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  • Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?
    Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?
    Whole fruits and vegetables were compared to both antioxidant pills as well as supplements containing fruits and vegetable extracts for their ability to treat seasonal allergies, improve lung...
  • Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin
    Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin
    Dietary strategies, including the use of black pepper (piperine), can boost blood levels of curcumin from the spice turmeric by up to 2,000%.
  • Spicing Up DNA Protection
    Spicing Up DNA Protection
    The DNA of those cooking with spices such as ginger, rosemary, and turmeric appears less susceptible to breakage.
  • Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
    Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
    An elegant experiment is described in which the blood of those eating different types of spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric is tested for anti-inflammatory capacity.
  • The Safety of Tarragon
    The Safety of Tarragon
    Long-standing concerns about certain isolated components of the spice tarragon have broadened into questions about the safety of even the leaves themselves.
  • Plant-Based Diets and Cellular Stress Defenses
    Plant-Based Diets and Cellular Stress Defenses
    Measuring the effects of a plant-based diet on the expression of hundreds of different genes at a time, a research group found that an antioxidant rich portfolio of plant foods such as berries,...
  • Is Hydroponic Basil as Healthy?
    Is Hydroponic Basil as Healthy?
    The antioxidant, phytonutrient, and vitamin content of basil grown in water (hydroponic) is compared to basil grown in soil.
  • Chamomile Tea May Not Be Safe During Pregnancy
    Chamomile Tea May Not Be Safe During Pregnancy
    For the same reason aspirin should be avoided in pregnancy, chamomile has such powerful anti-inflammatory properties that regular consumption may result in a serious fetal heart problem, premature...
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