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Diet and medical links
There are a large number of diet and health relevant pages - but it is difficult to find authoritative pages. Here are a few that I have found. They are divided into two: foods to favour and fpods to avoid.
There are a number of foods that have surprising health benefits, so are well worth reading up on and eating!
I first found peanuts for benign prostatic hyperplasia (they do work for me) but the more I read on them the more astonishing they are! Although technically high in calories it seems that you have to eat them by the bucket-full to put on any weight! The calories are non-fattening.
Pineapple contains bromelin - an enzyme with interesting properties.
There are claims that eating virgin coconut oil can actually cause you to loose weight. Not sure I believe that, but certainly coconut oil is a special oil. The fact that peanuts are high in calories but do not seem to cause weight gain makes the claim about the weight-loss properties of coconut oil more credible.
- Ray Peat is an endocrinologist who has a lot to say on diet, cancer, fats, oils. What he claims seemed somewhat incredible to me at first, but he quotes lots of learned research to back up his claims.
- Saw Palmettto
Serenoa repens - the saw palmetto - is often recommended for BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
- Medium chain oils
Coconuut oil (and the ois of most other nuts) contains medium chain fatty acids: these are metabolised in the body into medium chain triglycerides. These are apparently beneficial, not only in terms of weight control but also for cholesterol control.
- Red bush tea
There are many thing said about foods that increase the risk of cancer and fods that reduce the risk. A good review is Nutrition and Cancer: a Review of the evidence for an anti-cancer diet from the Nutrition Journal. Beware though that this is not an unbiased review as the author is employed by the Hallelujah Acres Foundation who have a diet that has been proven harmful. Nevertheless the fact that the data has been used to draw an invalid conclusion does not mean that the data is false.
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