Could hot cocoa be the next
"wonder drug" for high blood pressure? Harvard
researchers praise stunningly simple discovery!
Here's an article regarding cocoa derived from a forwarded email.
According to recent estimates, nearly
1-in-3 American adults has high blood pressure. But for
the Kuna Indians living on a group of islands off the
Caribbean coast of Panama , hypertension doesn't even
exist. In fact, after age 60, the average blook pressure
for Kuna Indian Islanders is a perfect 110/70.
Is it because they eat less salt? No.
Kuna Indians eat as much, if not more salt, than
people in the U.S.
Is it due to their genes? No. Kuna Indians who move away
from the islands are just as likely to suffer from high
blood pressure as anyone else!
So what makes these folks practically "immune" to
hypertension -- and lets them enjoy much lower death
rates from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cancer?
Harvard researchers were stunned to
discover it's because they drink about 5 cups of cocoa
each day. That's right, cocoa!
Studies show the flavonols in cocoa stimulate
your body's production ofnitric oxide -- boosting
blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. In
fact, one study found cocoa thins your blood just as
well as low-dose aspirin! But that's not all. A Harvard Medical School professor
claims cocoa can also treat blocked arteries, congestive
heart failure, stroke, dementia, even impotence!
Painless cholesterol cure works
in just 7 days -- and drives the "food police"
crazy! Want to lower your cholesterol so fast it'll make
your head spin? It's a breeze, just eat guacamole -- or
any dish containing avocados!
Most health experts and nutritionists
will tell you this rich, delicious Mexican dish is
BANNED from any cholesterol- watcher's menu. But not Dr.
Steven Pratt. That's because new research shows eating
avocados can lower your cholesterol even faster than
drugs.... without the side effects!
One study found after just 7 days on a diet including
avocados, LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglyceride
levels dropped by 22 percent. Meanwhile, HDL ("good")
cholesterol shot up 11 percent -- something most
cholesterol- lowering drugs won't do!
The cinnamon cure for high blood sugar -
Sprinkle a little cinnamon on your toast, cereal,
oatmeal, or sliced apples. It not only tastes good, it
lowers your blood sugar! In a recent study, people
reduced their blood sugar levels by as much as 29
percent in just 40 days. That's with NO drugs, NO diet
changes -- just plain old cinnamon! The
fat that blasts away cancer.
You've been told cancer runs in families.
You've been told what to eat and what NOT to eat --
including LESS fat. Yet
Dr. Steven Pratt says there'sone fat you should
eat MORE of. It's the monounsaturated fat called oleic
acid, found in olive oil! It
should come as no surprise. After all, olive oil is a
staple of the Mediterranean diet. And people in Spain and
Greece are far less likely to develop cancer than in the
But what's really interesting is how olive oil not only
prevents cancer, it blasts away cancer cells that
already exist! So if you're even the slightest bit
worried about cancer, this is one superFood you
don't want to be without!
NEW prostate-protecting champ trumps
Unless you've been asleep under a rock
for the past decade, you've heard the news about
tomatoes. They contain a potent antioxidant calledlycopene that's
been proven to reduce the risk of certain cancers -- in
particular, prostate cancer.
A famous Harvard study back in 1995 found
that out of 48,000 men surveyed, those who ate 10 or
more servings of tomatoes a week reduced their risk of
prostate cancer by more than one-third. What's
more, they lowered their risk of aggressive prostate
tumors (the kind that are really tough to treat) by HALF!
But before you reach for that slice of pizza or bottle
of ketchup, listen up. What if I told you about a sweet,
refreshing food Dr. Steven Pratt recommends that's even better for
your prostate than tomatoes? This NEW prostate protecting champ is watermelon! Ounce
for ounce, watermelon is even richer in lycopene than
tomatoes. And since you probably eat more watermelon in
one sitting than you do tomatoes, you don't have to
gorge on it 10 times a week in order to slash
your cancer risk! Just a few times a week should do it.
Knock out an ulcer with broccoli?! -
About 25 million Americans will suffer from a peptic
ulcer at some point in their lives. To get rid of their
ulcers, most will take an antibiotic like amoxicillin. Pretty tame stuff, right? Wrong! Amoxicillin can bring
with it unwanted side effects like fever, nausea,
stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, even a yucky condition
called "hairy tongue"! And
if you think that's bad, according to the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC), the cost of treating an ulcer
with antibiotics over an average 17-day period can run
upward of $1,000! Fortunately, there's one
unconventional treatment with NO side effects Dr. Pratt
swears by. "Eat broccoli!" he says. Why? Broccoli
contains a remarkably potent compound called sulforaphane, that
kills off the H. pylori bacteria that cause most
ulcers. Not only can it knock out an ulcer, eating one
serving a day for a month might run you 20 bucks... a
fraction of the cost of drugs.