When it comes to diet and health, it is the full spectrum of foods you consume that matters the most. In an evaluation from Sweden’s Lund University, scientists documented the awesome, collective health-boosting power multiple great-for-you foods can provide vs. individual ones.
For this evaluation, 44 healthy, but overweight study subjects were put on a dietary regime that included a variety of highly nutritious whole foods. The foods selected were specifically chosen because of their powerful anti-inflammatory capacity. They included oily fish, barley, berries, almonds, cinnamon, vinegar, whole grain bread and soy amongst others. In just 4 weeks, the following benefits were documented: a 33 percent reduction in bad cholesterol; an 8 percent reduction in blood pressure; a 36 percent reduction in a marker for blood clots; improvement in memory and cognitive function; a marked decrease in inflammatory markers. (Science Daily News, Oct 17, 2010).
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This study speaks to something I never want you to forget – There is no other single strategy available in all of modern-day health and biomedical science that comes close to providing the depth and breadth of dazzling health benefits eating the right foods can provide.