dense leaves rich in 90 vitamins, 18 amino acids and a variety of antioxidants, and is usually prepared as a fine powder that can be added to beverages. Aloe Vera is also rich in a wide variety of nutrients, including some rare ones, and freeze dried extracts of Aloe Vera can provide an excellent source of this remarkable superfood. Perhaps most promising of all is chlorella, an algae and one of the most nutritious foods in the world. The cracked cell wall and fermented variants of this rich protein source are especially easy to digest.

Key Takeaways:

  • Moringa ,also given the moniker "the miracle tree," has leaves that are easily made into powder and consumed in a smoothie.
  • Moringa has more than ninety vitamins and minerals and approximately eighteen amino acids.
  • Although better-known as a topical application, aloe vera is densely nutritious and good for the digestion, when taken internally-it's only drawback being its bitterness.

"From toxic onslaughts to poor food choices, the amount of trip wires on the road to good health can be nauseating and can paralyze people into doing nothing at all."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-21-three-nutrient-dense-superfoods-that-are-easy-on-your-digestion.html

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Turmeric and omega 3s can cure diabetes â?? but you'll never hear that from your doctor
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Date: March 30, 2018 09:18 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Turmeric and omega 3s can cure diabetes â?? but you'll never hear that from your doctor





Turmeric and omega 3s can cure diabetes – but you'll never hear that from your doctor

One of the biggest emerging trends in recent years is identifying ways that one can keep themselves healthy, as well as finding alternative means of dealing with an illness that somebody may already have. These alternative medicines have been found primarily in various nutrients and superfoods, with one study identifying that turmeric and Omega 3 acids can help in curing the onset of diabetes, despite the fact that medical professionals and doctors may not necessarily admit it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Multiple studies have shown that the herb turmeric has potent anti-diabetic properties, making it an important tool in preventing and treating diabetes.
  • Because turmeric is a strong anti-inflammatory, it can get to the route of the systemic inflammation that is present in a diabetic’s insulin function.
  • Turmeric, omega-3 fatty acids, regular exercise, and a healthy diet should all be part of a holistic approach to fight diabetes.

"Study after study has found that turmeric has strong anti-diabetic properties."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-28-turmeric-and-omega-3s-can-cure-diabetes-youll-never-hear-from-your-doctor.html

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7 superfoods to boost immunity during cold and flu season
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Date: January 26, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 superfoods to boost immunity during cold and flu season





There is some wisdom in feeding a cold. During this winter season we need to watch what we eat and make sure we put in the right things. Soup is a good place to start. You can get that good variety and make sure there are enough vitamin containing veggies in there to help fight those diseases. Add some garlic to help boost even more. Green tea is perfect to help with inflammation and add honey as a natural antibiotic and you can help fix that sore throat.

Key Takeaways:

  • Soup is a great way to start off, letting you load it up with vitamins and minerals thanks to veggies
  • Honey is great to add to your diet thanks to its throat coating and antibacterial abilities
  • Eating yogurt can aid with adding good bacteria to your body and help fight the bad ones that may invade.

"Green tea is known as a solid wonder food, but it’s the catechins in it that solidify it as an important part of an immunity-boosting diet."

Read more: https://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/7-superfoods-to-boost-immunity

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How to beat stage 4 cancer: For one man, going vegan and quitting chemo saved his life
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Date: January 07, 2018 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to beat stage 4 cancer: For one man, going vegan and quitting chemo saved his life





Going vegan has many health benefits, but for this one man it turned out to save his life. He was diagnosed with stage 4, or highly advanced, colon cancer. His body was not reacting to chemo so he decided to take it into his own hands and go vegan. This turned out to be the savior he was looking for. This ties in well to recent recommendations showing that cured meats increase your chances of cancer, so switching to an all plant based diet does make sense when it comes to battling colon cancer.

Key Takeaways:

  • After cancer diagnosis and the first round of chemo left him badly sick and weak, trying to flush the chemicals out of his body, he decided to remove all sugar and processed foods from his diet.
  • His cancer shank by 80% and he's been cancer free for 5 years.
  • He claims that his vegan, raw superfood diet has saved his life.

"He started out vegetarian prior to his first chemotherapy, but with the looming treatments and the way it made him feel, he decided to be vegan “to save his life” and turned to raw superfoods."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-01-05-how-to-beat-stage-4-cancer-for-one-man-going-vegan-and-quitting-chemo-saved-his-life.html

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Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health
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Date: November 16, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health





It appears that the article is discussing the benefits and personal use of broth. It seems that it discusses the individual components of broth and how it can be extremely healthy for you in many ways. Uses outside source to back up the writers point and discusses firther the benefits and personal experience with it being used. It then goes into how the cost to benfit ratio is extremely high wich is extremely good compared to other supposed health benefit products.

Key Takeaways:

  • Get additional health benefits from something more familiar than you know.
  • Not just for athletes, but anyone looking to improve their diet should consider this.
  • To get the most benefit of this food, prepare it in the right way and temperature.

"Unlike the astronomical costs of trendy superfoods like coconut oil and avocados, bone broth is cheap to make."

Read more: http://www.thegauntlet.ca/drink-bone-broth-for-better-muscle-gain-and-stomach-health/

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Forget superfoods! Expert reveals the ten super HERBS that can help relieve stress, improve ...
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Date: October 13, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Forget superfoods! Expert reveals the ten super HERBS that can help relieve stress, improve ...





There are many kinds of herbs out there and they help with many ailments. People have used them for millennia in teas and other forms. This talks about stress relief. It gives 10 of the best herbs for this. Stress is a huge problem so it helps to have something to relieve it. Many lives will be improved by this. These herbs ave other great benefits as well so should be part of a healthy diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Introduces a variety of super fruits that a normal person would not have knowledge of.
  • Provides price points so the customer can make see that they can afford these fruits
  • Uses covert marketing to capitalize on the fruits exotic allure to customers

"Most of us know the benefits of superfoods such as broccoli, kale and goji berries. But now, an expert has revealed how superherbs - such as holy basil, astragalus, and nettle leaves - can significantly improve our health."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4948922/Ten-super-HERBS-improve-health.html

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6 Health Benefits of Cinnamon And Honey
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Date: June 23, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Health Benefits of Cinnamon And Honey





There are 6 health benefits of cinnamon and honey as well. They both work great on their own, but together they are a lot more healthy for you. When you put them together, then you get a really healthy combination. They can be really great for your health. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices that we know of. It has medicinal properties that have been marveled at since ancient times. It is also very tasty.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cinnamon and honey are superfoods known for their culinary and medicinal uses.
  • Cinnamon is known for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as being a source of manganese and calcium.
  • Local honey can help with allergy symptoms while raw honey retains nutritional benefits.

