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Don’t Neglect The Anti-oxidant Micro-nutrients When Taking Vitamin E

Don’t Neglect The Anti-oxidant Micro-nutrients When Taking Vitamin E

Submitted by: Steve P Smith

Since its discovery in 1922 Vitamin E has become generally regarded as one of the body’s most powerful, versatile and useful anti-oxidants. And as such its importance should not be underestimated, because anti-oxidants are the principal defence against the free radicals which are responsible for much of the degeneration and consequent disease which afflicts the human body as it ages.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of vitamin E in protecting against and restricting the progression of cardiovascular disease, including atherosclerosis. Vitamin E also appears to have anti-coagulant properties similar to the drugs prescribed for this purpose, and may therefore help to protect against the highly dangerous blood clots which can lead to stroke – still one of the main causes of premature death and disability in the western world.

Vitamin E is also needed in large quantities by the brain, the proper functioning of which is highly dependent on the efficient transmission of messages between cells through their fatty membranes. As a fat-soluble anti-oxidant, vitamin E is an important protector against the free radical damage to these cell membranes which may well be one of the principal causes of age-related vision loss, cognitive deterioration and perhaps even Alzheimer’s disease.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Cancer is well known as predominantly a disease of degeneration, so it’s not surprising that a powerful anti-oxidant and immune system booster such as vitamin E should have been shown to offer a degree of protection against it. Vitamin E may also protect healthy cells against the damaging side effects of aggressive chemo and radio therapies and has further demonstrated possible benefits for those suffering from diabetes, and rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

So the combined effects of vitamin E allow little room for doubt that it’s one of the body’s most powerful general protectors. But sadly it’s none too easy to obtain an adequate supply of this crucial vitamin from diet alone. The richest sources of vitamin E are leafy green vegetables, certain types of nuts, vegetable oils and whole grains; foods which are sadly under represented in the modern, highly refined and processed, high fat Western diet.

Fortunately, however, supplements of vitamin E are readily available in quantities such as 400 IU per capsule, which generally recognised as both safe and effective. The problem is that supplementation with vitamin E alone is highly unlikely to be effective, because the action of the vitamin is dependent on a chain, each link of which must be present if it’s to function properly.

To begin with, vitamin E cannot do its work in the absence of an adequate supply of active vitamin C. In its turn, vitamin C cannot remain active without the presence of glutathione. And although is the most prevalent anti-oxidant enzyme in the body, glutathione cannot act effectively in the absence of the trace mineral, selenium, and vitamin B3 (niacin).

Glutathione, along with superoxide dismutase and catalase, is one of the key antioxidant enzymes, that work in a closely complementary fashion to form the body’s first line of defence against superoxide free radicals. The body particularly needs the fat-soluble glutathione to work with vitamin E to soak up and neutralise any rogue hydrogen peroxide molecules in those vital parts of the cells, such as the membranes, which are actually formed of fat. Further free radical attack would otherwise turn the hydrogen peroxide into hydroxyl, the most damaging free radical of all, which, once formed, cannot then be neutralised by any enzyme.

Selenium and B3 are therefore just as essential to a successful anti-oxidant rich diet as the better known vitamins E and C.

So whilst the amounts of any particular nutrient required by the body may be tiny, in the case of selenium as little as 50 micrograms, the effects of any deficiency may be nevertheless disastrous. So the point always to remember is that the body’s systems and the nutrients serving them work synergistically. There’s generally little point in lavish supplementation with one or even several particular nutrients if the rest of the diet is of poor quality and does not provide an adequate supply of all the others.

This point is particularly clear in the way that the vital anti-oxidant qualities of vitamin E are highly dependent upon a complex interaction with vitamins C and B3, and selenium, an adequate supply of all of which is therefore absolutely necessary if the maximum protective effects of vitamin E and the body’s anti-oxidant enzymes are to be enjoyed.

About the Author: Steve Smith is a freelance copywriter specialising in direct marketing and with a particular interest in health products. Find out more at

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Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Needs Your Help



I have some important news about a clinical trial for breast cancer research.

