Nutrition

Frozen fruits and vegetables help Americans achieve nutrition goals

Frozen fruits and vegetables help Americans achieve nutrition goals

New research presented today via poster presentation at the 2017 Experimental Biology meeting shows consumers who eat frozen fruits and vegetables eat more fruits...
Surprise! Chili peppers and marijuana calm the gut

Surprise! Chili peppers and marijuana calm the gut

You wouldn't think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according to...
Sheep milk may be the next functional dairy food

Sheep milk may be the next functional dairy food

A paper published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety explored the physicochemical and nutritional features of sheep milk and development of...
Animal protein in diet may harm the liver in overweight people

Animal protein in diet may harm the liver in overweight people

A large epidemiological study found that a diet high in animal protein was associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD),...
Compound in mulberry could activate “good” fat and help treat obesity

Compound in mulberry could activate “good” fat and help treat obesity

Good news for those who want to activate their brown fat (or BAT, brown adipose tissue) without having to be cold: New research, published in...
Cancer-causing toxin found in sunflower seeds

Cancer-causing toxin found in sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds and products made from them are often contaminated with a toxin produced by molds, report researchers. This poses an increased health risk...
What exactly does 'healthy' mean when it comes to food?

What exactly does ‘healthy’ mean when it comes to food?

Anyone who's ever walked into a grocery store has seen the various health claims on food items calling certain products "healthy." But what exactly...
Montmorency cherry juice could reduce high blood pressure as much as meds

Montmorency cherry juice could reduce high blood pressure as much as meds

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can reduce high blood pressure as much as medicines, according to a recent study. The findings are published in The...
Omega 3 fatty acid could help you avoid cirrhosis and liver cancer

Omega 3 fatty acid could help you avoid liver cancer

A new study suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people who are obese or have a poor diet a chance...
This compound in aged cheese could make you live longer

This compound in aged cheese could help you live longer

Spermidine—a compound in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn, and whole grains—may prevent liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common...