From the latest research reports: (click on links for complete reports.)
1. I guess I'm not going to be taking Quercetin anymore: a new University of Georgia study finds that it is no better than a placebo. “The take home message here is that promising results in mice don’t necessarily translate to humans.”
2. Or cranberry pills:"Current clinical evidence for using cranberry juice to combat urinary tract infections is 'unsatisfactory and inconclusive'."
3. Eat more often to lose weight,
4. But not late at night, or you'll gain weight.
5. Dealing with high-blood pressure? Eat more melons,
6. But avoid hidden salt in prepared and processed foods.
7. A low carbohydrate, Mediterranean-style diet was much better than a low-fat diet for diabetics.Patients in the Mediterranean diet group also experienced greater weight loss and an improvement in some coronary risk factors.
8. But low-carb diets have been linked to atherosclerosis.
Here's some good news:
9. Whole grains are even better than I thought: “Research shows that whole grains are good for your heart, lower risk of diabetes and stroke, and may help prevent certain cancers. They also help in managing weight. Whole grains are chock full of good-for-you nutrients including fiber, folate and niacin, vital B vitamins, and magnesium. “The phytochemicals found in whole grains have been shown to have health promoting and disease prevention benefits."
10. And now I know exactly how much DHA Omega 3 oil I need: "A 200 mg dose of DHA per day is enough to affect biochemical markers that reliably predict cardiovascular problems, such as those related to aging, atherosclerosis, and diabetes. This study is the first to identify how much DHA is necessary to promote optimal heart health."