Category Archives: Vegetables

5 a Day for Mental Health

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More On Flavonoids and Cardiovascular Disease

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals that belong to the polyphenol group. Flavonoids are present in a wide number of plant foods, particularly fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. A number of studies have suggested that there is a modest protective … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Nutrients and Periodontal Disease

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Fruit Versus Vegetables

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Fruits and Vegetables: Is It The Vitamin C That Is Beneficial?

Vitamin C is beneficial to the health, and this may be one of the reasons that high intakes of fruits and vegetables are protective of disease. In particular, vitamin C consumption is associated with a decreased risk of certain Western … Continue reading

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Cancer Risk and Lifestyle Changes

Methylation of DNA is a process by which cells control the expression of genes, effectively turning them on or off. In this way the cell can use signal from the environment to alter the genes expressed, and thus alter their … Continue reading

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Healthy Foods For Those That Don’t Like Fruits and Vegetables

The general public is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of diet for health. As a result of a greater quantity and quality of information available to the public, many have the desire to improve their diets. Fruits and vegetables … Continue reading

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Dietary Nitrate Improves Vascular Function

Increasingly, deterioration in the nitric oxide levels of vascular tissue is being seen as a pivotal early change in the aetiology of cardiovascular disease. Reductions in nitric oxide levels decrease the ability of the blood vessels to relax in response … Continue reading

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Potassium to Sodium Ratio

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Potassium Citrate: More on Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a Western lifestyle disease that is characterised by brittle bones caused by pores within the bone matrix. This is thought to result from bone resorption and increased calcium excretion. Postmenopausal women are particularly at risk of developing osteoporosis. … Continue reading

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