The Two Healthiest Cooking Oils Are...
October 28, 2010 | Nutrition
Whether it's soybean, safflower, grape seed, or olive oil, few can agree on the most beneficial oils from both a nutritional or cooking perspective. However, when assessing all the facts, none of the oils above even make the cut for the healthiest.
Olive Oil Compounds Boost Fat Oxidation
October 27, 2010 | Antioxidants
Olive oil, oleuropein and cafeic acid may enhance fat-oxidation and optimize cardiac energy metabolism in obesity, and improve oxidative stress in the heart, according to a new study on rats.
Strawberries Keep Arteries Clear and Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
October 26, 2010 | Antioxidants
A daily serving of strawberries could help to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, new research has shown.
Can Watermelon Reduce Cardiovascular Risks?
October 20, 2010 | Antioxidants
Watermelon extracts may be effective at naturally reducing pre-hypertension, according to new evidence from a pilot study.
Women Who Use Multivitamins Reduce Their Risk of Heart Attacks
October 19, 2010 | Antioxidants
Women who take a daily multivitamin may be at a reduced risk of heart attacks, according to new research.
Celery and Peppers Reduce Age-Related Memory Deficits
October 18, 2010 | Memory
A diet rich in the plant compound luteolin reduces age-related inflammation in the brain and related memory deficits by directly inhibiting the release of inflammatory molecules in the brain, researchers report.
Walking Just 1 Mile a Day Helps Save Your Memory
October 14, 2010 | Memory
Walking an average of just one mile a day appears to protect against brain shrinkage in old age, which in turn helps stem the onset of memory problems and cognitive decline, new research reveals.
To Maintain Health, Just Love Yourself
October 13, 2010 | Happiness
Having high self-esteem doesn't just feel good, it has physical benefits too. It seems that thinking well of ourselves may protect both the heart and immune system.
Anti-Inflammatory and Metabolic Benefits of Resveratrol
October 12, 2010 | Antioxidants
Daily intakes of resveratrol - a compound from red wine - may improve the metabolic profile of people with obesity, according to a new study from Denmark.
What Are The Best Foods For Your Eyes?
October 7, 2010 | Nutrition
New research from Johns Hopkins University backs up previous studies showing that fatty fish-eaters tend to have lower rates of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- a condition where vision becomes increasingly blurry and distorted due to damage to part of retina.
Now That's Recycling: Using Human Waste To Heat Your Home
October 6, 2010 | Sustainability
Householders in one UK city have become the first to use gas made from their own human waste and supplied via the national grid to heat their homes.
Your Happiness Thermostat Can Change Throughout Your Lifetime
October 5, 2010 | Happiness
"Don't worry, be happy" may be more than just a wishful mantra. A new study finds that people's happiness levels can change substantially over their lifetimes, suggesting that happiness isn't predetermined by genes or personality.
Another Health Benefit From Pomegranates And This One Affects Your Waist Line
October 4, 2010 | Antioxidants
It can help prevent cancer, is good for your heart and can even boost your sex life. If that wasn't enough to tempt you to drink some, it is now claimed that pomegranate juice can also help shift middle-age spread.
Reverse Heart Disease in 16 Days With Garlic Oil
October 4, 2010 | Antioxidants
Problems in heart function related to diabetes may be improved by supplementation with garlic oil, according to new research with rats.