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May 21, 2014
Appropriating Plant Defenses
Plants and animal share similar biochemical pathways and signaling systems, which may explain why so many phytonutrients are beneficial to our physiology.
December 30, 2013
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...
December 13, 2013
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.
September 16, 2013
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.
August 7, 2013
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.
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.
May 16, 2012
Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation
The variety of fruit and vegetable consumption may decrease disease risk, independent of quantity.
May 15, 2012
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.
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