Eli Lilly and Company is sponsoring a study that is investigating the efficacy of combining a cancer fighting drug with hormone therapy versus hormone therapy alone.

Breast cancer is a very serious disease that affects millions of Americans, and this study could save millions of lives.

As a CureClick Ambassador I wanted to share this information with you because it could benefit you or someone you know.

Detailed information about the clinical study is presented below:


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For those of you whom are not familiar with clinical trials, here's some information that you can use:


What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans.

All investigational devices and medicines must undergo several clinical trials, often times these clinical trials require thousands of people.


Why participate in a clinical trial?

People whom are eligible will have access to new investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval. 

People whom are eligible for clinical trials will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical staff at research facilities.

Clinical trials offer hope for many people and gives researchers a chance to find better treatment for others in the future.


Disclaimer: I am not participating in this clinical trial. I am providing this information to my readers as a CureClick Ambasssador. Click on My Relationship with CureClick to learn why I'm talking about clinical trials.


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Three Amino Acids For Workouts That Will Increase Muscle Growth

Three Amino Acids For Workouts That Will Increase Muscle Growth

Submitted by: Sandra Prior

As an avid weightlifter, you know your body uses amino acids to build muscle protein, which is how your body crafts muscle. You may even be familiar with the differences between complete protein and incomplete proteins, as well as all the essential and non-essential amino acids. But did you know that aminos do more than build muscle protein, or which ones are most important for bodybuilders to ingest as supplements?

Here we suggest a few you'll want to take before every single workout to boost your energy levels sky-high. That's right - carbohydrates aren't the only nutrient you can consume to provide energy. Besides being critical for muscle growth, certain amino acids can energize you before a workout better than carbs can. Try these three aminos when you want to train with insane intensity, all in the name of muscle growth.

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)

These three amino acids are labeled BCAAs - leucine, isoleucine and valine - and they're critical for energy and muscle growth. Unlike most other aminos, BCAAs are used directly by muscles for fuel during exercise. Yet after the workout's over, muscles rely mostly on stored fat for energy, allowing those BCAAs to be used for hypertrophy. That means taking BCAAs before training will provide you with more energy during the workout, spare your muscle levels of BCAAs (which normally get burned for fuel during exercise) and boost muscle growth even after your gym session is over.

DOSE: Take 5-10 grams immediately before training. Look for products that provide a 2:1:1 ratio of leucine to isoleucine and valine. In other words, a 5-gram dose should contain about 2.5 grams of leucine and 1.25 grams each of isoleucine and valine.


This amino acid can aid energy production in a number of ways. Your muscles can use glutamine to produce more energy while you're resting between sets, which helps you recover better and enhances your strength and endurance on later sets.

Glutamine also helps produce bicarbonate, which buffers fatigue-producing chemicals that form during intense exercise. In addition, this amino boosts growth hormone levels and frees up more fat from fat cells for enhanced recovery. Glutamine also improves how muscle cells load up on glycogen from dietary carbs, so they can perform better for longer. It even provides energy for your immune system to run efficiently.

DOSE: Take 5-10 grams immediately before workouts.

Citrulline Malate

This supplement consists of the amino acid citrulline bound to malic acid (malate). In the body, a great deal of citrulline gets converted to the amino acid arginine, which can then enhance nitric oxide production. This boosts blood flow to the muscles, in turn delivering more nutrients and oxygen to increase energy during the workout, not to mention the incredible pump.

Citrulline is also involved in removing ammonia, a toxic compound that's produced when amino acids are metabolized during intense exercise, from the body. In this way, citrulline delays fatigue during workouts.

Malic acid helps the body convert the lactic acid produced during intense training sessions to energy for the muscles, thus further delaying muscle fatigue. Clinical studies in humans have shown that citrulline malate supplements can help reduce fatigue, boost production of adenosine triphosphate (the major energy currency of all cells) during exercise and increase the rate of creatine phosphate (energy used when lifting weights) recovery following exercise.

