Do You Know Your CRP?

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a tiny inflammatory factor that plays a big role in your risk of heart disease. Because CRP is stimulated by blood sugar, keeping your blood sugar low is important in preventing heart-harming events. In fact, the higher your blood sugar level, the more C-reactive protein produced in the body and the greater the risk of cardiovascular complications. CRP: A Key … [Read more...]

Walnuts Reduce Inflammation

New research suggests walnuts' ability to reduce cholesterol may only be one of the many ways these nuts help to protect the heart. A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition included overweight men and menopausal women ranging in age from 30 to 65 with elevated cholesterol levels. Each participant was assigned to one of the three diets: the average American diet (control diet), a … [Read more...]

Strawberries Reduce Inflammation (And The Only Kind to Pick!)

In another Healing Gourmet article, you learned how how fiber can help slash CRP - a marker of inflammation and a predictor of future heart disease and diabetes. Now new research shows that enjoying juicy, delicious strawberries reduce inflammation too. How Strawberries Reduce Inflammation In the Women’s Health Study, researchers examined the relationship between eating strawberries and the risk … [Read more...]

Reduce Inflammation with a Low Glycemic Diet

Need another reason to choose low glycemic foods? How about to reduce inflammation - a cornerstone of chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Reduce Inflammation Enjoying Delicious, Healthy Foods The Nurses' Health Study evaluated the diets of 732 healthy women using a food frequency questionnaire. The study compared women consuming a “Prudent” pattern diet- higher intakes … [Read more...]

Fruits and Veggies Reduce CRP Naturally

Do you pack your plate with colorful veggies and antioxidant-rich berries? If so, you're doing a lot to reduce inflammation - a silent marker and cornerstone of chronic disease. Reduce CRP Naturally with an Antioxidant Rich Low Glycemic Diet A recent study conducted at the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts examined the relationship … [Read more...]

Fiber Reduces Inflammation (And The Tastiest Sources)

You’ve likely heard (and seen) quite a bit lately on a “miracle” substance that is proven to foster weight loss, improve gastrointestinal health, protect the heart, and even guard against cancer.  Food manufacturers are boosting it in their products (and proudly displaying it on the labels), TV commercials exposing taut tummies urge you to get more by whirling it into juice or water, and a recent … [Read more...]

Don’t AGE Yourself With Your Cooking

The way you cook you food may be just as important to your health as the food itself, new research suggests. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are a class of toxins that have been linked to inflammation, insulin resistance, diabetes, vascular and kidney disease, physical aging and Alzheimer's disease. And they are absorbed into your body by eating foods cooked or processed at high … [Read more...]

Cherries Reduce Inflammation by 25%!

Inflammation is (or should be) a serious concern. It is the cornerstone of cellular aging and the root of chronic disease, which now affects more than 100 million people in the U.S. alone. But new research shows that eating many of your favorite foods, including cherries, may help quell inflammation and forestall the ravages of aging. Cherries Reduce Inflammation, Boost Antioxidants and … [Read more...]

Infertility and Inflammation (And The Nutritional Solution)

Infertile? Check your blood sugar. More than that 54 million Americans have insulin resistance. If you're one of them, you probably have high levels of a substance called C-reactive protein (CRP) in your blood as well. CRP is a marker of inflammation and a known risk factor for heart disease. Infertility and Inflammation: How Blood Sugar But new research shows that inflammation may also … [Read more...]

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