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  • Dietary Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    Dietary Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    Yellow plant pigments such as lutein and zeaxanthin build up in the back of our eyes to protect our retinas against age-related macular degeneration. Levels of these eyesight–saving nutrients in...
  • How to Reach the Antioxidant “RDA”
    How to Reach the Antioxidant “RDA”
    Even nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day may not reach the minimum recommended intake of antioxidants if one doesn’t make the right choices.
  • Eating Outside Our Kingdom
    Eating Outside Our Kingdom
    A higher rate of cancer deaths among those that handle and process meat is attributed to infection with viruses and chronic exposure to animal proteins.
  • Keeping Your Hands Warm With Citrus
    Keeping Your Hands Warm With Citrus
    Phytonutrients in citrus such as hesperidin may increase blood flow sufficient to warm the hands and feet of those with cold sensitivity.
  • Apple Juice May Be Worse Than Sugar Water
    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.
  • Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation
    Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation
    The variety of fruit and vegetable consumption may decrease disease risk, independent of quantity.
  • Apples and Oranges: Dietary Diversity
    Apples and Oranges: Dietary Diversity
    In addition to quantity and quality, the variety of fruits and vegetables consumed matters, as many phytonutrients are not evenly distributed among the various families and parts of plants.
  • Vegetables Rate by Nitrate
    Vegetables Rate by Nitrate
    If nitrates can boost athletic performance and protect against heart disease, which vegetables have the most: beans, bulb vegetables (like garlic and onions), fruiting vegetables (like eggplant and...
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