Stressed plants grown without fertilizer or pesticides produce their own defensive compounds. Eating them may also benefit our own biology.
Is fish oil helpful or useless? Does eating red meat make any difference for heart health? Can you keep up with changing nutritional guidelines?
Scientists suggest that fermented soy products such as natto or miso might help explain longer life in Japan.
A number of studies lead to the conclusion that cocoa flavanols improve health. But that doesn't make chocolate bars health food.
Scientists find that older people who consume lots of fruits and veggies rich in flavonol compounds are less prone to Alzheimer dementia.
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One reader found that using eggplant for dinner, browned in olive oil with herbs, is a tasty approach to lowering blood pressure. Research confirms this.
There are health benefits of coffee and chocolate as well as tea. You don't have to feel guilty about your beverage!
The best diet, according to researchers, is rich in produce, whole grains and unsaturated fats. Levels of fat and carbohydrate don't matter much.
There is growing evidence that pomegranate juice can help control inflammation in the body. That could mean that pomegranate juice is good for your brain.
A large study in China monitored people's tea-drinking habits and their health. Those who sip green tea several times a week seem to live longer.
A large study shows that diet makes a difference at bedtime. Will you change what you eat to sleep better, even if it means fewer snacks and desserts?
Enjoying a bowl of spicy hot soup might be just the ticket to prevent bothersome nighttime leg cramps. The pungent flavors could be responsible.
People all over the world love hot peppers. New research suggests that chile peppers can help you live longer and reduce the risk of a heart attack.
Researchers report that people eating two apples a day, everything except the core, lowered their total and LDL cholesterol modestly.
Many readers report benefit from coconut macaroon cookies for Crohn's disease. Including these grain-free cookies in the diet may reduce inflammation.
A mother describes how her young daughter overcame her constipation by following a diet full of fiber-rich vegetables and fruits.
Have you tried chicken soup for a cold? Put in plenty of vegetables and herbs like thyme to make it extra delicious and healthful.
Airlines have made some positive changes to their meal options, but it is still a challenge to find a healthful meal in the air.
Would you like to avoid last minute shopping for family and friends? How about something really meaningful? Give the best gift: the gift of good health?