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
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.
You’ve heard “you are what you eat.” But what you drink matters, too! More and more studies are unearthing the health benefits of drinking tea, says Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD. Black tea is America’s favorite variety of this beloved beverage. But it’s good to look beyond your comfort zone. Green tea, matcha (a type of … Read More
Have you ever wondered about the health benefits of seeds? Amy Jamieson-Petonic, R.D., a registered dietician at Cleveland Clinic, says people do not 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 … Read More
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Cinnamon gives this chicken dish a sweet, nutty flavor. Combined with thyme, it makes for a healthy, herb-friendly entrée filled with: Antioxidants to protect healthy cells from damage (cinnamon, thyme) Iron to provide us with energy (chicken, parsley, thyme) Infection fighters to keep us healthy (cinnamon has antiseptic properties; cinnamon and thyme have antibacterial properties) … Read More
Skip the ice cream and cool off with watermelon instead. At 50 calories per cup, watermelon is a refreshing and healthy way to satisfy sugar cravings. One serving supplies more than one-third of your daily vitamin C requirement and 32 percent of your vitamin A needs in the form of the antioxidant beta-carotene. Vitamin A … Read More