Study: Dog Owners are Less Likely to Die from Cardiovascular Disease

Study: Dog Owners are Less Likely to Die from Cardiovascular Disease
Forget all those frustrating times when your puppy woke you up in the middle of the night with, er, “stomach issues.” Forget the time your anxious dog shredded only the left one of three different pairs of shoes, making your blood boil, all because you had the temerity to leave her alone for the evening. All of that means nothing anymore, because now it’s official: dogs are good for your heart.… Read the rest

Cutting Fresh Fruit/Veggie Cost $1.50/Day to Save 200,000 Lives Over 15 Years Say Tufts, UK Researchers.

Cutting Fresh Fruit/Veggie Cost $1.50/Day to Save 200,000 Lives Over 15 Years Say Tufts, UK Researchers.
Lower prices for fruits and vegetables meant better health across the population, regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity, lead researcher Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, an academic clinical fellow at Imperial College in London, tells us. Researchers from the U.K. and Tufts University created a tool called the U.S. IMPACT Food Policy Model that included projections of U.S. demographics and cardiovascular death rates to 2030.… Read the rest

Antioxidant a Bread Boon to Diabetics: Lower Blood Sugar

Antioxidant a Bread Boon to Diabetics: Lower Blood Sugar
What if bread did not cause blood sugar to rise in diabetics? Although gluten might still be an issue, the opportunity to eat break without an unhealthy rise in blood sugar would be welcome to a lot of people. Professor Zhou Weibiao of  National University of Singapore have created a bread formula that does just that: by adding a plant pigment from black rice,  anthocyanin, they were able to slow digestion rates by 12.8% with just 1% anthrocyanin.… Read the rest