Whole grains could reduce premature death risks

Eating whole grains can reduce health risks Eating more whole grains may reduce the risk of premature death, according to new meta-analysis by Harvard  researchers.  The study found people who ate the most whole grains (70 grams/day, about 4 servings), compared to eating little or no whole grains,  had a lower risk of dying during…

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Spud NO like?

Spud NO like? Observational study questions value of potatoes Research published in the BMJ suggest issues caused from eating the potato as a potential link to high blood pressure in adults. This observational study will generate debate about the real value of this staple, cheap and widely available foodstuff. Although known to have nutritional benefits,…

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Barley may increase hormones so regulating metabolism and appetite

Barley ‘increased gut hormones that regulate metabolism and appetite’ Researchers claim that the positive health effects occur when the dietary fibers in the barley kernel reach the gut, then they increase good bacteria and instigate the release of specific hormones. “After eating the bread made out of barley kernel, we saw an increase in gut…

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A dietary increase in potatoes can increase risk gestational diabetes

Dietary increase of potatoes risks gestational diabetes for pregnant women and babies. Potatoes and pregnancy Potatoes are widely consumed . Globally over 1 in 3 women in their reproductive years eat potatoes daily.  Their use is included in the UK in the “starchy food” group and recommended for consumption in the UK. Researchers from Eunice…

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Alzheimers and brain health!

Survey results show gaps in brain health knowledge Results from a recent brain health survey in the U.S. by the Reader’s Digest in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association to survey 1,600 people in May 2015 about brain health and their knowledge of how lifestyle habits could affect cognitive decline and dementia. The survey found that…

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