Tag: phytonutrients

Black Raspberry Supplements Put to the Test

the regulation of dietary supplements in the United States has been described as too little too late dietary supplements may be adulterated with dangerous compounds be contaminated have failed to contain what they say they contain or contain unknown doses of the ingredients listed on the label be sold at toxic dosages or produce harmful…


Broccoli: Sprouts vs. Supplements

[Music] interest continues to grow about targeting cancer stem cells with a dietary component of broccoli and especially broccoli sprouts cancer stem cells are thought responsible for initiating and maintaining cancer which I’ve talked about in the past there’s also been a number of randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials on the use of broccoli sprouts…


Tart Cherries for Insomnia

we know that not sleeping enough is associated with changes in diet people 10d worse but what about the opposite question can food affect sleep we saw from the kiwifruit study that this seemed possible but the mechanism they suggested for the effect that serotonin levels and kiwifruit doesn’t make any sense and serotonin can’t…


Boosting Immunity While Reducing Inflammation

there’s lots of products that promise to boost our immune system and who wouldn’t want that well there’s millions of people with autoimmune diseases inflammatory diseases allergies right millions of people whose immune systems may already be a bit too active I try to make sufferers of seasonal allergies feel better by explaining that having…


Beans, Beans, They’re Good For Your Heart

“Beans, Beans, They’re Good For Your Heart” I’ve talked previously about the anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects of various phytochemiclas in beans, but there are protective effects on the cardiovascular system as well. Plant-specific compounds can have a remarkable impact on the health care system and may provide therapeutic health benefits, including the prevention and/or treatment…


A guide to Phytonutrients – Huel Nutrition

today we’re going to talk about phytonutrients phytonutrient is a substance found in plant food that’s been demonstrated to have health benefits and could have a role in preventing certain human diseases however they are not essential per se but are very useful antioxidants are substances that prevent oxidation our oxidation is a naturally occurring…


Nutrition Without Calories

“Nutrition without Calories” So, essentially, we can group foods into one of four categories. There’s stuff that’s nutritious—but has calories—in the upper right; calories, but no nutrition—junk food; and then, there’s stuff with neither calories nor nutrition. Is there anything that’s nutritious, but doesn’t add any calories? Well, there’s water. That’s good for you, and…


Are Dates Good For You?

“Are Dates Good For You?” Dates are whole foods, but, by weight, are 80% pure sugar. Just to put that in perspective, Froot Loops are only 40% sugar. Half the sugar content of dates— and has fruit-shaped marshmallows— so it’s got to be healthy. Straight frosting? Only 60% sugar. Jelly beans? Only 70% sugar. Dates:…


Tea and Artery Function

“Tea and Artery Function” Our endothelium, the inner lining of our blood vessels that controls the function of every artery in our body, appears to play a critical role in a variety of human disorders, including peripheral vascular disease, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, kidney failure, cancer, and blood clots. Unfortunately, endothelial cells only live about…


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