Tag: Antioxidants

Are Organic Foods More Nutritious?

“Are Organic Foods More Nutritious?” Are organic foods safer or healthier than conventional alternatives? Two separate questions. Some consumers are interested in getting more nutrients, whereas others are more concerned about getting less pesticides. Let’s do nutritious first. Hundreds of studies reviewed, and they didn’t find significant differences for most of the traditional nutrients like…

By Ewald Bahringer September 15, 2019 8

How to Prevent Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

“How to Prevent Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” In the documentary, Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock eats exclusively at McDonald’s for a month, and predictably his weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol go up, but so do his liver enzymes, a sign his liver cells are dying and spilling their contents into the bloodstream. His one-man experiment was…

By Ewald Bahringer September 14, 2019 78

The Safer Cinnamon

“The Safer Cinnamon” Second in spice popularity only to black pepper, cinnamon is the powdered inner bark of four different species of cinnamomum trees. There’s Vietnamese cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon, Indonesian, and Ceylon. A recent review raised concerns about one of them, because of a compound called coumarin, which new human data suggests may be toxic…

By Ewald Bahringer September 14, 2019 29

Flax Seeds for Hypertension

“Flax Seeds for Hypertension” A recent article in the journal Meat Science acknowledged that a sector of the population perceives meat as a food that is detrimental to their health because of studies associating meat consumption with heart disease and cancer. For these reasons, these meat consumers look for healthier food alternatives as a means…

By Ewald Bahringer September 12, 2019 56