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THE WHOLE TRUTH

White rice and white bread are not your friends. In a study from the University of Aberdeen, people who ate  three servings of whole grains a day for 12 weeks lowered their systolic blood pressure by 5 to 6 millimeters of mercury- which reduced their risks of coronary artery disease and stroke, by l5 percent and 25 percent, respectively. More research may explain why.

OLIVE OIL FIGHTS BACK

Beyond its heart-health benefits, olive oil may also be good for your liver. A Tunisian Study reveals  Rats fed a diet supplemented with olive oil showed less Oxidative stress after exposure to a harmful herbicide than rats that weren’t given the oil. The monounsaturated fat in olive oil may play a protective role, and its polyphenols may fight harmful free radicals.

A CUPFUL OF COVERAGE

Tea and coffee may protect your brain. Men who sipped as little as half a cup of coffee or tea a day were 34 percent less likely to develop brain cancer later in life than those who didn’t, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. High levels of antioxidants in these drinks may help prevent cancer cells from forming in the brain. the scientists say.

MAKE A CLEAN CUT

Marinades may do more for your food than just improve its flavor. After Greek researchers marinated beef in a soy sauce or red-wine mixture, the beefs bacteria levels fell and stayed low for 10 days. 80th soy sauce and red wine contain ethanol and phenolic compounds, which may act as antimicrobials, the researchers say. Soak meat overnight for a good balance of flavor, texture, and potentially protective effects.