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Coffee or Tea? Drinking Both Tied to Lower Stroke, Dementia Risk

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 1 January 2022
Coffee or Tea? Drinking Both Tied to Lower Stroke, Dementia Risk
Drinking coffee or tea is associated with reduced risk for stroke and dementia, with the biggest benefit associated with consuming both beverages, new research suggests. Investigators found that individuals who drank 2 to 3 cups of coffee and 2 to 3 cups of tea per day had a 30% decrease in incidence of stroke and a 28% lower risk for dementia vs those who did not. "From a public health perspective, because regular tea and coffee drinkers comprise such a large proportion of the populat...
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Why Is Ginger-Carrot Juice So Healthy

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 28 December 2021
Why Is Ginger-Carrot Juice So Healthy
About the Chief Ingredients
Ginger and carrot can improve your health in many ways. Carrots
Carrots have been used across many cultures for centuries in the form of soups and juices due to their natural sweetness and health properties. Some other important benefits of consuming carrots are: Carrots are a good source of carotenoids, namely, beta-carotene, which is the pro-vitamin form of vitamin A and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. (1) Carotenoids have been associated with immune...
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Can Cruciferous Vegetable Consumption Reduce the Risk of Stomach Cancer?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 December 2021
Can Cruciferous Vegetable Consumption Reduce the Risk of Stomach Cancer?
Cruciferous vegetables are a part of the Brassica family of plants which include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, bok choy, arugula, turnip greens, watercress and mustard. These are named so as their four-petal flowers resemble a cross or crucifer (one who carries a cross). Cruciferous vegetables are no less than any superfoods, as these are packed with several nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants & dietary fibres including sulforaphane, genistein, me...
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Omega-3 Supplementation Reprograms the Immune Response

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 23 December 2021
Omega-3 Supplementation Reprograms the Immune Response
Omega-3 fatty acids like EPA, DHA, and DPA have demonstrated many direct benefits to immune, cardiovascular, and neurocognitive health. Their nutritional influence extends further, however, through the actions of their specialised pro-resolving mediator (SPM/PRM) metabolites. SPMs/PRMs directly alter cell functions and cell-to-cell interactions, yet further regulate immunometabolic activity at the level of gene expression. SPMs/PRMs represent a high level of immune control that largely depends o...
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The Amazing Benefits of Quercetin

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 18 December 2021
The Amazing Benefits of Quercetin
In weight gain, increased adiposity is accompanied by accelerated aging of fat tissue. This change is most marked in visceral adipose, where it cultivates a specific array of inflammatory changes that enable these fat cells to survive under disadvantageous conditions. With the expansion of fat tissue, this pattern of altered cytokine production is known as a “senescence-associated secretory phenotype,” or SASP. In adipose, having a SASP affects immune homeostasis and energy meta...
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