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 between... 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 do well all winter avoiding sugar in fruits as I'm not a fan of apples, oranges, or pears. Also, I won't eat anything grown in Mexico or Chile.
Problem: Summer fruits, ah, they are so refreshing on summer hot days. The plump GA peaches, the deep... Read more
I'm so happy I'm getting fruit from my plants! I got almost 2 cups of raspberries, a few strawberries and my friend and co-worker invited me over to pick cherries off her tree (4 lbs btw!) And man oh man YUMMY! Know of any good freezer jelly recipies... Read more
I've been making a delicious dessert lately: frozen fruit blended in a blender. I put frozen berries, pineapple, banana with a little water, (you can use milk or milk alt) blend as smooth or chunky as you like. Eat or freeze. Yum... Read more
What are the cardiovascular benefits of strawberries?No area of strawberry health benefits is better documented than benefits for the cardiovascular system. It's also hard to imagine any other research result, since our heart and blood vessels need e... Read more
What are the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits found in grapes?Antioxidant BenefitsThe wealth of antioxidant nutrients in grapes is somewhat startling! In addition to providing us with conventional antioxidant nutrient like vitamin C and man... 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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