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Gluten-free Diet: Is It for You?

Approximately 30% of all Americans now, either avoid gluten-containing foods or eliminate gluten all together. The popular paleo diet avoids gluten-containing grains and claims that our distant ancestors did not eat them. Even some PBS TV health specials and popular health books advocate such. Are they going too far? Let’s examine the evidence.

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Almonds Win the Numbers Contest

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Nutritious and tasty, almonds yield rich health benefits, especially to those who have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and elevated cholesterol. If they are not on your table daily then you could be missing out.

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Coconut and Palm Oils: Are They Good for Your Heart?

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Pearly white coconut oil looks harmless enough. Coconut oil is growing a reputation as being a healthful alternative for monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils. However, coconut oil, a saturated fat, may not be good for everyone; therefore, the claims need close examination and you may be surprised at some conclusions!

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Walnuts to the Rescue

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If you are overweight, have a pot-belly, metabolic syndrome, or diabetes, daily consumption of walnuts will help you. Why? Like most nuts, walnuts are rich in fiber, anti-oxidants, unsaturated oils, and blood vessel health-promoting minerals such as magnesium and potassium.

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Health Benefits from Marvelous Millet

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Want to try a delicious alkaline and gluten-free cereal for a change? Studies indicate that millet actually targets diabetes and inflammation. Providing a good amount of magnesium, phosphorus, protein, fiber, and anti-oxidants, this tasty cereal is certainly nutritious. The Hunzas, who are known for their excellent health and longevity, consume millet as a regular staple in their diet.

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The Anti-inflammatory Diet for a New You

Do you have it? You do if you have allergies, asthma, arthritis, gum disease, peptic ulcers, atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, obesity, or an auto-immune condition. Have what? Inflammation. Inflammation initially starts as a protective mechanism that prevents the spread of disease. However, persistent inflammation fuels practically all chronic diseases and acute ones, too.

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The Best Fats for Heart Health and Diabetes

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You will be happy to know that the best fats for your cardiovascular health come in a variety of flavors and can be used in so many delicious dishes.

The best fats are literally nutritional powerhouses. Although tree nuts are high in fat, they contain fiber, high-quality protein, potassium, magnesium, anti-inflammatory compounds, and antioxidants. Predominately the fats in nuts are composed of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

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Seven Delicious Ways to Boost Your Antioxidant Level

Who will win your battle? Free Radical Havoc Players or Antioxidant Quencher Players? Free radicals are essential to health. We need them for energy production in the mitochondria and and to help kill  germs in the lysosomes. However, excessive amounts of free radicals significantly contribute to chronic disease and inflammation. Antioxidants are designed to counter oxidative stress from free radicals. Oxidative stress develops when assaults from free radicals in a cell, or tissue, or an organ is greater than the antioxidant capacity to destroy them. 

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