No wonder it’s been dubbed by health and nutrition experts as a “superfood” over the last few years: Kale benefits your entire body, from your bones to your heart to your digestive system. Kale is also versatile, easy to prepare, and delicious, so if it hasn’t found a permanent place
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“Antioxidant” is a word that gets thrown around so frequently that it can sound meaningless when you hear it: “Yeah, yeah, another antioxidant (yawn).” But antioxidants are not boring! On the contrary, antioxidants are nature’s strongest defense system. They protect your cells from dangerous free radical damage, which can play
A healthy diet is more than just a way to control weight and keep gut health in check; it’s also associated with lower risks for certain cancers. One of the core elements among the healthiest dietary plans is the importance of eating a rich variety of plant-based foods. The following
When it comes to health concerns, cancer is at the top of the list for most people. Some risk factors for cancer are beyond your control; for example, your inherited genetic makeup may predispose you to certain types of cancer. However, you can take action now to address common risk
Alcohol Consumption Guidelines Revisited.
It’s possible that current U.S. guidelines on recommended upper limits of alcohol consumption may not be low enough, according to a recent study published in the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine. Current U.S. guidelines recommend upper limits of 196 grams per week for men
Ask a child to draw a vegetable and odds are you’ll get a picture of broccoli. That’s a nutritious choice; it provides fiber, vitamins A, C, E, and K, folate, potassium, and even some calcium and protein, and is low in calories. Broccoli also is a good source of phytochemicals
Q: Are there any foods that have been proven to prevent cancer?
A: There is no “superfood” that will prevent cancer on its own, but there are many foods that have cancer-fighting properties.
Cancer-fighting foods include cruciferous vegetables and berries. These foods are rich in antioxidants, substances that prohibit oxidation at the
What is dioxin? It’s a toxic chemical that’s likely lodged in our cells at this very moment. But before you panic, know that you can prevent dioxin toxicity by taking some simple steps to avoid it in the first place. Here’s how.
It’s a commonly asked question: How many servings of fruits and vegetables do we actually need to eat every day to live a healthier, longer life? Forget the traditional answer of around five servings a day. More recent research findings tell us we need at least seven portions of fruits