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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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Less is More

Ingredients, ingredients, ingredients.  Paying attention to ingredients is increasingly important.  We get food and supplement products from all over the world nowadays, but do we really know where the ingredients come from and what lies under the "hard to understand" ingredient names?   We can all...

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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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