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Pistachio Nuts Help Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Artery Health

Adults with poor cholesterol that nibbled on 1.5 ounces of shelled pistachios a day for three months raised their HDL “good cholesterol” levels and reduced arterial stiffness.

Flaxseed Oil Soothes Carpal Tunnel

Iranian carpal-tunnel patients that rubbed flaxseed oil on their wrist for four weeks reported significantly less pain and more mobility.

Antioxidant-Rich Berries Thwart Alzheimer’s

All kinds of berries protect brain cells from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

An Avocado a Day Keeps Bad Cholesterol Away

Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL), known as “bad cholesterol”, was reduced by 60 percent when overweight adults added an avocado to a moderate-fat diet.

Strawberries Reduce Blood Pressure

In just six weeks, people ingesting a drink made of freeze-dried strawberries had significant drops in both diastolic and systolic measures.

Olive Oil Boosts Healthy Cholesterol

A joint U.S.-European study found that olive oil rich in plant compounds known as polyphenols boosted healthy HDL in the blood.

Wild Thyme Kills Breast Cancer Cells

In a recent study, a thyme extract killed off two types of breast cancer cells in vitro but left healthy cells alone.

Raisins Lower Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

In a 12-week study, men and women that munched on raisins rather than processed food snacks had lower blood pressure and better blood sugar levels.

Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure

Canadian researchers report that in six months, daily use of flaxseed reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss

A mere 100 grams of dried plums daily boosts bone density in post-menopausal women.
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