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The Effects of Sodium on Your Health

The Effects of Sodium on Your Health

The salt, or sodium, in your diet directly affects your blood pressure levels. Generally, the higher your daily salt intake, the higher your blood pressure. However, because each person is unique, your body’s response to reducing salt in your diet may reduce your blood pressure to a different degree than someone else. Still, eating

August 31, 14
Research Confirms, Sugar Feeds Cancer

Research Confirms, Sugar Feeds Cancer

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah have uncovered new information that sugar feeds tumors. The findings may also have implications for other diseases such as diabetes. Amazingly the results stated…

August 29, 20
Organic or Not? Check the Label

Organic or Not? Check the Label

The USDA has established an organic certification program that requires all organic foods to meet strict government standards. These standards regulate how such foods are grown, handled and processed. Any farmer or food manufacturer who labels and sells a product as organic must…

August 28, 4
Top 10 Organic Food Buying Tips

Top 10 Organic Food Buying Tips

Whether you’re already a fan of organic foods or you just want to shop wisely and handle your food safely, consider these tips when buying organic food:

August 27, 6
Bananas: Organic vs Conventional. There is a Difference!

Bananas: Organic vs Conventional. There is a Difference!

Deciding whether to buy organic or conventional bananas is a toughie. Organic ones are more expensive (usually at least 30 cents more per pound), and I’ve noticed that they seem to bruise more easily – anyone else notice that, too? The major difference between the two are that conventional bananas are…

August 26, 21
How To Enhance And Preserve Brain Power As We Age

How To Enhance And Preserve Brain Power As We Age

Cognitive decline is an inevitable consequence of aging, but are there activities and products that can make a difference? What is the truth? Is decline inevitable, or is there a possibility of retaining our faculties if we exercise them? And which kinds of exercises and products are effective, and which are merely hype?

August 25, 2
Herbs ‘Can Be Natural Pesticides’

Herbs ‘Can Be Natural Pesticides’

Common herbs and spices show promise as an environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional pesticides, scientists have told a major US conference. They could become a key weapon against insect pests in organic agriculture, the researchers say, as the industry attempts to satisfy demand. The best herbs to use are…

August 19, 3
Research That Proves Organic Food Is Superior To Conventional

Research That Proves Organic Food Is Superior To Conventional

A recent literature review by the U.K. Food Standards Agency concluded that organic foods offer no nutritional advantages to ones grown with conventional chemical agriculture. This simply is false and I think everyone knows it. Here’s proof that organic IS better…

August 13, 3
Pesticide Kills Over 100 Billion Honey Bees…Who’s Responsible?

Pesticide Kills Over 100 Billion Honey Bees…Who’s Responsible?

New research from the Washington State University has confirmed that a microscopic pathogen and pesticides found in honeycombs are two major contributors to the bee disease known as colony collapse disorder, which have wiped out billions of bees throughout the world over the past three years. The pesticide made from Bayer CropScience (who works with Monsanto) has caused…

August 12, 9
White Tea Keeps You Healthy And Looking Younger

White Tea Keeps You Healthy And Looking Younger

Next time you’re in the mood for some tea, new research shows it might be wise to opt for a white tea if you want to reduce your risk of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or even just age-associated wrinkles. Researchers tested the health properties of 21 plant and herb extracts, they all…

August 12, 6
Beet Juice Boosts Stamina by 16%

Beet Juice Boosts Stamina by 16%

A University of Exeter team found that drinking beetroot juice boosts stamina and could help people exercise for up to 16% longer. The study found the nitrate contained in the vegetable leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake, making exercise less tiring. The study suggests the effect is greater than…

August 07, 8

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