Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o... Read more
If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown. This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction between... Read more
Hello everyone! It's my #firstpost and I am a yo-yo dieter. 5 years ago I dropped from 233 to 170 and was extremely happy. With that weight. Over the last couple years I've gained it all back. I'm trying to lose it for good this time. #friendfinder... Read more
I really need help still not losing. I am watching everything I eat. Even if it's not good for me I record. I have started eating more. Vegetable and less processed foods, cut salt still sitting here.... Read more
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Grave to pay respect. In 2007, on my mother's 90 birthday I promise her I would loose 100 lbs. Well I started and lost 54lbs in 2007. 2014 I became serious and today I reached another goal and added 100lb loss to total 154... Read more
I'm new to this but I am needing some kind of activity to take my mind off food I don't be hunger but I'll eat I can encourage my friend who is struggling but we work different hours so I can't get her support for me #friendfinder... Read more
What are the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits found in grapes?Antioxidant BenefitsThe wealth of antioxidant nutrients in grapes is somewhat startling! In addition to providing us with conventional antioxidant nutrient like vitamin C and man... Read more
How do pumpkin seeds provide you with antioxidant support? While antioxidant nutrients are found in most WHFoods, it's the diversity of antioxidants in pumpkin seeds that makes them unique in their an... Read more
My fridge is full of the last blueberries of the season, and an overflowing basket of white peaches is ripening on the counter. It's about 8 p.m. on a Sunday, and my boyfriend and I have just cleaned up from dinner and are just settling down to read.... Read more
By now, you've probably heard about antioxidants, the wonder molecules that may help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. In recent years, many exotic, antioxidant-rich foods like goji berries, mangosteen, and acai have cropped up in the me... Read more
Super Foods for Optimal Health
Reviewed by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD on October 25, 2015
Do your immune system a favor and pack more fruits and vegetables on your plate.
They're loaded with nutrients, called antioxidants, th... Read more
Question: I hear and read a lot about the importance of antioxidants. I am still a little unsure however, about what they actually are, what they do, and why we need them.
Answer: Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons, which make t... Read more
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