Food Antioxidants and Cancer

Antioxidant intake from foods (not supplements) is associated with lower cancer risk. This is an excellent, informative video:   I am so glad that Juice Plus+ has a Nutrition label, not a Supplement label, because it is whole food based. As you can see above (Garden Blend capsules), Juice Plus+ is non-GMO and gluten-free, with … Continue reading Food Antioxidants and Cancer

Food for Thought: Soak up Antioxidants

Antioxidants are a hot topic these days. According to the National Cancer Institute, antioxidants are chemicals that block the activity of other chemicals known as free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive and cause damage to cells, including damage that may lead to cancer and most other diseases. Antioxidants are made naturally by the body, … Continue reading Food for Thought: Soak up Antioxidants

How Can We Keep Our Brain Healthy?

Answer: Eat. Sleep. Hydrate. Exercise. About 20 percent of the calories we consume are utilized by the brain. Besides the constant need for energy, our complex neural systems require a vast amount of nutrients to keep them churning full speed ahead. This is especially true as we age and are more susceptible to cognitive decline. … Continue reading How Can We Keep Our Brain Healthy?

How Fruits and Vegetables Can Treat Asthma

This is a great article by: Michael Greger M.D. 22 years ago I discovered my lifelong asthma was virtually gone. It’s been a non-issue ever since.  In my video Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables, I highlighted an international study of asthma and allergies involving more than a million kids. The study found a consistent inverse relationship between prevalence rates of … Continue reading How Fruits and Vegetables Can Treat Asthma

Eating for bone health

This is a guest post by by Ann Caldwell, nutritionist and registered dietitian at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Nutrition and bone, muscle and joint health are closely related. A healthy diet can help prevent and manage osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disorders by assisting in the production and maintenance of bone. If you are not getting … Continue reading Eating for bone health

Antioxidant supplements or fruits and vegetables? 

Antioxidants have been touted as one of the central components of fruits and vegetables that make them healthy for humans and extend their life span. But it may not be that simple. People who get a lot of antioxidants in their diets, or who take them in supplement form, don’t live any longer than those … Continue reading Antioxidant supplements or fruits and vegetables? 

When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts…

Why Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Still Beat Dietary Supplements, by Julie Chen, MD Much of the marketing that is used to sell dietary supplements comes from the logic that if something has a favorable effect on your health, then it’s base components must be the reason behind it all. Say for eample, scientists and doctors … Continue reading When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts…

The Truth About Nutrient Dense Foods

Today, most grocery store produce departments are overflowing with displays of plump, colorful fruits and veggies. From bins of red peppers to cartons of sweet blueberries, many of us are fortunate to have a rainbow of produce at our fingertips year-round. However, a recent string of studies has brought the quality of our plant foods … Continue reading The Truth About Nutrient Dense Foods

5 Superfoods that Jesus Regularly Ate

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and enjoy our Christmas feast, it’s worth remembering that the foods Jesus ate were especially healthy, in a timeless way. So this article at Fooducate was one I had to share today. Merry Christmas! 2000 years ago, in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, people lived an agrarian life. During the … Continue reading 5 Superfoods that Jesus Regularly Ate

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Post by Dr. Jessica Shade, the Director of Science Programs for The Organic Center, a non-profit research and education organization focused on evidence-based science about the environmental and health benefits of organic food and farming. Do you think eating organic is better for you? Recent studies are backing up what many thought: organic foods do indeed have a healthier … Continue reading The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Fruits and Vegetables