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Doctor insights on: Hemp Seeds Health Benefits Or Hype

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Do pumpkin seeds provide any health benefits?

Do pumpkin seeds provide any health benefits?

There are many...: Pumpkin seeds are the only seed that is alkaline-forming; in this world of highly acidic diets, that is a very good thing. They are a good source of vitamins, minerals, protein, amino acids, beneficial oils, etc. They are a good source of roughage as well, promoting digestive tract health. Not to mention they are delicious! don't throw those seeds away after cleaning out yout jack-o-lantern! ...Read more

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Does ground flaxseed have more health benefits than whole flaxseed?

Does ground flaxseed have more health benefits than whole flaxseed?

Most nutrition experts recommend ground over whole flaxseed because the ground form is easier to digest: Whole flaxseed may pass through your intestine undigested, which means you won't get all the benefits. Flaxseed's health benefits come from the fact that it's high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as phytochemicals called lignans. One tablespoon (7 grams) of ground flaxseed contains 2 grams of polyunsaturated fatty acids (includes the omega 3s), 2 grams of dietary fiber and 37 calories. Flaxseed is commonly used to improve digestive health or relieve constipation. Flaxseed may also help lower total blood cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol levels, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease. You can buy flaxseed in bulk — whole or ground — at many grocery stores and health food stores. Refrigerating whole seeds may extend their freshness. Whole seeds can be ground in a coffee grinder and then stored in an airtight container for several months. Because some unripe and raw flaxseed can have certain toxins, keep serving sizes to less than 50 grams (5 tablespoons of whole flaxseed) per day. Alternatively, the seeds can be toasted or used in foods that are cooked or baked, which destroys the toxins. Tips for including flaxseed in your diet: Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your hot or cold breakfast cereal. , Add a teaspoon of ground flaxseed to mayonnaise or mustard when making a sandwich. , Mix a tablespoon of ground flaxseed into an 8-ounce container of yogurt. , Bake ground flaxseed into cookies, muffins, breads and other baked goods. . Like other sources of fiber, flaxseed should be taken with plenty of water or other fluids. Flaxseed shouldn't be taken at the same time as oral medications or other dietary supplements. As always, talk with your doctor before trying any dietary supplements. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits of pumpkin seed oil?

Pumpkin seeds: Though not as well studied as i would like there are benefits to these seeds based on their composition. Go to http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=82 for a good overview. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with flax seeds?

What health benefits are associated with flax seeds?

Health benefits: Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. With flaxseed oil, it is quite important that it be cold pressed. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits to the organic spirulina capsules?

Are there health benefits to the organic spirulina capsules?

Spirulina: Spirulina, or blue-green algae, has not been shiwn to be effective for a wide range of ailments, and if contaminated, could be harmful. See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/ medlineplus/druginfo/natural/923.Html for details. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits to eating pine nuts?

Are there any health benefits to eating pine nuts?

Yes: Pine Nuts – can help lower LDL cholesterol and ^ HDL. They contain vitamin E, B-vitamins & Manganese. They are a good source of phytochemicals and antioxidants. ...Read more

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Are organic flax seeds safe?

Are organic flax seeds safe?

Sure: Flax seed oil actually has Omega-3 fatty acids in it which has the possibility to help the heart and brain ... Although the actual science on if and how it helps is still a bit murky at this point. As with almost anything, moderation is key. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Health benefits of blueberry muffins?

Health benefits of blueberry muffins?

The blueberries.: The healthiest part of a blueberry muffin would be the blueberries therein. Muffins by definition are not healthy, and making a muffin with blueberries or bran or apples won't magically make the muffin a healthy food. Tasty, yes, but not healthy. ...Read more

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Taurineguarana seed extract? Any evidence for good uses?

Taurineguarana seed extract?  Any evidence for good uses?

Stimulant: A number of energy drinks contain the combination of taurine & guarana. Guarana stimulates through caffeine. Taurine is used by athletes as a performance enhancer. However some people are allergic to guarana & it has led to arrhythmias in others. Taurine has been associated with hypotension. ...Read more

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Can bagged green tea have any health benefits?

Can bagged green tea have any health benefits?

Yes: Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. Studies suggest green tea can assist with glycemic control, have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. ...Read more

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Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Pharmacist: I believe your pharmacist can help you with this type of question. I feel most physicians are unacquainted with those supplements. ...Read more

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Health benefits of eating raw oats with milk?

Health benefits of eating raw oats with milk?

Oats are a: carb and milk contains fat. If the oats are raw they may be difficult to digest. You need to make sure that your are eating enough protein to balance the carb and fat. ...Read more

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Are the claimed benefits of honey and cinnamon a hoax? Do honey and cinnamon have any real health benefits?

Are the claimed benefits of honey and cinnamon a hoax? Do honey and cinnamon have any real health benefits?

Many benefits: Both cinnamon and honey have many proven significant health benefits. Cinnamon is esp. Good at controlling blood sugar & has many other benefits- a good summary of research is at http://cinnamonvogue.Com/cinnamoncommonuses.Html honey also has many benefits, esp. When raw & is valuable topically for wounds. It has many benefits when eaten but should be used in moderation. See http://bit.Ly/1aporiw. ...Read more

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Do canned green beans have about the same health benefits as fresh green beans?

Do canned green beans have about the same health benefits as fresh green beans?

Fresh fruits and: vegetables are most nutritious, next comes frozen, and last comes canned. Peace and good health. ...Read more