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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...
June 29, 2012
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Purple Potatoes
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties of white compared to yellow and purple potatoes. Purple potatoes may also help lower high blood pressure.
May 24, 2012
A Fine Kettle of Fluoxetine
Excreted pharmaceutical drugs such as Prozac can end up polluting our waterways and may bioaccumulate in fish flesh.
December 22, 2010
Is Peanut Butter Good for You?
An update on the healthfulness of nut consumption and whether the cardiovascular benefits extend to peanut butter.
November 10, 2009
Forego Fat-Free Dressings?
Fat is needed to maximize the absorption of certain important phytonutrients.
October 8, 2008
The Best Nut
Which type of nut has the highest antioxidant content?
September 18, 2007
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Whole food sources of fat such as nuts, seeds, and avocadoes are likely superior.
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