Tag: flavanols

4. Brain Food

The science of whether some dietary choices are really “brain food” continues to unfold. Given the long time frames of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, it’s challenging to prove any cause-and-effect relationship between specific foods and brain health. Most such associations are drawn from observational studies, in

5 Healthy Comfort Foods: Make These Root Vegetables Part of the Mix

5 Healthy Comfort Foods: Make These Root Vegetables Part of the Mix

When we think of healthy comfort foods, we often think of warm roasts, stews, and other satisfying dishes—the types of foods that typically fill our tables as part of our Thanksgiving feasts. And what ingredients do many of these dishes share? Root vegetables, which happen to be jam-packed with healthy

Chocolate Benefits for Your Brain: Memory and Mood Improvement

Chocolate Benefits for Your Brain: Memory and Mood Improvement

Eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate benefits health in many ways. In fact, chocolate is now considered an anti-aging, anti-inflammatory “superfood” for the brain and body. Studies examining the health benefits of chocolate continue to reveal new and exciting chocolate benefits, particularly in the realms of cognitive function, mood, and

Ask Tufts Experts: Roasted Nuts; Calorie Content; Chocolate

Q. What are the nutritional differences between raw and roasted nuts?

A. “When one looks at the nutrients gram for gram, raw and roasted nuts are essentially equivalent,” says Helen Rasmussen, PhD, RD, senior research dietitian in the Metabolic Research Unit at Tufts’ Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on

The Quintessential Quince

The Folklore
It may take more than a quick glance to identify a quince. Yellow-gold, roundish-oblong, this fruit seems a lumpy indecision between an apple and a pear. Yet, its history is far more decisive. The quince is thought to predate the apple, making it possibly the fruit that tempted Eve

7. Flavorful Additions: Fats, Herbs, Spices, Chocolate

All of the superfoods we’ve covered so far—fish, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits—are even tastier when they’re paired with healthy fats, herbs, and spices. There’s no need to cut out a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of ginger, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a dusting of

Instant Sunburn Relief: 9 Ways to Soothe Your Burn

Instant Sunburn Relief: 9 Ways to Soothe Your Burn

Oops! You did it again. You got so caught up in the outdoor fun you were having that you forgot to apply sunblock. Now you have the tell-tale signs of a sunburn—hot, painful, itchy skin. Not sure how to soothe it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered (like you should

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