DOSE: Take 1-3 grams immediately before workouts.

About the Author: Sandra Prior runs her own bodybuilding website at

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The Best Explosive Exercises

The Best Explosive Exercises

Submitted by: Sandra Prior

Most effort in the gym goes to building vanity muscles: chest, lats, shoulders and arms. That's inevitably why progress stops. This workout focuses on building all-over strength. Train now for some serious explosive power.

The Workout

This program begins where your power begins - the big strong muscles around your hip joints, including your quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals - and presents another possibility: increased strength and muscle mass. The main goal here is to become progressively stronger in four core lifts: squat, bench press, sumo dead lift and high pull. The best part about doing this workout is that you will build explosive power. And plenty of it. But you'll also do supplemental exercises, such as the lunges and the push press, to give your body some variety while increasing overall strength. And yes, you'll do some exercises for your biceps and triceps so they keep their shape and size. Before these workouts, warm up for 10 minutes. Then do two sets of crunches, and one set of back extensions. These will prepare your core for the work ahead.

How to use this Workout

Do this workout three times a week, with one day of rest in-between. Do three sets of 12 reps for your first training day, then three sets of 10 for the second and for the last training day, do three sets of six reps. The first day rest for two minutes in-between sets and for the second training day rest for 90 seconds in-between. For the third day, limit the rest period to 60 seconds.

1. Squat

Stand in a squat rack and position yourself so the bar rests on your upper back. Grasp the bar with an overhand grip, your hands a comfortable distance apart. Lift the bar off the rack and take a step back. Position your feet shoulder-width apart, with your toes pointing straight ahead. Sit back until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Push up against your entire foot - not just the ball-to rise.

2. Bench Press

Lie on a bench with your back in its natural alignment and your feet on the floor. Grasp a barbell with an overhand grip, your hands just beyond shoulder-width apart. Lift the bar off the uprights and hold it with your arms straight above your chest, but don't lock your elbows. Slowly lower the bar to your chest, then raise it.

3. Sumo Dead Lift

Stand with your feet very wide apart, your toes out and your shins against a barbell. Bend over and grasp the bar with an over-and underhand grip. One hand underhand, and one hand overhand, and your hands roughly 18 to 20cm apart. Position yourself with your butt pushed back and your back in its natural alignment, your arms straight and your shoulders over the bar. Stand straight up while holding the bar, then slowly lower.

4. High Pull

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, your toes pointing straight ahead, and your shins against a barbell. Bend over and grasp the bar with a shoulder width, overhand grip. Your feet should be flat on the floor, and your shoulders directly over the bar. Stand up, pulling the bar to the middle of your chest. Your elbows should be just a little higher than your shoulders at this point. Slowly lower.

5. Incline Fly

Grab a pair of light dumbbells and lie on an incline bench, with your upper back and butt firmly supported and your feet flat on the floor. Hold the weights over your chest, with your elbows slightly bent and you palms facing each other. Slowly lower the weights until your upper arms are parallel to the floor and perpendicular to your torso. Raise in an arcing motion.

6. Lunge

Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them at your sides, palms facing in. Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Step forwards with your left leg until your knee is bent 90 degrees. Your left lower leg should be perpendicular to the floor, your left thigh parallel to the floor. Step back, then step forwards with your right foot. That's one rep.

7. Barbell Biceps Curl

Load a barbell with a moderate weight and grasp it with an underhand grip, your hands just beyond shoulder width. Stand upright with your knees slightly bent, holding the bar at arm's length against the front of your thighs. Keep your elbows tight against your sides. Slowly pull the bar towards your chest by bending your elbows, raising it as high as you can without moving your elbows away from your sides. Then slowly lower.

