Nutrition

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...
Omega-3 may activate ‘good’ fat to fight obesity

Omega-3 may activate ‘good’ fat to fight obesity

Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige fat, a discovery that would promote new therapies for obesity and...
How vitamin C can help you beat common cold

How vitamin C can help you beat common cold

The relationship between vitamin C dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per day. Dozens...
Eating more fruit and vegetables can quickly improve your well-being

Eating more fruit and vegetables can quickly improve your well-being

Lifting your intake of fruit and vegetables can make a difference to the way you feel in just a couple of weeks, a University...
Whey protein power may cut your risk of heart disease and stroke

Whey protein powder may cut your risk of heart disease and stroke

People could reduce their risk factors of heart disease and stroke by drinking protein supplements normally favored by bodybuilders, scientists at the University of...
Soda, fruit juice and artificially sweetened sodas could hurt brain

Soda, fruit juice and artificially sweetened soda might hurt brain

People who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volumes...