Two Purdue’s University researchers in the Department of Psychological Sciences, Professor Terry Davidson and associate professor Susan Swithers, have discovered “artificial sweeteners may disrupt the body’s natural ability to ‘count’ calories based on foods’ sweetness.” This finding offers a logical explanation as to why “increasing numbers of people in the United StatesRead More →

Pineapple is a tropical fruit that got it’s name in 1664 after European explorers discovered it and felt it was similar to pine cones. Pineapples are packed with calcium, fiber, manganese, potassium, and vitamins A and C, and they are also low in fat, cholesterol, and carbohydrates. Pineapples also contain antioxidants to protect you against freeRead More →

The National Yogurt Association (NYA) claims all yogurts are not alike, but all yogurts in America, to be called yogurt, must start out with live and active organisms—Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Strepto-coccus thermophilus. These live cultures offer many health benefits, such as “preventing gastrointestinal infections, boosting the body’s immune system, fighting certain types of cancer and preventingRead More →

The benefits of green tea have been well documented. For example, the University of Maryland Medical Center, notes, “Emerging studies suggest that the polyphenols in green tea may play an important role in the prevention of cancer. Researchers also believe that polyphenols help kill cancerous cells and stop their progression.” Moreover,Read More →

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst discovered that red wine and black tea may regulate blood sugar in people with Type II Diabetes. Manging and regulating blood sugar and preventing major fluctuations is important to type 2 diabetes sufferers so that their illness does not contribute to or encourage other diseases, suchRead More →

f you’ve heard about the negative health affects of soy, you may want to avoid it in your diet as much as possible. Or if you suffer from soy allergies—as soy is one of the top eight food allergens in America—you may need to ensure you don’t ingest it as itRead More →

For some time, researchers have noted Asian women show fewer perimenopausal symptoms than other groups, and researchers have attributed this to their soy-rich diets; however, this may not be true. Various studies conducted over the past few years are showing different results. In fact, soy may cause more health problems than it cures, and ifRead More →

This salad is a bone-builder because it has watercress for calcium, daikon radishes and shiitake mushrooms for vitamin C—calcium is absorbed better when taken with vitamin C—and walnuts because they promote bone health and are a good source of boron—which is possibly needed by the body to prevent osteopenia, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.Read More →