Calcium Supplements Linked to Heart Attacks: Feed Your Bones Instead

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Calcium supplements have been linked to increased heart attack risk.

A study published in the British Medical Journal via Natural Awakenings found thatcalcium supplements can increase your risk of a heart attack by as much as 31 percent. The new research looked at 11 studies on 11,921 individuals. It’s scary stuff for those at risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, both of which plague the U.S. But it’s also more proof that the best way to feed your body the nutrients it needs isn’t through supplementation, but through your diet. How can you feed your bones? Well you may be surprised at the foods with the highest percentages of calcium…

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Eating Almonds Can Help the Body Fight Off Viruses

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Eating almonds boosts immune system response to viruses.

Eating almonds can help the body to fight off viral infections such as the common cold and flu, according to new research.  A new study has revealed that naturally occurring chemicals found in the skin of the nut boost the immune system’s response to such infections.