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Krill Oil Benefits

Krill Oil

Krill Oil Benefits

Krill Oil Benefits Krill oil is an extract prepared from a species of antarctic krill, Euphausia superb.Despite the relative novelty of krill oil, there is a lot of evidence for its benefits. Cardiovascular health The biggest benefit is on blood cholesterol, where multiple studies have shown that it raises HDL (the 'good' cholesterol) significantly while lowering LDL (the bad cholesterol) for a slight reduction in total cholesterol. It also appears to lower blood triglycerides, for an overall beneficial impact on heart disease. Arthritis Krill oil also appears to provide a notable reduction in C-reactive proteins in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, which helps with overall pain and inflammation. Studies done so far show a...

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Mushrooms and the 8 Essential Sugars Critical to a Healthy Body

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Mushrooms and the 8 Essential Sugars Critical to a Healthy Body

Glyconutrients are known as the 8 essential sugars needed for optimal health and functioning in humans. Nutritional scientists and glycobiologists have identified over 200 glyconutrients found in nature but only 8 are essential for cell-to-cell communication in people.  All of the 8 essential sugars (saccharides) aid in intercellular communication, but each glyconutrient also has special properties as well on a cellular level.  Here is a list of the 8 essential sugars: 1. Glucose2. Mannose3. Galactose4. Fucose (not to be confused with fructose)5. N-AcetylGalactosamine6. N-AcetylGlucosamine7. N-AcetylNeuraminic Acid8. Xylose  Now, everyone is familiar with glucose since this is the most talked about of the 8...

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Fermented Foods for a Healthy Gut

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Fermented Foods for a Healthy Gut

Fermented foods are an amazing way you can incorporate healthy bacteria into your gut.    Studies show that fermented foods can help better absorption of foods, better digestion, and the ability of the body to use vitamins and minerals. Fermented foods can also aid in anyone who has a food intolerance or food sensitive. Also the association between brain and gut connection has been made by what bacteria is in your gut. Its so important to keep healthy bacteria into your diet. Foods such as kimchi, kefir, miso, and fruits/vegetables that are fermented are a great way of getting these healthy...

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Broccoli Sprouts for Cancer Prevention and Gastric Wellness

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Broccoli sprouts are 3-4 day old sprouts of the broccoli plant. They can be described as mild flavoured with a bit of a peppery radish taste. These sprouts contain powerful antioxidants that help to fight against disease. The benefits of broccoli sprouts have been known since the 1970s. It wasn’t until Johns Hopkins University studied their benefits in the 1990s that more people took notice. The cancer-fighting phytochemical in broccoli called glucoraphanin, a precursor to sulforaphane was found. Their research determined that broccoli sprouts promoted much more cancer protection and antioxidant power than broccoli itself. The Johns Hopkins study was...

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Flax Lignans for Breast Health

Studies have shown that lignans, the phytoestrogens found in plants, can help with the prevention of and fight against breast cancer. Lignans are found in foods like seeds, nuts, berries, grains and fruits, with flax seed hulls having the highest lignan concentration. Phytoestrogens are chemicals found in plants that mimic the hormone estrogen. High exposure to estrogen over a lifetime has been linked to a higher risk of breast cancer. So how do lignans, a phytoestrogen, help to minimize breast cancer risk? The secoisolariciresinol glucoside (SDG) lignan in flax seeds act as nature's selective estrogen receptor modulators, effectively managing estrogen...

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