8. Seated Cable Row

Attach a long, straight bar to the pulley of a cable-row station, then sit with your feet on the platform and your knees slightly bent. Grasp the bar with an underhand grip that's just beyond shoulder width, your arms extended. Keep your back perpendicular to the floor, without rocking backwards, pull the bar towards your abdominals. Keep your shoulders down throughout the movement; if they start to hunch up, end the set, because you've broken form. Slowly release without leaning forwards.

9. Push Press

Set a barbell in a squat rack at about shoulder height and load it with a moderate to heavy weight. Grasp the bar with an overhand grip, your hands slightly beyond shoulder width. Position the bar at shoulder height, with your elbows slightly in front of your torso. Step back from the squat rack, and stand with your back in its natural alignment, your knees loose, not locked. Slightly bend your knees, hips and ankles, and lower your body about 10cm. Straighten your lower body, creating upward momentum for the bar, and press the bar straight overhead. (Don't lock your elbows when you get to the top.) Slowly lower.

About the Author: Sandra Prior runs her own bodybuilding website at

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8 Ways To General Health And Fitness

8 Ways To General Health And Fitness

Submitted by: Gary Matthews

It never fails but as soon as I wrote all my Weight Loss, Weight Gain, Fitness and Nutrition type of tips I had a few left over that couldn't really be placed into these categories.

But as you will see they are right on the money for your general health and fitness and can be used in your everyday activities.

Lets take a peek:

What Is A Healthy Diet - A healthy diet satisfies two criteria: It contains enough fibre and a number of micronutrients including vitamins and minerals to maintain a healthy body. It is balanced in forms of fat, protein, and carbohydrates and micronutrients.

Don't Train With The Flu - This is one of the biggest exercise blunders you can make A number of temperature raising viruses, including the flu can affect the muscles.

People often forget that the heart is also a muscle and can be weakened by the flu virus. Normally our hearts can cope with the strain of this, but exercising on top of an already weakened heart is potentially fatal. After a bout of the flu, you should wait at least 48 hours before exercising again.

Cool Down - When you do a strenuous workout the blood vessels in your muscles dilate to deliver more blood for the muscles to operate. The skin vessels also dilate to increase the heat loss from your body, which is why you get flushed after exercise.

If you don't give your blood and skin vessels enough time to recover, and jump straight under hot water your skin vessels will dilate even further. Then your heart goes into overdrive trying to pump blood throughout the body.

Ultimately you might notice symptoms like faintness, dizziness or at worst, you could even collapse.

Don't Eat Before Exercising - Always try to eat two or three hours before your exercise and not after that. If you do eat before exercise you can develop what is known as "dumping syndrome' where the blood supply that normally goes to your muscles during exercise is diverted to your gut.

This means that you're not getting enough blood to your muscles, which can cause you to become lethargic and faint.

Try to Give Up Smoking - the best and easiest way to give up smoking is to replace it with another habit. Unfortunately, quitting has been associated with weight gain if you replace your cigarette habit with a candy or snack food habit.

So replace the smoking with the habit of exercise!! Nothing tough or painful at first and build up to it. A five minute walk instead of a cigarette and aim to build it up slowly and easily.

Before, you will be fitter, you will be healthier and your body will be more you realize tight and toned.

You will feel better in the morning, your breath will be worth being near again and fingernails, hair and skin will take on a much younger fresher look!! Of the people who die from lung cancer, 95% of them smoke.

Protein Power - Carbohydrates supply the sort of calories easily burned during cardiovascular exercise, but protein plays an important part in building muscle mass - or rather in not storing food as fat. "This is largely because the bulk of protein that is eaten will be used to build muscle".

Further the average male will lose 500gms of muscle - not fat - every year once he stops regular exercise. While older men and women are usually touted as the beneficiaries of strength training so to are the young.

Planned Exercise - I suggest you start with 100 minutes per week of mildly puffing exercise be it 2x50 mins, 3x35 mins, 4x25 mins, 5x20 mins all of which produce the same results.

Mix up your aerobic activities in the gym; use the treadmill, bike, climber or any other training gear available to you.

