Tag: molecular nutrition

Newsbriefs: Omega-3s; Broccoli; Coffee; DASH Diet; Camelina Oil

Omega-3s in Fish May Reduce Glaucoma Risk
Increasing your omega-3 intake may help protect against glaucoma, an eye disease that can lead to blindness, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology online Dec. 21, 2017. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids include cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel,

Calling Out Cauliflower

The Folklore. Cauliflower’s “brainy” appearance clearly suggests it’s a smart dietary choice. Its name comes from the Latin words caulis, which means cabbage, and floris, or flower. Indeed, cauliflower shares its history with the cabbage, traced back to 6,000 B.C., when the Roman philosopher, Pliny the Elder, deemed cauliflower the

Eat Anthocyanin-rich Plants, from Blueberries to Black Beans

Anthocyanins—compounds responsible for producing the bright red, blue-purple, and even black hues found in plants—are much more than just a fancy name. They have been the subject of investigation by both nutrition scientists and botanists for their role in attracting insects for pollination, the self-defense for the plant, and human

Newsbriefs: Green Tea and Apples; Fitness to Prevent Cancer

Look to Green Tea and Apples for Health Benefits.
Polyphenols, antioxidant compounds found in fruits and vegetables that confer protective benefits against disease-promoting free radicals, occur in higher levels in green tea and ap-ples, scientists at the Institute of Food Research found. The polyphenols in these foods block a signaling molecule

Grape Expectations

The folklore. The storied history of grapes runs deeper than the roots of the twisted vines themselves. Called the “fruit of the vine” in the bible, grapes are believed by some to be the fruit eaten by Eve in the Garden of Eden. Grapes also appear in hieroglyphics in Egyptian

Give Onions a Cry!

The folklore. No pantry is complete without onions. Cultivated and eaten since prehistoric times, onions are integral to most every cuisine in the world. In addition to their tear-jerking effect on the eyes and pungency to the palate, onions have a history layered with story.

The Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks believed

Gung Ho for Garlic!

The Folklore
Garlic’s unassuming appearance in no way reflects its true nature. First cultivated over 5,000 years ago, this Central Asia native has a reputation as a culinary and medicinal star in traditional medicine for centuries. Ancient cultures used garlic to aid the heart and digestion, as well as improve physical

Control the Hormones that Impact Weight

Sometimes it may seem like your body fights you every step of the way when you try to lose weight. This may be partially due to the hormones present in body fat, which acts as an endocrine organ. Research shows that body fat secretes hormones and receives hormonal signals from

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