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Natural Awakenings North Central Florida
Take It Easy on the Eggs
Eating three to four eggs a week increases heart disease mortality by 6 percent and all-cause mortality by 8 percent, a new study found.
Savor Cherries to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk
Montmorency tart cherries in juice or capsules lower systolic blood pressure and insulin levels within hours, reducing factors that lead to metabolic syndrome.
Eat Plants to Live Longer
At least one-third of early deaths globally could be prevented if people moved to a largely plant-based diet, Harvard scientists have calculated.
Use Probiotics to Shed Pounds
Probiotics significantly reduce body weight and fat mass, concluded a Chinese meta-review of 821 obese and overweight people.
Quit Smoking to Avoid Rheumatoid Arthritis
In a 30-year study, women that quit smoking sharply reduced their risk of developing seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, which can cause joint deformities and disability.
Walk or Run to Keep Blood Vessels and Brains Young
After six months of marathon training, running novices reversed the aging of major blood vessels; in another study, heart failure patients that walked fast were less likely to have cognitive impairment.
Munch Nuts for a Healthy Brain
Chinese seniors that ate more than two teaspoons of nuts a day were found to have better thinking, reasoning and memory than those that didn’t eat nuts.
Sleep Better and Feel Happier With Probiotics
Italian students that took probiotics for six weeks were less depressed, angry and tired than those in a control group.
Get Eyes Checked to Detect Early Alzheimer’s
New infrared technology allows doctors to detect the weakened blood vessels at the back of the eye associated with early Alzheimer’s.
Eat Mostly Plants to Ease Gum Inflammation
Germans that ate a diet low in meat and carbs and high in plants and vitamins for four weeks had significantly less gum inflammation and bleeding that subjects that did not change their eating habits.
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