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April 21, 2014
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...
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.
April 25, 2012
Raw Veggies Versus Cooked for Heart Disease
Fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, but which is more protective, raw or cooked?
March 22, 2012
Biggest Nutrition Bang for Your Buck
Growing your own broccoli sprouts is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve one's diet.
March 13, 2012
Sulforaphane: From Broccoli to Breast
In a test tube, the broccoli phytonutrient sulforaphane appears to target breast cancer stem cells, but how do we know it's even absorbed into the body? Have women undergoing breast reduction surgery...
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.
November 18, 2009
Fast Food Tested for Carcinogens
Chicken from seven fast food outlets were tested to see which had the highest levels of carcinogenic heterocyclic amines.
August 31, 2007
Raw Food Diet Myths
Some nutrients are destroyed by cooking but some nutrients become more absorbable.
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