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Processed and unprocessed red meat consumption and hypertension in women.

Regular consumption of processed meats is associated with a greater risk of hypertension in women.

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Exercise Your Power to Choose Health

Exercise Your Power to Choose Health

We often hear the term "lifestyle diseases" bandied about. But what are these diseases? Lifestyle diseases are defined as those negative, chronic health conditions which are brought on by our choices about food, exercise, and the use of substances like tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. We all know there are dangers associated with substance use and...

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Whole grain consumption and the metabolic syndrome: a favorable association in Tehranian adults.

Generous intake of diets high in whole grains may significantly cut down metabolic syndrome risk.

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Whole- and refined-grain intakes and the risk of hypertension in women.

High intake of whole grains may reduce hypertension risk in women.

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Dietary meat fats and burden of cardiovascular disease risk factors in the elderly: a report from the MEDIS Study.

High intake of diets rich in meat fats may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in elderly people.

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Seven Ways Salt Impacts our Health

Seven Ways Salt Impacts our Health

With respect to sodium intake, the best advice may be to wait until we're seated at the table to shake on the salt -- if we choose to salt our food at all. Most of us like the flavor of salt. If we haven't been diagnosed with high blood pressure, is there any reason to...

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Is the Ancient Daniel Fast Scientifically Sound?

Is the Ancient Daniel Fast Scientifically Sound?

The Biblical figure Daniel is possibly best known for spending time in a den of lions, but these days he's almost as well known for his dinner plate. Many people choose to emulate Daniel's abstemious eating style for a short duration for either health or spiritual purposes. Known as a "Daniel Fast," the eating plan...

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Study Shows Ground Flax Seed Lowers Blood Pressure

Study Shows Ground Flax Seed Lowers Blood Pressure

Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) is an important risk factor associated with both cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and is the most common medical diagnosis in the United States. Although most people believe that hypertension is a natural consequence of aging, hypertension is actually a symptom of diseased arteries caused by years of consuming a diet rich in saturated...

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Medically supervised water-only fasting in the treatment of borderline hypertension.

Medically supervised water-only fasting may be an effective treatment for borderline hypertension.

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Medically supervised water-only fasting in the treatment of hypertension.

Medically supervised water-only fasting therapy may be a safe and effective treatment for hypertension.

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Improve Circulation and Enhance Athletic Performance with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables!

Improve Circulation and Enhance Athletic Performance with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables!

In two of my previous blogs, Antioxidant-Rich Foods Dilate Arteries and Eggs Contain Few Antioxidants, I discussed how antioxidant-rich plant foods dilate arteries by supplying the endothelial cells with nitric oxide and how animal products are nearly void of any antioxidants. Athletes who know this, use this to their advantage. When consumed two to three hours before their...

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Macho Trucker Takes Plant-Based Diet on the Road

Macho Trucker Takes Plant-Based Diet on the Road

Meet Bobby Andersen...a robust, macho and very likable long-haul trucker that's demonstrating how eating a 100% whole-food, plant-based diet doesn't have to be hard -- even on the road. Men like Anderson, who choose to eliminate meat/dairy/eggs from their diet, are also disproving the belief that men have to eat meat in order to maintain...

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