Eating three or more servings of red and blue berries a week may help reduce a woman's risk of heart attack, a new study suggests.
The study included nearly 94,000 young and middle-aged women who took part in the Nurses' Health Study II, according to U.S. News & World Report. The women completed qu ... More >>
Drinking four cups of caffeinated coffee a day slashes mouth and throat cancer risk by 50%, even if people drink alcohol and smoke, according to CBS News.
Researchers from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta said the effect may not be due to caffeine but to the hundreds of natural antioxidants ... More >>
Drinking nonalcoholic red wine might help lower blood pressure in men at high risk for heart disease, according to a small new study by Spanish researchers. (They make nonalcoholic red wine?)
Middle-aged and older men who drank moderate amounts of de-alcoholized red wine daily for four weeks had si ... More >>
Consuming just one chocolate bar a week could lower men's stroke risk by almost 20%, according to a new Swedish study.
Researchers at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute followed more than 37,000 men between the ages of 45 and 79 for about a decade, CNN reports. Men who ate the most chocolate over th ... More >>
Chocolate has been called everything from an aphrodisiac to an addiction, but could it actually be medicinal? Two new cocoa studies say yes.
The first study, published in the journal Hypertension on August 14, looked at how flavanol-packed cocoa affected elderly patients with mild cognitive impair ... More >>
In the early heirloom discovery days of farmers market tomatoes, growers often kept different varieties in separate piles and sold them for different prices (actually some still do). They were banking heavily on what they hoped would be a designer label approach. But where good summer tomatoes are ... More >>
If you think you're doing your health a favor by forgoing blue cheese or ranch dressing in favor of vinaigrette on your salad, you may be needlessly depriving yourself.
According to a new study, fat is necessary for your body to process the vitamins and nutrients in vegetables, especially caroteno ... More >>
What magic potion may improve the health of those on a high-fat diet and slow down the aging process? It's nothing new -- it's that same stuff Louis Pasteur called "the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages." Even the Bible recommended using a little of it "for thy stomach's sake and thine o ... More >>
One serving of popcorn may contain more antioxidants than a day's worth of fruits or vegetables, according to a new study by Joe Vinson, a chemist at Pennsylvania's University of Scranton, reports WebMD. Vinson calls the popped treat "the perfect snack food," the only snack that is 100% whole grain. ... More >>
Katharine Hepburn once attributed her slim figure to "a lifetime of chocolate." Now a new study from UC San Diego has found that people who eat chocolate on a regular basis are indeed thinner than those who don't. The findings from the study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, were publish ... More >>
Researchers say a compound in oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits may lower a woman's risk of stroke, WebMD reports. The study appears in the April issue of the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Previous studies have shown that antioxidant compounds called flavonoids in fruits and ... More >>
If we didn't know better, we'd swear this study was funded by a syndicate of chocolate producers, but we don't like to look too skeptically at research that reinforces our notions of how the world should be.
A recent study on rats has for the first time confirmed that flavonoids such as those foun ... More >>
Flickr/oskayA new study shows that consuming dark chocolate may help athletic endurance, the New York Times' Well blog reported August 3.
Scientists at UC San Diego and other institutions gave middle-aged, sedentary male mice a purified form of cacao's primary nutritional ingredient, epicat ... More >>
The cardiovascular benefits of consuming blueberries, with their high polyphenol content, are well-known, but it turns out they may also help fight the formation of fatty tissue -- at least if you're a mouse. Shiwani Moghe, a researcher from Texas Woman's University evaluated whether "blueberry po ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshEvery few years there's a new study touting the salutary properties of the latest "superfood." Blueberries, acai, maqui. (We're only slightly ashamed to admit we learned about the Chilean wineberry from a menu at Yogurtland). What's the latest supercallfragalistic food? The walnu ... More >>
Flickr/KankoThe real stuff.
Seems "green tea-adjacent" doesn't really count. The Food and Drug Administration has told the makers of Canada Dry ginger ale and Lipton tea to stop making unsubstantiated nutritional claims about their green tea-flavored beverages, the Associated Press reports.
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