Fish and shellfish are usually considered to be one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, and omega-3s seem to be good for your health and good for your heart. Unfortunately, more and more people are bypassing fish and shellfish because they are worried about mercury levels in them.
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 States
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 free
Dragon fruit—also referred to as pitaya or strawberry pear—is a fruit native to Mexico and Central and South America, but it is also found in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Australia. It grows on cactus-like trees that produce vibrant flowers, with fruit that is usually a deep, dark red, although sometimes fruit
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 preventing
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,
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, such
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 if
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.