"Mixing cinnamon and honey together in water and drinking this mixture regularly may help you in your weight loss efforts."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/health-benefits-of-cinnamon-and-honey/

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10 Ways Turmeric Might Be Superior To Modern Medicine
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Date: April 17, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Ways Turmeric Might Be Superior To Modern Medicine





Tumeric is a spice that is used in many cuisines, particularly Indian cooking. And while it has never been a secret that Tumeric has an array of benefits to your health, there is new evidence that suggest that it may be better than what we realized. Could Tumeric really be superior to what modern medicine has provided to us? These 10 ideas support the fact, and once you learn them, you may, too, believe in the powers of Tumeric considerably more.

Key Takeaways:

  • -The use of turmeric dates back to nearly 4,000 years ago to the Vedic culture in India. Back then it was used primarily as a cooking spice, with some religious significance.
  • - Google searches for turmeric have increased 300 percent in the last five years, along with other superfoods like coconut oil and apple cider vinegar. So go ahead — jump on the bandwagon.
  • -Now, consider this: All year round you eat organic, whole foods and stay away from junk food. You meditate, you hydrate, you exercise, you get eight hours of sleep a night.

"While there are some skeptics about its medicinal efficacy, there are thousands of peer-reviewed studies to date highlighting turmeric’s versatility in whole-body healing."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/ways-turmeric-is-superior-to-modern-medicine/

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TOP 10 ANTI AGING SUPERFOODS!!
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Date: April 11, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: TOP 10 ANTI AGING superfoods!!





There are ways to slow down the aging process and enjoy good health and vitality. One of the key elements are good food and nutrition. You can spend great amounts of money on expensive supplements, but it doesn't help if you are not enjoying a diet with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. There are also certain fruits and vegetables that are known for fighting the aging process and they are right in your grocery store. Watch this video for details on the top 10 anti-aging superfoods you need to be eating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ENc-2tAjGg&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Anti-aging foods can help counteract the aging process. You can check out the best foods on the video.
  • Blueberries have antioxidants that help you clean up free radicals.
  • Older people experience reduced brain function. Omega-3-fatty-acids protect protect skin, eyes, heart, joints and brain.

"Anti-aging foods can help counteract the aging process. Check out our list of the best 10 anti-aging foods and start to eat healthier today."

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4 Signs Your Thyroid Is Making You Sick
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Date: April 07, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 Signs Your Thyroid Is Making You Sick





Your thyroid is an important gland that releases hormones responsible for body growth and development. When it slows down, a condition called hypothyroidism, your body functions slow down too including your brain and gut function. Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed with a blood test but some people's levels are just out if range to be diagnosed with hypothyroidism, they still suffer from an under functioning thyroid. You should see your doctor if you have symptoms of hypothyroidism including dry puffy skin (a condition also caused by hyperthyroidism) , low energy., constant constipation or diarrhea and weight fluctuations. Hyperthyroidism can cause quick weight loss while hypothyroidism and drop your metabolic rate causing weight gain.. Eliminating sugars and increasing protein intake can also help thyroid function .

Key Takeaways:

  • If you lack focus, feel tired and groggy in the mornings, or suffer from anxiety, you might have hypothyroidism.
  • The thyroid is a large hormone secreting gland. Those hormones regulate growth and development. If the thyroid secretes less hormones, your body will slow down.
  • Hypothyroidism is difficult to diagnose. Even if your TSH levels are normal, if you feel symptoms a higher consumption of superfoods is advisable.

"approximately 200 million people across the globe suffer from some type of thyroid dysfunction."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/signs-your-thyroid-is-making-you-sick/

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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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The best value super foods according to Taste
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Date: March 21, 2017 01:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The best value super foods according to Taste





Ten nutrient-dense foods were presented in the article, along with their associated health benefits. Each item included on the list is purported to be part of a nutritious diet offering multiple benefits, including everything from being high-fiber, vitamin or mineral to acting as an anti-inflammatory agent or promoting cardio-vascular health. Plant-based foods included on the list were quinoa, chia, watercress, black beans, blackberries and almonds. Animal-based products included eggs, cottage cheese, sardines and kangaroo meat.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are certain superfoods that give you the healthy nutrition you need but doesn't strain your wallet.
  • Quinoa, watercress, blackberries, chia, almonds, eggs, cottage cheese, black beans, sardines, and kangaroo are considered superfoods.
  • Superfoods cover several vitamin and mineral, fatty acid and protein requirements your body has.

"the more whole foods you can get into your day the better."

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/diet/the-best-value-super-foods-according-to-taste/news-story/51e462b3e0ec3436e5993894fb351277

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Eggs Pack A Vitamin Punch
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Date: March 05, 2017 11:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eggs Pack A Vitamin Punch





Eggs are a good full of vitamin A. one of every of nature’s superfoods. Eggs are an incredible supply of choline and in addition include excessive quantities of biotin, Vitamin B12, and different essential minerals. Eggs are additionally a strong supply of protein particularly when one considers that a single egg packs fewer than 80 energy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eggs are an incredible supply of choline and in addition include excessive quantities of biotin, Vitamin B12, and different essential minerals
  • Eggs are additionally a strong supply of protein — particularly when one considers that a single egg packs fewer than 80 energy
  • If you need to appear and feel youthful longer, contemplate the advantages of biotin. This coenzyme helps with the metabolism of fatty acids, glucose, and amino acids — serving to to transform proteins, carbohydrates, and fat into power.

"Enter eggs, one in every of nature’s superfoods. Eggs are an incredible supply of choline and in addition include excessive quantities of biotin, Vitamin B12, and different essential minerals."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//womenshealthblog.org/eggs-pack-a-vitamin-punch/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHL1N9PTFG05f3EEZBNUROfVkSL8g

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Eggs Pack A Vitamin Punch
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Date: March 05, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eggs Pack A Vitamin Punch





Eggs are a good full of vitamin A. one of every of nature’s superfoods. Eggs are an incredible supply of choline and in addition include excessive quantities of biotin, Vitamin B12, and different essential minerals. Eggs are additionally a strong supply of protein particularly when one considers that a single egg packs fewer than 80 energy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eggs are an incredible supply of choline and in addition include excessive quantities of biotin, Vitamin B12, and different essential minerals
  • Eggs are additionally a strong supply of protein — particularly when one considers that a single egg packs fewer than 80 energy
  • If you need to appear and feel youthful longer, contemplate the advantages of biotin. This coenzyme helps with the metabolism of fatty acids, glucose, and amino acids — serving to to transform proteins, carbohydrates, and fat into power.

