Harold E. Bays, Kathy Schmitz, Amber Christian, Michelle Ritchey, James W. Anderson. “Raisins and Glucose: A Randomized, Controlled Trial” [Abstract 2301-PO]. Presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Annual Scientific Session, June 21, 2012.
Snacking on raisins three times a day may significantly lower post-meal glucose levels.
Johns Hopkins University (USA) researchers have discovered that a single protein molecule may turn cardiac stem cells into blood vessels or muscle tissue.
TV remote controls and housekeeping cart supplies top the list of most heavily contaminated items in hotels.
Plant compounds from the South African daffodil flower may in time be used to treat depression.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements can lower inflammation in healthy, but overweight, middle-aged and older adults.
Not only may a high salt diet bring on high blood pressure, Netherlands researchers report that excessive salt intake may lead to damage to blood vessels.
The dressing you choose to top your salad may affect how effectively your body absorbs nutrients from the greens.
People with diabetes experienced significantly worse cognitive decline over a 9-year period, and higher HbA1c further contributed to the impairments.
Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week exhibited increases in brain volume and improvements on cognitive assessments.
People experiencing psychological stress may be at increased risk of a fatal cerebrovascular event.
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8. Bean-Nutty to Fight Cancer
A compound found in everyday foods can slow the development of cancerous tumors. A 2005 study conducted by scientists at the University College of London's Sackler Institute (United Kingdom) found that inositol pentakisphosphate, present in beans, nuts, and cereals, can inhibit an enzyme that is necessary for tumors to grow.
Each day, try to eat foods rich in inositol pentakisphosphate: 1 cup (226 gm) of beans (such as lentils and peas), 1⁄2 cup (113 gm) of nuts (almonds, and hazelnuts [filberts] are also good sources of Vitamin E - see Tip 31) and 6 ounces (170 gm) of whole-wheat cereals (for the wheat bran).