Keep A Training Log - Keep a training log for all your fitness requirements, keeping account of the reps you are using, how many sets, what weights you are using and also the date, time and where the workout took place is imperative for gauging your day to day progress.

Also recording all cardio- vascular activities is just as important.

In conclusion, these general health and fitness might have been left to last but the are still right up there as far as your health and fitness is concerned.

About the Author: Gary Matthews is the author of the popular fitness eBooks Maximum Weight Loss and Maximum Weight Gain. Please visit right now for your 'free' weight loss or muscle building e-courses.

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Low Carb Recipes - What Can You Eat?

Low Carb Recipes - What Can You Eat?

Submitted by: Nick Brighton

Although there are a lot of low carb recipes available through my free 7 day low carb diet crash course, I thought it might be useful for you to use the following list as a certain "go-to" guide when working out what foods to pick up on your next shopping trip, or when just mooching your cupboards in the evening!

If you'd like some specific low carb recipes then I'd recommend you sign up for my free 7 day course which will not only give you a ton of low carb recipes but will also provide you with some essential "survivor" tips for the early (and later) stages of any low carb diet you might be trying out.

I would say some of the things I cover are lesser known and to be honest, pretty darn essential for a successful low carb diet... you know, the sort of diet plan that doesn't fall to peices like it often does for the everyday dieting folk. Hey, it's free and it's useful. Each course is provided via email so you don't have to keep visiting websites each day.

Visit to see how you will benefit from it!

Low carb diets - here's the sorts of foods you can eat:

# Celery with peanut butter
# Celery with tuna salad
# Hard boiled eggs
# Deviled eggs
# Dill pickles and cheddar cheese (no kidding, it’s a great combo)
# 1/4 cup berries with 1/3 cup cottage cheese
# Nuts (keep raw ones in the freezer if you think you’ll overeat them)
# Sunflower seeds (get them in the shell so it will take longer to eat them)
# Other seeds (How to Toast Pumpkin or Squash Seeds)
# Low-Carb Trail Mix
# Jerky (beef or turkey -- try to find low-sugar varieties)
# Low-carb shakes
# Cheese sticks, such as string cheese
# Sugar-free Jello, alone or with cottage cheese and a sprinkling of nuts
# Make sugar-free lime Jello with part coconut milk - for a large package, dissolve the powder in a cup of boiling water, add a can of coconut milk, and then add the rest of the water. Stir well.
# Cheese with a few apple slices
# 4-ounce plain or sugar-free yogurt with berries and flax seed meal
# Smoked salmon and cream cheese on cucumber slices
# Lettuce Roll-ups – roll luncheon meat, egg salad, tuna or other filling and veggies in lettuce leaves
# Lunch Meat Roll-ups – roll cheese or veggies in lunch meat (read the labels for carbs on the lunch meat)
# Spread bean dip, spinach dip, or other low-carb dip or spread on the lunch meat or lettuce and then roll it up
# Raw veggies and spinach dip, or other low-carb dip
# Pork rinds, with or without dip
# Ricotta cheese with fruit and/or nuts and/or flax seed meal
# Mushrooms with cheese spread inside (or other spreads or dips)
# Low-carb snack bars (watch out for sugar alcohols, especially maltitol)
# Product Review: Atkins Advantage Bars
# Pepperoni Chips - Microwave pepperoni slices until crisp -- great with cheeses and dips
# Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers
# Parmesan Crisps -- Good when you want a crunchy snack.
# Peanut Butter Protein Balls


Be careful to avoid breaded meats (including “breaded from within” dishes like meatloaf) and meats served with high carb sauces.

Atkins points out that mussels and oysters have carbs, so be sure to count them.

Some organ meats contain carbohydrates. Atkins recommends limiting organ meats to 4 oz. per day. One ounce of raw beef liver has about 1 gram of carbohydrate - one ounce cooked has 1.4 grams.

Be aware that hams and luncheon meats often have added sugars - check the labels or have the deli worker do it.

Limit consumptions of processed meats, especially with nitrites (hot dogs, bacon, etc).


