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Cheerios Claim, “lower your cholesterol 4% in six weeks” Makes it a Drug, Says FDA

The Food and Drug Administration gave General Mills Inc. a warning over its Cheerios cereal, saying the box’s claims about heart benefits contain “serious violations” of federal law. The FDA claims statements that the product is “clinically proven to help lower cholesterol” make the product a drug under federal law. The FDA also took issue […]

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Blueberries

Blueberries may contain more antioxidants
than any other fruit or vegetable.

The most powerful antioxidants in blueberries are anthocyanins, phytochemicals …

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Green Tee

Green tea is high in polyphenols, a class of
phytochemicals with 100 times the antioxidant properties of vitamin C.

Catechins, …

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Garlic

The odor of garlic is caused by sulfur-based compounds
known as allyl sulfides. The odor comes from the lungs interfaced …

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Salmon

Salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids prevent blood platelets from clumping together and sticking to arterial …

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Oats

Oats consumed daily can help lower cholesterol. Oats contain
beta-glucan, a spongy, soluble fiber that collects the precursors of
cholesterol …

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Broccoli

Broccoli is high in phytochemicals,
including sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol, which may detoxify
cancer-causing substances before they act.

In
women, indole-3-carbinol …

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Nuts

Certain types of
fat found in nuts—monounsaturated and polyunsaturated—are the good
fats.

Nuts lower blood levels of triglycerides
and ldl …

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Red Wine

The skins of the grapes used to make red wine contain supercharged
antioxidants known as polyphenols, including resveratrol,
which boosts …

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Spinach

Spinach is high in iron and folate, a B vitamin routinely added to flour.

Folate prevents neural-tube defects in newborns …

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