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These Vegetables Protect Your Arteries from Plaque Build-Up

By |2020-10-24T06:28:51+00:00October 25th, 2020|Nutrition|

Last year, broccoli became the fifth most popular vegetable purchased in the U.S. This marks its first appearance in the top five of the annual surveys conducted by The Packer, a magazine covering the fresh produce industry. Much less popular, but still in the top 20, are cauliflower and cabbage. [...]

This Mineral Helps Your Body Fight off Viruses and More

By |2020-05-31T11:02:38+00:00May 31st, 2020|Nutrition|

Your immune system depends on an important mineral it uses to make proteins enabling it to fight back against infectious microbes. So, it didn’t surprise me to find that research in China shows that, in areas of the country where people consume more of this mineral, the death rates from [...]

Broccoli Ingredient May Help Defend Against COVID-19

By |2020-05-03T04:27:05+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Nutrition|

Broccoli contains a phytochemical that's one of the most potent activators of cell-protecting enzymes known to science. Switching on these enzymes boosts defenses against heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes and cancer. But the benefits don’t stop here. This phytochemical also combats viruses and guards against respiratory illnesses. That means it [...]

Vegetarians Replace Meat with This Nutrient-Rich Fruit

By |2020-04-05T10:53:44+00:00April 5th, 2020|Nutrition|

Stroll through your local supermarket and you’re apt to spot more than a few trendy meat alternatives. Besides mainstays like tofu and tempeh, there are faux-meat burgers that boast fat marbling and “bleeding” from beet extract. But there’s another substitute that’s been on the vegetarian scene for years and is [...]

Collagen: A Secret Ingredient for Better Health

By |2020-03-22T13:44:36+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Nutrition|

If you’ve been paying attention to recent health trends, you’ve probably noticed the growing popularity of bone broth. This kind of broth is usually made from the bones of beef, chicken or ham which release collagen—the most abundant protein in the body—into the broth. Researchers are finding that when you [...]

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day?

By |2020-03-15T11:26:33+00:00March 15th, 2020|Nutrition|

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper," said nutritionist and best-selling author Adelle Davis in her 1954 book Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit. Nearly five decades after her passing she'd be delighted that many experts agree with her and promote breakfast as [...]

The Surprising Superfood in Your Own Backyard

By |2020-02-16T12:10:22+00:00February 16th, 2020|Nutrition|

The squirrels of South Korea are not happy. These bushy-tailed creatures are upset because humans have encroached on their territory. Not content with plant-based meats, ancient grains, celery juice and oat milk, trend-setting Koreans on the lookout for new and exotic food items have started to invade the squirrels' domain [...]

At Least One Holiday Food Was Good for Us

By |2020-01-04T07:52:57+00:00January 5th, 2020|Nutrition|

Chances are, you associate a certain tart red berry with the holidays. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, it appears on most tables at least once. But did you know cranberries may help counter the global threat of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”? This is important news as both the Centers for Disease Control and [...]

Experts Think Heart Attack Victims Should be Given This Vitamin at Once

By |2019-11-03T05:09:17+00:00November 3rd, 2019|Nutrition|

Only about one in ten of us get enough of a vitamin that plays a central role in keeping muscles healthy. Your muscles depend on it to repair themselves. And even though research indicates that this nutrient might also help the heart muscle heal after a heart attack, it’s sorely [...]

Seven Ways to Support Your Body’s Natural Detox System

By |2019-10-06T16:39:32+00:00October 6th, 2019|Nutrition|

These days the term “detox” is bandied about as the answer to everything from losing weight to beating cancer. Often without much evidence, there’s a widespread belief that putting yourself through detox can even help manage “incurable” health issues such as chronic pain and autoimmune disorders. I’m on board with [...]

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