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January 7, 2013
Apple Juice May Be Worse Than Sugar Water
Why the spike in antioxidant levels in our bloodstream after drinking apple juice might not be a good thing.
December 6, 2012
Neurobiology of Artificial Sweeteners
The disconnect between sweetness sensations coming from our tongue and the lack of a caloric feedback loop in the gut may result in overeating.
August 30, 2012
Tipping Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes
Certain phytonutrients may tip the balance of healthy gut bacteria in favor of flora associated with improved weight control.
May 16, 2012
Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation
The variety of fruit and vegetable consumption may decrease disease risk, independent of quantity.
January 25, 2012
The four most antioxidant-packed natural substances so far tested are cloves, amla (Indian gooseberries), triphala (a combination of amla, bibhitaki, and haritaki fruits), and dragon's blood.
January 20, 2012
Some Ayurvedic Medicine Worse Than Lead Paint Exposure
Triphala, a combination of three fruits--amla, bibhitaki, and haritaki fruits—is the most commonly used herbal formulation in Ayurvedic medicine and may have powerful anti-cancer properties....
January 19, 2012
A Better Breakfast
The antioxidant power of American breakfast fare is compared to a smoothie that contains berries, white tea leaves, and Indian gooseberry (amla) powder.
January 18, 2012
Antioxidants in a Pinch
Some herbs and spices--including cinnamon, cloves, lemonbalm, marjoram, oregano, and peppermint--are so rich in antioxidants that just a small pinch can go a long way.
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