"Enter eggs, one in every of nature’s superfoods. Eggs are an incredible supply of choline and in addition include excessive quantities of biotin, Vitamin B12, and different essential minerals."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//womenshealthblog.org/eggs-pack-a-vitamin-punch/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHL1N9PTFG05f3EEZBNUROfVkSL8g

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Top 10 Superfoods For Good Digestive Health
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Date: February 18, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 10 superfoods For Good Digestive Health





There is a list of super foods for good digestive health. It is clear that not all foods can be great for health and some are better than others. Among the super foods are those that have the highest nutrition per calorie, which are the green leaves. Kale, avocado and blueberries comprise this list. Blueberries have the finest natural antioxidants contained within them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Health-conscious people like us are curious to know which foods are best for health and wellness.
  • It is obvious that all foods can't be equally good for health. Among the numerous types of foods available to us, a few of the commonly used foods are truly outstanding as they are extremely beneficial to health in multiple ways.
  • In the recent times, many of the diet experts have begun to classify certain foods as "superfoods". Interestingly, there are no standardized rules to find which foods are superior foods.

"superfoods are nutrient livewires that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, nutrients, and minerals."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.itechpost.com/articles/77776/20170126/10-top-superfoods-for-good-digestive-health.htm&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmY4MTYyZmQ1NTMyNTY3NGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNE8Z0X8zsgiA8NAD6a12A1Wx3shgg

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Top 10 Anti Aging Superfoods
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Date: February 14, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 10 Anti Aging superfoods





Diet and health are closely connected. Changing your diet can do a lot. It can help with aging for example. This gives you ten foods that can reduce the signs of aging and its affects on the body. These foods would be easy to add into anyone's diet. The'yre common enough foods to make that simple.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nearly everybody wants to slow the process of aging - yet, we are still waiting for the miracle approach or medication.
  • Fortunately, there are ten superfoods that can substantially combat the unfavorable impacts aging has on the body.
  • Read on to learn more about how blueberries, avocados, tomatoes and other superfoods can keep you looking and feeling younger.

"Avocados are full of anti-aging components."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//simpalnews.com/2017/02/07/top-10-anti-aging-superfoods/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFlMTFjYzBlYzAwOTU4NjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHyDD2VC1VAK922lKY63ZSDXt5XdA

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Is Hemp the New Superfood?
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Date: January 25, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Hemp the New Superfood?





With marijuana taking a center stage, hemp is also under greater scrutiny. Australia in particular is interested in doing more with the plant. It is legal to grow the plant in Australia, but not to consume it. However, some studies are showing that hemp seeds may be the next superfood. It has been shown to have almost as much protein as soya beans, while being more digestible. This plant is also easily grown and sustainable. There is currently a proposal to change the law forbidding the consumption of the product.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hemp is currently used in the production of many different types of products.
  • Industrial hemp - specifically hemp seeds - is being heralded as one of the next superfoods.
  • hemp is also extremely eco friendly and sustainable to farm.

"If approved, the proposal will mean that hemp seeds can be used in the production of food products such as flour, oil and protein powder as well as sold as and consumed as a raw product"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.foodsafety.com.au/news/is-hemp-the-new-superfood&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmMzNTEwZjgyOWIxNGI2ODg6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGRPlWQkhXu425LBYuXCKiMTPGDGQ

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The 10 superfoods that will rid you of cellulite
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Date: January 24, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The 10 superfoods that will rid you of cellulite





No matter what size you are cellulite is a common problem - in fact it affects between 80 and 98 per cent of women, according to experts. There are some foods that you can eat and drink to help you get rid of this. Peppers are a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin C is the perfect cellulite buster. Drinking green tea alongside a healthy balanced diet may speed up your metabolism and even support weight loss.

Key Takeaways:

  • It doesn't matter if you're overweight or super skinny, chances are you have a bit of cellulite.
  • It's a common problem - in fact it affects between 80 and 98 per cent of women, according to experts.
  • And while there's no miracle cure, what you eat and drink can help to get rid of those pesky dimples, according to one nutritionist and weight loss expert.

"Vitamin C is the perfect cellulite buster, as it is a critical nutrient involved within the formation of collagen."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-4127202/The-10-superfoods-rid-cellulite.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHEAYRrPG74ORf6UncGl03iWZQQfQ

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Eight Healthy Holiday Superfoods
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Date: January 09, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eight Healthy Holiday superfoods





It's hard to always eat healthy during the holidays, but luckily a lot of the holiday foods we typically eat are healthy as long as the recipes involved avoid sugar. Turkey, cranberries, pumpkin, nuts and butternut squash are all healthy foods that are typical around this time of the year.

Key Takeaways:

  • Make sure you don't eat too much sugar during the holiday season.
  • Many of the foods we normally eat during the holidays are actually quite healthy like turkey or cranberries.
  • Some of the food you might consider unhealthy such as pumpkin pie or dark chocolate can actually be healthy in moderation due to the vitamins and other healthy properties they have.

"Pumpkin pie - is high on the list of holiday desserts."



Reference:

//www.worldhealth.net/news/eight-healthy-holiday-superfoods/

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A year-end look at superfoods: What's good, bad and just odd
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Date: January 09, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A year-end look at superfoods: What's good, bad and just odd





When it comes to nutrient dense foods in general there are some that stand out more than others. A lot of these foods are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients in general. Some of these include chlorophyll, activated charcoal, maple water, almond butter, banana flour, bowls, fermented dairy beverages, turmeric, and sparkling water.

Key Takeaways:

  • When it comes to Almond butter it is a diet containing nut that can contribute to lessening the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
  • Banana flour is a gluten free flour that is an excellent prebiotic that actually promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut which boosts immunity.
  • Bone broth is essential to muscle as well as ligament function as well as repair, with the collagen being shown to reduce inflammation in general as well.

"Chlorophyll is an excellent liver detoxifier that promotes energy, mental clarity, and weight loss."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-28-a-year-end-look-at-superfoods-whats-good-bad-and-just-odd.html

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Five healthy foods to add to your diet in 2017
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Date: January 05, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five healthy foods to add to your diet in 2017





As the new year is approaching, everyone is looking for new foods to include in their diet that will make them healthier. This list of healthy foods strays from the typical green tea, kale, and apples routine. Instead the recommended superfoods include blueberries, nuts, pasta, soybeans, and lentils, all of which are an easy addition to a New Year’s diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most of us make New Years resolutions to eat more broccoli, kale and apples, even if we don’t.
  • However nutritionists have advised that we eat more nuts, soybeans, pasta, lentils, and blueberries in 2017.
  • Read on to learn about the important health benefits of these five foods and how you can easily include them in your diet.

