Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o... Read more
Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown. This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction be... Read more
Are you sitting down? Here’s some alarming news: Researchers are discovering that functions as basic as eating and breathing produce dangerous substances in our bodies called free radicals. We’ll skip the organic chemistry lesson and simp... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
I"ve recently lost several teeth and find I have to stick to easy to chew foods until I can get implants.
While there are simple answers like cottage cheese and soup, I'm looking for some favorite low calorie vegetable or fruit recipes. They can be... Read more
It would be helpful if the nutrition tracker automatically calculated the number of fruit and vegetable servings based on your daily food consumption. Many times I have to try to remember serving sizes... there are so many kinds of fruits and vegetab... Read more
When trying to eat between 1200-1400 calories a day, eating a couple pieces of fruit like pears, bananas, or apples takes up about 200 calories (1/6-1/7) of all the day's calories. However, many fruits that are considered vegetables by the FDA like... Read more
I know that in order to be successful, you have to eat your fruits and veggies. Let's face it - they're high in fiber, antioxidants, and low calorie, especially if you eat them fresh.
I generally have no problems with fresh veggies. I love cuc... Read more
Broccoli is high in nutrients and calcium. Half of the fiber is insoluble and half is soluble. A great choice for any weight loss diet and can help stave of some cancers like colon, prostate, and breast cancer. Broccoli may cause gas in some people,... Read more
By now, you've probably heard about antioxidants, the wonder molecules that may help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. In recent years, many exotic, antioxidant-rich foods like goji berries, mangosteen, and acai have cropped up in the me... Read more
We've all seen the ads. Rachael Ray lost weight with açaí berries! Lose 20 pounds in 2 days with açaí! Açaí flush is the secret to weight loss. Is it true? Does açaí, a berry native to Central a... Read more
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