Bergamot Extract May Lower Your Cholesterol

The extract from the Italian citrus fruit bergamot successfully reduced cholesterol levels in recent studies, The Wall Street Journal recently reported. The supplement allowed study participants to cut back on statin dosages as well. Pucker power Commonly used as a flavoring in Earl Grey tea, the extract of the bitter citrus fruit bergamot was shown … Read More

The Amazing Health Benefits of Red Peppers

Red peppers contain 30 different antioxidants, one of the reasons they are so nutritionally dense. Enjoy their distinct flavor roasted or fresh — and up your intake of potassium, a mineral many of us lack.

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What Are the Healthiest Seeds to Eat?

Have you ever wondered about the health benefits of seeds? Dietitian Amy Jamieson-Petonic, RD, says people don’t realize certain seeds have a variety of health benefits. Hemp seeds, for example, can be a great source of vitamin E. “Vitamin E is an antioxidant in our body,” says Jamieson-Petonic. “It helps to reduce these free-radicals — these … Read More