food science and nutrition

Benefits of Organic Food: What Research Tells Us

Organic foods are widely available in supermarkets as well as specialty health food stores and farmer’s markets. People purchase organic fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats for a variety of reasons—among them the perceived benefits of organic food. Some studies suggest that organic produce and meat contain higher levels of nutrients … Read More

5 Health Benefits of Avocado – A True “Super Food”

Now that you’ve learned in part 1 about avocado’s spectacular array of nutrients and phytochemicals and seen the many ways it keeps your heart and blood vessels healthy, it’s time to review some of the additional health benefits of avocado. The research into this unique food may only be in … Read More

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