"Good things in nuts include high-quality vegetable protein, minerals, dietary fiber, magnesium, polyunsaturated fats, vitamin E, antioxidants and bio-active compounds, the National Center for Biotechnical Information reports."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2016/12/27/Five-healthy-foods-to-eat-more-of-in-2017/stories/201612270003&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHTUVuLcXfWC_qBsIFijtof1QNhMw

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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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Why your diet should include more fat
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Date: December 12, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why your diet should include more fat





There is one major myth in the diet and fitness world is that fat is bad. It is true that fat on your body is bad, but does that mean dietary fat is bad? No, not exactly. Eating a diet high in healthy fats is a great way to stay healthy, ignore the myths and eat right.

Key Takeaways:

  • That not all fats are bad and we need good fats.
  • Eating fats does not make you fat.
  • Eating the right kinds of fats can make you healthier

"These days, experts tout fat as a must-have macro and full-fat products, like whole milk, avocado, ghee and coconut oil, join the ranks of superfoods."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/07/health/eat-more-fat-less-sugar/index.html

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Acai berries actually come from palm trees
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Date: December 11, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Acai berries actually come from palm trees





Most people have heard of acai berries by now. They are known for their high nutritional content, but a lot of people do not know of their exact origin. Many would assume they come from a bush like other similar berries. However, they actually come from palm trees in Brazil. For years, they were food for the poorer families in South America due to their availability and amount of nutrition. Unfortunately, the surge of popularity for the berries in other countries has driven up demand and prices for the fruit and caused them to be unattainable for most poor families.

Key Takeaways:

  • Acai berries have become very famous in recent years as an antioxidant-packed superfood.
  • Unfortunately, the growing global popularity of acai berries has led its price to increase in some parts of Brazil, pushing it out of reach for some of the poorest families.
  • This is a classic example of how global food politics can have unintended consequences and is a good reason to preferentially eat local superfoods over imported ones.

"Acai berries have become so famous in recent years as an antioxidant-packed superfood that even many people who don't stay actively informed on health food topics have heard of them."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/056199_acai_berries_palm_trees_antioxidants.html

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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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Top 10 Anti-Aging Superfoods
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Date: November 03, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 10 Anti-Aging superfoods

Most of these foods (garlic excepted) are something that you can integrate into your daily diet without even noticing it. I grab a handful of grapes as a snack. Use spinach as an alternate to lettuce in your salads. Eat an avocado by itself or use it as a mayo substitute in that lunch sandwich. Most important, eat what you like off this list. Those little changes will pay in dividends in the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people wish if they could stop the process of aging and live younger for whole life but still we haven’t found any method or medicine which could stop the process of aging.
  • Blueberries contain large amounts of antioxidants such as flavonols, anthocyanins and vitamin C, which promote cell health and can protect against disease.
  • Avocados are full of anti-aging components.

"Many people wish if they could stop the process of aging and live younger for whole life but still we haven’t found any method or medicine which could stop the process of aging."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//amazingplanetnews.com/top-10-anti-aging-superfoods/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFlMTFjYzBlYzAwOTU4NjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFJg6xb-KTFTUna-vLeF7t5tcy2gA


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A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age
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Date: November 22, 2015 05:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age

We are often told that stress level accelerates the process of aging. But, is there any kind of scientific evidence to prove this perception? Some of the results of scientific studies have already suggested that, oxidative stress has a negative impact on both physical and emotional health.

Breathing oxygen leads to the formation of ROS or reactive oxygen species within the body, which is essential for the cellular signaling process. Aerobic metabolism results in the generation of small amounts of ROS and free radicals. This is necessary for the normal functioning of the human body. But, there is a specific reason for which the ROS carry negative connotations. Whenever our body’s antioxidant defense mechanism malfunctions, the balance between oxidant and antioxidant gets spoiled. The circulative level of ROS moves out of control and causes a disturbance in the redox signaling and control and further damages the macromolecules, cells and tissues. The DNA damage response is a hierarchical procedure.

It has been widely recognized that, oxidative stress is one of the primary factors, which makes the aging process faster.

Best Anti-Aging Diet

What you eat has a great impact on how you are feeling and how you are aging. If you eat right, it will contribute to a great extent to keep your skin young and healthy. Antioxidants help stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells. You will get antioxidants in colorful fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, blueberries, leafy greens, dark red tomatoes, etc. So, your goal is to consume at least half plates of fruits and vegetables in each of your meals.

Vitamin C, zinc and beta carotene are three main antioxidants, which protects the eyes from macular degeneration and poor vision. Dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, mustard greens, spinach and collard are great sources of these nutrients. Foods like oranges, corns and pepper also help to keep your eye healthy. Vitamin C is also beneficial for the skin. Some studies have also suggested that, daily consumption of yellow and green vegetables helps lessen the wrinkles of the skin.

Resveratrol is another powerful antioxidant, which is highly present in grapes and red wine. It not only lowers the aging process, but, also lowers the chances of cancer and heart disease. Studies have also revealed that, nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats. They are also great sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals like antioxidants. Thus, it helps to keep the skin healthy and young.

Beans and lentils are great sources of fiber and plant-based protein. They are very beneficial for protecting you from early aging. So, you can easily consume them instead of red meat, which have saturated fat and are not great for your heart.

Dairy products like low-fat milk, yogurt, etc. are also great options for slowing down your aging process. If you do not eat dairy, you can replace them with soya milk, almond milk or cereals.

Try out these antioxidant rich foods and stay young for many years to come. Antioxidant Supplements are also available in the market.

References

//www.brunswicklabs.com/blog/default-blog/oxidative-stress-effects-on-lipids-proteins-and-dna

//www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/7_anti_aging_superfoods

//www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/anti-aging-diet?page=2


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Wheatgrass - A Superfood To Improve Your Energy Levels
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Date: August 15, 2015 01:52 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Wheatgrass - A Superfood To Improve Your Energy Levels

The most nutritious of all cereal grasses is wheatgrass.  It is richest in nutrients when it is grown in clean soil and just before the development of its stem. The most interesting factor is that it does not contain gluten. This article aims to list some of the health benefits of wheatgrass and how it can boost energy levels.)

Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals including Mg, Ca, Na, etc. It has a rich concentration of alkaline minerals.  It contains a number of enzymes such as Lipase (splits fat), Amylase (helps in digestion), Protease (helps to digest protein), and Transhydrogenase (strengthens the heart muscle,etc. , among others).

