Quercetin

Quercetin is a flavonoid (a type of phytochemical) that functions as a plant pigment, and is found in teas, onions, red wine, citrus fruits, parsley, olive oil, dark cherries, grapes, apples, leafy-green vegetables, berries, and buckwheat. It is also found in herbs, such as...

Flax Basics

The media and researchers continue to devote attention to the benefits of flax in a healthy diet. Flaxseeds are a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid. Two other fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)...

Nuts: Which Nuts Are the Best and Why?

Nuts are a powerhouse of a snack. They provide protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. Satisfying and flavorful, almost everyone enjoys including nuts in their diet. With all of the news in the media about the benefits of nuts, many people wonder “which nuts are best and why...

Urinary Tract Infections: Can Drinking Cranberry Juice Help?

Cranberry juice is touted as a way to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Scientists have studied the relationship for many years, but little evidence shows that cranberry juice can prevent UTIs, except for two very small studies that indicate that it might. The exact...

Spice Cabinet Secrets: Possible Health Benefits

Spice Possible Health Benefit Basil Has antimicrobial properties Has anti-inflammatory properties May aid in the reduction of plasma cholesterol levels May aid in the reduction of atherosclerosis May help to prevent cancer Black pepper Enhances beta-carotene...

Garlic

Garlic is closely related to the onion, shallot, and leek. Alternate names: None Native to Does not grow in the wild Probably descended from Allium longicuspis, which grows wild in southwestern Asia Medicinal parts used

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