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July 22, 2013
Tart Cherries for Insomnia
The melatonin content in certain plant foods such as almonds, raspberries and goji berries may explain the improvement in sleep quality associated with tart cherry consumption.
December 31, 2012
Tree Nuts or Peanuts for Breast Cancer Prevention?
Eating fiber-containing foods—especially nuts—during adolescence may significantly lower the risk of developing potentially precancerous fibrocystic breast disease (fibroadenomas).
September 13, 2012
Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Nuts
The short-term effect of replacing refined olive oil with extra virgin olive oil, walnuts, or almonds on cardiovascular risk factors.
August 23, 2012
Testing the Fat Burning Theory
Finally there’s a solution to the mystery of why nuts don't seem to make people gain weight. It appears to be a combination of factors including a boost to our metabolism, which results in us...
August 22, 2012
Testing the Dietary Compensation Theory
An elegant study is presented testing the appetite-suppressing effects of walnuts.
August 8, 2012
Black Versus English Walnuts
A dramatic difference exists between the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of black walnuts versus English walnuts.
July 19, 2012
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,...
July 2, 2012
Fighting Inflammation in a Nut Shell
The equivalent of eating a single walnut half per day appeared to cut the risk of dying from inflammatory disease in about half, whereas fish did not appear to play a protective role. That may be why...
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