Prunes

Good for the gut? Eating prunes (or dried plums) can improve gut health and reduce the risk of colon cancer, the second most lethal cancer in the West. The fruit is packed with healthy properties that re-establish the gut’s good bacteria that can naturally fight...

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Garlic extract clears arteries of fat deposits

How does it work? Garlic extract can clear the arteries of plaque, usually the precursor of a heart attack. It slows the accumulation of ‘soft plaque’ by up to 80 per cent, and reduces the amount of fatty deposits in the arteries, a new study has found. Researchers...

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An apple a day

Is it effective as a statin? For people at low risk of developing heart disease, an apple a day is just as effective as a cholesterol-lowering statin, a leading heart specialist says.   The facts More than 80 per cent of cardiovascular disease is attributable...

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Beetroot juice

Is it good for blood pressure? A glass of beetroot juice every day improves your blood pressure, even if you’re elderly and you’ve already suffered heart failure. The juice, rich in inorganic nitrates, also improves your endurance for aerobic exercise. How much...

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Vitamin D significantly reduces severe asthma attacks

Supplements and asthma medication Taking Vitamin D supplements in addition to asthma medication appears to cut the risk of severe asthma attacks, a review of evidence suggests. An independent review by the Cochrane research body of nine clinical trials found it...

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Probiotics reverse milk allergy in toddlers

How can probiotics help?Probiotics can reverse milk allergies in toddlers and young children. They replace the ‘good’ bacteria lost in the gut to antibiotics, formula-feeding and poor diet.Infants with a cow’s milk allergy have had the problem reversed when they...

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