Study finds that consuming more edible mushrooms lowers cancer risk

  Many people, especially those following a vegan diet, usually consume edible mushrooms to fulfill their bodies’ protein needs. However, a study from March 2021 found another benefit of including mushrooms in the daily diet. A team of scientists discovered that consuming more mushrooms is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University and Penn … Continue reading Study finds that consuming more edible mushrooms lowers cancer risk

Dairy products can increase the risk of cancer, but these plant-based diets can REDUCE it

A study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association shows that dairy products may increase the risk of prostate cancer but plant-based diets may decrease that risk. Mayo Clinic researchers based their findings on previous studies that examined the link between certain diets and prostate cancer risk. “Our review highlighted a cause for concern with high consumption … Continue reading Dairy products can increase the risk of cancer, but these plant-based diets can REDUCE it

Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of cucumber water

Cucumber water is a popular detox drink infused with antioxidants and essential nutrients. Recent studies show that this health drink can confer several health benefits, from glowing skin to weight loss. If incorporated into a balanced diet, cucumber water helps to promote optimal health. It also takes no more than 15 minutes to make a … Continue reading Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of cucumber water

Vitamin D supplementation can REDUCE cancer death risk by 16%, study shows

Vitamin D is best known for its role in bone formation. It helps the body absorb calcium and maintain phosphorus levels in the blood, both of which are vital to bone health. But latest research found that it also reduces the risk of dying from cancer. A recent review published in the British Medical Journal analyzed studies … Continue reading Vitamin D supplementation can REDUCE cancer death risk by 16%, study shows

Short-chain fatty acids: Gut health and SCFAs

Short-chain fatty acids, or SCFAs, are the main source of energy for the cells lining the colon. They play an important role in colon health and are also involved in the metabolism of important nutrients like carbs and fat. When boosting gut health, considering increasing SCFAs as it can help treat diseases of the gut such as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBD. … Continue reading Short-chain fatty acids: Gut health and SCFAs

Small but healthful: Here are 8 berries that boast a fantastic nutritional profile

Berries boast a formidable reputation in the realm of health foods. Chock-full of antioxidants, berries can keep mental faculties sharp in later life and protect against the toughest chronic diseases, including cancer. Potent organic compounds and immune-boosting plant pigments in berries can also confer a long list of health benefits, including better blood pressure control, … Continue reading Small but healthful: Here are 8 berries that boast a fantastic nutritional profile

Colorectal cancer is a microbial disease: Changes in the gut microbiome can be used for early detection

A study published in the journal Nature Medicine found an increase in specific microorganisms in the gut which are linked to colorectal cancer. The researchers said that these microorganisms can potentially be used to detect the disease long before it progresses to late-stage cancer. “Our results show that changes in the gut microbiome are present at the very early … Continue reading Colorectal cancer is a microbial disease: Changes in the gut microbiome can be used for early detection

Improve your cancer protection by cooking broccoli the right way

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help prevent the development of various diseases. Researchers have touted the powerful disease-fighting properties of this vegetable. From reducing cancer risk to boosting immune health, broccoli can work wonders for your body. However, it is important to know that some of broccoli’s nutrients may get lost … Continue reading Improve your cancer protection by cooking broccoli the right way

Spice up your diet with paprika’s health benefits

Paprika can be a great addition to a number of dishes, from salads to roasts. But studies find that this popular pepper-based spice introduces more than just heat to foods. In one of her most recent articles published online, Elizabeth Streit, a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Minnesota, shared some science-backed health benefits of paprika. Health benefits of … Continue reading Spice up your diet with paprika’s health benefits

Study suggests managing your blood sugar levels with the keto diet brings anti-cancer benefits

The ketogenic (keto) diet might inhibit the growth of tumors in cancer patients, according to a team of American and Korean researchers. Published in the journal Cell Reports, their findings showed that the keto diet, which kept blood glucose from spiking, also kept cancer cells from using glucose as a fuel source, thus stalling tumor growth in mice with lung cancer. … Continue reading Study suggests managing your blood sugar levels with the keto diet brings anti-cancer benefits