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Why Phytonutrients in Raspberries Help You Lose Weight

Raspberry phytonutrients like rheosmin decrease risk of obesity. Rheosmin can decrease activity of a fat-digesting enzyme released by our pancreas called pancreatic lipase. This decrease in enzyme activity results in less digestion and absorption of fat.  Phytonutrients in raspberries may also be able to change the signals that are sent to potential or existing cancer cells. In the case of existing cancer cells, phytonutrients like ellagitannins in raspberries may be able to decrease cancer cell numbers by sending signals that encourage the cancer cells to begin a cycle of programmed cell death (apoptosis). In the case of potentially but not yet cancerous cells, phytonutrients in raspberries may be able to trigger signals that encourage the non-cancerous cells to remain non-cancerous....

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How to Improve Your Gut with Your Diet

Microbiome and Diet: How are the two linked? Our microbiome is home to trillions of diverse microbes (a property called microbial diversity) that regulate almost every function of our body. In addition to several environmental factors, dietary patterns have the largest impact on our microbiome. Unfortunately, the current Western diet is gradually clearing away the healthy bacteria from our body while boosting the bad ones. This is leading to higher rates of obesity, cardiac, and metabolic diseases like diabetes mellitus and increased blood cholesterol levels. The interaction between diet and the health of microbiome has become a subject of great interest for the Science experts. [1] Food functions to shape the microbiome right after we are born. A majority of...

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The Importance of the Micro Biome

The Importance of the Microbiome, Our 100 Trillion Friends Who Co-Habit Our Body Did you know that your gut is home to 100 trillion living microorganisms? These microorganisms, weighing about 3 pounds, share the food you eat and get a place to stay within your body. In return, some of these organisms aid in digestion, fight harmful microorganisms and even boost immunity. But how important is the microbiome? What is microbiome?The microbiome is a collection of microorganisms, mainly bacteria that form a unique ecosystem that has major effects on the wellbeing of the individual. Some are harmful and can cause diseases, and others are beneficial to the extent that they fight off infections, help in digestion of food and assimilation...

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