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Mangoes helped improve cardiovascular and gut health in women

Mangoes helped improve

A new study conducted at the University of California, Davis found that two cups of mangos a day had beneficial effects on systolic blood pressure among healthy postmenopausal women. Mango consumption helped relax blood vessels in as little as two hours after intake. Additionally, some of the participants showed favorable changes in the production of breath methane, an indication of ...

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3 nutrition strategies to survive your summer trip

3 nutrition strategies

What comes to mind when you think of healthy nutrition while you’re traveling? If you’re like most people, you might be wondering, “Isn’t that an oxymoron?” We’ve all been there before. When on vacation, it’s usually a food free-for-all. You’re either starving or completely uncomfortable because you ate too much at the restaurant. It’s no secret that without a plan, traveling ...

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Foods combining fats and carbohydrates are more rewarding…

Foods combining fats

Researchers show that the reward center of the brain values foods high in both fat and carbohydrates — i.e., many processed foods — more than foods containing only fat or only carbs. A study of 206 adults, to appear in the journal Cell Metabolism, supports the idea that these kinds of foods hijack our body’s inborn signals governing food consumption. ...

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Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels

Lentils significantly reduce

Replacing potatoes or rice with pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study. Prof. Alison Duncan, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, and Dan Ramdath of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, found that swapping out half of a portion of these starchy side dishes for lentils can ...

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Coffee May Do Your Liver Good

Coffee May Do

More good news for coffee lovers: Having three or more cups of “joe” each day may help ward off serious liver ailments, new research suggests. The 26-year study of more than 14,000 Americans couldn’t prove cause and effect. However, participants who drank three-plus cups of coffee a day were 21 percent less likely to find themselves hospitalized with liver-related illnesses, ...

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