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December 27, 2013
Greens vs. Glaucoma
Kale and collard greens contain vision-protecting plant nutrients such as zeaxanthin that may significantly lower the risk of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness.
December 11, 2013
Minimum “Recommended Daily Allowance” of Antioxidants
How many antioxidant-rich foods do we need to eat every day just to stay out of oxidative debt?
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.
June 12, 2013
Can Cranberry Juice Treat Bladder Infections?
Cranberries may reduce the recurrence of urinary tract infections, but their role in treating infections is limited.
December 20, 2012
Preventing Strokes with Diet
Increasing the intake of potassium-rich foods is associated with a significantly lower stroke risk.
August 16, 2012
Optimal Phytosterol Source
Whole food sources of phytosterols, such as seeds and nuts, are likely superior to supplements or phytosterol-fortified spreads and beverages.
August 3, 2012
A Better Way to Boost Serotonin
Contrary to popular belief, the consumption of animal foods may actually decrease tryptophan levels in the brain. Carbohydrates, on the other hand, can boost transport across the blood-brain barrier,...
December 7, 2011
Is Vitamin D the New Vitamin E?
The Institute of Medicine's conservative position on vitamin D is understandable given the history of hyped vitamin supplements (vitamin A, beta carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E) that...
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