The health benefits of kimchi, the traditional mix of fermented vegetables that is an indispensable component of Korean cuisine, are just beginning to be uncovered by modern scientific research
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Vegetables have always had a reputation for boosting our health. Research continues to support the long-held standard that a vegetable-rich diet is a key part of any complete nutrition plan—and a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection.
Research suggests that a vegetable-rich diet can lower your risk of certain
Vegetables have always had a reputation for being healthy, and research continues to support that a vegetable-rich diet is a winning approach to optimal health and disease protection. The edible roots, leaves, stems, buds, flowers, and flesh from plants fall under the broad category of vegetables. According to botanical classifications,
If you’re confused about carbohydrates, it’s not surprising; carbs have been portrayed as dietary villians that pack on belly fat and send blood glucose levels soaring. It is true that eating a lot of highly processed, high-carb foods can contribute to weight gain and high blood glucose levels. However, not
You should dish up whole grains as often as you can, because they’re good for you. But would you like to spice up your meals with a new whole grain?
Well, EN has the solution: What’s old is new again, with these four ancient, highly nutritious grains that also happen to
Red Lettuce Leaves Have Speedier Antioxidant Effect Than Green
Lettuce is rich in antioxidants, but a recent study found that lettuces with green leaves have antioxidants that react more slowly than red-leaf lettuces. Antioxidants provide protection against free radicals that can cause cell damage and lower our body’s disease resistance. The
Eating enough fiber has been linked with cancer prevention in many studies, but the most convincing evidence is for the role fiber plays in colon health. Fiber most clearly protects against colorectal cancer—in one study, the participants’ risk of colorectal cancer dropped 10 percent for each 10-gram increase in the
Q. Over the last year, several of my fingernails have developed definite ridges. Is this a cause for concern?
A. As you did not mention whether the ridges run vertically (from nail bed to tip) or horizontally, I will address both. The most common, aging-related nail ridges
Eating Healthfully Helps Protect Cognitive Function
Eating more fruits and vegetables and less red meat and fried foods may help preserve brain power, according to a study published online May 6, 2015 in Neurology. Researchers followed nearly 28,000 adults age 55 and older who reported how often they consumed various foods.
Teff is the world’s tiniest grain, but don’t be fooled by its petite package. This truly ancient grain—teff has been cultivated since between 4,000 and 1,000 B.C.—has thrived in severe climate conditions where other crops fail, including drought, making it the go-to staple of its native Ethiopia. Teff continues