Fruits lowest in sugar:

Strawberries (more about berries on low carb diets)

These are fairly high in sugar:


The following fruits are very high in sugar and generally going to be very infrequent visitors to the low carb diet:

Dried Fruit

About the Author: Did you know there are 5 essential rules to a successful and enjoyable low carb diet? Find out what they are at Low Carb Diet Plan - PLUS you'll get some mouth watering low carb recipes for FREE, along with everything you need to make sure you stick to your low carb diet!

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Carmel Food Group Recalls Rising Moon Organics Frozen Ravioli Due to Possible Presence Of Listeria



Carmel Food Group has  issued a voluntary recall of certain Rising Moon Organics frozen Ravioli items, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the company posted on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website.

Caramel Food Group says the frozen ravioli were produced with organic spinach which, when tested by the spinach supplier, showed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

The company says the recall was initiated when it was discovered that certain lots of the listed items contained the ingredient.

Caramel Food Group says they aren't aware of any illnesses associated with the product but are taking precautions. 

A table listing the sale by dates of the items included in the recall is presented below:



Item Description, Pack/SizeUPC#Size UPC# Recalled Case SELL BY date(s)Recalled Package SELL BY date(s)
Rising Moon Organics Garlic & Veggie Ravioli, 6/8 oz 7-85030-00011-3 010916 JAN092016
Rising Moon Organics Spinach Florentine Ravioli, 6/8 oz 7-85030-22770-1 011916 JAN192016
Rising Moon Organics Spinach & Cheese Ravioli, 6/8 oz 7-85030-55561-3 122215, 123015, 123115, 010216, 011916, 012016 DEC222015, DEC302016, DEC312016, JAN022016, JAN192016, JAN202016



Carmel Food Group says the affected products were distributed through retail stores nationwide.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria which can cause serious and even life threatening illness in the elderly, young children, people with weakened immune systems and frail people. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Healthy people who become infected with Listeria monocytogenes may experience the following symptoms:

  • severe headache
  • fever
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • stiffness

The company says consumers can return the frozen ravioli product to the place of purchase for a refund.

Carmel Food Group has also provided a contact number for consumers who have questions. The number is 510-429-0356 Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, Pacific Time.


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Aurora Products, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Trail Mix and Walnuts Due To Salmonella Concerns



According to a posting on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, Aurora Products, Inc. is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of certain NATURAL WALNUTS and TRAIL MIXES CONTAINING WALNUTS due to the possibility they may contain Salmonella.

The product was distributed to retail stores nationwide as well as Canada and Bermuda.

All of the Potentially Affected Aurora Branded Items are Listed Below:



Walnuts 6.5 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200097 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts 14.0 oz. Plastic Tub 65585200070 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts Bulk NO UPC 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts 4.0 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200490 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Walnuts 12.0 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200316 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 9.0 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200084 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 4.5 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200252 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 20 oz. Plastic Tub 65585200340 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts Bulk No UPC 11/4/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted No Salt Mixed Nuts 9.0 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200243 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Roasted No Salt Mixed Nuts 10 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200805 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Roasted No Salt Mixed Nuts Bulk No UPC 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Raisin Nut Party Mix 11.0 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200094 11/10/15 – 12/10/15
Cranberry Health Mix 9.25 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200288 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 10.0 oz. Pillow Pouch 65585200826 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 16.0 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200827 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 18 oz. Plastic Pouch NO UPC 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 21 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200585 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 4.5 oz. Single Serve 65585200208 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 1.35 oz. Single Serve 65585200574 12/16/15
Cranberry Health Mix Bulk NO UPC 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
5 K Omega Trail Mix 20 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200121 11/3/15 – 11/16/15
5 K Omega Trail Mix 10 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200703 11/3/15 – 11/16/15
Forest Bounty Grail Mix 13 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200571 10/28/15 – 12/13/15
Forest Bounty Grail Mix 13 oz. Plastic Pouch 65585200290 10/28/15 – 12/13/15
Forest Bounty Grail Mix 17.5 oz. Plastic Cup 65585200496 10/28/15 – 12/13/15
6 – Section Nut Tray Assortment 26 oz. Plastic Tray 65585200145 11/6/15 – 12/10/15
4 – Section Nut Tray Assortment 13 oz. Plastic Tray 65585200141 11/6/15 – 12/10/15


