Selenium

Did You Know…

…that an inexpensive and readily available mineral called selenium offers exceptional protection against cancer?

     Over the last few decades, several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials have shown that a daily dose of just 200 mcg of selenium (at a cost of just pennies) can … Continue reading

Potatoes Offer you the best Potassium Punch

Everyone’s favorite starch source has hit the news, and an unusual finding has emerged. An important aspect of nutrition the world over, the stately potato is now believed to have the largest and most affordable source of potassium in the world.

As fruits and vegetables rise in price, news like this is significant. Potassium is a critical electrolyte mineral heavily involved in many bodily processes. At a recent American Dietetic Association expo, researchers explained that potatoes are one of the best nutritional values in the produce department, providing significantly better nutritional value per dollar than most other raw vegetables. They beat out all veggies and fruit for the most inexpensive source of potassium.

The study blended nutrient data from several large national studies, Continue reading

Cherries Are an Inexpensive Natural Remedy for Pain

Pain is a huge problem for individuals, families, businesses and our economy. According to the American Pain Society, at any given time, as many as a third of us are in pain and every year pain drives half of us to a doctor`s office seeking relief. Combined costs of medical care and lost productivity due to chronic pain amount to $150 billion annually. While pain medications are expensive and have serious side effects, a number of natural and herbal remedies for pain relief are available which are good alternatives. One of these is cherries, which are loaded with antioxidants called anthocyanins that give them their red color along with significant pain relief.

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Improve Your Health by Eating Olive Oil

Another new study has confirmed what we’ve known for quite some time – Olive oil contributes to better health.

According to researchers who followed about 7,000 people aged 65 and older in three French cities for five years, olive oil can help greatly reduce the incidence of stroke.

Scientists conducting the study said they found that people who used a lot of olive oil either in their cooking or as a dip for bread and other foods had lower rates of stroke than people who never use it.

The scientists, who published their results in the medical journal Neurology, say people should be given new advice about their diets to include wider use of olive oil, based on the study’s results. Continue reading