Citrus

Benefits of Bergamot

…bergamot (Citrus bergamia), a type of orange that grows in the Calabria region of southern Italy. The essential aromatic oil in bergamot peel is also used in perfumes and prized in aromatherapy for its ability to reduce anxiety. But what really piqued my interest in this relatively rare citrus fruit was…

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Help for Gallstones

…sensitivities may also instigate gallbladder attacks. The foods that cause the most problems—in order—are eggs, pork, onions, poultry, milk, coffee, citrus, corn, beans, and nuts, but any food could precipitate an attack. On the other hand, vegetables, fruits, and other high-fiber foods appear to prevent…

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6 Ways to Prevent Loss of Vision

…cataract surgery as those who ate it less than once a month. Other foods linked to reduced risk of loss of vision include broccoli, tomatoes, melons and citrus fruits. * Boost your magnesium levels. Studies show that people with the lowest levels of magnesium are the most likely to have severe diabetic retinopathy…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Mandarin Salad

This recipe for mandarin salad is chock-full of great, vegetable-based fiber to help balance blood sugar levels. And the sesame oil and citrus lend a spicy tang to satisfy your taste buds. You can find this and other delicious diabetic diet recipes in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe for Mandarin…

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Know Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

…half as likely to develop prostate cancer as those with the lowest levels. I recommend taking 800–1,600 IU of vitamin E daily. * Take modified citrus pectin (MCP), which helps to keep prostate cancer from spreading to other areas of the body. MCP also boosts immune function by enhancing the activity…

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Naturally Treating IBS

…trigger foods one at a time to see if your symptoms improve. The usual suspects include caffeine, alcohol, sugar substitutes, dairy products, corn, citrus foods, eggs and peanuts. You should also incorporate more fiber (at least 30 g) into your daily diet. Eating more vegetables, legumes and fruits is…

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Fiber: The Amazing Diabetes Fighter

…soluble fiber—so called because it “dissolves” or forms a gel-like substance in water. Foods rich in soluble fiber include legumes, apples, and citrus fruits. Another great form of supplemental fiber is the dietary supplement glucomannan. The suggested does is ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) mixed in an eight…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Veg Out!

…produce aisle including the antibiotic-like effects of garlic, the heart health-enhancing aspects of hot peppers, and the detoxifying elements of citrus fruits. But one group that really stands out is cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, bok choy, turnips,…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…stop eating certain foods, and then reintroduce them to see if they cause any adverse symptoms. Start with the usual suspects: milk, wheat, eggs, citrus, and corn. Eliminate as many as you want, wait about a week, and then, every other day, reintroduce one food back into your diet. (A two-day wait before…

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Preventing and Treating GERD Naturally

…Avoid foods and beverages known to trigger esophageal sphincter relaxation, such as alcohol, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, tomatoes, peppermint, citrus and chocolate. Obesity, lying down after meals, pregnancy, tight-fitting clothes and overeating (the leading aggravator of acid reflux) also provoke…

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