Martins Food Markets, Stop&Shop, Giant Carlisle Food Store, Giant of Maryland, Brand Products


Walnuts 6.5 oz. Plastic Cup 68826713594 10/29/15 – 12/7/15
Cranberry Health Mix 21 oz. Plastic Cup 68826713692 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Cranberry Health Mix 9.25 oz. Plastic Cup 68826714713 10/30/15 – 12/13/15
Roasted Salt Mixed Nuts 9.0 oz. Plastic Cup 68826714736 11/4/15 – 12/13/15



The company says they're communicating with stores that have received the affected product. Stores were given instructions to cease distribution of the affected products and to remove them from store shelves.

Organic walnuts aren't affected.

The affected product was produced by Aurora Products, Inc. The company said the potential for contamination was noted by an outside company contracted by the FDA conducted routine sampling which revealed the presence of Salmonella in one container of natural walnuts product.

Salmonella bacteria can cause serious or life threatening illness in young children, the elderly, frail people and people with weakened immune systems. In some cases the microorganism can enter the bloodstream and spread to other organs where it can cause serious illnesses including endocarditis, arthritis and arterial infections.

Healthy people who become infected with Salmonella may experience the following symptoms:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea (possibly bloody)
  • fever

The company says there are no reported illnesses to date.


Aurora Products, Inc. urges consumers who have products included in the list to not eat them. They suggest that consumers destroy the product or return it to the place of purchase.

Customers with questions can contact Aurora Products, Inc. for further information at (800)-898-1048 between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00 PM EST Monday – Friday.


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Find Out Why Eating Trans Fat Could Make You Forgetful





People who eat a lot of junk food might be hurting their memory and not even know it. According to the results of a study presented at a scientific meeting at the American Heart Association, trans fat has an adverse effect on the memory of working class adults.

Beatrice A. Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine at the University of California-San Diego led a research team which sought to understand how trans fats affect memory.

In order to accomplish this task, Golomb and her colleagues recruited 1,000 healthy men who completed questionnaires from which the scientists could learn how much trans fat they consumed.

The research team used cards to test the volunteers' memory.

Participants were presented with 104 cards with words on them. The volunteers had to tell the scientists whether each word was a new or a duplicate of a previous card.

Based on the results of the tests and the questionnaire, Golomb et al were able to reach a somewhat disturbing conclusion about trans fat's role in memory loss.


Trans Fat the Energy Zapper

Golomb and her research colleagues learned that trans fat adversely affects cellular energy, in essence draining the brain cells of the power to function ultimately leading to impaired memory.

Men under 45 years of age who ate lots of trans fat performed noticeably worse on the memory test.

The researchers learned that for every additional gram of trans fat consumed, an estimated 0.76 fewer words were able to be recalled.

This translated into 11 fewer recalled words for participants who consumed the most trans fat compared to volunteers who consumed the least amount of trans fat.

According to Golomb et al, the strength of the association between memory loss and trans fat consumption remained even after they took age, depression, ethnicity and education into account.

Golomb and her team said that trans fat has a negative effect on cellular stress and oxidation.

Whereas certain foods lower oxidative stress, helping cells to live longer, trans fat is a prooxidant meaning that it increases cellular oxidation. The result is that cells gradually weaken from a loss of energy.

Oxidative stress is associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Trans fat is not a commonly found natural fat; however industrial trans fat was developed to increase the shelf life of various food products. For example margarine, cookies and potato chips can be preserved using trans fat.

