You may be familiar with tart cherries if you like to cook. Tart cherries (also known as sour cherries) are used in dishes like pies, preserves, soups, cakes, tarts, sauces, mixed cocktails, and more. But did you know that these tasty fruits might also help you get a better night’s
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Q: Is there any danger of salmonella contamination in raw almonds?
A: Paige Murphy, a dietetic intern at Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers: “All almonds sold and purchased within the United States—even those labeled ‘raw’—have been pasteurized. This is required by law. After several outbreaks of human salmonellosis were linked
Inflammation is a double-edged sword when it comes to brain health. In the short-term, it is an important aspect of the immune system that protects brain tissue against potentially harmful mi-crobes and pathogens. But when inflammation becomes chronic—especially in older age—it can harm the brain, damaging tissues and increasing risk
Popularized in the 1990s as a sleep aid, use of melatonin supplements is on the rise. The most recent National Health Interview Survey revealed a doubling of melatonin usage among adults from 2007 to 2012. Estimated sales of melatonin supplements tripled over the same five-year period, from $90 million in