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Take a Look at Leeks

The Folklore. Native to the Mediterranean and the Near East, leeks have been cultivated for thousands of years. Ancient Greeks and Romans used them for food, and medicinally, for nosebleeds and sore throat. Roman Emperor Nero ate them to improve his singing voice, earning him the nickname Porophagus, or leek

Dill-icious!

The Folklore. The dill pickle may be its claim to fame, but dill weed’s historical, culinary, and medicinal roles may steal the spotlight for this sprite-sized herb. This native to the Mediterranean region made its first mark as a medicinal herb about 5,000 years ago. Ancient Greeks covered soldiers’ wounds

3. Eat a Variety of Vegetables

Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy?

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy?

They can be eaten as a snack, sprinkled on top of salads, baked into granola bars, and made into a peanut butter substitute, but are sunflower seeds healthy?

Could Choice of Alcoholic Beverage Affect Arthritis Risk?

Wine drinkers may be less likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee, while drinking beer is associated with greater risk of osteoarthritis in both the knee and hip. Writing in Arthritis Research & Therapy, British researchers reported those findings from an analysis of nearly 3,000 participants in the Genetics of

Ask the Experts: Popcorn; Antioxidant Loss; Spicy Pepper Alternatives

Q: I’ve been reading in your newsletter about the downsides of consuming too many starchy foods. Since corn is a starchy food, does that apply to popcorn, which I’ve been eating thinking it’s a healthy snack?

A: Nicola M. McKeown, PhD, director of the Friedman School’s Nutritional Epidemiology Program and a

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