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    High-quality Rainbow diet reduces Covid risk

    People consuming the highest quality plant-based diet were around 10% less likely to develop COVID-19 than those with a poor diet, and 40% less likely to become severely ill and needing a hospital. Researchers from King’s College, London, Harvard Medical School, Harvard TH Chan, Lund University, Sweden and the Broad Institute amongst others co-ordinated a study on almost 600,000 people…

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    Heart risk reduced by switching to Mediterranean diet

    Changing to a colourful Mediterranean diet, or a Rainbow Diet as we call it, with its emphasis on plant-based food like vegetables, olives, nuts and seeds, and fish, has been shown in a meta-analysis to reduce cardiovascular risk considerably. The Journal of the American Heart Association reports that simply switching one meat meal for a plant-based meal per week can…

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    Red grape polyphenols inhibit progression of breast cancer

    Three red grape polyphenols – resveratrol, quercitin and catechin – found in the colourful Mediterranean Diet can, at relatively low doses, significantly reduce breast cancer risk and progression. A combination of red grape polyphenols at relatively low doses can be effective at preventing breast cancer from progressing to become an advanced disease, according to a study by S. F. Dharmawardhane…

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    Tomatoes linked to lower prostate cancer risk (yet again!!)

    Eating 12 helpings of tomatoes per week, especially cooked tomatoes, provides  lycopene, an antioxidant that blocks the prostate cancer cell’s ability to burn glutamate, can attack cancer stem cells and cut blood fats, providing an 18% reduction of prostate cancer risk.  Tomatoes are a fundamental food in the colourful Mediterranean Diet – the Rainbow Diet. Researchers at Oxford, Cambridge and…

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