Nuts: An Amazing Nutritional Powerhouse

In the study, the group that ate extra nuts consumed a mix of walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts. Several other recent studies also show that nuts have powerful medicinal benefits (when eaten as part of an overall healthy diet), including these five: Pistachios lower blood pressure and improve blood vessel function, Pennsylvania State University researchers reported in a 2012 study. An earlier study also found that the tasty nuggets help lower … Continue reading “Nuts: An Amazing Nutritional Powerhouse”

Walnuts: The World’s Healthiest Nut

Delicious news: Walnuts are packed with nearly twice as much disease-fighting antioxidants than any other type of nut, according to an analysis presented at a recent scientific conference. What’s more, the antioxidants in walnuts are up to 15 times more potent than vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant vitamin that protects against health-harming free radical damage). Scientists around the world have linked the tasty nibbles with an amazing array of health … Continue reading “Walnuts: The World’s Healthiest Nut”

Organic Tomatoes: Tastier and Healthier

Here’s yet another reason to buy organic tomatoes. Not only are they free of noxious pesticides, but the succulent red fruit also tastes better and is more nutritiously than its conventionally cultivated counterparts, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. The researchers compared organic and conventional field-grown tomatoes from Brazilian farms less than a mile apart. Even though the organic tomatoes were about 40 percent smaller … Continue reading “Organic Tomatoes: Tastier and Healthier”

Surprising Foods That Make You Happy

Here’s a reason to eat more fruits and vegetables that you probably never heard before: Doing so can make you happier, according to new research. Scientists from Dartmouth College and the University of Warwick analyzed the eating habits and mental health of more than 80,000 people. The study found that psychological well-being rose with the number of daily servings of fruits and veggies the participants ate. The researchers reported that … Continue reading “Surprising Foods That Make You Happy”

Health-Boosting Beverages

As you’ll learn from my book, food is one of the most powerful—and ancient—medicines. The right diet can cool the fires of inflammation and actually repair your DNA to combat genetic risks. Certain beverages also have potent health benefits, including these: Raw cacao. In its raw form, chocolate (cacao) has a bold, deep, earthy taste. It contains impressive amounts of antioxidants, which help reduce risk for heart disease, premature aging, … Continue reading “Health-Boosting Beverages”

Raw Cacoa: The Food of the Gods

Here’s delicious news that will make your heart rejoice: the raw form of chocolate (cacao) has a host of health benefits, including reducing risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). What’s more, it contains more disease-fighting antioxidants than do such “superfruits” as blueberries, cranberries, and acai, according to a study published in Chemistry Central Journal. One of the most ancient medicinal foods, raw cacao (spelled cocoa in the US) come from cacao … Continue reading “Raw Cacoa: The Food of the Gods”

Fiber Power: The Secret of Long Life

If a medicine that protected against heart disease, diabetes, several types of cancer, and early death was invented, we’d call it a miracle cure. The good news is that there’s already a food cure that does all of these things: dietary fiber, the edible part of plants that resists digestion. Men who eat the most fiber are 56 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, infectious disease and respiratory … Continue reading “Fiber Power: The Secret of Long Life”

Eat the Rainbow

How would you like to lose up to 12 pounds in two weeks, slash your risk for chronic disease—and rev up your energy level? In my upcoming book, The Omni Diet: The Revolutionary 70% Plant + 30% Percent Protein to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, Fight Inflammation, and Change Your Life Forever, I reveal how to achieve all of these goals and more, simply by eating tasty, wholesome foods that help … Continue reading “Eat the Rainbow”