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Green Foods

There are dozens of diets that promise better nutrition and rapid weight loss. But the simplest way to improve your health is to make like Kermit & go green. By: Jenna Blumenfeld, New Hope Network Pistachios They take a little effort to crack open, but pistachios are worth...

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Blue Corn Benefits

New research suggests that anthocyanins, the nutrients that give the corn its lovely blue color, may also help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. By: Shara Rutberg, New Hope Network  Blue corn has been popping up as an ingredient everywhere from tortilla chips to breakfast cereal....

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Digestive Problems? You Are Not Alone!

There are too many people living with digestive problems today.  I have seen so many different types of medication commercials playing over and over to encourage us, the consumers, to buy one product over another, for one type of digestive symptom or another.  Digestive relief...

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Energize Your Travel Plans

I do a lot of traveling.  Planes, trains and automobiles isn't just a film I've watched, it's my way of life.  As the host of Wellness 101, and the director of my newly released film "WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer," I'm on the...

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Cranberries may be key defense vs. superbugs

Research explores how flavonols in cranberries repel bacteria. By Shara Rutberg, New Hope Network Researchers have used super-high resolute atomic force microscopes to reveal how a compound in cranberries helps block bacterial infections and may be key to developing strategies to protect us against superbugs. "With the emergence...

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More evidence resveratrol may fight Alzheimer’s

Resveratrol may help strengthen the blood brain barrier to defend against molecules that cause inflammation, recent research says. By Shara Rutberg, New Hope Network Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, dark chocolate and blackberries, appears to boost the brain’s defense against Alzheimer’s, according to new information...

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Who controls what we eat?

The author of a new book on consolidation in the food industry explains the pros and cons of increased M&A activity By Rachel Cernansky, New Hope Network Michigan State University community, food and agriculture professor Phil Howard studies and teaches changes and trends in food systems around...

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Nuts May Crack Inflammation

Nuts’ healthy powers may lie in their relationship with inflammation, according to new research. By Shara Rutberg, New Hope Network Previous research has suggested that people who eat more nuts are healthier than people who don’t eat nuts. Now researchers may have cracked the mystery around why this...

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Home Remedies For Hangovers

By Organic Facts Whether it is a birthday party, a wedding reception, a random Tuesday evening that gets out of hand, or your bi-monthly way of blowing off steam with your friends, nearly everyone has had “one of those nights” where they drank a bit too...

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