Wheatgrass contains high doses of vitamin C, almost twice the amount of Vitamin A as in carrots and a full complement of B vitamins.  A teaspoon of wheatgrass powder is nutritionally equivalent to 50 g of spinach salad and supplies an equivalent amount of energy.  Wheatgrass contains 19 amino acids.


Benefits of Taking Wheatgrass

Containing a high number of enzymes vitamins and minerals, it boosts vitality and energy levels. It enhances detoxification and aids in maintaining the correct acid-alkaline base in the body. The high vitamin content helps to increase endurance and stamina levels in the body. Chlorophyll contained in the wheatgrass works to increase production of hemoglobin in the body. With increased blood circulation, the body’s metabolism is improved with increased energy levels. Chlorophyll also serves to alkalize the blood. This slows down aging, increases energy levels, and slow down/prevent degenerative diseases such as arthritis and gout.

The B vitamins and iron in wheatgrass reduce tiredness and fatigue and give way for a more energy in their place. The quick and easy absorption of wheatgrass also contributes to effective assimilation of the nutrients that it contains in the body.

Wheatgrass

Wrapping up, wheatgrass is one of nature’s most nourishing superfoods that you can lay your hands on.


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Is Cocoa Butter Good For The Skin? Why?
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Date: March 06, 2014 03:27 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Cocoa Butter Good For The Skin? Why?

Cocoa butter

cocoa plantDoubtlessly, there are few preferred healthy skin items over cocoa butter and some few that likewise makes you feel great deductively notwithstanding feeling extraordinary because of the way your skin looks so great, but Cocoa butter is good solid skin reinforcement, and for additional data on characteristic healthy skin items with a great experimental foundation. Therefore it is good for the skin.

Reasons to why cocoa butter is good for your skin:

Powdered cocoa butter contains a lot of diverse antioxidants which behave synergistically presenting a massive bothersome resistant to the cost-free radicals which eliminate your skin layer cells along with lead to quick getting older. Therefore, therefore, is it doesn't suitable natural skin care solution.

Let's have a look at which record again. Precisely why your 'ideal' natural skin care solution? In order to solution which question, we need to have a look at precisely what antioxidants tend to be, along with precisely what hot cocoa butter can perform them, along with after that the reason why it is advisable than additional natural skin care merchandise on the market.

Totally free radicals tend to be small substances kinds in the body's fat burning capacity while vitality is generated coming from blood sugar in the mitochondria of each and every cell phone within your body. Fortunately they are shaped simply by experience of toxins including pesticides, along with particularly the several poisonous pieces of cigarette light up. Cigars along with water lines tend to be believe it or not harmful than tobacco, along with filtration system guidelines make not any difference towards the production connected with cost-free radicals.

What exactly that they do is always to eliminate cells, when they're pores and skin cells you continue to grow older. Your skin layer wrinkles along with dries up, and you begin to take on the style connected with an individual many years over the age of you're. These people try this by way of a procedure often known as oxidation, along with antioxidants can certainly keep the idea. These people reduce the effects of your cost-free radicals, and forestall your skin layer cells coming from getting ruined.

Contents of cocoa

Powdered cocoa butter contains several different antioxidants that can eliminate away from numerous diverse cost-free radicals along with superoxides, as well as hydrogen peroxide. Vitamin e is really a powerful antioxidant -- your strongest of all the so-called antioxidant vitamin supplements in fact, and will quickly eliminate away from hydrogen peroxide along with any oxidizing agent. Others tend to be vitamin supplements A new along with G, however they can not strategy the potency of vitamin E.

Furthermore, it contains phytochemicals (posh title pertaining to place chemicals) including flavanoids which might be also powerful antioxidants. Polyphenols are very effective in neutralizing cost-free radicals, and the hot chocolate mass polyphenols tend to be in particular successful. In fact, hot chocolate butter boasts a greater antioxidant awareness and then possibly blueberries as well as other so-called superfoods.

In order that hot cocoa butter to work, it will email numerous of the pores and skin cells as is possible, that involves do away with the idea properly directly into your skin layer. The epidermis is incredibly absorbent all of which will eliminate cost-free radicals in the reduced absolute depths of the pores and skin as soon as they're created, along with ahead of they are able to do injury.

It is clinically demonstrated which hot chocolate butter will certainly keep pores and skin degradation a result of the harmful consequences from the UV light in the rays of the sun -- UV rays builds cost-free radicals which are very effective in doing damage to pores and skin. Merely go through the influence connected with sunburn! However, there is additional in order to hot chocolate butter than which.

It contains a substantial percentage connected with vitamins as well as lime scale, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper along with metal, all of which come in a highly bioavailable style which make them far better which business vitamins. Not just that, though. Furthermore, it contains tryptophan, involved in the development connected with serotonin, your 'feel good' neurotransmitter, and also dopamine along with phenylethylamine, many beneficial materials. It is a mental faculties food as well as food to your pores and skin.

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Why Are Fresh Sprouts Like Alfalfa, Barley, and Wheat So Good for Your Health?
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Date: May 24, 2011 11:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Are Fresh Sprouts Like Alfalfa, Barley, and Wheat So Good for Your Health?

Sprouts For A Healthier Body!

Fresh sprouts are among the healthiest of all foods. They are alfalfa, barley, wheat sproutsrich in enzymes that are not found in the human body. These enzymes help facilitate better absorption of vitamins and minerals. Alfalfa, barley, and wheat are examples of plants that are capable of sprouting when soaked in water. They are best consumed fresh when they still contain all of their nutrients. They make excellent ingredients to salads and sandwiches that can complement any meal. They can be processed in juicing machines, too.

You might have heard of the nutritional value of grasses and legumes. Wheatgrass is becoming increasingly popular nowadays as they have been receiving a lot of good press lately. Wheatgrass and barley grass has in fact earned the moniker superfoods. Alfalfa, on the other hand, is a legume recently rediscovered for its phytochemical content. It has been a forage crop for centuries, but human consumptions have steadily increased in the past few years. Apart from the fact that wheat, barley, alfalfa can be consumed as fresh sprouts, they also bring similar benefits to human health.

Restore Normal pH Levels

Proponents of the alkaline diet believe that the body is in a constant cycle of alkalinity and acidity, which is partially dependent on the foods that we eat. The body raises alkalinity with every acidic by-products of digestion to maintain pH balance. That being said, a significant fraction of the human diet is acid-forming, tipping the balance in the process. Fresh sprouts are often linked to the alkaline diet, which aims to restore pH balance of the body.

