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July 22, 2013
Tart Cherries for Insomnia
The melatonin content in certain plant foods such as almonds, raspberries and goji berries may explain the improvement in sleep quality associated with tart cherry consumption.
June 24, 2013
Mediating Radiation Exposure From Airline Travel
Based on studies of atomic bomb survivors, Chernobyl victims, and airline pilots exposed to more cosmic rays at high altitudes, fruits and vegetables may decrease radiation-induced chromosome damage.
November 20, 2012
Preventing Wrinkles with Diet
What dietary intervention may significantly protect against wrinkles in the crow's foot area around the eyes?
July 27, 2012
Risk Associated With Iron Supplements
Iron is a double-edged sword. If we don't absorb enough, we risk anemia, but if absorb too much we may increase our risk of cancer, heart disease, and a number of inflammatory conditions. Because the...
March 5, 2012
So Should We Drink Beet Juice or Not?
In the context of a healthy plant-based diet, the nitrates in vegetables can safely be converted into nitric oxide, which can boost athletic performance and may help prevent heart disease.
January 26, 2012
Anti Up on the Veggies
Greens rank highest in chemical antioxidant assays (such as ORAC, TEAC, TRAP, and FRAP), but which vegetables lead the pack when cellular antioxidant activity is measured?
September 20, 2011
Vegetables Versus Breast Cancer
Mushrooms may help prevent breast cancer by acting as an aromatase inhibitor to block breast tumor estrogen production.
September 10, 2010
Best Cooking Method
Which are the gentlest cooking methods for preserving nutrients and which vegetables have more antioxidants cooked than raw.
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