Category: Good Fats

Vitamin E to the rescue of polluted cities

This one is for all those crying about high pollution levels in Delhi. A new study from King’s College London and the University of Nottingham has found an association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, …

Are you getting enough Vitamin E?

If you have high cholesterol, triglycerides, your lipids could be blocking your vitamin E absorption, which means that the anti-oxidant properties of vitamin E that protect your heart, could be compromised. A new study published in the American Journal …

Yet another reason to have fish oil: cancer

This wonderful oil found in fatty fish has already established many benefits: it protects the heart, prevents atherosclerosis, reduces inflammation and pain, pacifies the brain cells… and now, adding omega-3 fatty acids (an unsaturated fatty acid of a …

Eat selenium to lower cancer risk

Brazil nuts, broccoli, chia seeds, brown rice, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, shell fish… they’re all rich in selenium. And selenium has been proven to be a cancer fighting micronutrient as per a joint study conducted by Newcastle University,UK, the International …

Survived a heart attack? Protect with omega 3

Most cardiologists will tell you this: getting a by-pass or a stent is no guarantee of not getting another heart attack. So for those who have damaged their heart muscle after a heart attack, taking omega 3 fatty …

Consume olive oil to destroy cancer cells

It’s official. Long hailed for it’s anti-inflammatory qualities in heart health, pain relief and memory protection, extra virgin olive (EVOO) wins the most coveted medal now: for it’s role in destruction of cancer cells. Scientists have now proven …

Anti-depressants are backward, say scientists

We always knew there was something wrong when anti-depressants were prescribed. Now, scientists from McMaster University have challenged doctors on this. The authors of the paper, posted by the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, studied existing research for evidence to support the …

Now the humble peanut to your heart’s rescue

It’s not just the expensive nuts. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute examined the association of peanut and nut consumption with mortality among low-income groups and found that intake of peanuts was associated with fewer deaths, especially …

Whole Almonds (with Skins) Provide Most Heart Healthy Benefits

New research on almonds adds to the growing evidence that eating whole foods is the best way to promote optimal health. The flavonoids found in almond skins team up with the vitamin E found in their meat to …

Walnuts, pecans, chestnuts have highest antioxidant content

Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition (Blomhoff R, Carlsen MH), identified several nuts among plant foods with the highest total antioxidant content, suggests nuts’ high antioxidant content may be key. Walnuts, pecans and chestnuts have the highest antioxidant …

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