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Plant-Based Diets Improve Endurance & Muscle Strength

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Plant-Based diets may be beneficial to athletes, according to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers examined 56 active women on either a vegan or omnivorous diet for two years and tracked body composition, oxygen consumption, and performance on endurance tests. Results showed no differences in muscle strength or physical activity levels. Those who followed a…

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The Best Foods for Fighting Autism and Brain Inflammation

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One food may be able to combat all four purported causal factors of autism: synaptic dysfunction, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and neuro-inflammation. The sulforaphane found in five cents’ worth of broccoli sprouts has been shown to benefit autism in a way no drug ever has in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die,…

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High Fiber Consumption Reduces Risk for Breast Cancer

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High fiber intake reduces the risk for breast cancer, according to a systematic review published by the American Cancer Society. Researchers compared fiber consumption and types of fiber intake with breast cancer incidence rates. Those who consumed the most fiber had an 8% reduced risk for premenopausal and postmenopausal cancers when compared to those who consumed the least amount of…

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Soy Products Lower Risk for Heart Disease

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Isoflavones found in tofu and other soy products lower the risk for coronary heart disease, according to research published in Circulation. Researchers at Harvard analyzed diet records from the Nurses’ Health Study I and II for participants free of heart disease and tracked nonfatal myocardial infarction and mortality from heart disease. Higher intakes of tofu were associated with reduced risk…

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Keto Diet May Lead to Flu-Like Symptoms

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Following a high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet may lead to headache, fatigue, nausea, and other symptoms referred to as the “keto flu,” according to a new review in Frontiers in Nutrition. Researchers identified common symptoms via online searches and forums and tracked severity, duration, and potential remedies. Most online users reported moderate symptoms that also included aches, diarrhea, and intestinal pain…

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Legumes Improve Heart Health

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Consuming beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition. Researchers reviewed publications that assessed consumption of legumes on the risk for cardiometabolic diseases and related markers. Results showed that those who consumed the most legumes reduced incidence rates for cardiovascular…

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