Americans are eating more berries, and that’s a good idea. Besides being packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, berries are rich in flavonoids like anthocyanins and flavanols. “Berries are colorful because of bioactive compounds like these,” says Navindra P. Seeram, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and
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You’ve heard time and again that it’s not wise to eat too much red meat, especially if processed, since higher intakes are linked with increased risks of obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and several cancers. A growing number of studies suggest dietary patterns high in meat may promote cognitive
When the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) were released in January 2016, they earned headlines for their focus on added sugars and relaxed view of dietary fat. But the most important point of the updated DGAs was often overlooked in the flurry of media coverage: Healthy eating is more
Cooking Methods May Affect Diabetes Risk Factors
If you have diabetes risk factors, such as elevated insulin levels and obesity, changing the way you cook may benefit your health, according to a study in the October 2016 issue of Diabetologia. Researchers focused on substances called advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which
A vigorous scientific effort is underway to find ways to protect the brain from premature aging and slow the process of age-related cognitive decline that robs so many older individuals of their memories and mental acuity. Progress is being made, but despite decades of research, scientists do not entirely understand the
You can protect your brain from a major cause of aging and functional decline by modifying your diet and changing the way you cook. That’s the takeaway message of research linking the long-term consumption of toxic chemicals called advanced glycation end products (AGEs)—commonly found in the Western diet—and inflammation that
Processed foods get a lot of bad press—especially if you have arthritis. From French fries and hot dogs, to bacon and breakfast cereals, highly processed foods can fuel inflammation and, consequently, your joint pain, research suggests.
While what constitutes a processed food seems clear, the reality is that
Healthy skin reflects overall health, which means it can be influenced, for better or for worse, by the nutrients in your diet. A poor diet can contribute to inflammation, oxidative stress, and glycation (bonding of a protein to a sugar molecule), three factors that contribute to skin aging as well
The fountain of youth for your brain could very well be in your refrigerator. Mounting scientific evidence suggests that what you eat plays an important role in learning and memory as you age, as well as your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Take these five protective steps:
1. Pack in Phytonutrients.
Beetroot Juice Lowers Blood Pressure
Drinking beetroot juice may be an effective way to reduce blood pressure to normal levels among hypertensive individuals, according to English researchers. Study participants, who had elevated blood pressure, either were taking medication or not taking medication. The participants were assigned to drink 8.5 ounces of