Potential Allergen in Gluten-Free Foods, Warns FDA Monthly Prescribing Reference The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert regarding an ingredient commonly found in gluten-free products that may cause anaphylaxis in patients with a...
This settles the debate over organic foods once and for all! Are organic foods really healthier than non-organic foods? Researchers from Newcastle University in England have reviewed and conducted meta-analysis on 343 peer-reviewed scientific studies in an effort to find out if organic foods contained greater nutritional value than conventional foods.
The results will probably shock some, but will confirm what many people already knew; organic foods are indeed much healthier for human consumption than ‘conventional’ foods. Image credit: AP
Among the myriad of supposed health tricks, miracle foods and key tips to muscle recovery and fitness as a whole, chocolate seems like a natural antonym. The delicacy is often on the other side of the health barrier, with dieticians and wellbeing experts warning of the dangers of too much sugar or fat in the […]
Children with a greater number of healthy food outlets near their homes had a reduced likelihood of being overweight or obese, finds a study. Children who had access to at least one healthy food outlet within 800 meters (about half a mile) of their home had a 38 percent decreased risk of being overweight or obese compared to those who did not. Each additional outlet for healthy foods within that distance was associated with a 19 percent reduction in risk of being overweight or obese.
Many of the top researched cancer-fighting foods are easy to find and simple to incorporate into your diet. Here are 5 foods to eat for cancer prevention.
1. Foods Rich in Lycopene
A recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute specifically looked at the effects of lycopene on angiogenesis in prostate cancer. They found remarkable results, determining “lycopene was associated with reduced risk of lethal prostate cancer and with a lesser degree of angiogenesis in the tumor.”
So, what foods give you the most lycopene? Tomatoes are a great source and are widely available. Other good sources of lycopene include: watermelon, guava, papaya, red bell peppers, asparagus, mango, and red cabbage.
Turmeric is one of the most powerful, researched anti-cancer foods out there. Its active component curcumin has been found to reduce certain types of tumors by 81%! Researchers at UCLA found that curcumin is the component harnessing the ability to actually block cancer growth. Not surprisingly, the cancer-fighting ability that turmeric possesses makes up only a single facet of the many benefits of turmeric.
Vitamin B12: Deficiency & Supplements LiveScience.com Vitamin B12 is crucial to the human body, which needs it to produce new DNA, red blood cells, proteins, hormones and lipids (fats). Vitamin B12 is also key to the health of nerves.
There is a plethora of different wonder vegetables and fruits laying claim to miraculous health and wellbeing benefits, on the marketplace. One of the more recent entries into this arena is kale, a curly leafed European vegetable, not unlike the humble cabbage. Health Benefits Of Kale Juice Despite the heightened publicity around this unassuming plant;…