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Here’s to Tomatoes!

The folklore. Brilliant red tomatoes tug heavily at their vines, ripe and plump with the flavor and fragrance of summer. This highly anticipated seasonal favorite is native to South America. Tomatoes were first cultivated in Mexico by the Aztecs, who named it tomatl, which means “the swelling fruit.” The delicious

Dietary Keys for Preventing CVD

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a broad term that covers many conditions that affect your circulatory system—your heart, arteries, and veins. Many of those conditions are related to a narrowing of the arteries, including those within the heart itself, as well as those supplying blood to your limbs and organs. Fortunately,

“Edible” Plants as Sunscreen

In nature, living plants need to protect themselves from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, just as humans do. The color pigments and nutrients that naturally protect plants from harmful rays can also provide sun-protection to humans. Going back hundreds of years, plants such as olives and aloe vera, can be found

Apricot’s Delicious, Healthy Appeal

The folklore. It may have originated in China more than 4,000 years ago, but the golden apricot’s history is more closely tied to the Persian Empire, where it was known as the Armenian plum, reflected in its scientific name, Prunus armeniaca. Spanish explorers brought cuttings to

The Latest On Protecting The Prostate From Cancer, Enlargement And More

Most men will experience a prostate problem at some point in their lives because much can go awry with this walnut-sized gland beneath the bladder. The most common conditions include prostatitis?inflammation of the prostate?which can cause pain and can interfere with urination and sexual functioning, and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)?enlargement

The Latest on Protecting the Prostate From Cancer, Enlargement and More

Most men will experience a prostate problem at some point in their lives because much can go awry with this walnut-sized gland beneath the bladder. The most common conditions include prostatitis?inflammation of the prostate?which can cause pain and can interfere with urination and sexual functioning, and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)?enlargement

Tomatoes and Lycopene: A Case When Fresh Isn’t Best

Q. I?ve seen ads for Heinz ketchup that say it’s “America’s favorite source of lyc <IMG height=173″ src=”/wp-content/uploads/newspics/tomato1.jpg” width=118 align=right>opene,” which may help prevent prostate and cervical cancer. Does that mean I should eat more of it?A. <FONT face=Arial size=2>Not exactly. Yet perhaps President Reagan was onto something when he

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