5 Proven Health Remedies

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Wealways hear these promotion to gradually reduce obesity around the world. But increase in weight and fitting problems are not the only contributions we get from food. Eating is important in our bodies and even more important if we know how to eat smart. Here are 5 proven food remedies presented by Jean Carper on USA Weekend.

1. Cranberries vs. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
A British analysis of 10 studies reported that drinking cranberry juice reduces recurrent Urinary Tract Infection in women. Now ladies, a recommended dose of 2 glasses a day is great news considering such reduces UTI.

2. Oatmeal vs. Cholesterol
Now this has been a known fact for a very long time. However, proof of oatmeal's wonders are stronger than ever. University of Kentucky researcher James Anderson, M.D. concluded that eating whole-grain oatmeal not only cuts total and "bad" cholesterol but also lowers risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain. Hear that? So you better start stacking your pantry with oatmeal!

3. Soybeans vs. Hot Flashes
A new study conducted by Harvard's George Blackburn, M.D. found that a compound in soybeans slashed the frequency of hot flashes in a group of menopausal womean by 52%. The researchers revealed that they used the soy extract called AglyMax which is like human estrogen but without negative effects. Now for those who are not aware, Hot Flash is simply a sensation of body heat. It is a sudden hot feeling, sometimes accompanied by sweating and redness of the face, experienced by some women during menopause and caused by an endocrine imbalance.

4. Legumes vs. Diabetes
A new Vanderbilt study of 64,000 middle-aged Chinese women found that eating more leagumes (peanuts and dried beans, especially soybeans!) may cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than 40%. The possible reason could be that all legumes suppress spikes in blood sugar.

5. Fish Oil vs. Brain Damage
Did you know that eaters of fatty fish are less apt to get Alzheimer's? Yes. Much evidence shows that Omega-3 fish oil, especially its DHA compoment, protects brain cells. According to a new UCLA study, DHA - also known as docosahexaenoic acid, an essential fatty acid - helps prevent damage that leads to the onset of Alzheimer's. Prior to such study, DHA has been linked to the reduction of cardiovascular disease and other health benefits. Now for those who don't eat fish better reconsider your diet and start dining on fishes!

Now before you stack your grocery cart with these foods remember these are just 5 proven food remedies. There are more. What is important is to live healthy. And how to do that? Enjoy eating in moderation and working out through a routine that best suites you.


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