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  • Minimum “Recommended Daily Allowance” of Antioxidants
    Minimum “Recommended Daily Allowance” of Antioxidants
    How many antioxidant-rich foods do we need to eat every day just to stay out of oxidative debt?
  • One in a Thousand: Ending the Heart Disease Epidemic
    One in a Thousand: Ending the Heart Disease Epidemic
    Many of our most common diseases found to be rare or even nonexistent among populations eating plant-based diets.
  • The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of Defense
    The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of Defense
    There is a receptor in our intestines activated by phytonutrients in cruciferous vegetables that boosts immune function (the aryl hydrocarbon (Ah) receptor).
  • Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?
    Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?
    Canned beans are convenient, but are they as nutritious as home cooked? And if we do used canned, should we drain them or not?
  • Testing Your Diet with Pee & Purple Cabbage
    Testing Your Diet with Pee & Purple Cabbage
    Plant-based diets tend to be alkaline-forming. This may help protect muscle mass and reduce the risk of gout and kidney stones. The pH of one's urine can be estimated with natural pigments using...
  • Methionine Restriction as a Life Extension Strategy
    Methionine Restriction as a Life Extension Strategy
    Plant-based diets may prove to be a useful nutrition strategy in both cancer growth control as well as lifespan extension because these diets are naturally lower in methionine.
  • Which Seaweed is Most Protective Against Breast Cancer?
    Which Seaweed is Most Protective Against Breast Cancer?
    Nori seaweed snacks may favorably alter estrogen metabolism by modulating women's gut flora, resulting in decreased breast cancer risk.
  • Breast Cancer Risk: Red Wine vs. White Wine
    Breast Cancer Risk: Red Wine vs. White Wine
    Modest lifestyle changes that include the avoidance of alcohol may cut the odds of breast cancer in half, but certain grapes appear to contain natural aromatase inhibitors that may undermine the...
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