antioxidants

Walnuts have more antioxidants, with greater potency to protect cells against oxidative damage than any other nut commonly eaten. You only need to eat 7 walnuts a day (14 halves or 1 ounce) to get a health benefit.   … Read More

Cherry blossoms signal the coming of spring and we are sure it is summer when fresh cherries appear in the supermarket. Otherwise, few of us give cherries a second thought. We should. Research is showing that tart cherries–the type used in cherry pie filling, for cherry juice, and the dried variety–rank as a superfruit. Forget … Read More

Capers are  tiny but they are packed with powerful antioxidants. When added to meat and poultry dishes, even in small amounts, capers prevented the formation of harmful byproducts that increase your risk for heart disease and cancer. … Read More

Tea trumps water. Water replaces fluid. Drinking tea not only replaces fluid but tea is rich in disease-preventing antioxidants, too. One to 6 cups of tea a day can lower your risk for heart disease and increase your antioxidant status. … Read More

Cherry blossoms signal the coming of spring and we are sure it is summer when fresh cherries appear in the supermarket. Otherwise few of us give cherries a second thought. We should. Research is showing that tart cherries – the type used in cherry pie filling, for cherry juice, and the dried variety – rank … Read More

A clove or two of garlic a day may keep the doctor away. Garlic has potent antibacterial, antiviral and immune-stimulating properties. Garlic supplements do not offer the same health benefits. … Read More

Many scientific studies have shown that, worldwide, sperm quality and male fertility has declined over the last few decades. What gives? Well, last year in the journal Fertility and Sterility, experts explained that a low intake of antioxidants—found mostly in fruits and vegetables—is connected to low reproductive ability. Men who eat more fruits and vegetables … Read More

Small changes can end up giving you big results. Consider these fixes for a longer, healthier life. 1. Do-it-yourself bypass surgery: walking. Walking briskly for 20 to 30 minutes several times a week dramatically increases blood flow through the arteries and can help some people with narrowed arteries safely avoid bypass surgery. 2. Black is … Read More

Almost daily we are warned about the dangers of consuming too much cholesterol, trans fat, sugar, and even white bread. So it’s refreshing to find out that our morning coffee may actually be good for us. So, when did coffee join the ranks of a health beverage? Well, in the 10th century, Arabs consumed coffee … Read More

From watermelons to peaches to blueberries, the abundance of fresh, delicious fruit is just another reason to love summer. Fruit doesn’t just taste good; it adds color and variety to meals. And, research has shown that it contains many health protective substances. (For dedicated vegetable-haters who have vowed to eat nothing green, fruits make a … Read More