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    genkicoll

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    Tips for Staying Healthy

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:03 pm

    From Fitness Magazine, posted on Yahoo! today:


    1. Brussels sprouts - reduce likelihood of colon cancer. High in fiber and vitamins C and A
    2. Grass-fed beef steak - lower in fat and calories than grain-fed beef, may combat cancer. High in protein, B-vitamins, and iron
    3. Curry - The spice can stop tumor growth and destroy cancer cells (in lab tests). High in antioxidants that may help break up plaques in the brain caused by Alzheimer's
    4. Pistachios - May reduce the effect of carbs on blood sugar levels. High in protein, fiber, monounsaturated fat (the kind that raises your HDL, the "good" cholesterol), vitamin B6, and copper
    5. Coffee - "the antioxidants in coffee protect your cells and DNA from damage", and may increase the antioxidants in blood, as well. Can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, and colon and liver cancers
    6. Whole-grain Oatmeal - Slows down body's absorption of cholesterol. High in protein and fiber, and helps you to feel full.
    7. Shrimp - low-calorie, high in protein and antioxidants High in Vitamin D and cholesterol, but the kind that raises your HDL (good cholesterol).
    8. Dark Chocolate - May reduce the likelihood of developing heart disease. Can lower blood pressure, and releases serotonin. In other words, it makes you feel good! (Surprise, surprise! )
    9. Tart Cherries - Can lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and lower the body's ability to store fat in the liver. "People who exercised and drank two 12-ounce glasses of tart cherry juice daily for eight days reported less muscle pain than those who sipped a placebo, finds a 2006 study."
    10. Tomato - Full of lycopene, which lowers the risk of heart disease, macular degeneration, and cancer. High in Vitamin A

    For more specific details, click here:
    Top 10 Superfoods for Women


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    Re: Tips for Staying Healthy

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:54 pm

    Medical Xpress is a wonderful site for those who like to "stay in the know". From their site:

    The link between fast food and depression confirmed

    Published in the Public Health Nutrition journal, the results reveal that consumers of fast food, compared to those who eat little or none, are 51% more likely to develop depression.

    According to a recent study headed by scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, eating commercial baked goods (fairy cakes, croissants, doughnuts, etc.) and fast food (hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza) is linked to depression.

    Read more at:
    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-03-link-fast-food-depression.html#jCp


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