Other foods which may contain trans fats include:

  • pizza
  • doughnuts
  • french fries
  • coffee products
  • lard
  • fried foods

 Trans fats were most strongly linked to worse memory, in young and middle-aged men, during their working and career-building years,” Dr. Golomb said. 

 The current study only looked at trans fat's effect on men; Dr. Golomb said that young women will need to be analyzed to determine if trans fat's negative effect extends to them.


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Trans Fat Consumption is Linked to Diminished Memory in Working-aged Adults
American Heart Association Meeting Report Abstract 15572

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Six Pack Abs Exercises - 7 Easy And Crucial Cardio Exercises You Can Do For Six Pack Abs

Six Pack Abs Exercises - 7 Easy And Crucial Cardio Exercises You Can Do For Six Pack Abs

Submitted by: Nick Brighton

If you want to know how to get a six pack fast then one thing I always advise people to focus on (among various elements I'll explain later) are cardio workouts. I advise this for a number of reasons:

1. Cardio workouts are indispensable to an effective training program and general good health.

2. Cardio workouts that burn fat, torch calories and help you lose weight faster.

3. Cardio workouts increase endorphins, which give you a sense of well-being.

4. Cardio workouts will gradually intensify as you achieve your goals.

5. Cardio workouts and diet plans to help you get your leanest body ever.

Any when you're lean, the six pack will shine through easily. Then, at that point it's simply a case of toning up, and incorporating a sustainable diet (which you can learn more about at my website which shows you how to get six pack abs fast)

With 34% of Americans overweight, it's clear that many of us are not following the latest fitness guidelines that prescribe an hour of exercise a day.

Cardiovascular exercise simply means that you're involved in an activity that raises your heartrate to a level where you're working, but can still talk (aka, in your Target Heart Rate Zone).

Cardio Workout Routines

Running starts with good warm up. Cardio workouts will gradually intensify as you achieve your goals. Cardio is not just about running and using cardio machines, it is about participating in ideas that get your heart rate up. Cardiovascular exercise depends on your heart rate. So you want to focus on keeping your heart rate up without pushing it too high.

Cardio Workouts For Beginners

Exercise will help you lose weight and tone your body. If you are starting a new exercise program, you have to be careful about just jumping in. So you should use the following advice to keep on track with your cardio exercises...

These guidelines give you a general idea of how to incorporate cardio into your life. Running should be kept at an intense pace to make the heart rate reach the anaerobic levels.

This can be determined by getting the maximum heart rate and checking this regularly while doing the exercise. The number of beats should be multiplied by 6 to get the heart rate.

Resume walking at a pace that would bring up the heart rate up to 70% of the maximum heart rate. By definition, cardio workouts can be any exercise, such as:





Elliptical machines,


Jumping rope

These will all raise and maintain your heart rate over a predetermined amount of time. My general guideline is to perform 30-45 aerobics with moderate-to-high intensity 3-5 times a week.

High intensity cardio training is a superior method of fat loss due to its effect on post workout metabolic rate. Once you know your target heart rate, during your cardio workout you should periodically check your pulse by using your index finger and middle finger to find the pulse below your ear behind your jaw.

Aerobic Exercises are the best Cardio/weight Loss exercises and bodybuilders swear by them. Even in the study that's frequently cited to show that interval training is "9 times better" than traditional cardio for fat loss, neither group lost a significant amount of weight. In my experience, "waves" of intervals interspersed with steady-state cardio works better for fat loss than interval training alone.

Ultimately, exercise is just like anything else but, unless it's important to you, you're never going to make time for it.

Exercise that trains your heart to rapidly increase and rapidly decrease will make your heart more capable of handling everyday stress. Exercise research suggests that you can lower your risks for heart disease with three 20-minute cardio workouts during the week.

You need to have a well balanced, concentrated diet along with a proven []abs training program to see the best results in the quickest possible time.

About the Author: To read more about how to get flat abs, and the 5 facts you MUST understand if you're ever going to see yourself with a flat stomach and sexy six pack abs, check out my website, Truth About Abs

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