Antioxidants

Burst of Reporting on Aronia Berries as New Superfood


The Aronia berry is catching on. This summer, an Associated Press news story was picked up by a number of major news outlets to report on the emergence of the Aronia berry as a new “superfood” and the strongest of antioxidant fruits. Aronia berries are native to North America, but have only recently begun to

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Antioxidant Recipes: Don’t Choke on Aronia Berries!


Aronia Berries have a terrible reputation for tartness—thus the common name, Chokeberry. But they also have a wonderful reputation for antioxidant properties professed to boost the human immune system. How can a thing be SO wonderful and SO terrible?! If you’re not one of those who loves strong flavors, the trick to taking advantage of

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Anthocyanin Anthem: Singing Praises of Natural Antioxidants


Although science hasn’t completely sorted out all the benefits (or non-benefits) of antioxidants, we have enough evidence indicating the potential benefits of these important compounds to justify an earnest search for foods with highest concentrations of them. That’s one reason you’ll find antioxidant fiends the world over regularly indulging in red wine and dark chocolate.

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Put Out the Fires of Inflammation! Make Better Daily Choices.


We hear horror stories of sick people who go to the doctor, only to be told they have the flu or serious health conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, heart disease—even cancer. Doctors treat the symptoms and in some cases try to reverse the damage. But the disease continues. Could there be something behind

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Why Popeye Eats Dark Leafy Greens


Popeye ate spinach to make him stronger. Moms nag their children to eat their vegetables. Salad (with healthy dressings) is a staple of dieters. Lately, you hear people saying they love kale, and just recently people have been saying collard greens are the new kale. What is so important about dark leafy greens? Raw Leafies

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Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine Secret Isn’t a Secret Anymore!


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been a mysterious practice most Westerners haven’t been ready to accept as “real”—until lately. Slowly, Taoist-based Eastern treatments for human pain and chronic disease have been increasingly embraced by patients looking for alternative treatments when Western-based medicine hasn’t worked. As a result, the Western medical community has learned more about TCM and seems

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Preventing Heart Disease: Antioxidant Supplements or Real Food?


If you Google heart disease and antioxidants and then read a smattering of articles about it, two important facts will emerge. First, vitamin-based antioxidant supplements have been shown to have only a small anti-oxidant effect on the risk of heart disease. This is somewhat of a surprise, because we were always told, since a landmark

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A New Way to look at an Aging-Old Problem: Bad Digestion


Getting old is not fun physically. Achy joints, weak muscles, depression and digestive chaos force us to slow down, avoid germs and inevitably head to the bathroom more often. It helps if you stay connected to other people to keep your spirits up, stay in shape and eat right. However, no matter what we do,

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Veggies, Yum!—How To Fit Antioxidants into Your Kids’ Diets


Antioxidants are pretty cool—they could be the key to a long and healthy life. They’ve even been endorsed by the American Chemical Society. When they enter our bodies, antioxidants destroy free radicals, which cause cell damage and can lead to diseases such as cancer. So it’s a good idea to eat foods rich in helpful

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Healthy Cold-Weather Habits


In many parts of the world, winter means cold weather! For lots of reasons, cold weather is synonymous with breaches in a body’s health. One of the most common reasons health is jeopardized during winter is that human beings are stuck indoors, where it’s easy for germs to spread. If you are outdoors for any

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