- April 1st, 2014
The baobab tree is a native tree found in the savannas of Africa that produces antioxidant-rich oils. Beauty companies are reaching out for this lightweight oil because the skin immediately soaks it up without leaving a greasy residue behind. The vitamin A and essential fatty acids also renew skin cells while omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids restore moisture to skin that is severely dry.
- March 1st, 2014
Foods that have a health effect beyond basic nutrition. (Or, as the New York Times calls them, “foods with benefits.”) Tomatoes are a great example: Besides being delicious and giving your body some calories to burn, they are loaded with lycopene, a potent antioxidant.
- February 1st, 2014
Antioxidant, anti-melanoma agent, anti-breast cancer agent, postmenopausal disorders. What could possibly provide such great benefits?
Argan oil. We’ve long touted the benefits argan oil has cosmetically, but new research is showing that this oil can benefit your body orally as well. Drizzle over dishes, salads, or desserts and receive the benefits.Argan Oil Is not Just for Beauty Products
- December 4th, 2013
Aronia melanocarpa is a plant that has been hidden in plain sight for many years. In a 1973 article titled “The Enigmatic Chokeberries,” North Carolina State botanist James W.The aronia berry’s untold storyBy Adam Swenson
- November 1st, 2013
Orange juice that is high in antioxidants from flavonoids such as hesperitin and naringinin has cancer fighting properties. Evidence from in vitro studies shows that orange juice can reduce children’s risk of leukemia, and also help fight breast, liver, and colon cancer.
- November 1st, 2013
If you like pistachios you’re in good company: as in the Queen of Sheba, Israel (the man), Babylonian kings, Alexander the Great, and, more recently, the USA Water Polo team.A look at the health benefits of one of nature’s greatest nutsBy Adam Swenson
- October 1st, 2013
Traditional salad ingredients increasingly appear in creams, masks, and other facial products. Dermatologists Ranella Hirsch, MD, of Boston and Jeanette Jacknin, MD, of Phoenix say there’s more to the trend than companies juicing products with buzzworthy ingredients. There is now scientific proof that cucumber reduces puffiness around the eyes—and maybe more.A salad fit for your skinBy Josie Garthwaite
- September 1st, 2013
For some kids, eating a beet could be considered a form of torture. Maybe if they knew just how good beets are for you—or that astronauts on Apollo 18 served them to their Russian comrades in a traditional borscht meal—they would be more willing to let beets into their lives.Use this venerated vegetable to benefit your well-beingBy Amy Vergin
- July 1st, 2013
If you look at longevity of a species—mice, humans, horses, and so on—and you measure the amount of glutathione it produces, the more glutathione a species produces, the longer it lives.
—Joe Pizzorno, NDBy Adam Swenson
- June 4th, 2013
Anyone who has grown up with the cartoon Popeye has an image seared into their brain of Popeye defending Olive Oyl’s honor, his superhuman strength fueled by a can of spinach. While the cartoon’s nutritional depiction is, well, cartoonish, spinach is still a food your body desperately needs.
I yam what I yam …Popeye’s secret weapon, working for your bodyBy Amy Vergin