Have High Nutrient Content

Alfalfa, barley grass, and wheatgrass are very good sources of vitamins and minerals. They are particularly rich in dietary minerals that help the body function at its best. Plus, they contain amino acids, essential fatty acids, dietary fiber, and carbohydrates in amounts adequate to complement any other foods that make up a healthy diet. One of the very noticeable improvements after months of consuming fresh sprouts is the increase in red blood cell count.

Cleanse the Body of Toxins

Aside from the fact that fresh sprouts are effective free radical scavengers, they also improve the natural antioxidant defense of the human body. Wheat, barley, and alfalfa are reliable sources of potassium, magnesium, manganese, and selenium, all of which are involved in chemical reactions that lead to effective removal of toxic by-products of metabolism. Fresh sprouts are capable of neutralizing reactive oxygen species such as free radicals. Furthermore, they facilitate the excretion of toxins.

Promote Heart Health

NOW - SPROUTING JARS 1/2 GAL 6/CASEFresh sprouts are particularly good for the cardiovascular system. They maintain the health of red blood cells. They limit the releases of low-density lipoproteins into the blood, thus lowering bad cholesterol and free fatty acids. They help control high blood pressure and promote normal blood flow. They maintain healthy levels of blood sugar by improving glucose metabolism. And, of course, their antioxidant profile enables them to protect the heart and arterial walls from lipid peroxidation.

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Broken Cell Chlorella - Single Celled Micro alga
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Date: April 21, 2008 05:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Broken Cell Chlorella - Single Celled Micro alga

Chlorella is what is known as a micro alga, a single celled vegetable organism that grows in fresh water. Microalgae are microscopic species of plant life that are likely responsible for the biological evolutionary history of our planet. Most people associate algae with seaweed: marine plant life. However, this is a restricted view since algae are also common on land, although are rarely conspicuous and still require an aqueous environment if not necessarily a salt water ocean.

The reason for this is that algae have no vascular tissue to draw moisture up into the body of the plant as terrestrial plants do, and they tend to be found in tropical regions, on snow in areas of the Arctic and also on exposed areas of stone and rock in symbiosis with fungi in the form of lichens. They can also be found in freshwater ponds and rivers, and chlorella is one of these.

Its scientific name is Chlorella pyrenoidosa, and it occurs worldwide. It is said to have the highest concentration of chlorophyll of any other known plant in addition to its other highly nutritional content. The superlatives are almost limitless for such a small plant that most of the general population is unaware of. It is the first plant known to have a true nucleus, it has been around for about two and half billion years, and it can multiply itself fourfold making it the fastest growing species of plant known on earth. It beats other fast-growing algae and bamboo out of site.

So what of its nutritional content? It is believed by NASA to be the ultimate foodstuff for long-term travel in space and an ideal crop for colonizing communities. Were a space community to be established on Mars, chlorella would be the first to be cultivated under these big glass domes we all see in the movies! It is more than just a foodstuff though; it is also the most powerful known natural detoxifier for the human body, which makes it practically the ideal food. Why is this?

If any food deserves to be referred to as a ‘superfood’ it is chlorella. It consists of over 60% bioavailable protein, and contains six members of the vitamin B complex (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 12) and also vitamins A, C, E and K. It is therefore very high in antioxidants and excellent for destroying free radicals as soon as they are formed, and before they can cause problems such as atherosclerosis and excessive cell damage.

It also contains more than its fair share of minerals such as calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, and also iodine, folic acid and a high proportion of iron. That is not all: it contains many more nutrients essential for a healthy life, but above all chlorella contains all eight essential amino acids.

Human biochemistry and metabolism need 20 amino acids to function properly, twelve of which can be manufactured by the liver from these eight: leucine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine, and sometimes serine is added. These are called the essential amino acids from which all the others that your body needs can be manufactured.

Amino acids are needed to build proteins and DNA, manufacture body cells, repair damaged tissue, help the immune system to protect you from invading bacteria and viruses, ensure that the oxygen you breathe gets to the cells where it is needed to sustain life and carry out many other functions besides. Without them you could not exist. Chlorella contains five times more protein and amino acids than eggs do.

The Chlorella Growth Factor or CGF is a combination of these amino acids, together with nucleic acids, carbohydrates and peptides that have not yet been completely characterized. The CGF promotes the growth of body cells, and stimulates cell repair in a way not seen before in any other food. It has been shown to promote the growth of children in a natural and safe way.

Not only this, but it has been found not to promote the growth of diseased or cancerous cells, only healthy ones. The fact that that this accelerated growth does not happen with adults indicates that the Chlorella Growth Factor supports the natural growing process, although in adults it has been seen to accelerate the repair of damaged body tissue.

Chlorella also appears to strengthen the immune system, and researchers have found the presence of a polysaccharide in the cell walls of the microalgae that acts with CGF to produce an interferon that protects the helper cells that aid macrophages to destroy invading bacteria and viruses. It can help our resistance to influenza, choryza (common cold), fungi such as candida and many other forms of invasion by foreign agents into our bloodstream.

The detox effect of chlorella is largely contained within its cell walls that can bind with persistent toxic substances such as DDT, and bind with heavy metals to safely remove them from the body. In fact it is the ideal anti-toxin for life in today’s environment, full of vehicle exhaust fumes, pesticides and other chemical emissions. It has been claimed to be able to remove mercury from the body, but this has not been established.

Probably the only problem with the ingestion and the efficiency of the body to use Chlorella to its full extent is the strength of the cell walls. Chlorella has very strong cell walls, which could also account for the concentration of nutrients within them. the traditional method to overcome this was to mill them using small glass or ceramic beads to break the cell walls down, but the Japanese have come up with a more effective means. High frequency sound waves are used to break the cell walls down supersonically, a technique known as ‘cracking’, and once cracked the cells can release up to 65% of its nutrients, compared to the 50% of the milling method.

The nutritional content of single celled microalgae such as chlorella is amazing, and if the was only one food that you were able to eat, then this would be it. There is no other known species of plant or animal life that provides the range of vitamins, minerals, proteins and amino acids that chlorella does, and it truly is the king of all superfoods.



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Blue Green Algae a Super Food that is Foods Packed With Nutrients. Vegetarian Friendly
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Date: April 11, 2008 11:24 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Blue Green Algae a Super Food that is Foods Packed With Nutrients. Vegetarian Friendly


Blue green algae are not only an excellent source of amino acids and protein, but are generally considered to be the king of superfoods. It contains just about every nutrient you could think of, and has the added advantage of being completely natural and easily assimilated into the body.

In the USA it is harvested in Oregon, in the upper regions of the Upper Klamath Lake, although it is also available in many other parts of the world. Blue green algae are about the best source of vegetable protein and amino acids available to the human diet, although are now generally used as a supplement rather than as a primary food source.

