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Glycotoxins

Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in our diet are thought to accelerate the aging process.

Carcinogenic Putrescine

Biogenic amines such as spermine, cadaverine, and putrescine are chemical compounds of decay that may...

Better than Green Tea?

The antioxidant content of a number of popular beverages is compared: black tea, coffee, Coke,...

Best Berries

Compared to popular fruits such as apples, bananas, and mangoes, which of the hundreds of...

Dried Apples vs. Cholesterol

Which common dried fruit is the most antioxidant-packed: apple rings, dried apricots, dried cherries, dried...

Amla vs. Cancer Cell Growth

Indian gooseberries (amla), an important plant in Ayurvedic medicine, may have anticancer properties, as well...

Power Plants

Many of the most powerful drugs in modern medicine's arsenal came from natural products, from...

Amla vs. Diabetes

For a dollar a month, Indian gooseberry (amla) powder may work as well as a...

Antioxidants in a Pinch

Some herbs and spices—including cinnamon, cloves, lemon balm, marjoram, oregano, and peppermint—are so rich in...

A Better Breakfast

The antioxidant power of American breakfast fare is compared to a smoothie that contains berries,...

Get the Lead Out

Toxic heavy metal contamination of Ayurvedic dietary supplements is, in most cases, intentional.

Dragon’s Blood

The four most antioxidant-packed natural substances so far tested are cloves, amla (Indian gooseberries), triphala...

Anti Up on the Veggies

Greens rank highest in chemical antioxidant assays (such as ORAC, TEAC, TRAP, and FRAP). But...

Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidants

Even when choosing the same quantity of fruits and vegetables, those making higher antioxidant choices...

The Power of NO

Antioxidants protect NO synthase—the enzyme that produces the artery-relaxing signal, nitric oxide. This may explain...

Bulking Up on Antioxidants

Even when fiber and fruit and vegetable intake are kept constant, choosing foods richer in...

Plant-Based Atkins Diet

Harvard study found that men and women eating low carb diets live significantly shorter lives,...

Safest Source of B12

Since foods are effectively a package deal, what's the best way to get vitamin B12...

Daily Source of Vitamin B12

Fortified foods, such as some breakfast cereals and types of nutritional yeast, can provide another...

New Vitamin B12 Test

Who should get tested for vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency, and which is the best test...

Soy Worth a Hill of Beans?

Are soybeans better than other types of beans for heart disease prevention—or does the soy...

Doping with Beet Juice

Beets found to significantly improve athletic performance while reducing oxygen needs—upsetting a fundamental tenet of...

Priming the Proton Pump

To understand how beets could reduce the oxygen cost of exercise while improving athletic performance,...

Don’t Use Antiseptic Mouthwash

The natural flora on our tongue (lingual bacteria) are essential for the athletic performance-enhancing effect...

Out of the Lab Onto the Track

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover studies convinced the scientific establishment that nitrate-rich vegetables (such as beets)...

Asparagus Pee

Young infants, and perhaps those with recurrent oxalate kidney stones, should avoid beets. But most...

Pretty in Pee-nk

Beeturia, the passage of pink urine after beetroot consumption, is a reminder that phytonutrients circulate...

Vegetables Rate by Nitrate

If nitrates can boost athletic performance and protect against heart disease, which vegetables have the...

When Nitrites Go Bad

Nitrites in processed meat form nitrosamines, a class of potent carcinogens found in cigarette smoke,...

Bacon & Botulism

The nitrite preservatives in processed meats such as bologna, bacon, ham, and hot dogs form...

Vitamin C-Enriched Bacon

The addition of vitamin C to processed (cured) meats such as bacon may actually make...

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