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Phytochemicals, Flavanoids, Chocolate And Cancer

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has been studying how chocolate may play a role in cancer prevention because of the natural occurring flavanoids that are present in cacao. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring chemicals found in plants and chocolate is very high in one phytochemical called flavanoids.

Breeze Through Menopause

The Western Diet is directly related to how women experience menopausal symptoms because it is high in fat and low in fiber. Cultures like the Japanese don’t even have a word for ‘hot flashes’ and studies have shown that their diets are rich in fiber and low in fat. You can breeze through menopause if you make changes to your diet.

Depression And The Omega-3 Connection

Clinical evidence through blood tests has shown that most patients who suffer from depression have very low Omega-3′s in their systems. The average person only receives 130mg per day but the recommended amount is 650mg per day. When you don’t give your brain the nutrients it needs to make healthy cells your entire system is at risk for many forms of depression.



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