As I’ve mentioned before, saturated fat has been incorrectly demonized as the cause of heart disease. I’ve also said that it isn’t completely harmless. New research points to another concern with saturated fat. Find out what it is and how a mix of dietary fats can counter the effect and keep you healthy.
Research has shown that popular pain relievers like ibuprofen increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, decreases muscle growth, and actually numbs your thoughts and emotions. There is an alternative that not only effectively reduces pain and inflammation, but has also been shown to reduce heart disease risks, combat diabetes, and help prevent and treat various cancers.
One of the biggest points of confusion concerning health and nutrition has been over cholesterol. Our advice has changed drastically over the years because we’ve learned a great deal about the real interplays between cholesterol and our biology. Discoveries about the microbiome has taught us even more concerning why LDL cholesterol causes cardiovascular damage and more importantly, how we can prevent it.
Analysis of over 134,000 adults found that those that ate the highest percentage of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, horseradish, and arugula had a 22 percent reduction in all-cause mortality rates. While these vegetables are rich in many important vitamins, minerals, and fiber, decades of research has determined that one particular compound called sulforaphane is the likely source of their tremendous anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and cardiovascular protective effects. Unfortunately, this miraculous compound is pretty sensitive, so it’s hard to stabilize it for supplements and it’s easily destroyed by improper food preparation. Learn how to maximize your sulforaphane intake and how it can help you live longer.