Phytonutrients

Why a Raw Food Diet is Better Than an Antacid

…irradiated. Gamma radiation or high voltage X-rays used to kill microorganisms also destroys live enzymes. Plus, "dead food"—food with no caloric or phytonutrient value (like white table sugar, flours, most breads, or microwaved and processed foods)—drains precious digestion-boosting enzymes. One of the…

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Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

…you’re boosting your health in several important ways. * Protects against cancer. Cauliflower contains DIM, I3C, and sulforaphane which are potent phytonutrients that help to protect against cancer. Both I3C and DIM have been shown to inhibit the occurrence, growth, and spread of estrogen-related cancers…

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Prevent Breast Cancer with Lifestyle Choices

…recommendations for women looking to promote healthy breast tissue. These include: * sticking to an anti-inflammatory, high-fiber diet that’s rich in phytonutrients, cruciferous vegetables and omega-3 fats; * maintaining a healthy weight; and * getting a balance of adequate sleep and moderate daily exercise…

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A Smart, Easy Summer Recipe that Doesn’t Turn Up the Heat

…don’t require heating up the kitchen. Instead, I try to take advantage of local, organic fruits and vegetables to soak up all the colorful phytonutrients they offer. Here’s a recent photo my wife took of me after a few hours of catch-and-release fishing. She took it while I was using some freshly…

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Health Benefits of Apples

…beautiful autumn colors—and apples are ready to be harvested. Apples are not only a healthy, delicious food they’re loaded with heart-healthy phytonutrients and fiber. Given the health benefits of apples, they should be part of any heart-healthy diet plan. And there are so many ways to enjoy apples…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Apples

…away?” But did you know apples are actually one of the best foods you can add to a heart-healthy diet? Apples are loaded with heart-healthy phytonutrients and fiber. One of my favorite ways to eat apples is to slice them up, sprinkle a little cinnamon on top—and enjoy! But an apple snack is only…

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Follow This Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…large chunks of meat, Mediterranean people use meat to flavor their sauces. At most meals, they eat fiber-rich fruits and vegetables teeming with phytonutrients and packed with vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols and monounsaturated fats crucial to well-being and cardiac health. Their heart healthy…

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3 Holiday Foods You Can Eat in a Heart-Healthy Diet

…Heart-Healthy Food #2: Biodynamic Red Wine. Red wine enjoyed in moderation is a good choice in a heart-healthy diet. It contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. Red wine helps to boost HDL cholesterol, as well as nitric oxide that helps to relax the arterial walls and improve…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…aerobic activity three to five days a week. * Drink red wine in moderation. Red wine helps to boost HDL cholesterol, plus it contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. * Diet is crucial. Avoid processed foods, as well as those high in sugar and trans fats. Instead, opt for foods…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…aerobic activity three to five days a week. * Drink red wine in moderation. Red wine helps to boost HDL cholesterol, plus it contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. * Diet is crucial. As always, the food you eat plays a big role in your heart—and overall—health. To avoid…

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