However, in spite of its name, it is not an alga at all: it is a bacterium: Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), known as cyanobacteria, after the Greek for blue. Nevertheless, bacteria or not, blue green algae offer exceptional nutritional benefits and also health benefits to people suffering from certain conditions. Here are the best of its benefits:

1. It is natural and therefore easily assimilated and digested. You get a very high useful yield from its nutrient content, unlike other foods where a large proportion can be passed through the gut unchanged. In fact a large proportion of the food you eat passes through your body unchanged, although that is mainly due to a lack of chewing!

2. It is very high in protein, and helps to maintain healthy hair, nails and skin. If you are on a vegetation diet this is an ideal source of non-animal protein (unless you class bacteria as animals!). If you want numbers, at least 60% of the solid content of this material is vegetable protein human-ready for use.

3. It is packed full of enzymes that aid digestion, and so ensures that not only is it itself fully digested, but also that you get the most nutritional benefit from any other foods you eat. A lack of enzymes is very common in the western diet, especially the North American diet, and if you take a regular supply of blue green algae, then you need not also take enzyme capsules.

4. It possesses cleansing and detoxifying properties, and so helps to reduce the incidence of headaches and allow you better and more restful sleep. Toxins can act on your body to cause pain, and is associated with the free radicals discussed below.

5. It is very high in antioxidants that destroy the free radicals in your blood and tissues. Free radicals destroy body cells and can seriously damage your health. Among the health benefits that blue green algae provide due to its antioxidant properties are:

a) It supports the immune system and helps to prevent inflammation in your joints. It also enables you to fight off bacterial and viral infections quicker. b) It maintains the integrity of your body and skin cells, and reduces cell damage by free radicals. This has an anti-aging effect and preserves the youthful appearance of your skin, resisting wrinkling and maintaining its firmness. c) Blue green algae help to prevent the free radical oxidation of the LDL lipids that transport cholesterol that cause the atherosclerosis that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

6. It provides you with energy through its effect on your body’s metabolic conversion of blood glucose to energy within the mitochondria. This is partially due to its antioxidant effect and partially to the nutritional content of the bacteria. The bacteria are also a rich source of glycogen that is your body’s store of emergency energy. Your liver can use the bacteria to biosynthesize its own store of glycogen that your body can use if called upon for a sudden burst of energy.

7. The amino acids it contains are of low molecular size, and can cross the blood-brain barrier. It provides nutrition to the brain, and its high chlorophyll content helps to purify the blood. Its high content of trace minerals and naturally chelated minerals renders them extremely bioavailable, and able to provide a high degree of nutrition to the brain and other organs of the body. Blue green algae contain rhamnose that helps nutrients to cross from the blood to the brain, and then to the brain cells that need it.

8. Blue green algae have been shown to help memory and mood. This is likely due at least in part to its fatty acid content, and its effect on serotonin levels.

These eight benefits are more than any other individual food source can provide, and in themselves justify the claim that blue green algae is the best individual food source there is. However, when we have a look at the active ingredients, and nutritional content of the bacteria, then it seems even more impressive. There is more to blue green algae than just a few vitamins and minerals. You can get these in any multivitamin supplement: this stuff is completely natural and all of its ingredients are completely compatible with the human digestive system.

Many of the synthetic vitamins you find in boxes and tubs are only partially absorbed due to the form they are in. Either that or they need the presence of other substances before they can be assimilated. An example is calcium, which is next to useless without magnesium and vitamin C also being present to allow it to be incorporated in the structure of the bones and teeth. With blue green algae, every combination of substances that nature needs for them to work properly is there. Everything gets used and everything has a role to play.

The amino acids and proteins have already been mentioned, and these unusual bacteria contain all of the trace minerals that are necessary for the amino acids and proteins to be properly used. It also contains a large quantity of beta-carotene (a natural Vitamin A precursor and strong anti-oxidant), and is also rich in Vitamin B-12 that most vegetarians are deficient in. It is therefore the perfect food for vegetarians and vegans.

If you understand the health benefits of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, which blue green algae are also rich in, then you will understand how a foodstuff containing these fatty acids and all of the other nutritional substances listed above could be regarded as a ‘Superfood’.

Blue green algae is probably the richest food available commercially to humans, but before you use it you should ensure that the content of blue algae in the supplement you purchase is clear and that you are purchasing a standardized amount in what you are purchasing.

Otherwise, it is difficult to see how anybody could go wrong with blue green algae, since it is indisputably an excellent source of protein, amino acids, vitamins and much, much more.



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Consume Bright Colored Foods for Better Health
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Date: October 22, 2007 10:06 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Consume Bright Colored Foods for Better Health

A plate of colored food is not only very pleasing to our eyes, but also very healthy. What looks good to eat is also very healthy for us and if you are finding it difficult to persuade your children to eat those boring old tired looking vegetables, then try brightening up their plates with some nice bright colors.

Kids love brightly colored pop and candy so it should not be a difficult thing to persuade them to eat some brightly colored vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, quashes and even thinly sliced carrots with a nice dip. The more intense the color the better for you they appear to be. Colored foods are normally packed full of anti-oxidants that help to prevent diseases of the cardiovascular system and to mop up free radicals present in our bodies. These antioxidants are all chemicals, and many of the naturally occurring antioxidants are highly colored. They are very good at destroying free radicals.

Free radicals are a form of chemical that destroy body cells, and not only accelerate the effects of aging, but also harm our heart. A free radical is a molecule with an unpaired electron. Electrons like to go around in pairs. Every atom has pairs of electrons, and one atom has an odd number then it pairs up with another atom with an odd number, so the two form a compound with an even number of electrons.

However, now and again, the body’s metabolism throws up a molecule with an unpaired electron. That electron’s first thought is to find a partner, and it does so by stealing one from a cell in your body. The result is the disruption and destruction of the cell. Free radicals can also be formed by environmental pollution, cigarette smoke, pesticides and so on.

Anti-oxidants destroy free radicals, and generally keep us healthier for longer. They do so by mopping up the extra electron, and there are many different types of antioxidant that form part of our normal diet. Among them are vitamins A, C and E, but there are others that are complex highly colored organic compounds. Among these are the anthocyanins, known to paint and ink manufacturers as strong red pigments.

Anthocyanins are the pigments or dyes that color red grapes, egg plant, plums and blueberries and they are very powerful antioxidants. However, it is not only for antioxidants that we should eat colorful foods. Some dark green foods, such as spinach, green peppers, peas, celery and dark leafy vegetables, contain what are known as lutein. Lutein works in combination with zeaxanthin to protect our eyes from cataracts and a condition known as macular degeneration, which can lead to blindness. Zeaxanthin is available from red peppers, oranges, egg yolk and corn.

