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  • Chris Woollams Health Watch

    12 ways to reduce your blood pressure naturally

    Here are 12 proven ways to reduce your blood pressure (diastolic and systolic) without resorting to drugs; you can start today; over a third of adults in the Western world have high blood pressure and risk many illnesses, for example heart attack, kidney failure and stroke, as a result. Let’s cover the obvious first! Do not smoke – there’s clear research…

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  • Rainbow DietHealth, benefits, walnut, Mediterranean diet, cholesterol, blood pressure, DNA, cancer, nuts, fibre

    Major health benefits of walnut consumption

    Walnuts are an important part of the Mediterranean diet and have been shown to improve heart health, lower ‘bad’ cholesterol and blood pressure, improve mental function and even alter the DNA in cancer patients. Not all nuts were created equal. Walnuts are bundles of health. Consuming just 7 walnuts provides 2 gm of fibre and 4 gm of protein along…

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  • Rainbow Diet

    The Mediterranean Diet, fibre and cardiovascular risk

    The colourful Mediterranean Diet, or Rainbow Diet, is a naturally high fibre diet – both soluble and insoluble – linked with lowered blood pressure, blood glucose and lowered cholesterol and a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to the American College of Cardiology and new research (1) presented at their 2019 Annual Conference, patients with…

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  • Rainbow Recipes

    Rainbow Recipes – Cooking with flax

    Here are two Rainbow Recipes using the health benefits of Flaxseed – it’s fibre and short-chain omega-3 – Flaxseed Cookies and Flaxseed Green Tea Muffins. Barbara Cox, the Rainbow Chef, is passionate about food and the benefits people get from eating a healthy, well-balanced diet and here she looks at how you can use Flaxseed, an important source of fibre…

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  • Health issues

    High fibre diet reduces risk of death from chronic illness

    A meta-analysis of the health benefits of a high fibre diet has shown once again that a diet rich in grains, vegetables and fruit improves health and reduces risk of death from chronic illnesses such as cancer, stroke and heart disease. A team of researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand and led by Dr. Andrew Reynolds of the…

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  • Rainbow Diet

    What is healthy fibre?

    There are two types of healthy fibre: soluble fibre, which feeds your helpful gut bacteria and makes compounds to help you live a healthier life, and insoluble fibre which helps clear waste from the gut. Here are examples of fibre, and benefits. Dietary fibre – essential for health Dietary fibre (also called roughage) is the part of your food that…

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