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
Buy lots of fruit and veggies when they're in season and on special, buy frozen in things like peas, beans and corn, buy meat when it's reduced and freeze it, buy in bulk where you can, especially with meat (make sure you've a big enough freezer!).... Read more
I've taken to fruit infusing my water 1x day for somethin new each day. I love all kind & mango is my fave. Watermelon is my 2nd but it gives me serious heartburn! I can eat it just fine but in water nope! Anyone know why or have same issue? #curious... Read more
Yoghurt, fruit, brown rice crackers, raw veggies with a low fat dip like tzatziki, jerky (watch the sodium), nuts (watch the calories), hard-boiled egg, unbuttered popcorn, I'm sure there's more.... Read more
The fruit and veggie info, sure. A lot of the processed food is off for me because my country has different standards and ingredients for a lot of things, and a lot of different brands (nutrients can differ between brands) so I just input them myself... Read more
Light weight smoothie-two ice cubes, four frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup frozen raspberries, 4 TBSP plain yogurt, 1/4 cup orange juice, one banana, 1/8 cup dark chocolate. You get fruit, calcium, antioxidants, and it tastes fantastic!!!!... 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
Move over green tea and red wine, there is a new antioxidant-rich super food that's becoming more and more popular. The pomegranate used to be nothing more than a seasonal novelty--even though it is a fruit that has been around for centuries, as... Read more
You've heard that fiber is important for just about everything, from keeping your heart healthy to promoting good digestion and even helping you lose weight. But are you getting the recommended 25 grams a day? "Most Americans are only gettin... Read more
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