Many people take folic acid supplements help maintain a healthy heart, and especially women to help prevent birth defects. However, the natural form of folic acid, folate is available from green foods such as lettuce, green beans, broccoli, peas, green grapes, and many other green foods. Broccoli and cabbage also contain indoles also known as indol-3-carbinol are believed to protect your from some cancers. So green is good!

Yellow is also good, and foods such as grapefruit, pineapple and melon help to boost the immune system and keep infections at bay, and also to provide energy and help maintain healthy eyes. Many antioxidants are yellow, although yellow might not a color that you would associate as being attractive to children, unless very bright. However, the yellow foods tend to be fruits rather than vegetables, and it is much easier to persuade a child to eat a pineapple than a squash.

Lycopene is another very powerful antioxidant that prevents the oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol that can damage the cardiovascular system through atherosclerosis. Lycopene is a red pigment very common in tomatoes, and is fat soluble. It is a member of the carotenoid family of antioxidants that are common in brightly colored foods such as carrots, red peppers and many yellow fruits and vegetables as described above. Lutein is also a carotenoid.

A diet rich in carotenoids is very good for keeping the effects of aging at bay and protecting you from heart problems. Lycopene is contained in the liver, colon, skin and prostate gland, and can occur at higher concentrations than most other carotenoids. People that suffer from HIV infections, high cholesterol diseases and inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, are generally found to have low levels of lycopene in their blood.

Many of the so-called ‘superfoods’ are also brightly colored, and useful not just for their antioxidant properties. Take cranberries for example. These bright red berries contain proanthocyanadins that prevent some bacteria such as e-coli from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract and cause urinary tract infections such as cystitis, and also from adhering to the gums. Cranberries can therefore be used in the treatment of some gum diseases. However, they also possess strong antioxidant properties that help to protect the body against some cancers and also heart disease.

Blueberries are high in vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants with strong anti-inflammatory properties. Pomegranates have exceptionally high antioxidant content and are excellent for a healthy cardiovascular system while strong green broccoli contains not only vitamin C and antioxidants but also folate (the natural form of folic acid) and the phytochemical sulforafane that is believed to protect against certain cancers.

The color of your food, therefore, not only makes it look pretty on your plate and attractive to children, but also indicates the presence of strong antioxidants and other chemicals that help to protect you from specific medical conditions. It is no coincidence that the vast majority of the so-called superfoods is vegetable in origin rather than animal, and also tastes good. You should eat as many of them as you can, and certainly at least five portions every day.

Some can also be used as a remedy for specific conditions in addition to being used for their preventative properties, such as cranberries are used in the treatment of diseases of the urinary tract, and specific diets can help to reduce the amount of LDL cholesterol in the body. Eating with your eyes is not always a bad thing. Some may find it hard to consume enough colorful fruits and vegetables to be beneficial so what is a person to do? Your local health food store has available powdered vegetable and fruit concentrates that supply all the needed nutrients in one simple drink.



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Pregnant and eating for two...
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Date: October 21, 2005 01:36 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pregnant and eating for two...

Not - Quite - Dual - Nutrition

It’s time to ditch a dietary cliché often foisted on expectant moms. “try to keep in mind that you are not eating for two, you are carefully eating for one,” write Catherine Jones and prenatal nutrition expert Rose Ann Hudson in Eating for Pregnancy (Marlowe & Company), who add that pregnancy “is not a time to skip meal, eat junk food or lad up on empty calories for quick energy.” The idea is to eat a nutritious diet that allows you to gain weight gradually as your baby grows.

It helps to be at a healthy weight when starting a family. Being overweight makes conception more difficult, and at least one study ahs found a link between excess maternal weight and the risk of a birth defect called cleft palate (in which the roof of the mouth is split from behind the teeth to the nasal cavity). However, dieting during pregnancy may actually program a child for obesity by rewiring the developing brain, so try to lose weight before you try to conceive.

How much should you expect to gain over the course of nine months? “A lot depends on your unique circumstances and the advice of your health care provider, but in general you can anticipate adding from two to five pounds a month for the first 14 weeks and roughly a pound a week thereafter until your due date-between 25 and 35 pounds in total. That translates into roughly and extra 300 calories a day; Jones and Hudson say that more nourishment may be necessary if you are breastfeeding, extremely active or carrying more than one child. Since stress and anxiety often lead to out-of-control eating (and gaining), be sure to tend to your own emotional needs during what can be a very exhilarating, yet sometimes overwhelming, time of life.

For maximum nutrition try to eat a variety of foods while avoiding anything that provokes morning sickness. Whole grains provide both steady energy (unlike sugar-fueled spikes and crashes) and B vitamins to boot. Do not scrimp on fat-your baby’s developing nervous system depends on it-but “don’t use your pregnancy as an excuse to pig out, either,” warn Jones and Hudson. Stick with such unsaturated fats as olive oil along with rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids like flax seed oil. You definitely want to indulge in those omega-3s, which appear to boost infant intellectual development. Fish is a fine source of both omega-3 and the high-quality protein needed to build your baby’s tissues, but beware: Some species such as fresh tuna, swordfish, tilefish and king mackerel, can be contaminated with mercury. Your best low-mercury bets are catfish, pollock, salmon, and shrimp. (Other good protein sources include chicken, cottage cheese, lean red meat, yogurt and milk, all organically sourced whenever possible.)

Supplemental fish oil is another omega-3 possibility because mercury is found in the muscle of fish and not in the oil,” according to OSU’s Jane Higdon, who suggests consulting your health care practitioner for advice. “If I was going to take a fish oil supplement, I’d look for one that the manufacturer is testing for PCBs (an industrial pollutant),” such as products that meet California’s Proposition 65 standards.

Don’t forget to stock the fridge with fresh produce. Fruits and veggies are richly endowed with vitamins and minerals; for example, making like Popeye and downing your spinach helps ensure you get plenty of folic acid and iron.

These superfoods also supply phytonutrients, substances that may actually help protect your baby against cancer even as they enhance your own well-being. Studies on the link between maternal diet and childhood cancer protection are in the early stages according to Dr. David Williams, a researcher at the Linus Pauling Institute, but he says that shouldn’t stop you from loading up on cancer-fighting green stuff. “Certainly among the vegetables the cruciferous ones (the broccoli family) are particularly valuable in protecting against cancer,” he says. “These vegetables are also a good source of fiber and vitamin C.”



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