Nutrition

How to make tomatoes taste awesome again

How to make tomatoes taste awesome again

Why are so many supermarket tomatoes tasteless and rock hard? In the 1990s, breeders developed a tomato that produces less of the hormone ethylene, so...
Vitamin E could rescue your immune cells

Vitamin E could rescue your immune cells

When your body is in under oxidative stress, your immune system gets weaker. Exposure to UV radiation, air pollution, smoking, and drinking alcohol are all...
Olive oil, nuts make good cholesterol even better

Olive oil, nuts make good cholesterol even better

Increasing the amount of olive oil or nuts in your diet may make your good cholesterol do its job better, says Dr. Anand Rohatgi,...
It takes lots of vitamin D to maintain strong bones

It takes lots of vitamin D to maintain strong bones

Elderly women should take in more vitamin D than previously recommended during the winter months, according to a new study. Osteoporosis is one of the...
Should you take vitamin and mineral supplements?

Should you take vitamin and mineral supplements?

Some people think that they can make up for a lifetime of unhealthy eating habits by popping a bunch of vitamin and mineral pills...
Low vitamin D predicts aggressive prostate cancer

Low vitamin D predicts aggressive prostate cancer

Men who are deficient in vitamin D often have more aggressive prostate cancer at the time of surgery, according to a recent study. While other...
Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed findings that, at first glance, are not that surprising: Saturated fat in the diet is...
How vitamin A may play a role in pancreatic cancer

How vitamin A may play a role in pancreatic cancer

Scientists suggest vitamin A may have a role to play in tackling the commonest form of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common...
Salt and sodium: know your limit

Salt and sodium: know your limit

Salt, also known as sodium chloride, is about 40 percent sodium and 60 percent chloride. It adds flavor to food and is also used as...
Vitamin D pill a day may improve exercise performance and lower risk of heart disease

Vitamin D pill a day may lower risk of heart disease

Taking vitamin D supplements can improve exercise performance and lower the risk of heart disease, according to the findings of a preliminary study presented...