Study: Coffee drinkers have higher levels of anti-inflammatory gut bacteria

Coffee is an excellent drink that does more than just energize your body — it helps keep your arteries healthy, staves off obesity and protects the brain from age-related damage, among other things. Recent studies also suggest that coffee can boost gut health. One study, in particular, linked high coffee consumption to higher levels of anti-inflammatory gut bacteria and improved composition of the gut microbiome. … Continue reading Study: Coffee drinkers have higher levels of anti-inflammatory gut bacteria

Vitamin C found to help prevent metabolic syndrome associated with diabetes, heart disease and stroke

One is enough. Two is too much. Three is, well, deadly. Having at least three risk factors of metabolic syndrome — which include high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high triglycerides, low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and extra fat around the waist — is like inviting death to your doorstep. This is because having metabolic … Continue reading Vitamin C found to help prevent metabolic syndrome associated with diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Short-term probiotics therapy found to reverse signs of gout, metabolic syndrome and kidney disease

A recent study has found that personalized, short-term probiotics therapy is effective for the treatment of gout, gout-related kidney disease and other symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Researchers provided participants with a personalized probiotic cocktail based on their symptoms. They found that it lowered uric acid levels and restored kidney health. It also led to weight loss and improved blood … Continue reading Short-term probiotics therapy found to reverse signs of gout, metabolic syndrome and kidney disease

Celery is a crunchy superfood that reverses metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. This includes abdominal obesity, or having an apple-shaped body; elevated levels of triglyceride, or excess calories that increase the risk of heart disease; low high-density lipoprotein levels, better known as “good” cholesterol; having high blood pressure and high fasting blood sugar … Continue reading Celery is a crunchy superfood that reverses metabolic syndrome

Study: Supplementation with curcumin offers benefits for patients with metabolic syndrome

A study published in the journal Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Review found that curcumin supplementation can help increase adiponectin levels. Adiponectin is said to help reduce the risk of cardiometabolic disease. According to researchers from the United Kingdom and Iran, people with metabolic syndrome and metabolic disorders can benefit from taking curcumin supplements regularly. Curcumin is the main active component … Continue reading Study: Supplementation with curcumin offers benefits for patients with metabolic syndrome

Blueberries offer a variety of health benefits — add heart-healthy to the list

Blueberries are some of the healthiest fruits you can eat. According to a recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating blueberries helps improve cardiometabolic function. Researchers looked at the benefits of regular blueberry consumption and found that eating a one-cup serving of the fruit daily helped relax stiff arteries, reduce cholesterol levels and minimize the risk of coronary … Continue reading Blueberries offer a variety of health benefits — add heart-healthy to the list

Preventing muscle atrophy in those with diabetes: Animal study reveals tocotrienols can increase skeletal muscle weight

People with diabetes are at risk of various health complications, including muscle atrophy. A new study suggests taking tocotrienols can help increase skeletal muscle weight and prevent muscle atrophy. For this study, which was published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, researchers looked at tocotrienols (vitamin E) derived from the red-orange tropical fruit known as annatto. Researchers … Continue reading Preventing muscle atrophy in those with diabetes: Animal study reveals tocotrienols can increase skeletal muscle weight

Health benefits of purple carrots

Carrots are rich in vitamin A that can boost your eye health. But did you know that purple carrots contain potent antioxidants that can help minimize inflammation? Surprisingly, ancient carrots were originally purple or white. It is believed that orange carrots originated from a new breed of yellow carrots that developed due to a genetic mutation. Eastern varieties … Continue reading Health benefits of purple carrots

New clinical trial confirms the metabolic benefits of vitamin E supplementation

Scientists are discovering more reasons for people to increase their vitamin E intake. Recently, researchers from Monash University Malaysia found that tocotrienol, a certain form of vitamin E extracted from palm oil, significantly improves diabetes-related kidney damage. This was determined based on the results of a clinical study where researchers evaluated the effects of tocotrienol-rich vitamin E on different … Continue reading New clinical trial confirms the metabolic benefits of vitamin E supplementation

5 Good reasons to include more magnesium-rich foods in your diet

You may not realize it, but magnesium is one of the nutrients your body needs the most. According to the Human Genome Project, there are 3,751 proteins with binding sites for this mineral, which only adds to why you need to eat food items that have an abundance of it. Increasing your magnesium intake can provide you with … Continue reading 5 Good reasons to include more magnesium-rich foods in your diet