Nutritional Immunology

Soy and Breast Cancer

I came across this article and would to share it for the myth of avoiding soy is still many people’s concern, especially when comes to female cancers.. Question: Are soy foods safe for breast cancer survivors, including women who were treated for estrogen receptor positive breast cancer? Answer: Summary:┬áThe current consensus among health experts who […]

Broccoli and Brussels sprouts a cut above for blood vessel health

New research has shown some of our least favourite vegetables could be the most beneficial when it comes to preventing advanced blood vessel disease. Published in the British Journal of Nutrition the research has found higher consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, is associated with less extensive blood vessel disease […]

Eating Your Greens May Help You Build Muscle Strength

* A new The Journal of Nutrition┬ástudy has found that regularly eating leafy greens can boost muscle function, which in turn could help prevent falls and fractures. * The body converts nitrates into nitric oxide, which can open up the blood vessels, improving blood flow and exercise performance. * In the study, participants who ate […]

Health Benefits of Cactus

When it comes to nutritious plant foods, cactus is top of my favourites. In traditional Chinese medicine, cactus is considered to be “cold” in nature, and can promote the flow of qi and blood circulation. It is used to help reduce swelling and relieve pain with its cooling and detoxifying properties. It is believed to […]

Almonds boost the elimination of bad cholesterol

Researchers at at Pennsylvania State University recently confirmed the anti-cholesterol benefits of almonds. Regular intake of a handful of almonds increased levels of mature HDL or “good cholesterol” particles, which are associated with cardiovascular health, by 19 percent. According to a study published on Friday, August 11 in the Journal of Nutrition, almonds may not […]

Nutrition in Plants

Our body needs wholesome nutrients to perform perfectly. Apart from strengthening our defenses, these nutrients aid the body in growth and development, cell repair, and a variety of physiological functions. Many of us think that protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fats are the only nutrients we need. Actually, there are three other types of nutrients […]

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