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Antioxidants

Move Over Pomegranate, Beet Juice Is About to Take Over

Phil Lempert | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

There are many variations depending on the European culture, but here in the United States the borscht found in jars on supermarket shelves is a simple recipe of water, beets, sugar, salt and citric acid. That is, if you can find it in your supermarket.

Sperm Study Reveals Females' Sneaky Sex Trick

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

Sometimes babies come along at inopportune times - after sex, the human body can only delay fertilization for 3 to 5 days. But what if each woman had ...

Can Poison Be Good For You? Understanding Hormesis

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Hormesis is a little-known term with huge implications. It refers to a fascinating phenomenon: a favorable biological reaction to low doses of chemical toxins, radiation or some other form of stress that is damaging, even fatal, in higher doses.

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Here's the Latest!

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard Schiffman

You know that squeaky clean feeling you get after you have eaten a fresh picked apple? Your gut may be telling you something important.

Real Brain Food: These Nutrients Help You Stay Sharper For Longer

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living

Seniors who ate healthful diets scored better on tests of mental acuity than did their peers who consumed junk food, according to a new study. We'v...

Red Grape Compound May Mimic Diet In Obese Men, Study Says

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Based on a small, brief, but nonetheless profound and compelling study in the current issue of the highly regarded scientific journal, Cell Metabolism, I intend to start taking resveratrol.

Blueberries, Avocados ... And What Else To Eat For A Razor Sharp Brain

Holly B. Clegg | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly B. Clegg

Although our genes do play a role in if we acquire certain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, the brain is a powerful organ, and feeding it optimum fuel or "brain food" is proven to keep it performing at it's optimum level.

Fall For These Seasonal Fruits And Veggies

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

I also especially love the fall for its seasonal produce! However, when it comes to picky eaters, love for seasonal fruits and vegetables can oftentimes be a struggle.

Benefits of Carotenoids: What Colors Are on Your Plate?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Have some carotenoids for dinner, for lunch and for breakfast and you may improve your immune function and even possibly lower your risk of cancer.

What Are So-Called ‘Functional Foods’?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

You may have heard about "functional foods." Nutritionists and marketers use this term to describe foods that go beyond the basics of supplying nutrients to the body and appear to help ward off and combat certain chronic illnesses.

What’s A Calorie? (And More Nutrition Buzzwords Defined)

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living

There are a lot of terms that get thrown around in health articles. But do most of us actually know what they mean? Of course you can use the word cal...

Could Onion Skins Be The Next Superfood?

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

The fruits and vegetables that have been dubbed "superfoods" over the past few years have a few things in common. They're almost all dark-colored. Man...

Foods for Ageless Beauty

Renée Loux | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Renée Loux

Here is a look at foods that fortify and foster healthy cells to renew, repair and rejuvenate skin for lasting beauty.

Chocolate's Startling Health Benefits

John Robbins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Robbins

There is in fact a growing body of credible scientific evidence that chocolate contains a host of heart-healthy and mood-enhancing phytochemicals, with benefits to both body and mind.

The Cost Of Lost Shut-Eye

menshealth.com | Heather Loeb | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Did you know that getting enough sleep can boost the effectiveness of vitamin C? Catch more zzz's and you may be able to skip that glass of orange juice.

Antioxidant-Rich Foods (VIDEO)

Prevention Magazine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nutritionist Cheryl Forberg reveals some surprising sources of age-defying antioxidants, and some simple swaps you can make in your daily diet to incl...

Stephen Colbert Author Interview: 'Denialism' Author Michael Specter: We're Lying To Ourselves About Vitamins, Antioxidants, And Vaccinations (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Specter, author of the new book "Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives," t...

Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In today's blog I want to explain what glutathione is, why it's important, and give you 9 tips that will help you optimize your glutathione levels and protect help yourself from chronic illness.

Study: Fruits, Veggies Have Little Effect on Cancer

AOL News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

They're still the hallmarks of a healthy diet, but fruits and vegetables do less to prevent cancer than previously thought, according to a major new s...

Sweet! Maple Syrup May Fight Cancer, Other Diseases

AOL Health | Mallory Creveling Mar 23rd 2010 1:24PM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A University of Rhode Island study found that "real" maple syrup has a list of health benefits from certain chemicals, including disease-fighting anti...

Flame Retardants: Extinguishers of Brain Development?

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

Prenatal exposure to PBDEs interferes with neural development in experimental animals. Rats exposed to flame retardants during fetal development have a weakened ability to strengthen synaptic connections.

Kombucha Tea: Fabulous Or Just A Fad?

divinecaroline.com | Allie Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new product has crop up on my health-food radar and, frankly, I'm sort of confused. It's bubbly, it's sort of bitter, and it's being heralded as the...

Can The Aging Process Be Slowed?

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

There's nothing that will stop aging, but you know that. The most you can hope for is longevity with health. Here are some pointers from health profes...

The 10 Things You Need To Eat: Beets

Dave Lieberman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dave Lieberman

here's a good chance that beets aren't the first things that come to mind when planning your week night meals. But there are actually endless ways to work beets into your diet without any trouble.

Heart Disease: Protect Yourself With Fresh Garlic

cnn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Here's a new garlic discovery I hope you will make use of: researchers have discovered why freshly crushed garlic protects your heart....