Category Archives: Antioxidant

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Live Longer? 

That morning cup of coffee may do more than just perk you up.  According to new research, it may actually extend your life. A new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests that drinking 2 to 3 cups of coffee daily can significantly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and increase […]

Fighting Fall Allergies- The Natural Way

Most people associate allergies with the onset of spring, but for many people, fall culprits such as pollen, ragweed, and mold can also trigger the dreaded sneezing, watery eyes, runny noses, and coughing.  Medication such as antihistamines can be helpful but may cause unwanted side effects.   Fortunately, there are some natural ways that may help […]

Physical Fitness Linked to Lowering Alzheimer’s Risk

People who are more physically fit are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study.  The study involved 649,605 military veterans with an average age of 61 who didn’t have Alzheimer’s disease at the start of the study. The participants were divided into five groups, from least fit to most fit. When […]

Midlife and beyond. The health issues facing women.

Whether it’s unwanted weight gain, the loss of lean muscle, bone health concerns, or other issues, there are many challenges facing women during the years leading up to menopause and beyond. Weight Gain Hormonal changes increase the rate at which women store fat and diminish their ability to burn fat. It also causes changes in […]

Why Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun’s UV Rays is So Important

July is UV safety awareness month and while you probably already know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays, you may not have considered the effect of the sun’s harmful rays on your eyes.  Research shows that UV-A and UV-B rays can result in long-term vision problems and damage to your […]

Why It’s So Important to Get Enough Vitamin D

The weather is warmer and the sun is setting later. This means that summer is finally here!   The gloomy winter days are a thing of the past (for now!) and when the sun is shining, your skin is exposed to solar UVB radiation, which is then converted to pre-vitamin D in your skin, and then […]

Can Inflammation Affect Weight Loss?

Losing weight is a simple equation, right?   Burn off more calories than you consume, and you’ll lose weight.   Turns out this may not always be the case.  Research has found there is something lurking in your body that can sabotage your best efforts to lose weight – inflammation. Not the good kind that helps you […]

Macular Degeneration and Diet

Macular degeneration (also known as age-related macular degeneration, or AMD) is a disease associated with aging and is the most common cause of visual impairment and irreversible blindness in elderly Americans. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail and controls your ability to read, drive a […]

Trendy Turmeric

You may have heard the recent buzz around turmeric root and its health benefits. Well, it’s true; this stuff is seriously good for you! Although you may be familiar with turmeric as a popular Indian spice, this nutrient goes well beyond the kitchen. It not only packs a serious punch of flavor but also scores […]

Spotlight on Grapefruit

The tart taste of grapefruits may not be for everyone, however, the benefits of this super fruit are hard to beat.  Grapefruits are one of the lowest-calorie fruits, while at the same time rich in nutrients, fiber, and powerful super antioxidants.  Super antioxidants protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals that can damage […]